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WHEN IS A COMMITMENT LETTER NOT A BANK COMMITMENT: WHEN THE PURCHASER FORFEITS THE DEPOSIT BECAUSE OF IT

WHEN IS A COMMITMENT LETTER NOT A BANK COMMITMENT: WHEN THE PURCHASER FORFEITS THE DEPOSIT BECAUSE OF IT All real estate agents and purchasers beware!! In residential real estate transactions where financing is involved and the contract of sale is contingent on the purchaser's ability to obtain financing (of course there are transactions which allow the purchaser to obtain financing that do not provide for a contingency), it is imperative the purchaser and the buyer's agent understand the complexities of the mortgage clause in the contract of sale. The purchaser has been pre-approved by a lender and the transaction is well on its way to a successful conclusion depending on the application review by the cooperative corporation or condominium board of managers, if applicable. True to her word, the lender issues a commitment within forty-five days of the contract execution. Unfortunately for the purchaser, seller and the real estate agents, the commitment is anything but what it c…

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