November 18, 2014

HowstheMarketTV.com – HUD Homes

Most Americans Still Find Homeownership Unaffordable

HUD Homes: The Biggest Deal You Don’t Know About

Buying a HUD home is certainly one of the best real estate deals available. HUD homes are actually properties owned by HUD, the Department of Housing and Urban Development. These are homes where the owner failed to pay an FHA backed loan and resulted in a foreclosure. These properties are now back on the market for sale, often at a great price.

However, before buying a HUD home here are three very important tips:

  1. Find an experienced Realtor. Purchasing HUD homes involves a lot of details; rules for investors vs home owners. When bidding on a HUD home homeowners that plan on occupying the home will have a slight advantage or real estate investors.  An experienced Realtor can guide you through the bidding process.
  1. Understand Your Financing Options. One of the most economical ways to purchase a HUD home is through the $100 down program. Conventional loans can also be used as well as 203-B programs or the 203k loans.
  1. Properties sold AS IS. Unlike typical homes for sale on the market where you may have the opportunity to negotiate for repairs cost. This is not the case with HUD homes. What you see is what you get. So do your homework, make a licensed contractor part of your team and make sure to get a honest estimate on repair costs. Some HUD homes only require minor cosmetic repairs. Other properties could have extensive and perhaps hidden repairs.

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If you’re ready to buy a HUD Home give us a call at Showcase Realty 704-440-0007 and our team will be happy to assist you with your next home purchase. And remember, for every home bought or sold with Showcase Realty, we make a donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Charlotte.

Just give me a call, Nancy Braun at Showcase Realty 704-440-0007

And for more valuable information like you’ve heard on today’s show go to HowstheMarketTV.com You can look at more videos, previous podcasts, and get valuable tips with our easy to download free reports about buying or selling a home. Just go to HowstheMarketTV.com and click free HUD Buyers Guide.

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