Learn About Mortgage Paperwork

If you’re just starting to look for a home, you may be a little confused by the paperwork involved with getting a mortgage. Wouldn’t it be great if someone could give you a line-by-line explanation of the forms you’ll be dealing with during the home-buying process?

We thought so too. That’s why we’ve created annotated versions of some common mortgage documents. Specifically, we’ve marked up the Good Faith Estimate and HUD-1, as well as a standard loan application.

We’ve collected these documents here. Just pick the document you want to review and click the yellow info-points to bring up more information about every item.

These interactive loan documents are just a small part of our online Home Buying Guide. We’re adding several new sections to the guide in the next couple of weeks; we’ll let you know when it all goes live.

  • cliff powell

    The amount of paperwork needed for a mortgage has really gone up in the past few years. Knowing what you need ahead of time is definitely helpful. Go to your loan officer prepared, and you should close much quicker. I have an article on what paperwork you will need for a mortgage. Hopefully, this is helpful for all.