Hello. I first met with my mortgage broker on April 30. I just received an email saying that I've been

Asked by Michael, 06525 Tue Jun 9, 2009

approved for a mortgage, but he needs a copy of my Social Security card. When I saw that request, I said to myself, 'oh, oh!'. I'm going crazy looking for my SS card. I'm I the only one who cannot locate his SS card? I feel if he had made me aware of this on April 30, I would had simply gotten a new card, instead of me now feeling blind-sighted. Every time I get over one hurdle, there's another to follow. Where do I stand now? Thank you.

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Evan LeFloch, Agent, Stamford, CT
Wed Jun 10, 2009
I wouldn't jump down your mortgage broker's throat. Most banks don't require the SS card unless the file is audited for compliance. You can stop by a social security office in your area. They won't be able to give you a new card but they will issue a letter stating that this SS# belongs to you and that a new card is being issued. This should satisfy this condition. I've run into this problem before and the bank will take this letter which you can get today.
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Dan Ross, Agent, Southington, CT
Wed Jun 10, 2009
It sounds like you need a new broker. A good broker should have been able to give you an answer within 24 hours, as well as having given you a list of all documentation that would be needed at your first meeting.
I will say that the industry has changed in recent months. Lenders are now asking for additional paperwork right up until the closing. Their requirements are getting much more stringent.
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