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HUD Home FAQ


  1. Do I have to register to make an offer?
  2. What if I forget my password or user name?
  3. How do I update my personal (profile) information?
  4. Do I need an agent to make an offer?
  5. How can I find out if I'm eligible to buy a property?
  6. Can I bid on homes myself?
  7. How can I see a HUD Home?
  8. Can I buy a property with someone else?
  9. How can I get more information about a property I want to buy?
  10. Is there a cost to register?
  11. Can I buy a home for investment purposes?
  12. How do I search for a property in my area?

Top1. Do I have to register to make an offer?

No. You do not have to register to make an offer through a Broker. However, registering on the site allows you to save your recent searches and recent listings, as well as receive email alerts when new listings become available.

Top2. What if I forget my password or user name?

If you forget your username, you will have to reregister on the site. If you forget your password, simply click on forgot password and your password will be sent to your email address.

Top3. How do I update my personal (profile) information?

Once you've logged in, click the Public Functions link to the left of the Logout link. One the left side, click the My Profile link. In the Update User Profile screen, you can make changes to your password, security questions, and contact information. To save your changes, click Submit.

Top4. Do I need an agent to make an offer?

You cannot put in an offer on a HUD Home by yourself. You must use a Broker who is licensed to sell HUD Homes to represent you.

Top5. How can I find out if I'm eligible to buy a property?

For individual purchasers, you must have a valid Social Security number (SSN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN) to purchase a home. Owner-occupants are not eligible if they have purchased a HUD property in the past two (2) years.

Top6. Can I bid on homes myself?

No. HUD requires all bids be submitted through an authorized HUD broker. You can use HUD Homes by City to search for a HUD home by city, and then on the detail page of each listing you can click on Contact a HUD Agent, and one of our authorized HUD Broker-Agents will contact you right away to assist you.

Top7. How can I see a HUD Home?

Once you have registered you find a HUD home that you are interested in looking at, directly under the main picture of the home in the detail screen you can click on Schedule Showing, and one of our Authorized Broker-Agents will contact you right away.

Top8. Can I buy a property with someone else?

Yes. You need to work with the selling broker to find out how a purchase by multiple buyers is handled.

Top9. How can I get more information about a property I want to buy?

Once you have contacted one of our authorized HUD Broker-Agents they will be able to assist you.


Top10. Is there a cost to register?

NO. Registration is always free. Once you provide basic information to register, you will receive a password to login to HUD Homes by City and then you can search and see all the details for each property. You are not required to ever provide a credit card.

Top11. Can I buy a home for investment purposes?

Yes. However, during the initial 20 day listing period for insured properties, owner-occupants get priority. If an owner-occupant does not bid on the home, then investors can bid on the property after the 20th day. For un-insured properties there is a 5 day owner-occupant period, then investors can bid after the 5th day if there has not been a bid awarded to an owner-occupant.

Top12. How do I search for a property in my area?

You can search for all the HUD properties in a state by clicking the state on the map or selecting it from the list.

You can type in part of the street address, or part of any of the other text fields. Once you find a home in your city or state a list of homes will appear, then click on the home and the details of the home will come up. There is also an Advance Search option which will allow you to narrow down your search by Price Range, Number of Bedrooms, Number of Bathrooms, Sq Ft Range, Year Built,... you can search just for New Listings, and search for homes that have had Price Reductions. You will need to be registered and the registration is free.

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