Jumbo Mortgage Refinance Loan

Refinancing options for higher loan amounts

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You can feel confident choosing us as your financial partner for this important milestone in your life.

Whether you want to review your refinancing options or need help after the close, we’re available online, on the phone or face-to-face in your neighborhood branch. 

Facts & Figures

If you’re looking to refinance a loan over $766,500 you’ll most likely need a special type of mortgage. With a jumbo loan from PNC, you can finance up to $5 million.

  • Standard fixed or adjustable rate terms.
  • Limited Cash-out/Rate-Term Refinance.
  • Fixed loan terms between 15 and 30 years.
  • Finance between $766,500 and $5 million.
  • One-year adjustable rate terms with periods of 5, 7, and 10 year periods where the rate remains unchanged, after which the rate may increase or decrease each year based on then current market conditions.
  • Can be used for primary or second home refinances.

Cost & Fees

Typically these fees range from 3% to 5% of the loan amount.

For borrowers who establish and/or maintain a relationship with our PNC Private Bank℠ or PNC Private Bank Hawthorn℠ businesses that includes at least $500,000 in deposit and/or investment balances, relationship discounts may be available for mortgages.

Jumbo Loan FAQ

Top customer questions about jumbo loans.

If you need to borrow more than Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's standard loan limit, $766,500 for a single family home in most places, you may need a Jumbo Loan. Limits may vary for multi-family homes.

With a Fixed Rate Mortgage, the rate and payment will remain the same throughout the life of the loan. If you want to change the terms of your loan, you will have to refinance.


Credit History Specific credit requirements vary based on a range of criteria including loan-to-value, debt-to-income ratios and assets used to qualify for the loan, but in general successful applicants will have average or better credit.
Debt-to-Income Ratio

Specific debt-to-income requirements vary based on a range of criteria including loan-to-value ratio, assets used to qualify for the loan and credit history but typically a successful applicant will have a total debt-to-income ratio (including the proposed loan payment) up to 43% of gross monthly income.*

*percentages for certain programs vary

Loan-to-Value Ratio/ Downpayment Jumbo mortgages can be used to refinance a home up to 80% of the home value. Ranges and eligibility may vary based on loan details, consult a Mortgage Loan Officer for additional information.
Assets Borrower will generally need assets beyond those needed for the loan transaction.

Your rate is calculated based on a variety of factors, including credit qualifications, loan-to-value, loan amount and other criteria, but generally may be higher than a conventional loan interest rates.

Tools & Calculators

Comparing loan options? Just looking for how much you can borrow? Use our home lending calculators to understand your home buying options and help you decide.

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The Abbreviated Guide Through the Refinancing Process

Understand the basics before you start the refinancing process.

Credit Score Basics

When you buy or refinance, your credit score is one of the first things a lender looks at. It helps them determine if you qualify for a loan, and what interest rate they can offer you.

Factors that affect your Credit Score:

  • Length of Credit History
  • Amounts Owed 
  • Payment History 
  • New Credit 
  • Types of Credit Used
  • Derogatory Credit

Your credit score reflects how reliable you are as a borrower and is determined by your track record of borrowing and repaying banks, credit card companies and other lenders.

Factors that Determine Your Rate

Lenders start with the par rate, then look at your risk profile to determine what rate they will offer you. Rates are usually based on a combination of the following factors:

  • Down Payment
  • Loan terms
  • Loan to Value Ratio (The percentage of the lesser of the sales price/appraised property value that is borrowed from a bank or lender. A down payment of 20% would create a loan-to-value of 80%).
  • Points 
  • Loan Product

Escrow Basics

Escrow Payment – That portion of a mortgagor's monthly payments held by a lender or servicer in an account to pay taxes, hazard insurance, mortgage insurance, lease payments, and other items as they become due. Also called impounds or reserves in some states.

An Escrow Account on your loan allows PNC to make payments for certain bills related to your property, such as real estate property taxes, homeowners insurance, flood and other property related insurance, and mortgage insurance. Home buyers are generally required to have an escrow account until a certain loan to value ratio is met.

Escrow Analysis – The periodic examination of escrow accounts to determine if current monthly deposits will provide sufficient funds to pay taxes, insurance, and other bills when due.

Your annual Escrow Analysis Statement contains all the information you need to understand your previous and projected mortgage payments. 

Refinancing Demystified

Learn more about refinancing and how to find out if the process could be worth it for you.

Looking to refinance? See options to lower your interest rate, payment, change terms, consolidate debt/get cash out, or take advantage of specialized loan products and programs.

Which lending option is right for you depends on a number of factors, such as how much equity you have, how long you plan to stay in your home and if you want to receive money back. Before you decide, you should understand the basics.

To apply for a refinance, you’ll need to provide information about your income, assets and debts, plus any special circumstances that may impact your ability to repay.

In addition, the lender will arrange for an appraisal of your home, flood determination, a title search and title insurance. They may also set up an escrow account to pay for necessary insurance and property taxes.

You can often get a commitment letter from your lender in as little as 48 hours, once your paperwork is complete.

Use this list to gather the documents you’ll need to refinance.

To apply for a refinance, you’ll need to provide information about your income, assets and debts, plus any special circumstances that may impact your ability to repay.

In addition, the lender will arrange for an appraisal of your home, flood determination, a title search and title insurance. They may also set up an escrow account to pay for necessary insurance and property taxes.

Be prepared to provide some or all of the items below:

Income Verification

  • Pay stubs for the last 30 days
  • W-2 forms for the last two years
  • Child support/alimony – Child support agreement and/or divorce decree and/or 12 months cancelled checks
  • Award letter/1099 for social security, pension and disability

       If You Are Self-Employed

  • Signed, completed tax returns for the past two years, including personal, partnership, and corporate, if applicable, including all schedules.
  • Year-to-date business profit and loss statement for current year, if more than three months have passed since the end of the tax year
  • Current balance sheet

Property Information

  • Most recent property tax bill
  • Current homeowner’s insurance policy, and flood any other property related insurance, such as flood insurance, if applicable


  • Original bank statements for the last three months, including savings, checking, investment accounts, and retirement accounts
  • Stocks and securities account statements for the last three months

Payment History

  • Child support/alimony
  • Bankruptcy/Consumer Credit, if applicable

Additional Information, If Applicable

  • Explanation of discrepancies on credit

Payment Methods

Main Details

How Does It Work?

PNC Online Banking Pay your mortgage online using PNC Online Banking. It's free, secure and easy to use. You can schedule payments from a PNC deposit account or from an external non-PNC deposit account. Click Make a Payment on your account activity screen in Online Banking.
Automated Payments Enroll in the Automated Payment Program and have your monthly payment automatically deducted from any deposit account, including deposit accounts at other banks. Download, complete, and return the Automated Payment Authorization form to the address or fax number listed on the form, or to your local PNC branch.
Pay by Phone Pay your Mortgage by phone from any account, including accounts at other banks. Call PNC Mortgage to make a payment.
Mail Your Payment Paying by mail You’ll need to write your loan number on the appropriate documents and mail them.
In-Branch Payment Paying in branch Payment is accepted in many PNC bank branch during normal branch hours and is effective as of the date payment is made, although it may take up to 2 business days for the payment to be reflected on your account.
Bi-Weekly Automated Payments Helps you pay off your loan faster and reduce the total interest you will pay on your mortgage. A draft in the amount of half of your monthly payment is made every 2 weeks and held in escrow. A payment is applied after there are sufficient funds to make a complete payment, resulting in 13 payments being made in a year.

Need More Information?

From first mortgage to home equity, from setting up your online account to payment processing – explore the Understanding Home Lending Center to find the answers you need.

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