Professionals Provide Insight on Top Reasons Real Estate Contracts Fall Through

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Real estate professionals from around the country provided with insight on what keeps contracts from closing, putting appraisal problems at the top of the list.

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With the prevalence of short-sales, lending restrictiveness and guidelines, as well as inventory controls, escrows fall through with greater than historic frequency.

Recently, real estate professionals provided, a leading real estate search website, with insight on the top reasons that real estate contracts fall through and how buyers can avoid these issues before they happen. Some of the reasons cited are well-known problems that could happen in any market, however, some issues are due to recent changes in the real estate market that have occurred over the last few years."In today’s market environment, this is a reality with unfortunately high occurrence," says Dameon V. Russell, Dir. Business Systems at MAE Capital Mortgage. "With the prevalence of short-sales, lending restrictiveness and guidelines, as well as inventory controls, escrows fall through with greater than historic frequency."
By shedding light on these issues, the team is helping to educate buyers on how to ensure that their contract makes it to the closing table, which will benefit individual home buyers as well as the real estate market as a whole.
Top 9 Reasons Why Contracts Fall Through
Based on feedback from real estate professionals actively working around the country, the points below are the most commonly cited reasons why real estate contracts don't close.

  •     Property Didn't Appraise
  •     Paperwork Not Being Ready/Prepared
  •     Nickel and Diming in Negotiations
  •     Special Requirements and Long Approval Period of Short-Sales and Foreclosures
  •     Buyer Not Qualified for the Home Loan
  •     Changes in the Buyer's Finances After Contract is Made
  •     Not Completing the Contract on Time
  •     Inspection Issues
  •     Lack of Communication Between the Two Parties

The issues addressed in the list reflect the shortcomings of the newly enacted home appraisal process, how short sales and foreclosures are affecting the number of homes sold and how some problems can easily be avoided among other topics.
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