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HUD will not allow plumbing to be turned on for inspection will HUD negotiate price to save sale

Conventional loan will not approve without plumbing being on. Will HUD lower price to meet FHA standards instead?
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Will HUD lower price to meet FHA standards instead?
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FHA standards require running water also.

A housed without running water is worth a considerable amount less (and is subsequently in below average condition C5 or C6) than one that does have running water and in order to determine this, the water needs to be on.
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January 19
HUD won't usually let you turn on the water during winter months--- especially if they know there's a leak.  Sometimes they'll let you turn it on if they know it holds pressure--- but only if you prepay them $150 or so to "re-winterize it" after you do the checking. Do NOT do this without getting preapproval in writing form their asset management company.

Probably the BEST way to satisfy your need is to simply get a licensed plumber to "air test" the lines with an air compressor. If it holds pressure (usually 30psi) then you don't have to turn on the water anyway. The plumber then can provide you with a plumbing certificate that will work to satisfy your lender's needs.

Be sure to get pre-approval, in writing, from HUD to have the electricity and natural gas turned on (if you're checking the furnace). 
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January 18
HUD is known, or notorious, for not negotiating, and Jack Kemp, but for your purposes perhaps the former is more relevant.

But you are dealing with the Wal-Mart of the real estate market. You can't expect rock bottom prices and then a discount on top of that.
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January 17
Chris, often HUD says they won't turn on utilities.Don't think the listing agent will do it either.  It does not preclude you from having them turned on.  Often times it's less than $100 if the place has not been winterized.  Ask your Realto if you pay the turn on will they meet the city out there.  That's what I often do.
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January 17
No. HUD would care less. It is up the the selling attorny or the listing agent. If the attorney wants this sale they might have influence over HUD. Otherwise, if the listing office does s lot of REOs, they will have a maintenance who can turn it in. The problem is that for the water to be turned on, someone needs to pay the pass due water bills and a fee to turn it on.
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