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Your Complete Guide to Mortgage Application Documents: What You Need to Know Before Applying

Congratulations on taking the first step toward becoming a homeowner! Buying a home is a significant financial decision and it's important to be well-prepared before starting the mortgage application process. One of the first things you'll need to do is gather all the necessary documents to apply for a mortgage.

So, what documents do you need to apply for a mortgage? Here is a list of some common documents that lenders may request when applying for a mortgage:

1. Proof of Income

Lenders will want to see proof of your income to determine how much you can afford to borrow. This may include pay stubs, tax returns, and W-2 forms. If you are self-employed, you may need to provide additional documentation such as profit and loss statements.

2. Proof of Assets

If you are making a down payment on your home, you'll need to provide documentation of where the funds are coming from. This may include bank statements or investment account statements.

3. Credit Report

Lenders will check your credit report to evaluate your creditworthiness. Your credit history and credit score will help lenders determine your ability to repay the loan. Before applying for a mortgage, you should review your credit report to make sure all the information is accurate.

4. ID & Proof of Residency

You'll need to provide identification such as a driver's license or passport, as well as proof of your current address.

5. Employment verification

Lenders will want to verify your employment and income. This may include a letter from your employer or recent pay stubs.

Keep in mind that some lenders may require additional documentation based on your specific situation. It's important to work with a trusted mortgage advisor who can guide you through the process and ensure that you provide all the necessary documentation.

Brighton Bank is here to help you navigate the mortgage application process. Our experienced mortgage advisors can help you determine how much you can qualify for and guide you through the process of gathering all the necessary documents.

At Brighton Bank, we understand that applying for a mortgage can be overwhelming. That's why we're committed to supporting you every step of the way. If you have any questions or need assistance with your mortgage application, don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to help!

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