Ellen was a wonderful realtor to work with. Refreshing approach to selling homes. She believes the home will sell itself. No fluff no stuff. She is honest and straight forward. We appreciated this about her. She made herself available to us from the start and never let up all the way through closing. She was informative about the area since we were moving from out of state and this was a big help. Our daughter recommended her because she had been her buyer's agent. I appreciated how she had helped my daughter with the purchase of her 1st home. So Ellen thank you on two counts!.Happy Home Owner for Ellen Hough
Our experience with Ellen Hough as our realtor was wonderful. Moving can be a stressful time especially if you are moving from another state. Ellen was very helpful and very knowledgeable about this area. She went above and beyond our expectations. She was always there for us if we had any questions or concerns and made us feel like we were her only clients! Ellen Hough did a outstanding job and I would recommend you to use her as your Realtor.Noi L. for Ellen Hough
Ellen is without a doubt the BEST agent we've ever had the pleasure of doing business with. Not only did she take us around to numerous (14+) houses in the Jacksonville, NC area, she was extremely honest. Ellen was straight forward with her opinions of the places she was showing and we were so happy to have someone so open and helpful. She stuck with us through six weeks of a battle to buy a "short sale" and then put up no fight when we backed out of the short sale and moved on to the home we did eventually buy.
I look forward to all of our future business with Ellen and her wonderful team at EXIT Independence Realty. She's not only our buying agent but her company is also our property manager for our rental property. She's amazing. You'll love her...happy home buying!Nikki L. for Ellen Hough
It used to be that lenders mailed out verifications to employers, banks, mortgage companies, and so on, in order to verify the data supplied by borrowers. Nowadays, the interest is often in speed and getting answers quickly so alternate documentation has become more widely used. Alternate documentation means that underwriting answers can be obtained with information supplied directly from the borrower instead of waiting around for verifications to come back in the mail.
The following is required for most standardized loans as part of alternate documentation processing. Items may differ according to whether your loan is a conforming (Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac), non-conforming (jumbo) loan, government loan, or a portfolio loan.
Verifications are still mailed out, but usually as part of quality control procedures.
These are the things you need to supply to your lender to get a quick approval using alternate documentation
W2 forms for the last two years
Pay stubs covering a 30 day period
Federal tax returns (1040s) for the last two years, if:
you are self-employed
earn more than 25% of your income from commissions or bonuses
own rental property
or are in a career where you are likely to take non-reimbursed business expenses
Year-to-Date Profit and Loss Statement (for self employed)
Corporate or partnership tax returns (if applicable)
Pension Award letter (for retired individuals)
Social Security Award letters (for those on Social Security)
Bank statements for previous two months (sometimes three) on all accounts. All pages.
Statements for two months on all stocks, mutual funds, bonds, etc.
Copy of most recent 401K statement (or other retirement assets)
Explanations for any large deposits and source of those funds
Copy of HUD1 Settlement Statement on recent sales of homes
Copy of Estimated HUD1 Settlement Statement if a previous home is for sale, but not yet closed
Gift letter (if some of the funds come as a gift from a family member)
Gifts can also require:
Verification of donor’s ability to make the gift (bank statement)
Copy of the check used to make the gift
Copy of the deposit receipt showing the funds deposited into bank account or escrow
Landlord’s name, address, and phone number (for verification of rental)
Explanations for any of the following items that may appear on your credit report:
Credit inquiries in the last 90 days
Copy of bankruptcy papers if you have filed bankruptcy within the last seven years
Copy of purchase agreement (if you have already made an offer)
To document receipt of child support (if you desire to show it as income)
Copy of Divorce Settlement (to show the amount)
Copies of twelve months canceled checks to document actual receipt of fund
Copy of Social Security Card (or other documentation of social security number)
Copy of Driver’s license
Copy of DD214
Copy of Note on existing loan
Copy of HUD1 Settlement Statement on existing loan
Name, address, phone number, loan number of existing loan/lender