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How to Organize Bank Statements When Applying for a Mortgage
An important part of the mortgage application process involves submitting well-organized bank statements. These are used to help verify application information when applying for a mortgage. Having your bank account statements in order will help keep your application moving. If you’re preparing to apply for a mortgage, or have already started, follow these tips for a smoother, faster process:
- Always provide ALL numbered pages of each account statement. “Page 1 of 8” may be nothing more than a cover sheet. Unfortunately, underwriters don’t know that unless they see it.
- Document the source and purpose of deposits that are not clearly identifiable as being from your employer.
- Make copies of all checks and deposit slips and keep them together in case they’re requested when applying for a mortgage.
- Track transfers, too. You will need to provide statements for both accounts involved. If it is a gift from a family member, please consult your Loan Officer on the proper process to follow.
- Don’t deposit currency and checks together, as this will be hard to document. It’s best not to make cash deposits unless you can clearly document the source of the funds.
Following these steps will make it easy to prove that funds going into your accounts are not borrowed. Even private loans have corresponding payments, so underwriters must be certain to account for all debts. When in doubt, remember we’re always here to answer your questions.
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Source: Top of Mind Networks Inc.