Form RD 1955-46 RD 1955-46 Invitation, Bid, and Acceptance Sale of Real Prpoerty by

Direct Single Family Housing Loan and Grant Programs, 7 CFR 3550 - HB-1-3550, and HB-2-3550


7 CFR 3550 - Direct Single Family Housing Loan and Grant Programs, HB-1-3550, and HB-2-3550

OMB: 0575-0172

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Form RD 1955-46
(Rev. 6-97)

OMB NO. 0575-0172


Advice No.
Case No.



Sealed bids and the highest acceptable bid at public sale are to be prepared on this form and submitted in duplicate, and are for
the purchase of real property located at or near

consisting of
and more particularly described in Exhibit A attached hereto and made part of this bid. The bids are subject to all conditions and
instructions stated in Section IV below. Sealed bids will be received as follows, and then publicly opened.
In Room

Street Address


State (ZIP Code)


Local time

On Date

Envelopes containing sealed bids with bid deposit in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the bid shall have the hour and date of
bid opening indicated thereon, and must be received by the bid receiving office at the above address prior to the time specified above
for the opening. Bids not submitted in accordance with these instructions will not be considered.
is not
subject to taxation while owned by the Government in accordance with
Section IV A, 9, page 3 of form, is
subject to deed restrictions concerning the decent, safe, sanitary and thermal condition
is not
subject to deed restrictions concerning nondiscrimination,
in accordance with Section IV A, 17, page 4 of form, is
is not
conversion of use, redemption, flood, mudslide hazard, wetland or coastal barrier areas or historic preservation conditions, and is available
for bid in accordance with Payment Plan A only
as stipulated in Section
either Payment Plan A or Payment Plan B
Special stipulations or deed restrictions are attached hereto as Exhibit B, and made a part hereof by reference.

(Type Name and Title)
Section II - BID
Amount of Bid Deposit


The undersigned bidder offers to purchase from the United States of America, herein referred to as the Government, the property
described on Exhibit A attached hereto, for the sum of
), based on the payment plan indicated below and with full knowledge of and subject to the
deed restrictions, if any, set out in Section IV A, 17, and in accordance with all conditions enumerated in Section IV, below, provided
that this proposal is accepted by the Government within thirty (30) days after the date specified in the invitation for the opening of
bids, by notice of such acceptance mailed or otherwise delivered to the undersigned bidder.
The bidder will sign only one of the following Payment Plans:
Payment Plan A: Cash payment in full upon receipt of quit claim deed.
(Bidder Signature)
(Type or Print Bidder's Name)
(Address-Zip Code-Print or Type)
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control number for this information collection is 0575-0172. The time required to complete this information collection is estimated to average 30 minutes per response, including the time
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Form RD 1955-46 (Rev. 6-97)


percent (
%) of the amount of the bid in
Payment Plan B: A downpayment in the amount of
cash will be paid at closing of this sale with the balance payable in no more than
equal monthly or
amortized installments, unless purchaser elects a shorter term, with interest on the unpaid balance calculated at the interest rate in
percent (
%) per annum
effect at the time the credit sale is approved, which rate is currently
anniversary of the loan.) The bid
(and with any balance of the loan to be paid in full not later than the
deposit of the successful bidder will be applied first to the bidder's closing costs with any balance then applied to the downpayment.
The bidder will furnish financial information upon request of the Government.

(Bidder Signature)

(Type or Print Bidder's Name)

(Address-Zip Code-Print or Type)
This bid is accepted on the basis of Payment Plan
dollars ($
Section IV and to the approval of credit if Payment Plan B is elected.
Date of Acceptance

for the total principal sum of
), subject to the conditions and instructions in

(Type Name and Title of Official)




1. Bid Deposit. All bids must be accompanied by certified check, cashier's check, postal money order, bank money order, or
bank draft, payable to the
, for at least ten percent (10%) of the total bid. Deposits of unsuccessful bidders
will be returned or refunded. The Government may retain any or all deposits until a final acceptance is made.

2. Bid Modification. Any sealed bids may be modified or withdrawn by written or telegraphic request received by the
Government prior to the time fixed for opening the bids. Negligence of the bidder in preparing the bid confers no right to withdraw the
bid after the time fixed for opening in the case of sealed bids or after the time of submission in the case of bids in writing in
conjunction with the highest acceptable bid at a public sale.
3. Deed to Property. Within thirty (30) days after acceptance of the bid, the Government shall prepare for the successful bidder
a quitclaim deed to the property, and if payment is under Payment Plan B, will also provide the note and security instruments required.
The bidder shall deliver the executed instruments to the Government at the time of delivery of the quitclaim deed to the purchaser.
4. Encumbrances or Defects. If the purchaser, before receiving a deed and within thirty (30) days after the Government's
acceptance of the bid, submits proof of any encumbrances or title defects, the Government may take any necessary remedial action. If
the Government does not elect to exercise the right, the purchaser may, if such encumbrance or title defect affects the marketability of
the title, rescind the purchase obligation and recover all amounts paid by the purchaser to the Government on account of the purchase
price. However, neither the purchaser nor parties claiming under purchaser shall be entitled, under any circumstances, to recover from
the Government any damages, interest, or costs on account of any encumbrance or defect affecting the title of the property. Unless
proof of encumbrances or defects, other than any enumerated on Exhibit A, is submitted by the purchaser within the time specified
above, any and all encumbrances and defects shall be conclusively presumed waived, and the purchaser and any parties claiming
under the purchaser shall be forever barred from asserting them against the Government.
5. Abstracts or Title Evidence. The Government is not obligated to furnish any abstracts or other title evidence but will permit
bidders to inspect its title papers at a place selected by, and at no expense to, the Government.
6. Accepting the Property. The purchaser agrees to accept the property as is, in its present condition. No warranty is given on
the property or the title thereto.
7. Loss or Damage to Property. If, through no fault of either party, the property is destroyed or damaged as a result of fire,
vandalism or an act of God between the time of acceptance of the bid and the time the title of the Property is conveyed by the
Government, the Government will reappraise the property. The reappraised value of the property will serve as the amount the
Government will accept from the bidder. However, if the actual loss as determined is less than $500, payment of the full purchase
price is required. In the event the two parties cannot agree upon an adjusted price, either party, by mailing notice in writing to the
other, my terminate this contract of sale, and the bid deposit shall be returned to bidder.
8. Possession Rights. The purchaser will accept the property subject to the rights of any person or persons in possession of or
presently occupying the property or claiming a right to occupy the property.
9. Payment of Taxes. If the property while in Government inventory is subject to taxation, the taxes will be prorated between
the Government and the purchaser as of the date title is conveyed. If the property is not subject to taxation while in Government
inventory, the purchaser will pay all taxes on the property which become due and payable on or after the date the title of the property
is conveyed by the Government.
10. Mineral Rights. The Government will convey to the purchaser all mineral rights to which it has title.
11. Acceptance or Rejection of Bids. The Government may accept any bid or reject any or all bids and may waive any defects
12. Liquidated Damages. If the purchaser should fail to comply with any of the terms or conditions hereof, the Government,
by mailing notice in writing, may terminate the contract for sale. The earnest money deposit shall be retained by the Government as
full liquidated damages except where failure to close is due to non-approval of credit.
13. Representations Regarding Property. Representations or statements regarding the property made by any representative of
the Government shall not be binding on the Government or considered as grounds for any claim for adjustment in or rescission of any
resulting contract. The purchaser expressly waives any claim for adjustment or rescission based upon any representation or statement
not expressly included herein.
14. Member of Congress. No Member of or Delegate to Congress or Resident Commissioner shall be admitted to any share or
part of the contract of which these conditions form a part, or to any benefit that may arise therefrom.
15. Subject to Government regulations. All bids and resulting contracts shall be subject to the regulations of the Government,
now or hereafter in effect.
16. Documentary Stamps. The purchaser will be required to purchase and place upon the deed the necessary documentary


17. Deed Restrictions (If Applicable). This property contains a dwelling unit or units which the Government has deemed to be
inadequate for residential occupancy. The Quitclaim Deed by which this property will be conveyed to the purchaser will contain a
covenant binding the purchasers and the property which will restrict the residential unit(s) on the property from being used for
residential occupancy until such time as the dwelling unit(s) is structurally sound and habitable, has a potable water supply, has
functionally adequate, safe, and operable heating, plumbing, electrical and sewage disposal systems, and meets the Thermal
Performance Standards as outlined in Exhibit D, 7 CFR Part 1924, Subpart A. This restriction is required by Section 510(e) of the
Housing Act of 1949, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 1480(e).
18. Chattel Property. Where this form is utilized for invitation, bid and acceptance of real and chattel property or chattel
property the term ''real property'' as used herein shall mean real and chattel property or chattel property respectively. Chattel property
shall be conveyed by bill of sale.


1. Security Instruments. All deeds and mortgages or other security instruments incident to the sale shall be on Government
forms and upon closing shall immediately be filed for record by the Government at the expense of purchaser.
2. Insurance. To protect the Government's security in any buildings and appurtenances, the purchaser shall carry insurance
against loss by fire, windstorm, and any other hazards required by the Government. The insurance shall be in an amount and form, and
with an insurer, satisfactory to the Government. The original policy with evidence of premium payment shall be delivered to the
Government at the time of delivery of the quitclaim deed to the purchaser.
3. Prepayment. The purchaser may pay at any time all or part of the unpaid balance of the purchase price with no prepayment
penalty. (For Multiple Family Housing only, purchaser may be subject to prepayment restrictions Section 502(c) of the Housing Act of
1949 as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 1472(c).)
4. Credit Contingency. Governments's obligation to convey the property to the bidder is contingent upon it's approval of the
bidder's creditworthiness for the amount to be borrowed. The bidder agrees to furnish financial information requested by the
Government within 30 days of the request.


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File TitleInvitation Bid and Acceptance Sale of Real Property by The United States
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File Created2002-06-12

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