In order to address current housing market conditions, HUD has published Mortgagee Letter 2012-18, which highlights important changes to the current condominium guides.
Here are the 7 things you need to know about these changes
1. These changes are in effect from September 13, 2012, until August 31, 2014, unless extended.
2. Under construction is defined as (1) a new development in which construction has been started but is not yet completed or in which units are completed but are less than 1 year old (existing < 12 months old); or (2) gut rehabilitation conversions. The definition of “under construction” applies to legally phased developments.