need advice on owner occupant HUD house

Hello, we just picked up a HUD house. Pretty good deal but it’t very dirty and has some problems that will probably require about 2 months of rehab at least. The agent wasn’t able to explain to me how is the owner occupant status verified by HUD. I know I have reside for at least one year and cannot buy another HUD for 2 years.

Does anybody know how it looks in practice? Does one year period of occupancy count from the purchase date or “move in” date?

Thanks a lot guys.
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Occupancy starts the day you close USUALLY.

Are you renting now? If you are renting then it is an easy explanation.

However, if you currently own a home they would not find much humor in your situation.