Tim O’Dwyer

Tim O’Dwyer

Tim O’Dwyer, author of the recently-released book Real Estate Escapes, is a nationally acclaimed consumer advocate and property lawyer.

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    Can you keep the deposit if a home buyer backs out?

    After weekend after weekend of open houses, scrambling to clean up for last-minute inspections, and low-ball offers, you have finally received an offer on your home and exchanged contracts. But before you pop the champagne, remember the sale is not yet final and buyers can and do drop out. Here’s what you need to know.