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Foreclosure Basics – Freddie Mac and the Home Steps Program

Posted on Dec 24, 2009 by in Active Rain | 0 comments

This is sent via Lyn Syms. She did a great job in presenting a concise manner how the HOME STEP program works.

Home Steps Smart Sell Program

Looking to purchase a foreclosure or REO property?  Here is a short explanation of how Freddie Mac foreclosures are handled.freddie mac,home steps,foreclosures,buying a foreclosure,

Home Steps is the real estate unit of Freddie Mac and handles all their foreclosed homes. Home Steps markets a nationwide selection of Freddie Mac owned properties.  Home Steps works strictly thru Realtors® and are available in the local MLS system of your area.

Items required on every offer:

  • Sales contract
  • Pre-approval Letter from Lender
  • Proof of funds for cash sales
  • Earnest Money Check (possible certified)

Home Steps will not agree to the following:

  • Offer contingent on sale of buyers current home
  • Buyers to occupy or store items at the home prior to closing
  • Buyer allowed to access home to perform repairs prior to closing
  • Buyers to receive credit at closing for repairs not completed
  • Repairs after buyer signs closing documents

Buyers must understand:

  • All homes have been through the foreclosure process
  • Are sold as-is
  • Have insurable title with no outstanding liens

Possible promotions on Home Steps Homes:

  • Up to 3.5% buyer closing costs coupon
  • Home Protection two-year home warranty program

Think buying a foreclosure is for you?  Want to know more information and what homes are available in the area?

Please contact me so we can get started right away!


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