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CENTURY 21 Alliance Realty Group's Blog

Found A Home You Love But It's 'Pending' . . . Do You Still Have A Chance?

So you've been looking online for quite some time now for the perfect home in the perfect location, and you finally think you found it.  But . . . it already has an accepted pending contract.

Ugh!  Disappointment!  Now what!  Is there still a chance that you can get the home, or should you not even try?

Well, pending does not mean it's sold.  It means that the seller has accepted a buyer's offer, but the transaction has not yet closed.  There are a multitude of things that can go wrong from the time a contract is accepted and the time it closes.  The home inspection could reveal an issue that is unacceptable to the buyer, the buyer's financing could get turned down, or something could change in the buyer's situation that causes them to not be able to buy.  So if you really want the house here is what you should do.

6 Tips To Make House Hunting Fun For The Kids

There's no doubt that moving is one of life's more stressful events, and it is in everybody's best interest to try to keep the kids happy and feeling secure during the process.

It may take some extra time and patience, but Including your children in your home search can pay off big by helping them better adapt to change and ease their anxiety. 

Here are 6 ideas to get the kids engaged in the move:

Can't Afford A Home Stager? Here Are Inexpensive DIY Staging Tips

Hiring a professional home stager can cost anywhere from $50 to $150 per hour, depending on the location and fee structure of the home stager, and it could take many hours of work to get that complete professional look.  Of course we all want our home to look like it's been staged by HGTV designers, and there is no doubt that professional staging does get homes sold faster and usually for more money, but hiring a stager might just be out of your range.

The good news is that there are very inexpensive things you can do to 'stage' your home and present it at its best to potential buyers.