HOME LOAN CHECKLIST: Documents to take on your first loan appointment

clipboard-clipart-4Whether you are applying for a home loan in person, over the phone, or online, you will eventually need to supply your loan officer with documentation to help prove your income, your employment, your rent/mortgage history, your debt, and your assets.

The more information you provide early on, the more accurate your pre-approval will be.

FAQ: What’s the difference between a pre-qualification and a pre-approval? (click on the link to find out)

Don’t be fooled by mortgage lenders who do not take the initiative to ask for these documents when you first speak with them. They will use the tactic to make you feel like their loan process is easier than other companies. The truth is, depending on your loan type, most of the documents shown below WILL BE REQUIRED to qualify for a home loan.

  • Most recent pay stubs (for the past 30 days)
  • Most recent tax returns with W-2’s ( for the past 2 years)
  • Most recent bank statements (for past 60 days)
  • Most Recent 401-K statement
  • Copy of Divorce Decree (if applicable)
  • Copy of Bankruptcy papers (if applicable)
  • History of where you have lived (within the past 2 years)
  • History of where you have employment (within the past 2 years)


[Used by Past Clients]
The Brady Team
DAYLON BRADY, Loan Officer
CARRIE BRADY, Branch Manager
700 E. Sonterra Blvd., STE 1207, San Antonio 78258
Carrie: 210-725-8084 | email: carrie.brady@fairwaymc.com
APPLY ONLINE: Here’s the Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation app https://mtgpro.co/dr/c/147tc Tap to install 

LOAN TYPES: Jumbo Loans, FHA financing, Conventional loans, USDA loans, VA loans, Texas Vet loans, and Rehab Loans. First-time buyer programs available. (Daylon is my personal Mortgage Lender)


I’ve worked with Daylon for almost 17 years. He is proficient with VA & FHA financing helping both first-time buyers and military veterans/active duty. With his degree in Finance, Daylon excels in building and/or customizing game-plans specific to your credit, debt, and income situation. ~ Agent Val


Daniel Camacho, Branch Manager
cell: 210-394-7374 | dcamacho@goldfinancial.com

2822 N. Loop 1604 West, Suite 101
San Antonio, TX 78248

MINIMUM CREDIT SCORE: 580 with conditions

*Several loan programs available.
*GRANTS & BOND PROGRAMS: Programs to help with Down Payment and/or closing costs.
*Extremely patient, knowledgeable, and offers great customer service.


210-287-6866 | fred@smartratemortgagebrokers.com

*As a mortgage broker, Fred is able to shop multiple lenders at the same time. Because of the upfront competition for your business, he can offer amazing rates and extremely low fees. Fred works fast, so be ready!

Juli Coen, Senior Loan Officer
210-845-4695 | Juli.Coen@northpointe.com

*An experienced VA specialist who also offers many programs for first-time buyers. Juli has been known to help the buyers other lenders couldn’t close! If you like spreadsheets and multiple options, Juli is a tremendous help!

Yvonne Ochoa Pena, Amegy Bank 210-363-5167
TO APPLY ONLINE: https://www.amegybank.com/yvonne-ochoa-pena/

*I’ve recently met with Yvonne, a Senior Loan Officer, and the Medical Center branch staff. Amegy Bank introduced me to a great home loan program for first-time buyers and non-first-timers (with LOW fees). Amegy bank also offers competitive VA options.


As always, you’re encouraged to shop for the loan program that is best for YOU and your budget. Yes, you may choose any other lender who’s not on this list. Just keep in mind, it today’s competitive market, your lender you choose will matter! If more than one buyer has made an offer on the same house, sometimes it can boil down to who the lender is. If a lender has a reputation to not to close on time or has a low approval rating, it can lose the deal.

Paul Perez Veterans United o: 210-477-9460 ext7203
c: 210-254-0385 f: 855-875-3746
 Referred by fellow Agents paul.perez@vu.com
You are encouraged to use any mortgage lender who suits your needs, even if they’re not listed here. If you are looking for a smooth loan process, it could be to your benefit to work with a loan officer who already knows how your REALTOR® works.

Texas law requires all real estate license holders to provide the Information About Brokerage Services to all prospective clients. TREC’s Consumer Protection Notice.

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