Loan Application Checklist

In general, the documentation you will need includes:
Check for application fee - not required!

Property Information (if you already have a contract on a house)
Purchase Agreement.
Copy of legal description and MLS sheet.
If you are selling your current home, copy of listing contract.
If you have sold your current home, copy of settlement statement (ALTA Settlement Statement)

Income & Assets

Pay stubs for the last 30 days that show year-to-date earnings.
  For the past two years:
 

Names and addresses of each employer.

W-2s
Statements for each bank, investment and retirement account for the last two months (all pages)

  If you have made any large deposits to your accounts:
 

Explanation and source for deposit.

If large deposit was a gift:
 

Signed gift letter (lender can supply).

Copy of gift check.

Copy of deposit receipt.
  If you own more than 25% of a business:
 

Corporate or partnership tax returns.
  If self-employed:
 

Federal Tax returns for the last two years (with schedules).

Year-to-Date Profit and Loss Statement prepared by an accountant.
  If you own other property:
 

Federal Tax returns for the last two years and current rental agreements.
  If you are retired:
 

Pension Award Letter.
  If you receive Social Security:
 

Social Security Award Letter.
  If you are counting child support as income:
 

Copy of divorce settlement.

Copy of twelve months of cancelled child support checks.

Debts

Vendor/Lender names, balances and monthly payments on all outstanding loans.
Explanation of credit report anomalies, including:
 

Late payments, credit inquiries in the last 90 days, charge-offs, collections, judgments and/or liens.

Bankruptcy filed within last seven years (bring a copy of your bankruptcy papers).

VA Loans

Copy of DD Form 214, Report of Separation.

Miscellaneous

Color Photo ID and proof of Social Security number.
Residence addresses for the past two years.
If applicable, a copy of your divorce decree.
If you are not a citizen, a copy of the front and back of your green card or visa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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