What documents do i need to close my new mortgage request?

December 4, 2017 | Posted by: Mark Carr

When successfully closing a mortgage there are some standard documents required which will allow you to wave financing conditions. It is a good idea to start gathering these documents before house hunting to give you the advantage over unprepared buyers.

The other advantage for you is to consult your mortgage specialist to make sure that you are indeed ready for your new house purchase.  We can find and correct issues that may affect the success of your purchase.

Take some time and see if you can collect these documents needed to successfully close your mortgage request.


Mortgage Document Checklist

Below is a list of documentation that may be required for your mortgage transaction. Please note that once an approval is received, the lender may require additional documentation.

Standard Documentation

  • Purchase agreement/MLS listing
  • Proof of down payment and closing costs
  • Three months of bank statements (large deposits must be explained and proven)
  • If a down payment is gifted, a gift letter is required (blank copy to be provided by mortgage professional)
  • Two years of Notice of Assessments (NOA) If NOA shows taxes owing, proof of payment required
  • Two pieces of identification (drivers licence, social insurance card, passport, major credit card)
  • Void cheque or Pre-authorized debit information
  • Lawyer's information
  • Satisfactory employment letter (within the last 30 days)
  • Two most recent paystubs
  • Signed separation/ divorce papers if applicable
  • Bankruptcy/collection discharge papers if applicable


Secondary Income Verification

  • Ontario Disability statement
  • Child Tax Benefit statement


Existing Homeowners Will Need To Provide The Following

  • Property tax statement
  • Current mortgage statement


Self Employed Income Verification

  • Most recent two years of personal income tax returns (T1 General)
  • Business Licence, HST Number
  • Business Trade Name Registration



  • Have you talked to a mortgage professional?
  • Do you know your score?
  • Credit cards payments, are they up to date?
  • Any missed payments in the last 2 years?
  • Have you ever declared bankruptcy? If so how long ago?
  • Credit card utilization (should be kept under 80% of the available limit)
  • Any credit cards, loans, cell phones in collections?

 If you have any questions regarding financing your future home, please contact me to discuss.


Mark Carr

Marbelle Financial Services Inc.

Email: Mark@marbelle.ca

Cell: 613-920-2277



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