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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

Caramel Pear with Gouda Bruschetta

This is such a light dish and is perfect at a party or to serve watching a movie. 


What You Need:

One Pear, sliced thinly
One Baguette cut into 1-2" Pieces
1 Stick Butter, Melted
2 Tbsp. Sugar
1 Tbsp. Cinnamon
Slices of Gouda Cheese
Caramel Syrup
Candied Nuts (Optional)

What to Do:

1. Preheat oven 350. Spray a medium size pan with cooking spray and set aside.

2. In a smallish bowl mix the melted butter, sugar and cinnamon. Dip bread pieces into the bowl, fully coating each. Place on pan. After all pieces have been coated, cook in oven for approximately 8-10 minutes. 

3. With a rough tear, place Gouda slices on top of the bread. Return to oven until cheese is bubbly. You can always just broil it quickly too.

4. Take out of oven and place on cute platter. Top each bread piece with a slice of pear. Once all of the bruschetta has been pear topped, drizzle with caramel syrup and top with candied nuts. 

Enjoy!








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