HUD’s New Program Allows Agents to Choose Title Company - Columbus OH

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HUD’s New Program Allows Agents to Choose Title Company

Starting October 1, 2013 in the Columbus area, this new program allows agents to pick the Title company instead of using the HUD selected title company. This falls under the new BSC a program which stands for buyers select closing agent. In the past, HUD required their own title, escrow and closing agent company to handle the finality’s on a real estate transaction but now buyers and their agents can choose. Currently, this program is in several counties and states and was just implemented on October 1, 2013 for the Columbus area. It will continue to be implemented across the country and different regions in the future.HUD’s New Program Allows Agents to Choose Title Company

The closing agent is responsible for conducting closings, submitting closing packages and wiring sales proceeds to the U.S. Treasury. This fee is paid for by the buyer and now the buyer and their agent can choose whom to use. This was originally implemented on July 1, 2013 and we are just now seeing the results of that across the country.

Buyers of HUD homes are now able to select their own clothing agents but HUD will no longer offer to pay for the settlement costs. This new program requires an addendum that identifies the title company or closing agent and they must have a HUD issued title ID number. If the buyers choose to use a closing agent who is not registered with had additional information is required including an attached E & O insurance policy, a copy of their state license, and the state regulatory agency license.

So what does this mean for buyers?

Being restrictive in whom to choose to close the transaction can result in frustrations and added fees that are unnecessary. Now that the buyer and their agent can choose a closing agent of their choice, buyers can potentially save money and feel more comfortable when purchasing HUD homes.


For more information on buying and closing homes in the Columbus Ohio area called the offices of Vision Realty today.

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Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

I am so glad this as changed as the local HUD title company in Columbus did not offer good service

Oct 01, 2013 09:40 PM #1
Graziella Bruner
NCS Premier Real Estate - Detroit, MI
Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County

That's good news, not every Title Company is worthy of our services.  We have to choose those who can produce results and help our clients.

Oct 01, 2013 11:46 PM #11
Jimmy Faulkner
Florida. Homes Realty & Mortgage - Wantagh, NY
The Best Of St. Augustine

That is good news for the title part of the transaction but when are they going to allow and agent to represent both the buyer and seller. Why does it take so long  for the government to get it.

Oct 02, 2013 08:35 AM #12
Woody Edwards
First Choice Realty, Inc - Chesterfield, VA
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I am located in Virginia, where the buyer has always had the option of using the HUD attorney or their own.  It is a paragraph in our contract that states the buyer has the right to choose........

Nov 14, 2013 10:26 PM #13
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