-mortgage history for the past 12 months or, if less than that, from the inception of the loan to current.
-current paycheck stubs for past 30 days. These will need to be updated, as well, at close of escrow.
-if your job is new, you will need to show continuity of employment for 2 years. IE; previous employment information or college dipoloma transcripts, etc.
-proof of funds for down payment and closing costs. 5% of the purchase price must be 'seasoned' for three months. 3.5% on FHA loans.
I highly recommend getting your loan approval before you start looking for homes.
Always happy to help a fellow Contra Costan!! :)
Mortgage history is determined mostly by the credit report. As for paystubs, usually we want to see however many it takes to cover a 30-day period. This is combined with the two most recent tax returns (in most cases) and/or W-2 forms.
If you have any questions about qualifying for a mortgage, let me know. I am relatively local.