Necessary paperwork for a mortgage application

This is a list of documents to gather before you contact a mortgage lender.

W-2 forms from the previous two years.
Federal tax returns from the previous two years.
Recent paycheck stubs.
A complete list of your creditors, such as credit cards, student loans, car loans and child support payments, along with minimum monthly payments and balances.
Investment records including mutual fund statements, real estate and automobile titles, stock certificates and records of any other investments or assets.
Canceled checks for your rent or mortgage payments.