March 7, 2015

Novato Pending & Contingent Sales – Real Estate Contingencies

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View Novato contingent and pending sales here. What are contingent or pending sales? They are homes that are under offer or contract of sale. The buyer has not released his contingencies yet, meaning that if he chooses to back out for any reason, he can. Usually without loss of any of his earnest money deposit.

These “contingencies” must be included in the contact to purchase to protect the buyer. One contingency is the ‘finance contingency’. Until you have 100% Underwriter Loan approval you should NOT remove this contingency. Another contingency is the ‘appraisal contingency’. This protects the buyer in case your Lender does not value the property as highly as you do. If the appraisal falls short of the purchase offer price you could ask the Seller to match the appraised value or back out of the deal with a full refund of your deposit.

The last major contingency is the ‘inspection contingency’. You should do all inspections that are important to yourself and the property you are buying. The main inspections are Pest Inspection and Home Inspection. Others that may be considered are Roof, Chimney, Pool, Foundation and even Soils Inspections. Marin Real-Estate recommends Engineered Soil Repairs for any suspect earth movement.

Contingencies protect you in case you cannot perform or choose not to perform and close escrow on a home. If you cancel a contract after you have waived ALL contingencies you could find yourself forfeiting your earnest money deposit, usually to a maximum of 3% in California. Once a Buyer has removed ALL contingencies, the home is ready to close escrow.

See all Novato Pending & Contingent Sales – Real Estate Contingencies.
(all data current as of 3/6/2015)

  1. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,717 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.02 ac
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 3
    Listing provided by Laura Odisio, Decker Bullock Sothebys International Realty
  2. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,288 sq ft
    Lot size: 802 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Days on market: 6
    Listing provided by William Byrd, RE/MAX Gold
  3. 5 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,258 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,457 sqft
    Year built: 1981
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 9
    Listing provided by Abby Tanem, Coldwell Banker Greenbrae
  4. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,783 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,091 sqft
    Year built: 1998
    Days on market: 11
    Listing provided by Rose Capurro, Bradley Real Estate-Novato
  5. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,934 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,672 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 11
    Listing provided by Falla Associates, Decker Bullock Sothebys International Realty
  6. 6 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 4,747 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.05 ac
    Year built: 1940
    Days on market: 11
    Listing provided by Abby Tanem, Coldwell Banker Greenbrae
  7. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,323 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,299 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Days on market: 13
    Listing provided by Molly Row, Pacific Union International
  8. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,623 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,699 sqft
    Year built: 1960
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 13
    Listing provided by Kathi Elliott, Decker Bullock Sothebys International Realty
  9. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,616 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,200 sqft
    Year built: 1964
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 14
    Listing provided by David Anderson, I Star Properties, Inc.
  10. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,128 sq ft
    Lot size: 436 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 16
    Listing provided by The Bowman Group, Vanguard Properties
  11. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,922 sq ft
    Year built: 1999
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 17
    Listing provided by Rosalie Weigle, Decker Bullock Sothebys International Realty
  12. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,898 sq ft
    Lot size: 32,605 sqft
    Year built: 1957
    Days on market: 17
    Listing provided by Chris Hodge, Bradley Real Estate-San Rafael
  13. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,025 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,750 sqft
    Year built: 1958
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 18
    Listing provided by Marsha Harris, CENTURY 21 Bundesen
  14. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,772 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,962 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Days on market: 18
    Listing provided by Patricia Gross, Alain Pinel Realtors
  15. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,090 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,501 sqft
    Year built: 1946
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 18
    Listing provided by Denise Athas, Athas & Associates Real Estate, Inc
  16. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,112 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,500 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 19
    Listing provided by Steven Cohn, Keller Williams Realty
  17. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,086 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,874 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 24
    Listing provided by James Stafford, Decker Bullock Sothebys International Realty
  18. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,428 sq ft
    Year built: 1998
    Days on market: 24
    Listing provided by Francine Hulot, Coldwell Banker Greenbrae
  19. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,543 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,001 sqft
    Year built: 1961
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 24
    Listing provided by Jennifer Bowes, Bradley Real Estate-San Rafael
  20. $769,000 : 5 June Ln, Novato
    3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,827 sqft
    Year built: 1963
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 24
    Listing provided by Henry Hautau, Bradley Real Estate-Novato
  21. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,227 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,150 sqft
    Year built: 1947
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 25
    Listing provided by Jeff Johnston, Alain Pinel Realtors
  22. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,727 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,092 sqft
    Year built: 2012
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 31
    Listing provided by Eileen Joyce, Bradley Real Estate-Novato
  23. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,740 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,550 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Days on market: 32
    Listing provided by John Hammer, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
  24. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Lot size: 902 sqft
    Year built: 1986
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 45
    Listing provided by Victoria Wells, Bradley Real Estate-San Rafael
  25. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,344 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,614 sqft
    Year built: 1971
    Days on market: 46
    Listing provided by Geoffrey Dugmore, Alain Pinel Realtors
  26. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,138 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,323 sqft
    Year built: 1984
    Days on market: 60
    Listing provided by William Massara, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
  27. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,943 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,083 sqft
    Year built: 1963
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 60
    Listing provided by Jason Holmes, Holmes Burrell Real Estate
  28. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,344 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,299 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Days on market: 75
    Listing provided by Earl Crouse, Distinct Advantage Real Estate
  29. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,970 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,151 sqft
    Year built: 1965
    Days on market: 112
    Listing provided by Martha Moran, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
  30. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,240 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,299 sqft
    Year built: 1962
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 137
    Listing provided by Katharine Bruinsslot, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
  31. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 23,697 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Days on market: 143
    Listing provided by Pamela English, Bradley Real Estate-Novato
  32. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,107 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,500 sqft
    Year built: 1963
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 156
    Listing provided by Steven Cohn, Keller Williams Realty

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