FHA backed mortgages - FHA Foreclosures
As everyone knows the USA went through the Great Depression in 1929-1933. This time can be characterized with high level of unemployment, rising inflation and poverty all over the country, the foreclosure markets also experienced that crisis.
It was time when the government of America decided to create the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), officially it was created in 1934. The main objectives of US government in this case are easy to understand. Firstly it was needed to solve the situation with bad debts; secondly FHA had to maintain the growth of real estate markets. And thirdly the foreclosure market of the USA required innovations.
The housing program for WW II veterans was financed exactly by FHA. It has to be noted that Federal Housing Administration kept the average prices for real estate during 1970-1980, the years of economic recession. In modern world FHA is one of the world biggest mortgage insurers. Although FHA was created as governmental agency it finances its activities only with FHA own means.
Because of this fact FHA was accepted as a unique government organization just before Housing Urban Development (HUD) requested for assistance of taxpayers. It happened because of FHA budget deficit, so that help from Congress was the single possible solution. In order to deal with high risk loans and to increase its efficiency in reaching main goals of agency, FHA developed several special programs, for example the FHA Secure Program. The idea of this project is to enable the clients to input means into FHA insured mortgages due to low mortgage rates. This program results from the failure of FHA average client to buy the private insurance policy and to pay the average mortgage rate.
Moreover FHA deals only with such lenders who were qualified by US Government.
Not so long time ago the Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed, according to it 2008 Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA loan limits were reinstated.
Feel free to search for FHA foreclosures, HUD homes and other types of foreclosed properties.
How to Find Foreclosures
It is not complicated task to find a foreclosure. One has to keep in mind only one detail, that situation is different on different types of market. To give an example, strong and developing real estate market will offer much less foreclosures then falling markets, which are characterized with depression. There is one nice way to find a REO home. Imagine, that you are driving your car throughout the district you want to have house in. You will probably see numerous signs, but now we are looking for simple text, such as: Foreclosure, Bank-Owned, Bank Repo.
Don’t pass this sign by, take a cell phone a call on agent, ask him about the foreclosure list which haven’t appeared on the market yet. It is common situation that foreclosure agents wait for a some time until bank set the price level. So asking for not listed foreclosures will bring you several steps forward. The task becomes even easier if you have hired an agent, so he will find for you all the information needed.
Nowadays foreclosure listings are available even through internet, you can find them on special websites. Below you will find a list of national lenders who offer REO property listings.