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Bank foreclosures refer to properties that have reverted in ownership back to the lender or bank. Yes, but in large scenario, only local government and qualifying non-profit homeownership organizations have access to these dollar homes. All HUD homes have the same lock and most likely your agent already has the key. The homeowner could not make the payments for whatever reasons and the lender foreclosed on it. HUD then reimburses the lender for what is owed to the lender and HUD takes ownership of the property.
The restriction of occupation for program participants who purchase HUD homes that they must occupy the property as their principal residence for three years from the date of closing documents. Most likely, if you see a listing for a HUD home foreclosure in the paper it will be listed by a HUD approved agent or broker.
HUD defines an apartment complex as a property which has five or more units contained within it. They can be walk-ups, townhouses rented as apartments and have either no garages or detached garages. The Forfeiture of Earnest Money Deposit” document clearly states that if an individual buyer submits a contract to purchase a HUD home and does not perform, the 5 percent deposit will be retained by HUD on a non-refundable basis.
HUD foreclosures are sold using a bidding process, and you must hire a licensed real estate agent to assist you with process. If there is none in your local area, an HUD representative will be sent and the closing may be held at your agent’s office. HUD incorporated numerous housing agencies and assumed administrative responsibility for them.
The HUD Home Store is the website for the list of all HUD homes for sale including properties available through the special Good Neighbor Next Door and Dollar Home programs. In contrast, a short sale allows ownership of the house to be transferred directly from the original borrower to an investor who understands what it takes to get the house fixed up and rented.