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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

All the Oyster Festivals You Can Think Of Coastal Virginia!

It's that time of year where Virginia is hopping with Oyster Festivals! This is the first year I haven't made the Urbanna Oyster Fest. :(
I'm supplying you the list of all upcoming festivals so you don't miss out on the fun! 

Urbanna – Nov. 6, 7 – Urbanna Oyster Festival
Wachapreague – Nov. 7 – Island House Oyster Roast
Saxis – Nov. 7 – Saxis Island Oyster Roast
Gloucester – Nov. 7 – TOGA Virginia Half-Shell Oyster Tasting
Machipongo – Nov. 14 – Merroir & Terroir – Oyster Extravaganza
Melfa – Nov. 14 – Oysters a la Carte
Newport News – Nov. 14 – Virginia Living Museum Oyster Roast
Onancock – Nov. 20 – 21 – Ducks Unlimited Oyster & Wine Lovers’ Weekend
Machipongo – Nov. 21 – Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast
Chesapeake – Nov. 21 – Oyster & South Festival
Irvington – Nov. 21 – Taste by the Bay: Wine, Food, Arts & Ale
Cape Charles – Nov. 28 – Cape Charles Historical Society Oyster Roast
Heathsville – Dec. 5 – "Oysters and Oldies" Christmas Oyster Roast
Chincoteague Island – May 7 – Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival
Chincoteague Island – Oct. 8 – Annual Chincoteague Island Oyster Festival

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