Are you in the market to purchase a home in 2014? Have you talked to a lender or a mortgage broker? In order to make your loan application process go smoothly, you’ll need to collect and organize a few key pieces of financial information.
You need to provide your lender or mortgage broker the following items to the application as part of your application process:
- W-2′s – You will need to provide W2s from all your jobs in case you have had more than one employer in the past 12 month.
- Federal & State income tax returns for the past 2 years. If you are self-employed, you might be required to provide bank statements as proof of income as well.
- Most recent pay stubs (30 days) – You should keep copies of your pay stubs during the entire application process since some lenders might require updated copies prior to funding your loan.
- Asset statements – bank, stock and 401k statements. You will need the most recent bank statements going back 60 days. Keep in mind that if the bank statement says 5 pages, the lender will require ALL 5 pages even though the last page might be a blank page.
- List of liabilities – credit cards, Auto, mortgage, student loans, alimony, child support, etc… (include account numbers and addresses)
- Purchase agreement – If you have purchase a home, you will need to provide a fully executed copy of the purchase agreement.
- Name, address, and phone number of current landlord and previous landlord for last 2 years (if renting). This information is collected to determine your debt-to-income ratio. The lenders will also use your rent history to determine your ability to make mortgage payments.
- Most recent mortgage statement (for refinancing)
If you have a complete package to your lender, they should be able to pre-approve you within a few days if not sooner.