When providing FHA financing for a HUD REO purchase, must the lender order a new FHA Case Number?

The lender must obtain a new FHA Case Number for an application for FHA insured financing involving a HUD Real Estate Owned (REO) property. When entering the case information in FHA Connection, the lender should select 'Real Estate Owned w/ Appraisal' for the Processing Type.

The FHA Connection Guide is available at https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/mrtg-pkg.cfm

All policy information contained in this knowledge base article is based upon the referenced HUD policy document. Any lending or insuring decisions should adhere to the specific information contained in that underlying policy document.

Topic Number: KA-02899