Hud homes are available for sale in every
state. Before making an offer to buy a hud
home it is important that you understand how
the process works.
Below is some information on how to buy a
is a "HUD Home"?
someone with a HUD insured mortgage can't meet
the payments, the lender forecloses on the
home; HUD pays the lender what is owed; and
HUD takes ownership of the home. Then we sell
it at market value as quickly as possible.
buy a HUD home?
If you have the cash or can qualify for a mortgage,
you can buy a HUD home.
If the HUD Home needs repairs, will HUD
HUD Homes are sold "as-is,"
without warranty. That means that HUD will not
pay to correct any problems. But even if a HUD
Home needs fixing up - and not all of them do
- it can be a real bargain! For example, HUD's
asking price on the home will reflect the fact
that the buyer will have to invest money to
make improvements. HUD might offer special
incentives such as an allowance to upgrade the
property, a moving expense allowance, or a
bonus for closing the sale early. And keep in
mind that on most sales, the buyer can request
HUD to pay all or a portion of the financing
and closing costs. We encourage you to get the
home professionally inspected before you make
an offer so you will know what repairs you may
have to make BEFORE you submit your bid.
How do I buy a HUD home?
Start by getting pre-approved for a FHA
loan or other type of mortgage
to determine how much of a home you can
afford. Then the lender can help you find a
participating real estate agent. Your real
estate agent must submit your bid for you.
Normally, HUD Homes are sold in an "Offer
Period." At the end of the Offer Period,
all offers are opened and, basically, the
highest reasonable bid is accepted. If the
home isn't sold in the initial Offer Period,
you can submit a bid until the home is sold.
Bids can be submitted any day of the week,
including weekends and holidays. They will be
opened the next business day. If your bid is
acceptable to HUD, your real estate agent will
be notified, usually within 48 hours.
If my bid is accepted, then what
Your mortgage lender and real estate agent
will help you through the paperwork process.
You'll be given a settlement date, normally
within 30-60 days, by which you need to
arrange financing and close the sale, or
forfeit your earnest money deposit, or pay for
an extension of your sales contract. When you
buy a HUD Home, the selling agent's commission
will be paid by HUD but only if you make this
a condition of your offer. The listing agent's
commission is always paid by HUD. HUD will pay
a total sales commission of up to 6%.
How can I find out what HUD Homes are
Right here! We update our lists of HUD
Homes for sale every day. If you see one
that interests you, get pre-approved for a FHA
loan or other mortgage
to make sure you qualify to buy the home, then
the loan officer can refer you to a realtor.
How can I get a loan to buy a HUD Home?
Answer: HUD doesn't make loans directly.
But we do have a number of mortgage insurance
programs that could help you buy a home. You
can read about the FHA
loans or other types of mortgages.
To search HUD
Homes only click here.