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can I buy an auctioned house with an fha loan?

by johnh277 from Bluewater, New Mexico. Oct 3rd 2019 Reply

Charlie Sparks (CharlieSparks)
#8 ranked lender in New Mexico - 401 contributions

Hi John, I am a mortgage banker in Albuquerque. It is possible but not advised. Auctioned houses often are in some state of disrepair and wouldn't pass an FHA appraisal inspection without repairs being required to be completed prior to closing. Even minor items like cracked windows, missing handrails/deckrails and peeling paint would need to be corrected. If the property you are looking at would pass, you would want to be sure that the appraiser could gain access to the interior and that the seller would agree to a closing date approx 30 days from my receipt of the signed contract. If you'd like to discuss further feel free to contact me at 505-350-3745 or NMLS 195031

Oct 3rd 2019
Joe Metzler (JoeMetzler)
#17 ranked lender in Minnesota - 4,843 contributions

Yes, you can buy an auction house with any mortgage loan type, including FHA. The fact the house is being sold via auction in and of itself generally isn't the problem. Usually it has to do with the condition of the house, and that condition issues can cause all sorts of issues, even more so on an FHA loan. I do FHA loans (and all the others ) in MN, WI, and SD. I can be reached at (NMLS 274132)

Oct 7th 2019
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