A home buyers main objective is to find a new home, submit an offer, have their offer accepted and close. However, not all buyers make it to the closing table because they choose to walk away before that happened. So why do buyers walk away from a home purchase? Here are the four most common reasons.
Visually a buyer might know how much work the home they’re purchasing may need. However, once a home inspector further investigates unforeseen issues may arise. It’s when issues, which could be minor or major, arise that may cause a buyer to walk away from a home purchase.
Home Didn’t Appraise
When a home doesn’t appraise for the contracted price a buyer may walk away from the purchase. Sometimes it’s because they’re obtaining financing and it has to appraise and other times a buyer just doesn’t want to purchase a home that didn’t appraise.
While a home buyer may be pre-approved for a loan it doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be fully approved, sometimes a buyer will be denied financing, which is another reason why a buyer may walk away from a home purchase. While the chances of a pre-approved buyer getting denied are slim, it does happen, so sellers have to be prepared.
Sometimes life-changing events, like unemployment, a natural disaster, divorce or even death can force a buyer to walk away from a home purchase. This definitely isn’t the most common reason why buyers walk away from a home purchase, but it does happen.
Not all real estate transactions make it to the closing table, it’s something both parties need to be aware of and prepared in case it does happen.
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— Michelle Gibson (@WellingtonHomez) October 4, 2018
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About the Author
The above real estate article “Why Do Buyer’s Walk Away from a Home Purchase?” was written by Michelle Gibson of Wellington Florida Real Estate. Specializing in residential real estate since 2001 Michelle Gibson is experienced in assisting buyer’s, seller’s, landlord’s, tenant’s and would love to share her knowledge and expertise and guide you through the entire real estate process.
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