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Sherbear, Home Buyer in Boca Raton, FL

How can you find out if a home is in escrow?

Asked by Sherbear, Boca Raton, FL Wed Jun 15, 2011

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Here in Florida, it common wording is "UNDER CONTRACT or PENDING SALE". I know in California, for instance the status is commonly know as "IN ESCROW".

The better ways to find out the details- if one really needs to know... Is to contact the agents familiar with the transaction and get the scoop.

Mott Marvin Kornicki, Broker
Waterway Realty International
8811 Harding Avenue | Surfside, Florida 33154

786-229-7999 Cell-Text
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 16, 2011
If a home in Boca Raton (or anywhere else) is in escrow, it usually means that both buyer and seller have agreed to and signed a sales contract and the buyer has tendered a deposit that has been placed in the escrow account of an attorney or title company. At that time, the property will be marked as "contingent" or "pending" in the multiple listings. Your real estate agent can check that for you. Often, homebuyers randomly searching websites on the Internet find properties that appear to be for sale, but have already gone to contract. The best way to avoid wasting time pursuing properties that may be off the market and in escrow is to work with your real estate agent. We are able to check the status of any homes on the market and see whether or not they are still available.

Marc Jablon, The Jablon Team
Realty Associates
Web Reference: http://www.JablonTeam.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 15, 2011
The listing would say " pending ". It would say " contingent " if there is a contract on it , but it's still not definite. Sometimes these listing notices are not up to date tho . Best thing to do is ask an agent .
Audrey Viola
Aero Club Properties
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 15, 2011
Hi Sherbear,
It would show as a Pending Sale.....no longer on the market.
If you need any assistance with the purchase of a home, please give me a call.
It would be my pleasure to help.

Laurie Somers
Prudential Florida Realty
Web Reference: http://www.LaurieSomers.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 15, 2011
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 13, 2013
Dear Escrow,

Try this website, voted #1


It will show you all the homes on the market, not just Boca Executives listings so you won't miss a thing. If the home has a contract it will show CTG. This means there are still some contingencies like the inspection or loan commitment time has not yet passed. While I would not suggest to get excited about a home under contract, you can save these listings on this website and request notifications if the deal fall through. It's extremely user friendly but dues require you to sign up and provide your email and a phone number. Once the home is fully ready to close, the broker will change it to pending. This website does not show you pending homes. Hope this helps.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 8, 2011
Dear Sherbear,

Congratulations on finding a new home. In South Florida, when it's under contract it is either:

PND, pending
CTG, Contingent

You Realtor can advise you on which property you have questions about and will be able to tell you which property is in escrow. Or, You can search on my site, and it only shows active available listings here in Boca Raton.

Good Luck, Sherbear
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 10, 2011
When the property goes off the market and the broker is looking for a back up contract" just to be sure" they will tell you that the property is under contract pending approval and it is in escrow .
The question to ask is the property in escrow looking for third party approval? If not than you know it is a cash sale and your chances are slim to none in buying it. On the other hand being in escrow or just under contract does not mean a lot these days a contract could fall apart for many reasons and a back up offer particularly with cash could be great contender. Anyone can have a home in escrow but it does not mean that it is sold only when the fat lady sings and the closing takes place.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 6, 2011
If the MLS has it as Pending or Contingent. You can have your agent call the listing agent and find out http://www.mywellingtonrealestate.info
Web Reference: http://mypbchomes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 15, 2011
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