Before you decide to fill out the paperwork for a mortgage you will want to ensure you have all your paperwork together. While it may seem like there is a substantial number of documents needed, they can all be broken down into two simple categories: identity verification, and income verification.
Identity verification is straightforward, although lenders may vary slightly in how many documents are needed, which forms they will accept, or which they generally prefer. Examples of identity verification include your driver’s license, school or work ID card, birth certificate, social security card, or passport. It is wise to have at least three of these on hand.