My wife and I are about to put a bid in on a HUD home. This will be a bid during the initial owner occupant 10 day period. We love the home and it's in a great area. HUD's as-is and list price is $114K for the property which is way less than the house is actually worth. It's insured with $2000 in repair escrow. Just needs a few minor repairs. The basement will need some form of waterproofing (which they didn't catch on the FHA inspection). **This would be an out of pocket expense after closing if we won the bid. We're approved for $120K FHA 203(b) loan. We've got about $7K-8K cash available to apply toward this purchase. How should we structure our bid to put us in the best position to win??? Our mortgage guy suggested we bid $100 over the list price and ask for 3% in seller concessions. We would then have around 4% total into the transaction but we would be getting a home with a lot of equity in it.