What Is Earnest Money Deposit?

Earnest Money Deposit

Purchase agreements may include a pledge or deposit of earnest money. Earnest money is a cash deposit that proves that the buyer intends in good faith to buy the property. Subject to the parties’ agreement, earnest money may be used as a down payment on the purchase of the property. However, if the buyer fails to purchase the property as agreed, the earnest money may go to the seller.

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