Checklist: Essential Mortgage Documents

Gather these important documents before you visit your lender.
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Personal Information

  • Full name of all persons applying for the loan along with their social security cards (the original blue card - not a copy)
  • Your home address, including zip code, for the last 24 months and the names and addresses of landlords and/or mortgage lenders

Employment Information

  • Name and complete address of employers (for all applicants) for the last 24 months
  • Last two years' W-2 forms for all applicants
  • Most recent pay stubs covering one full month and year-to-date info for all applicants
  • Verification of any other income to be used for qualification purposes;
  • If any applicant is self-employed, bring copies of your current profit and loss statement, a current balance sheet, and Income Tax Returns for the past two years, both personal and business.

Financial Information

  • A list of account numbers, current balances, and complete bank/credit union addresses for all checking and/or savings accounts
  • Copies of your last two months' checking and savings account statements
  • Copies of most recent investment and retirement account statements, if applicable
  • If any buyer is obligated to pay alimony, child support, or separate maintenance, bring a copy of the recorded divorce decree and/or maintenance agreement.
  • If any applicant owns other real estate, please provide a list of all income, copies of all leases and/or rental agreements, names and addresses of all lenders, loan numbers, loan balances, and monthly payments.
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