Have you driven by a house for sale and seen the “Under Contract” or “Sale Pending” sign added when a home has a signed contract? Have you also noticed this sign get removed a few days later? This happens when a potential buyer terminates a contract and the seller is stuck putting the house back on the market to solicit the next buyer.
This week I’m breaking down how often a house goes back on the market after having a contract in place. There are about eight reasons in a Colorado real estate contract for a buyer to terminate a contract:
- Title documents
- Non-public matters
- Due Diligence Documents
Each one of these options allows for the buyer to terminate accordingly and get a full refund of their earnest money (in most cases).
In Denver, 18% of detached homes and 14% of attached homes go back on the market after having the first signed contract. In the below I have broken out the percent’s on various price ranges. If you are selling a home, just know that the first contract may not be the last contract. If you are buying a home, that money you just spent on inspection may need to be spent again on the next house.
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