Also I am curious what the outcome of your situation was?
is more of a unique situation, it is in fact owned by Fannie Mae but it follows HUD guidelines. Because of that the offer process is NOT through homepath.com, instead offers are submitted in a more traditional fashion with a written offer being submitted. This home does currently have multiple offers on it and with this property they do not follow "normal" multiple offer guidelines nor do they have that traditional Fannie Mae "First Look" period.
You are welcome to call me if you want more info, we sell Fannie Mae (and HUD) properties regularly. Here are some helpful links:
It might sound like the typical RE speak, but it's best to work with an agent experienced with these types of homes and the ins and outs of working with Fannie Mae specifically and their website. Sometime the homes are seemingly "hidden" in plain site on their website. I'd be happy to help if you would like to investigate further. I've successfully closed several of these homes this year, my clients love their new homes and they made a great investment. The Homepath program gave them more reach to purchase more house than they would have been able to on a "regular" home.
My best advice is; seek help from a Realtor. In most cases, you won't have to pay for the services of an agent. Realtors are paid by the seller when a sale closes. (Discount or fee-for-service Realtors are paid by you.)
The real estate (agent) database is highly accurate. You'll save a lot of time and frustration if you seek the best and most up-to-date information. Talk to a Realtor.
If it's a non distressed sale and the property is owned by Fannie then it would not be listed on Homepath.com, nor eligible for their financing.
If the property is identified as being Home Path eligible, yet it's not on Homepath.com, then that could be a problem down the road with financing.
I hope that helps