The more contingencies are removed, the less ways a buyer has to cancel the contract without losing the deposit. Since you are not telling us how far your were into the contract and why you cancelled, we don't have sufficient facts to answer your question. If you cancelled the contract after you removed your inspection contingencies and your reason was just because you changed your mind, the seller most likely would be entitled to keep you deposit. On the other hand, if you cancelled the contract because you were unable to obtain financing and you cancelled before you removed the loan contingency, you'd most likely be entitled to your deposit back. I am saying most likely because what I describe is the most common scenario. Your actual situation may be different, depending on the terms of your contract.
Many times, sellers do not immediately sign the release even when the buyer is entitled to the return of the deposit and the escrow company cannot release the deposit to the buyer without the seller's authorization. The seller may be upset because you cancelled the agreement and may be more willing to release the deposit once a new contract is in place. Good luck to you.
Next to get a good answer a lot more details will have to be given such as why was escrow cancelled and did you have a contingency for why you cancelled.
have you read your contract? also the escrow officer can and will tell you if you are entitled to the money back or not, even if you are entitled, they must get the sellers approval to release the funds.
SO CALL THE ESCROW AAGET, AND ASK QUESTIONS, SO YOU KNOW WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON.
HOPE YOU DIDNT JUST CHANGE YOUR MIND, IF SO SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR MONEY !!!
I ONCE HAD A BUYER CHANGE HIS MIND 1 DAY BEFORE ESCROW CLOSED, HE LOST HIS $25,000 DEPOSIT.