Ready to scout over various home sales to find out the one that best fits your idea of “dream home”? Great! But don't forget that the surest way to heartbreak is to find your dream home and make plans to move in, only to find a lack of sufficient documents means you can't secure the mortgage you need to finance it.
If you haven’t put got your paperwork in line by now, it is highly recommended that you take care of it before you venture outside looking for your dream home. Here is your document checklist to ensure you secure mortgage approval if you really are determined to buy your dream home:
You should get a copy of the credit report and carefully go through it. In case of a mistake, get it fixed before filing the papers. Try to avoid late payments as that reduces your FICO score and looks bad on your credit report for future lenders.
Yes, you can surely get a loan even with a low FICO score. In this case you can apply for an FHA loan which doesn’t depend on your FICO score. The FHA loan comes with the benefit of also having a lower down payment rate. The lender will do a back ground check of your employment credentials, and will also require some other paperwork to finalize the loan.
Other Miscellaneous Documents
Other documents you'll need to obtain a mortgage include:
Be sure to keep all these documents ready beforehand, as that will prevent you from making last minute mistakes and ensure that your mortgage application process goes much more smoothly.