Documents Required For Mortgage Loan Processing

This  BLOG On Documents Required For Mortgage Loan Processing Was UPDATED On July 10, 2010

Applying for a mortgage loan is a process.

  • The first step is to complete a full mortgage application which is known as the 1003. 
  • It is a 4 page application that asks personal and financial information on borrowers and co-borrowers. 
  • Mortgage loan applicants need to state all of personal  and financial information which includes income, assets, and liabilities for borrowers and co-borrowers. 
  • 1003 can be completed online or loan officer can take it over the phone.
  • Once 1003 is fully complete, loan officer will pull a tri-merger credit report.
  • Loan officer will thoroughly review credit scores and credit report.
  • The completed mortgage application along with the credit report will be submitted to Fannie Mae’s automated underwriting system, also known as  DU AUS or Freddie Mac LP Loan Prospector.

Automated Underwriting System/ Documents required for mortgage loan processing

Mortgage borrowers will want to get an approve eligible from the automated underwriting system.

  • Mortgage Lenders who have no lender overlays will just go off AUS Findings.
  • However, if lenders have overlays, the loan officer needs to also check what their lender overlays are besides the AUS.
  • A loan officer issues pre-approval letter once he or she is confident that the borrower meets all mortgage guidelines and lender overlays. 
  • Once home buyers decide on a home purchase, they submit an offer and once both buyers and sellers agree on a price and terms, the executed real estate purchase contract is submitted to the loan officer..

Documents Required For Mortgage Loan Processing To Submit To Underwriting

  • Once the loan officer has the signed real estate purchase contract the mortgage process officially starts.. 
  • Loan Officer will mail or email borrowers mortgage disclosures and Loan Estimate
  • Loan Officer or Mortgage Processor will email a list of docs required.

Importance Of Gather Documents

Most mortgage lenders will require the basic same documents.  Documents required for mortgage loan processing vary from lender to lender but most of them require the basic following information.

  • Real estate purchase contract
  • Copies of social security cards for both the borrower and co-borrower.
  • Home address for the past two years.
  • Two months of bank statements which include any and all checking and savings accounts, money market accounts, retirement accounts, securities accounts, and other liquid accounts.
  • Most recent pay check stubs, 2 years W-2’s, 2 years tax returns, and/or other proof of income such as social security statements, pension award letters, etc.
  • Proof of other income such as child support, alimony, etc.
  • Bankruptcy documents if applicable, divorce decree if applicable.
  • Cancelled checks to determine rent verification.
  • Gift letters in the event if you are receiving a gift for the down payment from a family letter.
  • Explanation letters for recent credit inquiry, prior bankruptcy, prior bad debt, or prior judgments/collections.
  • Be prepared to explain extraordinary deposits and/or withdrawals.

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