If you cancel within your inspection period, you will get your money back. If you cancel after that period has expired, you will not.
If you change your mind about buying the property before you have removed all your contingencies, then you may be able to get your 10% deposit back. However, as the others have stated, if you have already removed all your contingencies and then change your mind about buying a property, you will most likely lose your deposit.
The length of the contingencies period varies, depending on what you/your agent and the seller/listing agent have negotiated. Please refer to your contract to see how long your contingency period is.
Good luck with your purchase, and please contact me if you need an agent to help you during the home buying process.
I've seen loses range from zero to the maximum specified liquidated damage.
As others have said, any contingencies you have not removed may provide a way to terminate your obligations to purchase the home and return all money to you. It depends upon how the contingency is written.
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If, after the 17 day period, you sign a Contingency Removal removing all contingencies, the chances of getting back your deposit would be slim. If you have doubts about continuing with your purchase, discuss them with your agent ASAP. Don't delay.
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