Indianapolis area HUD Homes Aug. 20, 2010

August 20, 2010

New lists of HUD Homes are released on Fridays.  From that day, owner occupants have bidding priority for ten days.  After that bids from investors are considered.  On 8/20/2010 there were 651 HUD Homes available in the state of Indiana.  Of those 651 properties, 259 have a price lower than HUD’s appraisal, 162 were built 1990 and later and a few of those built 1990 or later showed a list price of $60,000 or less.

Owner occupants have more advantages with HUD Homes.  For buyers using FHA financing, down payments are available at participating lenders that are far less than the usual FHA down payment.  (It is not zero down, but it is close.)  Click below for the updated list of HUD Homes built 1990 are later in Indianapolis and surrounding counties. This list includes areas like Fishers, Noblesville,  Sheridan, Brownsburg, Greenwood and other nearby communities.  For more information, call my direct number at 317-709-2537.

HUD Homes Indianapolis Area Updated 8-20-2010

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Indianapolis HUD Homes update August 13, 2010

August 14, 2010

Indiana continues to have a plentiful quantity of HUD Homes. As of 8/13/2010 there were about 650 HUD Homes available throughout the state.  Of these over 400 showed a list date of 8/6 or 8/13 and are only available for owner-occupants.  After ten days bids from investor-buyers would be considered if the property is still available.

Here is a list of HUD Homes in the Indianapolis area built 1990 or later:  List of Indianapolis Area HUD Homes

Of the 228 Indiana HUD Homes with a list date of 8/13

  • 108 had a list price less than the appraisal.
  • 46 were built 1990 or later
  • 40 homes had 4 or more bedrooms

List of HUD Homes Indianapolis Area

August 6, 2010

This week HUD has 649 HUD Homes available in the state of Indiana.  Of these, 380 are currently reserved for bidding only by owner occupants.  Bids from investors for HUD Homes are considered after ten days.

Of the 184 HUD Homes with a list date of Aug. 6, 2010, 74 have a list price that is less than HUD’s appraisal.  50 of the Indiana HUD Homes listed on 8/6 were built in 1980 or later.   If anybody tries to tell you that HUD Homes are all older run-down homes, don’t take that as final word.  While there are plenty of older HUD Homes that need work, there are also plenty of newer homes that you might want to consider.

Here is a list of HUD Homes in Indianapolis and surrounding areas that were built in 1990 or later.  Contact me if you have any questions.


Indianapolis foreclosure buyers – take a look at HUD Homes

July 31, 2010

Many buyers are looking for a great deal on an Indianapolis foreclosure.  While the reality might not be as optimistic as the cable tv shows make it appear, there are some great buys out there.  With HUD Homes, you go into the home with some basic information: a price based on an appraisal, a property condition report and basic data about the home.  There is a bidding process in which the high bidder is awarded the property so long as it meets HUD’s minimum bid requirements.  (Often banks will throw out all bids and ask for a “highest and best”  after you have made your offer.)

But one of the biggest advantages of Indianapolis HUD Homes over typical Indianapolis foreclosures is that owner-occupants are given priority consideration.  In fact for the first ten days after a HUD Home is listed, they do not even consider offers from investors, even if the offers are higher.  And can you buy for less than appraisal?  Absolutely!!  In fact as of late July 2010, about 44% of the HUD Homes listed in Indiana had a list price below the appraisal.

Call me on my direct number at 317-709-2537 for more information.  You can see a recent list of selected Indianapolis area HUD Homes here.


New Indianapolis HUD Home list

July 23, 2010

The new list of Indianapolis HUD Homes (updated 7/23/2010) is now available.  What is usually three page list is a four page list today.  In the entire state of Indiana, there are 678 HUD Homes listed in all price ranges.  Typically that number is closer to 550 homes.

With more homes, that increases the likelihood that your bid could be accepted.  Of the 678 HUD Homes, 262 of them have a list date of 7/23.  By comparison, 228 have a list date of 7/16.

Because of changes anticipated in August, there is the possibility that HUD Homes might not be available for several weeks.  So now is the time to take advantage of this increased number of HUD Homes.

Here is the link to the updated list of Indianapolis area HUD Homes built 1990 and later:

List of Indianapolis HUD Homes (and surrounding counties) year built 1990 or later – Updated 7-23-2010

For more information about Indianapolis foreclosures and HUD Homes, call my direct number at 317-709-2537.


HUD Forms – Why don’t they do it like you do it?

July 23, 2010

I was talking to an agent from another area.  His team had recently gotten a bid accepted for a client.  But he said that putting together the forms was a chore.  I told him to take a look at my website and click on FORMS.  All of the forms needed for Indiana HUD Home bidding are right there in one PDF file.  And there is a checklist showing the list of forms and the current dates for each form.

The section on FORMS is there for your convenience.  Don’t you love it when you put a bid on a home and the agent shoves page after page of forms for you to sign?  OK – go there now.  Print out the forms (a 14 page PDF file) and look them over.  You have time to review those forms in advance.

Now for the answer to my friend’s question.  I don’t know why they don’t forms the way I do.  My clients who buy Indianapolis HUD Homes get those forms in an easy one file format with a checklist.


Indianapolis HUD Homes July 16, 2010

July 16, 2010

We have posted the list of HUD Homes in the Indianapolis Area as of July 16,2010.  This list contains homes built 1990 or later.  If you wish to consider other homes, let us know and we can get the information headed your way.  In the entire state of Indiana, there are over 600 HUD Homes available.  Many of these are only available to owner-occupants.  Bids from investors are only considered  after ten days.  So if you are planning to live in your HUD Home, you have an advantage.

List of Greater Indianapolis HUD Homes Built 1990 or later