Many people believe that owning a home is unattainable after filing for bankruptcy. But in fact, the average waiting period from mortgage lenders after filing for bankruptcy is just two years. As long as you stay on top of your payments and do not accrue more debt. Below is a laundry list of documents you will need to start a mortgage application.
1.) A valid driver’s license which verifies your identity, compliant with the Patriot Act.
2.) Secondary ID’s (a passport or social security card) as support for number one.
3.) Your most recent pay stubs for a period of one month.
4.) W-2 forms from employers for the past two years to prove employment and earnings history.
5.) Signed federal tax returns (with all pages and schedules) for the past two years.
6.) Most recent bank and asset statements (all pages) for a period of two months.
7.) Fully executed contract for the property you are buying.
8.) If refinancing, a copy of your deed.
9.) Name, address and phone number of your landlord
10.) Name, address, phone, fax numbers and email address for your attorney
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