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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

Easy One Pot Bacon, Salami Pasta with Tomato and Basil

This pasta is a heaven send and so easy for these back to school meals we are all about to or are embarking on now. Made this last night and it was perfect. 

What You Need:


  • 12 ounces penne
  • 6-8 Slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • 6-8 Thick cut salami, chopped
  • 1 (28- oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 2-3 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 medium-size yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 small zucchini chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Garlic diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper (optional)
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • TO DO:
  • 1. Place first 12 ingredients and, if desired, dried crushed red pepper in a Dutch oven or deep skillet in order of ingredient list. Cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat (about 12 to 15 minutes). Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, covered, 10 to 12 minutes or until pasta is slightly al dente, stirring at 5-minute intervals.
  • 2. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 10 minutes. Stir just before serving. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

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