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Guide to HUD Homes Part Two

by SMD 


Part Two of a four part article on buying a HUD home

The Pre-Buying Phase of HUD Home Buying

After you have crunched all of the hard numbers and figured out home much home you can afford, then there are certain things you must keep in mind. Buying a HUD home, like with any other form of home buying, requires serious research in order to make a quality decision. Knowing how much you can spend on a home is merely the first step. From there, plenty of other issues might arise as you make a decision on what kind of home and where the home might be located.

It’s important to consult the advice of a real estate professional prior to making any big decisions. Not only will this person be able to help you identify the basics of home buying in a given area, but they are also required by law. When you buy a home on the private market, you are not required to use a real estate agent. Buying a home through HUD requires you to use a real estate agent, though. That real estate professional can help you with a whole lot of different concerns before you purchase a home through HUD. For example, you will want to consider the potential neighborhood where you might be living. What are the schools like in that area? How is the traffic? These are things that you will want to think about before choosing one of the HUD homes.

First time home buyers are usually overwhelmed by all of the numbers that go along with purchasing a home. There are interest rates, down payment rates, and all sorts of other rates to consider that can be mind boggling for those people who have not looked at them before. Real estate professionals, on the other hand, have extensive experience in working with these things. They will be able to guide you through the paperwork with relative ease.

You must also be well aware of the many different regulations that go along with buying a HUD home. Though it’s probably easier to purchase a home through HUD than it is through the private real estate sector, there are still plenty of things that must be laid out before you can go through with a purchase.

The primary difference between buying a home through HUD and buying a home on the private market is that you will not run into any price haggling when buying through HUD. When you purchase a home in the private real estate market, you can expect to go through negotiations with the seller. When buying through HUD, there are no negotiations. There is only an offer that is responded to quickly and pain free. This can make things much easier for the buyer, since everything is laid out in black and white.

You shouldn’t have much trouble finding a real estate agent who is certified in dealing with HUD homes. Agents are usually very happy to sell these homes because they get a great commission off of the home seller. You will find the home buying process very easy by using a real estate agent.

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