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.

  • Barett McGavock

    Incredible. Way to take a cue from the CFPB's recent efforts to simplify and clarify complex financial documents. Thank you so much for doing this!

  • Bryan Howell

    Thanks Barett! Glad to be of service. Copyright prevents us from being able to do this to every doc we'd like to annotate, but please feel free to let me know if you have any requests, and we'll do what we can!