Buying a house, step 2 – paperwork.

So you’ve made an offer, perhaps you’ve even sent several counter-offer letters back and forth.

Now comes the next big step: paperwork. And phone calls.

You have to call mortgage brokers/lenders, you have to call insurance agents… it goes on and on.

And don’t even talk about financing.

Here’s the list of what I was asked to provide to my mortgage broker:

  1. Copy of drivers license
  2. Cpy of social security card
  3. Copy of last 30 days pay stubs
  4. Copy of last 3 months financial records (investment and retirement)
  5. Copy of last 3 months bank statements
  6. Tax return for the last 2 years
  7. W-2 form for the last 2 years

Ho boy, it makes for quite the stack of dead trees. (It’s no match for the POA documents though. PHEW.)

Things are calming down – I’ve spoken and gotten insurance, I’ve gotten all the paperwork to who needs it.