U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Jul 15, 2024

§ 291.90 - Sales methods.

In accordance with section 204(g) of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1710(g)), HUD will prescribe the terms and conditions for all methods of sale. HUD may dispose of assets using any method that the Secretary deems appropriate, including, but not limited to the following:

(a) Future REO acquisition method. The Future Real Estate-Owned (REO) acquisition method consists of a property acquisition agreement (or agreements) between HUD and a transferor (or transferors), which shall provide for the right and obligation of the transferor(s) to acquire a future quantity of properties designated by HUD as they become available. HUD will select such transferor(s) through a competitive process, in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, including the requirements in § 291.200. The transferor(s) shall have the right and obligation to manage and dispose of the properties upon such terms and conditions as are approved by the Secretary;

(b) Competitive sales of individual properties. This method consists of competitive sales of individual properties to individual buyers, the procedures for which are described in § 291.205;

(c) Direct sales methods. There are three types of direct sales methods:

(1) Direct sales of properties without insured mortgages to governmental entities and private nonprofit organizations, the procedures for which are described in § 291.210(a);

(2) Direct sales to displaced persons, sales of razed lots, or auctions, the procedures for which are described in § 291.210(b);

(3) Direct sales to other individuals or entities that do not meet any of the categories specified in paragraphs (a) through (d) of this section, under the circumstances and procedures described in § 291.210(c);

(d) Bulk sales, the procedures for which are described in § 291.210(d); or

(e) Other sales methods. HUD may select any other methods of sale, as determined by the Secretary.

[64 FR 6480, Feb. 9, 1999, as amended at 81 FR 53002, Aug. 11, 2016]