8 Tips For Purchasing a HUD Home

8 Tips For Purchasing a HUD Home


What is a HUD Home?

A HUD home is one owned by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). If a foreclosed home was initially purchased with a loan from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the lender files a claim for the balance due on the mortgage. FHA then pays the claim and transfers ownership to HUD who becomes the home owner and seller.

What You Should Know

  1. To purchase, you must use a HUD-registered real estate broker (hint: I am one)
  2. You must have a written pre-approval letter from a reputable mortgage provider
  3. Owner-occupying bidders receive first priority
  4. HUD offers three types of properties: FHA insurable homes, FHA insurable homes with a repair escrow, and homes that are not insurable with an FHA loan.
  5. You do NOT have to use and FHA loan as a purchaser.
  6. HUD homes are sold AS-IS.
  7. Before making a bid you must provide your HUD-registered real estate broker with the appropriate earnest money in the form of a cashier’s check.
  8. Your earnest money check should be made payable to the escrow account of your HUD-registered broker.


Recent Foreclosure and HUD homes in Nashville

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