Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members – it’s free and quick! HUD homes are excellent opportunities to get a home cheap that needs some work done to it. I know personally some of our clients have gone through Home Loans For All for HUD homes. The online sites provide excellent information on various properties that are available for sale with pictures and address.
Buyers may notify HUD if and when they want to move out before the three years are up, but they must repay the agency for the discounted amount on a prorated basis based on how long they lived there. The notice must be published for six weeks, and the occupants of the property must be given the notice in person at least four weeks prior to the sale.
Homes in California and the rest of the Southwest simply don’t make it ithrough the foreclosure process; they’re snapped up in the early stages of delinquency. HUD homes are initially offered on a priority basis to owner occupant purchasers; following the priority period, unsold homes are made available to investors.
The best way is to look at MLS and count the number of days it has been actively for sale. Once your bid is accepted, your agent must send the original signed purchase agreement and the earnest money deposit to HUD immediately. HUD’s Dollar Homes initiative helps local governments to foster housing opportunities for low to moderate income families and address specific community needs by offering them the opportunity to purchase qualified HUD-owned homes for $1 each.
If your bid is not acceptable and no other acceptable bids have been placed you may re-bid or raise your bid until you find a purchase price that HUD will accept. Placing a bid on HUD site must be done by a registered agent with participating broker. When buying HUD homes, you may want to make it a condition of your bid that the agent’s commission is wavered.