Change on FHA Short Sale "Dual Agency" Prohibition

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In a comment following up on his own post, Roy Kelly has posted a notice that the FHA Short Sale "Dual Agency" prohibition has been postponed.   Here is what he had to say:

HUD Removes Dual Agency Restrictions

NAR members recently received word that the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development would be implementing a new policy on Oct. 1, 2013, that would prevent dual agency agreements in FHA pre-foreclosure transactions.

The National Association of REALTORS® immediately began talks with HUD officials on the proposed change. On Wednesday afternoon HUD officials reported to NAR that they would reissue the July Mortgagee Letter (#2013-23) and remove all dual agency language (Part Three of the PFS Participation Requirements).  The result is that the dual agency policy will not be implemented on Oct. 1, allowing NAR to continue the dialogue with agency officials on a formal solution to the dual agency issue.

HUD had proposed the policy change in response to fraud and abuse detected by the HUD Inspector General in the pre-foreclosure sales process.

NAR, working with state and local association presidents, sent a letter to HUD highlighting the concerns about the policy and the disruptive effect its implementation would have on communities across the nation.

Watch for updates on this situation at and in REALTOR Magazine’s Daily News.

Roy Kelley, Montgomery County, MD Homes For Sale                   (Roy Kelley and RE/MAX Realty Group)

Our Thanks to Roy for helping keep us all up to date on this important issue.

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Comments (2)

Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Steven,

At least one good thing come out of all this.

Have a good day in Washinton state.

Best, Clint McKie

Sep 26, 2013 08:20 PM
David Saks
(retired) - Memphis, TN

Wonderful information and a terrific post. Have a fantastic day ahead.

Sep 06, 2014 06:07 PM

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