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20 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Real Estate Consultant (21 years experience)

Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Investing in Real Estate


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Earnest Money


It depends.  In Texas if the buyer fails to get approved after the financing contingency expires, then according to the contract the earnest money is forfeited.  If the financing is not approved due to an appraisal or other issue with the house itself, then the buyer can cancel the contract and get the earnest money back.

What do I really need to do to get my home ready for selling?


Generally speaking you will want to have all deferred maintenance taken care of and your home looking like a model home so that it stands out from the competition.  If you need a qualified agent in University Hills, let me know.

selling home


I would agree with the idea that it's a done deal already.  Typically you won't know the appraised value as the seller, unless there is a problem (it appraised for less than contract amount).