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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

Visit: The Museum of National History

It's amazing after the multiple visits to the National Mall in DC, I have never visited The Museum of National History. I have seen the Air and Space Museum many times and paraded around the Capitol, many of the monuments and even done a cartwheel at the Reflecting Pool but never stepped foot in this awesome structure!


The girls and I, along with my mom, trekked the ten blocks from our hotel in the FRIGID temperatures on Saturday and into the warm enveloping arms of The Museum of National History. We waited on my mother-in-law, Susan, and sister-in-law, Lindsey, to arrive via Metro. While waiting we were asked to volunteer for this bird game the museum was testing and because all my girls are three years apart in age, they were just perfect in testing how different age groups would take to it. They were a hit at the game and the developer was quite impressed with my young-ins. 

After Susan and Lindsey arrived and we deposited our coats in the coat room, I would suggest this in the winter, we stepped into a new world of possibilities. The world of natural history is an interesting one with many view points. I am happy with many viewpoints. 








* Outside of The Museum of Natural History
* Playing the bird game
* The girls in the main hall
* The Death Pose
* Scared crap less if this came swooping my way, right?
* This is seriously our brown cat at our house. Poor birdie!!
* Not sure about some T-shirt designers...
* The Mammal Hall
* Insects and their lives
* Ellie
* The Hope Diamond
* Me with a Caribou... my mom tells this story on how she saw one walking down our street one snowy day. I tell her she should lay off the wine during the day. ;)


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