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What is a Contingency?

  In my last blog I discussed what Pending means in Real Estate and I stated:   Anytime I say Pending, it means the house is under contract. Either with a contingency or not, the house is more than likely going to another buyer. It's just a matter of time until it closes and the new homeowner will be moving in. So what is a contingency?  Well a contingency in a contract is anything that must be first met to allow the sale to continue in the manner in which the contract was written. Most contracts have standard contingencies to include a home inspection, a financial contingency and an appraisal contingency. Other contingencies could include a home sale.  Home Inspection Contingency: This contingency allows the buyer to preform a home inspection (all home inspectors in the state of Virginia must have a license) and the buyer has the opportunity to ask for repairs in order for the contract to move forward. Sellers at this time can a couple of things. Repair all items Repair some it

Favorite Pasta Salad

I wanted to share with you my favorite pasta salad. It is warm and wonderful. Happy Fourth!!

Printable Recipe!


What You Need: 


  • (9-oz.) packages refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
  • 1/2 cup olive oil 
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbl. minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups baby heirloom tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels 
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper 

  • What to Do:
  • 1. Prepare tortellini according to package directions.
  • 2.Roast tomatoes in oven on 450 for 10-15. 
  • 3. Meanwhile, process olive oil and next 5 ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  • 4.Toss olive oil mixture with hot cooked tortellini, tomatoes, and next 3 ingredients.
  • 5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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