(a) For mortgages insured under firm commitments issued prior to November 19, 1992 or under direct endorsement processing where the credit worksheet was signed by the mortgagee's approved underwriter prior to November 19, 1992. After acquiring good marketable title to and possession of the property the mortgagee must transfer the property to the Secretary:
(1) Within 30 days after acquiring possession of the mortgaged property by foreclosure or other means; or
(2) Within such further time as may be necessary to complete the title examination and perfect the title.
(b) For mortgages insured under firm commitments issued on or after November 19, 1992, or under direct endorsement processing where the credit worksheet was signed by the mortgagee's underwriter on or after November 19, 1992 -
(1) Conveyance by the mortgagee. The mortgagee must acquire good marketable title and transfer the property to the Secretary within 30 days of the later of:
(i) Filing for record the foreclosure deed;
(ii) Recording date of deed in lieu of foreclosure;
(iii) Acquiring possession of the property;
(iv) Expiration of the redemption period; or
(v) Such further time as the Secretary may approve in writing.
(2) Direct conveyance. In cases where the mortgagee arranges for a direct conveyance of the property to the Secretary, the mortgagee must ensure that the property is transferred to the Secretary within 30 days of the reasonable diligence time frame specified in § 203.356 of this part.