[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 226 (Wednesday, November 24, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71723-71724]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-29654]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5440-N-01]


Policies and Procedures Pertaining to Changes in Listing Brokers 
Participating in the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Management 
and Marketing III Program

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing--Federal Housing 
Commissioner, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Today's Federal Register notice describes how duly licensed 
real estate brokers may participate as Listing or Selling brokers under 
FHA's Management and Marketing III (M&M III) program. All brokers may 
participate as Selling brokers. Brokers that wish to list HUD's Real 
Estate Owned (REO) properties, however, must be selected as a Listing 
broker by HUD's Asset Manager (AM) vendors. HUD will pay a commission 
of up to six percent to be split evenly between ``Listing'' and 
``Selling'' brokers as is usual and customary in the real estate 
market.

DATES: Participation by all brokers in the M&M III program announced in 
this notice shall be in effect from the date of publication of this 
notice through May 31, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vance T. Morris, Director, Office of 
Single Family Asset Management, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 9172, Washington, DC 20410; 
telephone number 202-708-1672 (this is not a toll-free telephone 
number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this 
number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay 
Service at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

A. Management and Marketing Program

    The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) administers the single-
family mortgage insurance program. FHA insures approved lenders against 
the risk of loss on properties obtained with FHA insured financing. In 
the event of a default on an FHA insured loan, the lender acquires 
title to the property by foreclosure, a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, or 
other acquisition method, files a claim for insurance benefits and 
conveys the property to HUD. As a result of acquisitions through the 
mortgage insurance program and other programs, HUD has a need to sell a 
sizable inventory of single-family homes, making HUD the largest single 
seller of real estate in the United States. In fiscal years 2008 and 
2009, the Department sold 46,333 and 49,385 single-family homes, 
respectively.
    Since 1999, HUD has outsourced the disposition of its REO inventory 
to private sector contractors under the Management and Marketing (M&M) 
Program. In June of 2010, HUD awarded contracts under the third 
generation of M&M. Under the previous generations of M&M contracts, HUD 
contracted with a single entity to provide all of the administrative, 
program support, management and marketing services throughout the 
United States, the Caribbean, Guam and the Northern Marianna Islands. 
Under the M&M III program, HUD developed a disposition structure for 
its REO inventory that will streamline its operations, capitalize on 
the expertise of its potential vendors/contractors, and provide 
flexibility to meet changing market conditions in the REO industry.
    One change is that, beginning June 1, 2010, HUD has contracted with 
AM vendors who are responsible for the marketing and selling of HUD REO 
properties. Multiple AM vendors have been contracted to market HUD-
owned properties within their selected contract area within each 
geographic Homeownership Center (HOC) area. AM vendors are required to 
use the services of local real estate professionals, whose primary 
place of business is within reasonable proximity to the listed 
property, including small and small disadvantaged businesses, to list 
properties for sale and to allow all brokers, regardless of their 
participation in a Multiple Listing Service, an equal opportunity to 
show and sell HUD-owned properties. Local listing brokers will be used 
to ensure wide market exposure for HUD-REO Properties. Under the new 
M&M III program, HUD will pay a commission of up to six percent to be 
split evenly between Listing and Selling brokers, as is usual and 
customary in the real estate market. This is a change from previous M&M 
programs where listing brokers contracted with the M&M contractors and 
the M&M contractors were responsible for paying the listing brokers. 
The commission paid to Listing and Selling brokers will be made on the 
form HUD-1, Settlement Statement.
    AM vendors are responsible for selecting, managing, and overseeing 
listing brokers who participate in the M&M III program. Brokers that 
wish to participate as either listing or selling brokers in the M&M III 
program must register for, and receive a Name Address Identification 
Number (NAID) before they can either list or sell HUD properties. 
Brokers who already have a NAID do not need to apply for a new NAID in 
order to list HUD REO properties but must be selected by the AM vendor 
as a listing broker. Brokers must also be properly licensed in the 
geographic areas for which they want to list properties for sale.

B. How To Register for an NAID

    Brokers may register for and receive an NAID by completing and 
submitting a form SAMS-1111. The form SAMS-1111 can be found at http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/hudclips/forms/samsforms.cfm. Completed forms 
and supporting documentation must be sent to the HOC jurisdiction for 
the geographic area where the broker will list a property. HOC 
addresses are as follows:
    Atlanta HOC: U.S. Dept. of HUD, Atlanta Homeownership Center, 40 
Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA 30303-2806.
    Denver HOC: U.S. Dept. of HUD, Denver Homeownership Center, Program 
Support Division--21st Floor, 1670 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202-4801.
    Philadelphia HOC: U.S. Dept. of HUD, Philadelphia Homeownership 
Center, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia, PA 
19107-3389.
    Santa Ana HOC: U.S. Dept. of HUD, Santa Ana Homeownership Center, 
160 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701.

C. How To Contact an Asset Manager (AM) Vendor

    Listing Brokers who wish to participate in the M&M III program must 
contact an AM vendor responsible for the geographic areas where they 
want to list properties. A list of all AM vendors and the geographic 
areas for which they are responsible can be found at: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/reo/reohome.cfm.

II. Paperwork Reduction Act Statement

    The information collection requirements contained in this document 
are pending the approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
in accordance with the

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Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), and have been 
assigned OMB control number 2502-0306. In accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act, HUD may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not 
required to respond to, a collection of information unless the 
collection displays a currently valid control number.

    Dated: November 17, 2010.
David H. Stevens,
Assistant Secretary for Housing--Federal Housing Commissioner.
[FR Doc. 2010-29654 Filed 11-23-10; 8:45 am]
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