Pending means you missed it, should have been there, darn it was just what I wanted, but maybe not! In Wisconsin, it is a given that the property is sold. The only reason it would come back on the market is if there was a fairly catastrophic reason why the sale didn't go through, buyer beware if you see a house come back on at a reduced price. Home inspections, septic inspections can reveal a huge problem that a buyer can back out of a sale on. Even at the very end up until the papers are signed, a financial institution can put a wrench in the works. We had this happen on our present house at closing, the appraisal was $500 less than the sale price. We could either pay it up front, or, not go through with the sale. We paid it. After looking for a house for 6 months, I wasn't about to let it go over that.