May 25, 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. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,360 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,300 sqft
    Year built: 1976
    Days on market: 10
    Listing provided by Jeff Johnston, Alain Pinel Realtors
  2. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,322 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.46 ac
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 13
    Listing provided by Anne DeChelbor, Alain Pinel Realtors
  3. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,390 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,037 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 13
    Listing provided by Jimmy Marin, Pacific Union International
  4. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,582 sq ft
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 13
    Listing provided by Kathi Elliott, Decker Bullock Sothebys International Realty
  5. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,813 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,182 sqft
    Year built: 1980
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 14
    Listing provided by Carol Scott, Bradley Real Estate - Kentfield
  6. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,623 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,001 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Days on market: 14
    Listing provided by Candace Shelton, Century 21 North Bay Alliance
  7. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,501 sqft
    Year built: 1962
    Days on market: 15
    Listing provided by Bill Stewart, Alain Pinel Realtors
  8. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,345 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,475 sqft
    Year built: 1947
    Days on market: 15
    Listing provided by Anne DeChelbor, Alain Pinel Realtors
  9. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 987 sq ft
    Lot size: 984 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Days on market: 15
    Listing provided by Iraj Zolnasr, Coldwell Banker Greenbrae
  10. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,491 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,982 sqft
    Year built: 1978
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 15
    Listing provided by Martine Swain, Bradley Real Estate-Novato
  11. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,338 sq ft
    Lot size: 17,873 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Days on market: 21
    Listing provided by Lisa Garaventa, Decker Bullock Sothebys International Realty
  12. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,934 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,854 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 21
    Listing provided by Kevin McGinnis, Decker Bullock Sothebys International Realty
  13. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,118 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,119 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Days on market: 22
    Listing provided by Denise Montalvo, Bradley Real Estate
  14. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,348 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,400 sqft
    Year built: 1978
    Days on market: 25
    Listing provided by Cynthia Halvorson, Christine Champion Broker
  15. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,235 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,602 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 25
    Listing provided by Shane Attell, Coldwell Banker Greenbrae
  16. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,420 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,501 sqft
    Year built: 1955
    Days on market: 27
    Listing provided by Andrew Paulson, RE/MAX Gold Napa
  17. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,153 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,560 sqft
    Year built: 1955
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 28
    Listing provided by Terri Dawson, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
  18. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,065 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,126 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Days on market: 28
    Listing provided by Henry Hautau, Bradley Real Estate - Kentfield
  19. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 872 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,202 sqft
    Year built: 1972
    Days on market: 29
    Listing provided by Bill Stewart, Alain Pinel Realtors
  20. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,117 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,399 sqft
    Year built: 1968
    Days on market: 29
    Listing provided by Kenneth Licht, Coldwell Banker Greenbrae
  21. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,709 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,010 sqft
    Year built: 1960
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 29
    Listing provided by Gael Grove, Pacific Union International
  22. 6 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,399 sqft
    Year built: 1981
    Days on market: 29
    Listing provided by Jeff Sterley, Pacific Union International
  23. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 880 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,751 sqft
    Year built: 1918
    Days on market: 29
    Listing provided by Kathleen Emrey, Marin Modern Real Estate
  24. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,328 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,501 sqft
    Year built: 1949
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 29
    Listing provided by Doug Hecker, Coldwell Banker
  25. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,408 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,016 sqft
    Year built: 1992
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 30
    Listing provided by Ralph McLeran, Bradley Real Estate - Kentfield
  26. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,119 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,119 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Days on market: 31
    Listing provided by Ning Sha, Green Valley Realty USA
  27. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,090 sqft
    Year built: 1982
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 34
    Listing provided by Mark Adams, Terra Firma Global Partners
  28. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,815 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,448 sqft
    Year built: 1981
    Days on market: 35
    Listing provided by Tom Bolles, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
  29. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,835 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,982 sqft
    Year built: 1977
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 35
    Listing provided by Matthew Hughes, Paragon Real Estate Group - Greenbrae
  30. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,777 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,628 sqft
    Year built: 1965
    Days on market: 36
    Listing provided by Peter Schardt, Bradley Real Estate-Novato
  31. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,819 sq ft
    Lot size: 30,096 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 36
    Listing provided by Carol Scott, Bradley Real Estate - Kentfield
  32. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,352 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,799 sqft
    Year built: 1959
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 37
    Listing provided by Sharon Plummer, Bradley Real Estate-Novato
  33. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,511 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,398 sqft
    Year built: 1959
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 39
    Listing provided by Deborah Solvason, Paragon Real Estate Group - Greenbrae
  34. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,535 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,673 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Days on market: 40
    Listing provided by Andrew Roth, Zephyr Real Estate
  35. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,012 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,002 sqft
    Year built: 1972
    Days on market: 41
    Listing provided by Jennifer Schaible, Bradley Real Estate-San Rafael
  36. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,930 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.44 ac
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 42
    Listing provided by Lorraine Watkins, Marin Modern Real Estate
  37. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,039 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,260 sqft
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 43
    Listing provided by Barton Pate, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
  38. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,261 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,250 sqft
    Year built: 1954
    Days on market: 47
    Listing provided by Linda Mazzuchi, RE/MAX Gold
  39. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,854 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,742 sqft
    Year built: 2002
    Days on market: 49
    Listing provided by Cecile Hawkins, Alain Pinel Realtors
  40. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,690 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,006 sqft
    Year built: 1976
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 57
    Listing provided by James Stafford, Decker Bullock Sothebys International Realty
  41. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,330 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,160 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Days on market: 57
    Listing provided by Joe Bondanza, Decker Bullock Sothebys International Realty
  42. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,078 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,249 sqft
    Year built: 1977
    Days on market: 60
    Listing provided by Randy Nichols, RE/MAX Accord
  43. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,293 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,501 sqft
    Year built: 1949
    Days on market: 69
    Listing provided by Rick Trono, Decker Bullock Sothebys International Realty
  44. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,576 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,398 sqft
    Year built: 1963
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 71
    Listing provided by Jeff Johnston, Alain Pinel Realtors
  45. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,106 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,565 sqft
    Year built: 2000
    Days on market: 112
    Listing provided by Tony Grotjahn CRB CRS, Grotjahn Capital Management Co
  46. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,070 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,342 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Days on market: 124
    Listing provided by Kyle Frazier, Pacific Union International

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(all data current as of 5/24/2016)

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