Real estate and federal lands for sale by the government
Government agencies sell real estate and federal lands either by auction or offer. Federal agencies acquire these properties through foreclosure, forfeiture, or failed banks.
Government real estate sales and auctions
These federal agencies sell real estate on their websites or business partner sites. Some hold auctions; some accept offers.
- Fannie Mae's HomePath lists many single-family homes for sale across the U.S.
- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation sells homes and commercial real estate from failed banks.
- U.S. Department of Agriculture sells homes, farms, and ranches, by auction or offer.
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HUDHomes lists homes for auction throughout the U.S.
The auctions below sell real estate, federal lands, and other types of government-owned surplus or seized property.
- GSA Auctions - real estate, land, and lighthouses along with other government-owned excess property
- U.S. Treasury auctions - homes, land, commercial property, and other items forfeited by owners for violations of Treasury law
- U.S. Marshals Service auctions - seized homes, condominiums, commercial real estate, and land in the U.S. and Caribbean, plus other items
Sales of federal land
You can buy excess federal lands by individual sale.
- General Services Administration sells real property, including:
- Undeveloped land
- Office buildings
- Single- and multi-family homes
- Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sells public lands, which are undeveloped land tracts with no improvements. To learn about public lands for sale, find and contact the BLM state office for the area where you are interested.
LAST UPDATED: December 6, 2023