Good luck! KK German, Wainwright Real Estate
(FYI, the MOST current listings can be found on a bonafide REIN (Real Estate Information) website, not Trulia. If your agent has one I would sign up there. If not, I have attached my feed.)
I would be happy to work with you to find current homes for sale in your desired area. Feel free to give me a call at anytime to discuss.
When a property goes under contract it could be pending a home inspection or some other contingency. Once all contingencies are removed, it will have a set settlement date, depending
on what the Buyer and Seller have agreed to. The Settlement date is typically 6-8 weeks from
the under contract date, although it could be shorter or longer. If you wanted to go through the process, you could write a back-up offer and wait to see if the other contract goes to settlement.
Hope this answers your question
I truely understand your frustration. I have had several clients in the same situation. I have asked that our MLS company change the listing advertising status to a "Contingency" status while the inspection or short sale approval periods are in effect.
Unfortunately, so far, not every real estate professional sees it the same way. There are always possiblities that the current contract could fall through and that potential buyers like yourself may call to inquire on the home. The agent wants to continue to get calls on these under contract properties so that if the current sales contract falls through, then maybe another contract can be agreed upon fairly quickly. ... or if that purchaser does not have their own agent, then the listing agent can assist that consumer towards finding a different property.
Please be patient and I am sure your Realtor will find the perfect home for you and your family.
To let you know, there are 5 total in that same sub-division that is for sale at this time. It is a great little place, central to everything. If you wish to get an email on those properties, contact me and I will send them.
Thanks for your question and don't worry, the right home is out there for you and your family.
William E. Wood At The Mall