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Mortgage Application Document Checklist

November 2, 20181 minute read

What do I need to apply for a mortgage?

Please note: while these items are typically standard requirements, it varies from borrower to borrower and additional or different documentation may be needed. Your Loan Officer will keep you updated.


  • Driver’s license
  • Social Security card
  • Divorce decree (if applicable)
  • Proof of veteran status (for VA loan) Employment/Income
  • Federal income tax returns for the previous two years
  • W-2 forms for the previous two years
  • Pay stubs for the previous 30 days
  • Proof of additional income, such as Social Security benefits, child support, or alimony (if applicable)
  • Previous two years’ and year-to-date profit and loss statements (if self-employed)
  • Balance sheet for the most recent quarter (if self-employed)


  • Statements for checking and savings accounts for the last three months
  • Statements for retirement funds and other investments for the last three months
  • Titles for automobiles and other property
  • If part of the down payment comes from gift, a gift letter – we will provide a form for you to complete.


  • Most recent statements for credit cards, loans, and other credit
  • Canceled checks (or other proof of payment) for rent or mortgage for the last 12 months
  • Court documentation for bankruptcy or judgment (if applicable)
  • Listing agreement or sales contract for current home (if applicable)


  • Sales contract
  • Proof of earnest money deposit
  • Proof of homeowners insurance (needed before closing)
  • Contact information for homeowners association (if applicable)

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