Home shoppers! FHA lifts 90-day ban on sales of foreclosures to FHA buyers

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Up until now, someone who bought a home at a foreclosure auction was prohibited from selling it to an FHA financed borrower for 90 days, a policy that made "flipping" less attractive because it limited quick sales to those who could buy with conventional financing.  HUD has just announced the temporary (beginning 2/1) suspension of the 90 day waiting period, so you can buy, too.   

Full press release is here It's described as a temporary lifting of the ban on selling property owned for less than 90 days to an FHA insured borrower, which had the effect of reducing the marketability of foreclosed homes purchased by investors.

Does that mean the FHA-financed borrower should or could buy homes to flip?  Not really.  FHA financing is designed for owner-occupied purchases. 

Does that mean an FHA financed buyer can realistically consider buying a foreclosed home that's been purchased by an investor and fixed up for sale?  Yes, and that's the real benefit.


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Joe Cuchiara
Higher Ground Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO

Dave, this is great news! Seems common sense that we need to move the inventory from for sale to sold. Good for FHA.

Jan 15, 2010 09:27 AM #1
Renee L. Norton
Birmingham, AL

This is good news.  Many buyers who are not in a position to buy and renovate a home aregreat candidates to purchase the home after revocations.

Jan 15, 2010 09:29 AM #2
Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

Dave, thanks for spreading this great news. We have so many motivated FHA buyers.

Jan 15, 2010 09:35 AM #3
Mary Lockman
Windermere Real Estate Methow Valley - Winthrop, WA
Methow Valley Real Estate

Dave you are right on the mark on the benefits, thank you for alerting us!

Jan 15, 2010 09:43 AM #4
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