Key takeaway

There are three important times during the homebuying process where you may have to complete some paperwork. Thanks to advances in technology, you may be able to complete some of this electronically, making it more convenient for you to get prequalified or apply for a mortgage. Be sure to talk to your home mortgage consultant and real estate agent about what options are available for you.

Technology is changing the way people buy a home in many ways. Virtual 3D tours allow people to “walk through” a home without being there in person. And in many instances prequalification or mortgage paperwork can now be done online, which may help streamline the process for buyers.

Here, we explore three of the most common times you may have to complete paperwork, what documents may be required, and when you’ll encounter them in the homebuying journey. Check with your home mortgage consultant to learn which of these may be completed electronically, and make sure your lender is using secure platforms to handle your data.

Paperwork at different stages of the process

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