Ready to jump in and apply for a mortgage loan? Here’s what you need to do to get started.
- Review your credit. Take a look at your current credit situation and start taking steps to put your credit in the best condition possible. You can do this yourself by contacting a credit-reporting agency to get a copy of your credit report. (Progress Bank can help with this.)
- Review your budget. Sit down with your monthly budget and determine how much of a mortgage payment you can realistically afford. Visit the mortgage section of our website and use the How Much Home Can I Afford? calculator to help or stop by and a Progress Bank lending professional will be happy to review the numbers with you.
- Get pre-qualified. Once you’ve reviewed your credit and determined your budget, you can pre-qualify for a loan. Visit the mortgage section of our website to fill out a loan application or call to speak to one of our Progress Bank mortgage experts.
In addition to your loan application, you will need:
- Name and Social Security numbers for all applicants
- Complete addresses for the last two years (if you have been renting, include the names and addresses of your landlords)
- Sources of income and the names and addresses of your employers for the last two years
- W-2 forms or other proof of income for the last two years
- Two most recent paystubs reflecting 30-day and year-to-date earnings
- A list of all your deposit and investment accounts (checking, savings, stocks, bonds, etc.), including names, addresses, account numbers and current balances
- Most recent bank statements (savings, checking, investment accounts, etc.)
- Approximate payment and balance information for installment loans and revolving debt (credit card, accounts, student loans, mortgage loans, auto loans, etc.)
- If you are self-employed, please include copies of your last two years’ income tax returns with all schedules. Also bring a profit-and-loss statement for the current year.
- If you own other properties, include a list of all properties and current market value; any amounts owed on the properties, along with lenders’ names, addresses, account numbers, monthly payments and current balances; copies of your income tax returns for the last two years, along with all schedules; and, if the properties are rented, copies of the leases.
- If you have filed bankruptcy within the last seven years, bring a copy of your petition and discharge, a written explanation of why you filed, and evidence of excellent credit since that time.