It’s a seller’s market: What does that mean for contingencies?

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They might ask to rent back their home for a certain amount of time, hold off the deal until they find a new home, or ask you to assume a solar panel lease or loan, if there’s one in place.

Banging Down The Door To Home Ownership

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Offering free rent-back up to 60 days. Banging Down The Door To Home Ownership: How Buyers Are Winning Offers In Today’s Hot Market. We are seeing it all in this early 2021 Portland market.


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Lasagna Loans For a First Timer

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Fortunately there was only one other offer on the table so with an offer of $300k with some free rent back for the seller, Mac had her one and only offer accepted. Mac was referred to me by one of my favorite lenders, Jennifer Leon at Umpqua Bank.

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The ONE in West Linn

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Thankfully, we negotiated with their buyer for a longer close and 30 day rent back. The Creighton’s found the ONE in West Linn! It’s no secret that the housing market in the Portland Metro area is HOT. At the end of July, the area had just 1.2 months of inventory available.

The Contingency Dance

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We priced the home well, got it market ready, and went pending for $30,000 over asking price with multiple offers and rent back. I always say that buying and selling a home at the same time is not for the faint of heart.

Old Home Gets Love it Deserves with New Owners

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We navigated this sell-buy process by asking anyone making an offer on their home to please include a free 30-day rent back. Every offer we received included a rent-back of some kind. They lucked out by finding a home that had just come back on the market and making an offer right away. Annabelle and Fabiana have big plans to rebuild the supports for a sagging, enclosed, back sunporch and to repair a beautiful, covered front porch.

Old Home Gets Love it Deserves with New Owners

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We navigated this sell-buy process by asking anyone making an offer on their home to please include a free 30-day rent back. Every offer we received included a rent-back of some kind.

Buyers: Here’s Your Negotiation Strategy for When the Appraisal on a House Comes in Low


Are you able to offer the seller more time to stay in the home, or suggest a rent-back agreement? With a rent-back agreement , the seller stays in the home post-closing, giving them more time and giving you leverage.). Can you offer a rent-back agreement to the seller?

Seller Who Collects Rocks Finds Buyers Who Love Rocks

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Alexandra and Ray’s offer was not the highest, but the seller and the listing agent loved their terms and letter enough to come back to me and give them the opportunity to come up just a hair to match the highest offer, which they did.

Let’s Make a Deal! 7 Things You Can Negotiate When Buying a Home—Beyond the Asking Price

One example would be closing earlier and offering the seller a short rent back to allow them an easier move into their next home,” Dibble says.

Millions Are House-Rich but Cash-Poor. Wall Street Landlords Are Ready.

So far these companies have reported record occupancy, on-time rent collection on par with historical averages and rising rents. and American Homes 4 Rent , are up 79% and 59%, respectively, since stocks bottomed on March 23.

How Will Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West Divide Up Their Real Estate Empire?

Getty Images/ Ian West - PA Images;; Google Maps 2021 is starting off with a big-time celebrity shake-up: Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are getting divorced.

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20% of Winning Home Offers Waived the Inspection Contingency in June, Up From 13% Last Year


The appraisal contingency allows the buyer to cancel a deal or renegotiate the price if the appraisal comes back lower than a specified amount. More buyers are making concessions to win bidding wars amid a deepening housing shortage, record-low interest rates. In June, 19.9%

How To Compete, And Win, In 2021.

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One of the most common things is the need for ‘rent-back’ while they find a new home and move out. By every metric, we are in the midst of one the most active and competitive markets in Portland real estate history.

Buying in a Seller’s Market: 9 Ways to Win


Earnest money protects the home seller in case a buyer backs out of a home sale after the offer was accepted. Unless a homebuyer backs out due to something coming up in a home inspection or appraisal, the seller will get to keep the earnest money. What is a Seller’s Market?

Big-City Convenience with Small-Town Charm: How to Buy a House in Arlington


Rent a bike from Capital Bikeshare to explore the metro D.C. Offer a rent-back clause to the seller. The weekends welcome a laid-back lifestyle as people browse the farmers market and chat at coffee shops.

Poster Children for Perseverance Prevail in North Portland

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They wrote up a great offer- their 5th- on the SE house and got into back-up position, which felt like progress! My buyers Shay and Mike contacted me in mid-April, about a month into quarantine, and a couple of weeks after my last pre-covid transaction had closed.

Survey: Almost Half of Recent Homebuyers Made an Offer Sight-Unseen, the Highest Share on Record


Yaaran’s clients, who were at the time living in Virginia but planning to move back to the Seattle area for a job at Amazon, found their dream home after doing a video tour on FaceTime. Fortunately, the inspection contingency enabled her to back out of the purchase.

Epic Win on Wilshire Park Bricker

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I helped my buyers Brooke-Lynn and Ivan sell their classic mid-century in Rose City Park back in March. When they sold their home they had multiple offers and were able to get a buyer who gave them 2 months of rent-back.

Is It a Good Time to Sell a House, As Home Prices Would Suggest?


Your house, if you list it now, is like the sole handbag left in the back that the employee puts out last minute. Another option may be to negotiate a rent-back agreement with a buyer to stay in the home an additional 30-60 days past closing, giving you the time to line up your next place.

Staying After Selling: What to Know About Use and Occupancy Agreements


On the flip side, the U&O can allow the seller to remain in the home for a certain amount of time after closing (also known as a “rent-back” agreement).

Win More Bidding Wars: The 3 Cs of Writing Better Offers


Back in our Q2 survey, 83% of agents said bidding wars are more frequent than ever. She got her start in real estate back in 2004 and formed a small team in 2011. And just, “Hey, due to the inspection, I’m backing out.”

Everything You Need to Know About Making an Offer: 15 Tips for Homebuyers


To help you set yourself up for success, read our primer with expert-backed tips for deciding on and presenting the strongest possible offer. A financing or mortgage contingency , which states that the buyer can back out of the deal if they can’t obtain financing to complete the purchase.

Win Bidding Wars: How to Write Offers That the Seller and Listing Agent Will Love


Sarita is back with me today for part 2 of our conversation about winning bidding wars. That last one, miscellaneous bucket, that includes things like contingencies and rent backs and so forth. I’ve gonna give them free rent back.