Sorry to hear about this situation. Yes, you can sell without as CO but as the others have said you would either have to find a buyer with cash or a Rehab loan.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like further information. I would be happy to speak with you further, get more details as to the damage and figure out a fair asking price.
626 Route 9 South
Freehold, NJ 07728
You can sell your home without Certificateof Occupancy but only with cash or FHA 403K loan program offers.
Also I want to mention that you can get yourself loan to fix your home.
If you need more help please call me
Keller Williams Realty
Manalapan NJ 07726
Is the damage repairable? Do you have an estimate as to what it would take? OR Is this home a tear down?
Many homes are sold "as-is" (especially foreclosures these days) with the buyer being responsible for certificate of occupancy. You would have to disclose the structural defect. Depending on the extent of the damage, there probably is no way to get a certificate of occupancy if the home isn't inhabitable. If that is the case, you'd have to find a buyer willing to purchase without a certificate.
You will obviously have to price this home to compensate for the damage and condition. Based on your statement, is most value in the land?