Homebuyers can make the mortgage approval process move more smoothly by following a few quick tips before they ever apply for a home loan. REALTOR® Magazine’s daily news update highlights tips offered by the Independent Community Bankers of America including collecting all the necessary paycheck stubs, tax documents and other paperwork you will need and checking on your credit reports and credit score. Click here to see the rest of the list.

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