December 7, 2016

Novato Pending & Contingent Sales – Real Estate Contingencies

Pending Sales Belvedere Bolinas Corte Madera Greenbrae
Kentfield Larkspur Mill Valley Novato Ross
San Anselmo San Rafael Sausalito Stinson Beach Tiburon

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.

  1. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,598 sq ft
    Lot size: 28,227 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 8
    Listing provided by Henry Hautau, Bradley Real Estate - Kentfield
  2. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,250 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,680 sqft
    Year built: 1954
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 8
    Listing provided by Dale Faust, Bradley Real Estate-Novato
  3. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 864 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,502 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 8
    Listing provided by Tyler Grossman, Alain Pinel Realtors
  4. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,452 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,302 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 9
    Listing provided by Steven Cozza, Pacific Union International
  5. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,817 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,819 sqft
    Year built: 1954
    Days on market: 18
    Listing provided by Stephanie Sabo, Equis Realty
  6. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,061 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,539 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 19
    Listing provided by Fran Donlan, Bradley Real Estate-San Rafael
  7. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,560 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,501 sqft
    Year built: 1954
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 20
    Listing provided by Kevin McGinnis, Decker Bullock Sothebys International Realty
  8. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,144 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,647 sqft
    Year built: 1970
    Days on market: 22
    Listing provided by Marie Clay, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
  9. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 785 sq ft
    Lot size: 784 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 22
    Listing provided by David Elgort, Decker Bullock Sothebys International Realty
  10. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,836 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,594 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Days on market: 23
    Listing provided by Donna Falzon, Bradley Real Estate-Novato
  11. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,205 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,535 sqft
    Year built: 1960
    Days on market: 26
    Listing provided by Candace Shelton, Century 21 North Bay Alliance
  12. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 872 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,202 sqft
    Year built: 1972
    Days on market: 30
    Listing provided by Robert Lesnett, Lesnett Real Estate
  13. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,808 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,622 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 36
    Listing provided by Robert Ellis, Bradley Real Estate-San Rafael
  14. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 815 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,080 sqft
    Year built: 1986
    Days on market: 36
    Listing provided by Shari Wilkins, Bradley Real Estate-Novato
  15. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,088 sq ft
    Lot size: 815 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Days on market: 39
    Listing provided by Randy Nichols, RE/MAX Accord
  16. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,841 sq ft
    Lot size: 26,319 sqft
    Year built: 1984
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 47
    Listing provided by Gail Swift, Bradley Real Estate
  17. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,324 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,200 sqft
    Year built: 1964
    Days on market: 50
    Listing provided by Linda Gridley, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
  18. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,812 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,757 sqft
    Year built: 1964
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 57
    Listing provided by Barbara Ivy, Bradley Real Estate-Novato
  19. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,416 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,749 sqft
    Year built: 1958
    Days on market: 60
    Listing provided by Carol Courtney, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
  20. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,106 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,842 sqft
    Year built: 1998
    Days on market: 69
    Listing provided by Randy Nichols, RE/MAX Accord
  21. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,612 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,799 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Days on market: 71
    Listing provided by Martine Swain, Bradley Real Estate-Novato
  22. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,289 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,298 sqft
    Year built: 1969
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 86
    Listing provided by Lisa Garaventa, Decker Bullock Sothebys International Realty
  23. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,584 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,051 sqft
    Year built: 1955
    Days on market: 92
    Listing provided by Britt Johnson, Alain Pinel Realtors
  24. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Lot size: 6,721 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 121
    Listing provided by Denise Athas, Athas & Associates Real Estate, Inc
  25. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,460 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,400 sqft
    Year built: 1976
    Days on market: 139
    Listing provided by Marty Wickenheiser, Bradley Real Estate-San Rafael

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(all data current as of 12/7/2016)

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