Jumbo mortgages are Home Loans that are bigger than normal. They exceed the "Conforming Limit" — the maximum loan amount that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will buy.
In Washington the Conforming Loan Limit is $453,100. Currently we have Temporary Jumbo Conforming loans available in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties which allow loan amounts up to $667,000. These are only slightly higher in rate but are a temporary Goverment Program.