Documenting Your Assets – Verifying Your Down Payment
Most of those who own stocks get a monthly or quarterly statement from their brokerage. You will need to supply statements for the most recent sixty or ninety days in order to document these assets.
Though it is rare nowadays, some people actually have stock certificates instead of having a brokerage account. When this is the situation, make copies of the certificates and provide those copies to your lender. You might also want to supply tax records to indicate you have owned these stocks for some time.
If part of your down payment will come from the sale of stocks and investments, you will need to keep all documentation that applies to the sale. Keep a copy of the check or wire used to deliver the funds to you, and a deposit receipt for wherever you deposit the funds.
Provide these copies to your lender.
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