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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

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

What a great recipe!  I mean Because We All Love Pumpkin I know!



What You Need

1/2 Cup Pecans
1 Can (15 ounces) Solid Pack Pumpkin
3 Eggs
1 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
1 1/3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 Tsp. Allspice, Ground
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
1 tsp. Cardamom, ground
3/4 Cup Sugar
2 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
3/4 Cup Butter
1 Package (8 Oz)  Cream Cheese

What To Do:

1. Preheat Oven to 350.

2. In a small bowl mix flour, 1/4 cup sugar and the brown sugar. Cut butter until crumbly.

3. Stir in your oats and pecans. Save 1 cup for the topping.

4.  Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of a 13x9 glass baking pan. Bake for 15-17 minutes. 

5. In another small bowl beat the cream cheese, spices and remaining sugar until smooth. Beat in the vanilla and pumpkin. Add Eggs and beat on low speed just until smooth. 

6. Pour over the warm crust and top with the remaining crumb mixture. 

7. Bake 20-24 minutes. Cool and cut into bars!


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