Unfortunately, there are many variables that are involved in answering this question. As a general rule, the florida contract has many options for "contingenices" of the buyer, things like financing, inspections, appraisals and HOA's are all contingencies that can allow a prospective buyer to walk away from the deal unscathed and get their escrow back.
At the end of the day, if their realtor is any good, they will have explained the the buyers that these contingencies exist so that the buyers understand that if something goes wrong, there are options. Having said that the same agent should also be willing to express that these contract now a days are "as-is" and unless something is really wrong with any of these contingencies, they need to be prepared to move forward. In my experience, when most people get past the inspection, it is moving forward unless something happens that creates a situation for the buyers to get out fo the deal...
After the inspection is complete the buyer can determine if they still want to go ahead with the purchase of the home. If there are problems that are too costly, then they can terminate the contract for any reason. An inspection can save several thousands of dollars down the road, but again it also gives the buyer peace of mind.
Terry McCarley, RealtorÂ®, CDPE
Jones & Co Realty