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Owner Occupant VS Investor

Owner Occupant vs. Investor
 
 
 
 
 
What is the difference between an Owner Occupant purchaser and an Investor purchaser?

An Owner Occupant purchaser is a person who plans to live in the property as their primary residence for the first 12 months after the close of escrow and has not purchased another HUD Home as an Owner Occupant within the past 24 months.

An Investor purchaser is someone who buys the property as a second home or as an investment, or who does not qualify as an owner occupant.

 
 
 
 
When can an investor purchaser submit an offer for a property?

Investors may submit a bid once a property enters the Extended Listing Period. This period begins once the Exclusive Listing Period is over.

If the property is being sold as Insured (IN) or Insured with Escrow (IE), the Exclusive Listing Period is 15 days for Owner Occupant purchasers, Non-Profit Organizations, and Government Entities - please be advised that when we refer to days on market we mean active days on market. Bids received during the first 10 days are considered to be received simultaneously, and the initial bid review is on the 11th day of the Exclusive Listing Period. If there is no winning bid, bids continue to be reviewed on a daily basis until the 15-day period ends.

If the property is Uninsured (UI) or Uninsured 203(k) eligible (UK), the Exclusive Listing Period is 5 days for owner-occupant buyers, non-profit organizations, and government entities. Bids received during these 5 days are considered as though they are received simultaneously, and are not opened until the 6th day of the Exclusive Listing Period.

 

 

What are the guidelines for purchasing a property on someone else’s behalf? For example, I am a parent and I wish to purchase a property for my child. Is this allowed?

Yes. The person or persons that will actually be occupying the property must be the purchasers listed on the electronic bid. If accepted, then the person or persons financing the purchase may be added later as non-occupying purchasers. Offers for these situations may be submitted during the Owner Occupant period.

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