HUD and HUD Homes: Your Complete Guide

What Closing Costs Does HUD Cover?

HUD will cover the following closing costs on a HUD Home transaction, according to HUD.gov:

  • Prorated property taxes, HOA fees and utility bills
  • Condominium or HOA transfer fee
  • Cost to provide condominium documents to the buyer
  • Repair escrow inspection fee of $200
  • Recording fees and charges for the deed
  • Overnight mailing fee for the Closing Disclosure
  • State and local transfer taxes

There are additional closing costs HUD may help pay for, up to an amount that is equal to 3% of the purchase price; be sure to talk to your real estate agent about requesting these funds in your contract.

Will HUD Make Repairs?

No matter how your home inspection turns out, you won’t be able to negotiate with HUD to have any repairs completed. You also won’t be able to complete them

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Finding Duplexes for Sale | Complete Guide

As an investment, a duplex has a unique appeal. Owning one can give an investor a way to live in one side of the property while renting the other side out. Read on to learn how to find a duplex for sale and things to consider when buying one.


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Where to Find a Duplex for Sale

If you’re searching for duplexes for sale, the web is the best place to start. In fact, that’s one of the easiest ways to find your ideal property. After all, we

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Huge T-rex skeleton, almost complete, some battle damage

One of the largest, most complete and most famous Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons is about to go under the hammer. The dinosaur, nicknamed “Stan,” has been on display in the Black Hills Institute for decades, but will now be auctioned off by Christie’s to whoever has a spare few million dollars and a T-rex-sized space on hand.

Named after palaeontologist Stan Sacrison who discovered the first bones in 1987, Stan is a magnificent specimen of one of the most incredible creatures to have ever walked the planet. He stands 13 feet (4 m) high at the hip and stretches 40 feet (12 m) long from snout to tail, and is estimated to have weighed between 7 and 8 tons – putting him not far behind Scotty as one of the largest Tyrannosaurs ever found.

Made up of 188 original bones, Stan is also the fifth-most complete T-rex, behind other celebrities like

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