What Does Contingent on Finance Mean?

What is a finance contingency? Let’s discuss what this contingency is in this video, “What Does Contingent on Financing Mean?”:

What is a Finance Contingency on a Home?

A finance contingency means you are getting a loan on the property and your contract is contingent upon you not losing financing throughout the entire process, all the way to closing day. So if for any reason, you do lose your financing, the finance contingency is in place to help protect you and get your earnest money back.

Of course, to get your earnest money back, all parties involved in the contract must sign a mutual release, which will release the earnest money back to the buyer. Discuss this scenario with your real estate agent if you think you’d like to include a finance contingency in your next offer on a home. 

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