According to the Federal Housing Administration, the FHA provides mortgage insurance on loans made by FHA-approved lenders. FHA insures these loans on single family and multi-family homes in the United States.
Completing the application is the beginning of the loan process. With the assistance of a mortgage lender, you will complete the application and provide all necessary documentation.
Before applying for an FHA loan, you will need to gather the following information to provide to your lender:
- Address to any place of residence you've occupied in the past two years;
- Social Security numbers / copy of your social security card;
- Copy of your driver's license;
- Names and locations of your employers for the past two years;
- Gross monthly salary at your current job(s);
- Most recent three months complete bank statement for all checking and savings accounts;
- Pertinent information for all retirement, 401K, mutual funds, money market, stocks, etc.;
- Pertinent information for all open loans;
- Complete information for other real estate you own;
- Approximate value of all personal property;
- Certificate of Eligibility and DD-214 (for veterans only);
- Most recent pay stubs covering a one-month period;
- Most recent two years W-2s, 1099s, etc.;
- Personal tax returns from the past two years; and
- Current income statement and business balance sheet for self-employed individuals.
Additional documents may be needed upon review of your file and on a case-by-case scenario, but having all the above-referenced documents available prior to filling out your application will make the loan application process go more smoothly and quickly.