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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

A Day for Phantom


My mother decided instead of presents under the tree at Christmas this year, she would give us a day at the Opera. We are so happy she did. Experiences to me or better than a physical gift any day. I love to travel... as we speak I'm looking at what to do for Christmas next year.... I want to take a cruise. I could travel everyday and be completely happy. A pair of jeans or jewelry is likely to be a forgotten gift.

I'm off subject...

We woke up this morning excited to receive our gift. I popped a can of biscuits and fried up some bacon. We took turns taking showers, shoving syrup biscuits down our throats and applying our faces. Around 11, Mom picked us up and I drove us down to Norfolk and to the Chrysler Center. Of course I forgot my camera and my phone was seriously already dead. Luckily mom and Douglas took a few shots. 

We got a drink and a pretzel before the show and then when time came found out seat in row R and settled in. The Phantom of the Opera was beautiful and funny too. The set was crazy nice and the steps that appeared and disappeared right in front of your eyes were amazing. We loved all of the lights, the fires and of course the chandelier drop! 

This experience is something we won't forget and when we start thinking about what Christmas presents we received last Christmas we won't hem and haw. We will remember The Phantom of Opera is here.... inside our minds.


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