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Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank


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Real Estate Sales Frequently Asked Questions
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Calendar Asset Sales Event Calendar - Regional Meetings, Auctions, Sealed Bids

Bargain Properties
(Under 25,000 - Ownership via Quit Claim Deed)

Bargain Properties
Offering Announcements for Asset Auctions of Bargain Properties

Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing Program
Established by the former Resolution Trust Corporation pursuant to the Financial Institution Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989

Special Events
(Auctions, Sealed Bids, Regional Meetings)

Special Real Estate Sales Events
Sealed Bid Sales and Auction Events for FDIC Owned Real Estate

(Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment)

Other Assets from Failed Banks
Offering Announcements for Asset Auctions of Trucks, Trailers, Vehicles, Office Furniture and Equipment

Community Affairs

Alliance for Economic Inclusion (AEI)
Establishes broad-based coalitions of financial institutions, community-based organizations and other partners in several markets across the country to bring all unbanked and underserved populations into the financial mainstream.

Money Smart for Small Business
A new instructor-led training curriculum developed jointly by FDIC and SBA.

Financial Institution Letter
FDIC releases a resource guide to help financial institutions evaluate opportunities to collaborate with community development financial institutions.

Oil, Gas, Water
(and Mineral Rights)

FDIC does not reserve mineral rights in its owned real estate (ORE) deeds under any general program. Instead, FDIC obtains oil & gas interests in one of three ways.

First, FDIC inherits foreclosed oil & gas interests reflected as assets on the books of an institution at failure. Second, and more commonly, FDIC discovers such assets when a third party contacts FDIC about an oil & gas interest revealed by a title search. For example, if an institution routinely reserved mineral rights in its ORE deeds and the institution subsequently failed, record title to the interests may be in FDIC as successor to the failed institution, even though the interests were previously unknown since they were not reflected as assets on the books of the institution at failure. Third, but more rarely, when an ORE purchaser desires to purchase from FDIC only surface rights but not associated mineral interests, FDIC itself, in order to maximize the net present value of an asset as a whole, may sever the surface and mineral interests by reserving mineral rights in its ORE deed to the purchaser. The newly created oil & gas interest becomes a part of FDIC’s inventory.

Once an oil & gas interest is identified as part of FDIC’s inventory, no matter how obtained, FDIC then values the interest, verifies title, resolves title issues, and manages the asset (which may include entering into a lease), again in order to maximize the net present value of the asset. The primary marketing strategy FDIC has developed for the oil & gas interests in its inventory is to offer such interests for sale at auction through an oil & gas contractor, currently Energynet.com.

Sales of Oil and Gas Related Assets

Interested buyers should contact EnergyNet

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