Paperwork Needed for a Home Loan are many items a lender will need from you to pre-approve you for a home loan. Depending on the type of loan you are applying for, you may need to bring in additional documentation in order for your loan to close. Below are some of the documents required to close a “FULL DOC” loan. You will only need to provide those documents which pertain to your individual situation. Keep in mind this is a general list only and you may be required to provide additional documentation before your loan can fund or you may not need some of the items listed below.


Credit Information:

• Full legal name including any previous name(s)
• Social Security number
• Age and number of years of schooling
• Marital status
• Number of dependents and their ages
• Complete residence information for the past 2 years
• Name, address and telephone number(s) for all landlords for past 2 years
• Mortgage statements on all open real estate loans (including rentals)
• Complete divorce papers or separation agreement (if applicable)
• Complete bankruptcy papers including discharge (if applicable)
• Explanation letter regarding derogatory credit (if applicable)


Income and Employment General Information:

• Most recent pay stubs to cover one full month with year-to-date figures
• The last two 2 years of W-2s and 1099s
• The last two 2 years of Federal Tax returns (including schedules)
• Award letters for Social Security or disability income (if applicable)
• Award letters from pension or retirement income (if applicable)
• Copies of cancelled checks for the last 12 months for alimony or child support
• Rental agreements for all investment properties
• Name, address and telephone number for all employers for the past 2 years


Self Employed Individuals also require the following information based on their business classification:

Sole Proprietor

• Year-to-date profit and loss statement
Partnership (General or Limited)
• 2 years of Partnership returns (Form 1065)
• 2 years of individual partners returns (Form K-1)
• Year-to-date profit and loss statement

Corporation (includes S-Corporations)

• 2 years of Corporation returns (Form 1120 or 1120S)
• Year-to-date profit and loss statement


Asset Information, Provide copies of ALL pages of the following accounts:

• Checking and savings accounts account numbers, and if available 3 months
• Money market account(s)
• Certificate of deposits (CDs)
• Retirement and 401Ks
• Stock and bonds
• Equity in a life insurance policy
• Vehicle information (year, model, and approximate value)
• Approximate amount of cash gift from a relative


Miscellaneous Information:

• If you are NOT a US citizen, we will need a copy of your green card (front & back)
• If you do not have a green card, provide a copy of either an H-1 or L-1 visa
• If you are a recent graduate, provide copies of your transcripts and diploma


VA Applicants:

• A copy of your DD-214 discharge from military form
• The original Certificate of Eligibility
• A copy of a picture ID


Are you considering buying a home? You are off to a great start by reviewing this list! Contact me to discuss the next steps you need to take to become a home owner.