Rules When Selling a Home if in Foreclosure Redemption Period

Mortgage and Lending



Be careful when listing a home, going thru the foreclosure process and is currently in a “redemption period”.  A redemption period is the time given to the property owners to come up with ALL of the money to pay off the balance of their mortgage, the attorney fees and any unpaid interest. 



Yes, you can sell the home during the redemption period, but the following conditions must apply:



1.  Property must be in a state where it is common & customary to sell a home in redemption.



2.  Title insurance must contain a specific exception for the right of redemption and insure against all loss arising out of the exercise of an outstanding redemption.



3.  If redemption is exercised, the mortgage must be paid off directly out of the redemption proceeds with no further action or claim for repayment.



4.  The lender must warrant that Fannie, Freddie, FHA and VA will not incur any loss.

Each state has its own laws regarding foreclosure and redemption --this can be a tricky



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