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(650) 363-1799
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What You Need

Here's a list of the information and documentation you may need to complete your loan application.

General personal information

  • Social Security number
  • Home addresses for the past two years
  • Landlord contact information (if applicable)

Employment information

  • Dates and places of employment for the past two years
  • Employer contact information for the past two years

Monthly income

  • Amount of monthly employment income, including commissions, overtime, tips and bonuses
  • Dividends and interest
  • Pension or retirement
  • Social Security or disability
  • VA benefits
  • Alimony and/or child support (if you will use these funds to repay the loan)
  • Foster care income
  • Total gross rental income

Monthly housing expenses

  • Rent
  • Current mortgage payment
  • Other home financing payments
  • Homeowner's insurance
  • Real estate taxes
  • Private mortgage insurance
  • Homeowner's association dues

Other monthly expenses

  • Alimony payments
  • Child support payments
  • Separate maintenance payments
  • Job-related expenses (e.g., child care, union dues, etc.)

Real estate

  • Address and estimated value of real estate currently owned
  • Loan information for real estate currently owned:
    - Creditor's name
    - Account number
    - Monthly payment

Financial assets

  • Institution name, account number and balance for:
    - Checking
    - Savings
    - Investment accounts (including 401k)
  • Total market value of any stocks, bonds and CDs you hold
  • Make, model and market value of automobiles you own
  • Net cash value of life insurance
  • Vested interest amount in your retirement fund(s)
  • Net worth of any business owned

Personal financial documents
While every loan application is unique, these are the most common types of personal documents required:

  • Paycheck stubs, showing year-to-date earnings and covering at least 30 days
  • Tax returns from the past two years
  • W-2 forms for the past two years
  • Supporting documents showing any additional income you'll apply toward the loan
  • Bank or investment account statements from the last two months (if you'll be using these funds for a down payment or closing costs)
  • Lease agreement or past years' tax returns if you own real estate and have rental income

Applying online?
You'll also need information on the property you wish to buy, including the location and purchase amount. Apply online now.

Ready to take the next step?
Learn about our loan process or check out today's rates. When you're ready to apply, apply online, call us at (650) 363-1799 or visit your local branch.

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