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Financing – Information you will need to provide
  • Social Security number(s)
  • W-2s and tax returns for at least the last two years
  • Current debt obligations
  • Current housing expenses (rent, mortgage payments, taxes, insurance)
  • Previous addresses for at least the last two years
  • Name and addresses of current and past employers
  • Age of applicants and any dependents
  • Addresses and other contact information for each applicant
  • Pay stubs for at least the last 30 days
  • Bank Statements (most recent plus at least last 30 days)
  • Any information relevant to your credit report

A Secret List for First-Time Home Buyers
  • Make a list of businesses, organizations and people who will need your change of address information.
  • Think it Over.
  • Consider Your Loan Options.
  • Shop Around.
  • Don’t Rush!

Planning Your Move
  • Make a list of businesses, organizations and people who will need your change of address information.
  • Research the area you will be moving to. Look for new places your family would might like to explore.
  • Begin to get familiar with any new schools or organizations you plan to be a part of. Check to see if they have orientation or relocation materials available.
  • Determine what moving services or equipment will be needed for the actual move and make reservations.
  • Purchase packing material. Don’t forget things like markers for labeling boxes.
  • Spend time with friends in your current area. Consider giving them a going away packet with your new contact information and momentos or a gift to remind them of you.
  • It’s never too early to start making new friends! Use social media to get to know some of the people you’ll be meeting in person soon.
  • Relax and enjoy your new adventure!