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Here is a list of the information mortgage lenders will use to consider your loan application.

For all loans

  • Social Security Number, for borrower and co-borrower if any
  • Valid photo identification
  • Employment History
    • For the last two years, employment dates, addresses, salary.
    • Current pay stubs or W-2 forms.
  • Check and Savings Accounts and Certificates of Deposit
    • Location of bank accounts, account numbers and balances
    • Last 2 months' statements
  • Stocks, Bonds, and Investment Accounts
    • Broker's name .
    • Last 2 months' statements 
  • Retirement Plan
    • Approximate vested interest value
    • Copy of latest statement

Other income information you may need

  • If you're self-employed
    • Two years tax returns, profit and loss statements, both company and personal if separate.
    • Current balance sheet and profit and loss statement if more than two months into the new fiscal year, signed by CPA.
  • If you have income from:
    • Commission
    • Overtime
    • Bonus
    • Partnership
    • Rental Property
    • Trust
    • Notes Receivable
    • Interests/Dividends
      • You'll need two years' personal federal tax returns
  • If divorced or separated
    • Complete executed divorce decree and settlement agreement
    • Payment history of alimony/child support over the past 12 months, if it is a financial obligation.
    • If you choose to have this be considered as part of your income (you don't have to), be prepared to provide 12 months canceled checks or bank statements reflecting income deposits.

If you own real estate

  • If you've sold your home but not closed:
    • A copy of the sales contract
  • If you've sold your home, closed, and you will use the proceeds for your new down payment:
    • A copy of the signed Closing Disclosure

If you're buying a home

  • Purchase sales contract or offer to purchase and all addenda
  • If a source of your down payment is a gift:
    • Name, address and relationship of donor.
    • Gift funds will be verified in both the donor and recipient's accounts.
    • Note: Not all loan programs allow gifts to be part of your down payment.

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