Sunday, February 19, 2012

Loan Application Checklist

The home buying process can be very confusing, therefore, it is tremendously important that you get a Realtor to represent you. After finding the perfect Realtor for you (hint hint Team Texas. lol) the next step is to contact a mortgage lender and get prequalified. We can refer you to some great lenders that are as dedicated as us to getting the deal closed and you in the home you have always dreamed of. Once we find you that perfect place to get the loan process started your lender will require the following list of documents.

                 Loan Application Checklist


- Picture ID with social security number of borrower and co-borrowers.

- Payment to cover the application fee.

- Name and complete address of all landlords for the past two years.


-Human Resources contact and telephone number for each borrower.

- Employment history for the past two years including names, addresses, phone numbers, and length of time with company.

- Copies of your most recent pay stubs and W-2 forms (past two years).

- Verification of other income (social security, child support, retirement).

- If self-employed, you need copies of the past two years signed tax returns including all schedules, and a signed profit and loss statement of the current year. Retirees need tax returns for the past two years.

- If you have rental property income, bring a copy of all lease agreements.


- Copies of all bank and credit union statements for the past three months.

- Copies of all stock/bond certificates and/or the past three statements from all investment and retirement accounts.

- Prepare a list of household items and their values.

- Copies of title documents for all automobiles, boats, motorcycles, etc.

- Face amount, monthly premiums and cash values of all life insurance policies. (Cash value may be used for closing costs or down payments. You need documentation from the carrier indicating cash value).


- Credit cards (account numbers, current balances, and monthly payments).

- Installment loans (car, student, etc.). Same details as for credit cards.

- Mortgage loans (property address, lender with address, account numbers, monthly payment and balance owed on all properties presently owned or sold within the last two years). Bring proof of sale of properties sold.

- Childcare expense/support (name, address, phone number).


- Bankruptcy – bring discharge and schedule of creditors.

- Adverse credit – bring letters of explanation.

- Divorce – bring Divorce Decrees, property settlements, quit claim deeds, modifications, etc. for all divorces by yourself or your spouse.

- VA only – bring Form DD214 and Certificate of Eligibility.

- Retirees – bring retirement and/or Social Security Award Letter

Already being prepared with this information will speed up the process so you don't have to scramble last minute, just prolonging your closing date. We want to be here for you and help guide you through the process and hope that this gives you an idea of what you may need to get going with smooth confidence. Contact us... we promise you will be in good hands!

More information on the home buying process in our future so come back soon!

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