Mortgage Loan Center

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Choose 1st CCU, we'll guide you through the mortgage loan process from application to final closing. With our years of experience we can answer your questions and provide a free financial review and pre-qualification. When you're ready to get moving, our team is here to work with you and your real estate agent.

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Helpful Hints During The Mortgage Loan Process

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Follow these tips to build a solid foundation for successful financing:

  • Do not open or apply for any new Installment loan accounts of any type
  • Do not open or apply for any new credit cards
  • Do not exceed your existing credit card high balance limit
  • Do not increase existing credit lines
  • Do not close any of your existing unused credit cards
  • Any credit report inquiries made may result in a drop in your credit score. This would include cell phone, cable/satellite service, credit card of any type, car loan, bank overdraft protection, bank loan, etc. Do not apply for any type of credit during this mortgage process
  • Any inquiries made into your credit that are not shown on the original credit report must be explained in writing to prove that no new debt has been incurred
  • Credit card balances can, and will, affect your credit score. The amount owed on your credit card compared to the available balance is a determining factor of your credit score. Do not pay off your balance or add to your balance without consulting your loan officer first. A small change in the percentage owed may affect your score.

Documentation You Will Need When Applying For A Mortgage Loan

house and Sold sign The documents your loan officer requires will vary, but may include:

  • A purchase contract, if you have one, for the home you wish to buy
  • Social Security numbers or individual taxpayer identification numbers for borrowers
  • Home address(es) for the past two years
  • Account numbers and balances of checking, savings, retirement, and credit card accounts
  • Address of your financial institution
  • Checking and Savings account statements for past 2-3 months
  • Recent pay stubs, W-2s, or other proof of employment and income verification
  • Federal income tax returns for past two years
  • Other income you receive (child support orders, Social Security award letters, etc)
  • Balance sheets and tax returns if you are self-employed
  • Divorce settlement papers if applicable
  • Cancelled checks for rent or utility bill payments to show payment history and amount of revolving debt
  • Information on other consumer debts (credit cards, car loans, furniture loans, student loans, etc)
  • Gift letters, if you are using gifts from relatives or organizations to help cover down payment or closing costs. Letter must state that the money you received is a gift and will not have to be repaid