When you buy or sell a home, whether is in the Annex, Toronto or here in Mobile, Alabama, you are entering into a contract with the buyer or seller. This means that each of you are bound by its terms, so it's only natural for each party to want to insert a few clauses that allow them to get out of the contract without paying penalty fees if things aren't going their way. These are called contingencies and chances are if you're buying or selling a property, you're going to run into one or two along the way. This article should help familiarize you with some of the more common ones.
Some buyers will agree to buy a home only on the condition that the seller agrees to pay for a professional appraisal of the home to verify that the price the seller is charging is indeed fair market value for a piece of Guelph real estate in that condition. If the appraisal is lower than the asking price, the buyers are allowed to renegotiate.
Some buyers, when they see a piece of Mississauga real estate that they really like, they need to jump on it before other buyers come along. In this case, they may put in an offer before their bank has officially approved their home loan. In this case, their ability to follow through on the offer depends on the bank's decision, so it goes into the contract.
This is a big one that you'll see in every purchase contract, whether it's for a unit at Square One Condominiums or a sprawling, brand new mansion. No one wants to move into a house only to find that the roof is rotting away and the sewage system needs replacing, so the contract will specify that the home must pass inspection before the sale will go through.
Different factors will prevail in different states, but environmental issues that will terminate a sale agreement include lead paint, asbestos, pest infestations, mold, radon gas, or being built on contaminated land. These can turn up on inspection or during disclosure.
Sale of Other Home
Buyers can usually only get away with this when the market is in their favor. They put a clause in the contract that says the sale can only go through once Remax Mississauga has sold their previous home.