(a) Following a cancellation under Subdivision 3 or a confirmation of withdrawal under subsection 4, the sales contract is null and void and has no force or effect, and, except in Subdivision 2, any serious money held under the sales contract must be paid to the party concluding the termination of the sales contract. If you make an offer for a home, it will include serious money, designed to show the seller that you are serious about buying. You can also hear it called a “good faith bond.” There is no specific amount that you need to deposit, but the serious money is usually between 1% and 5% of the selling price. For example, if you make an offer of $300,000 for a property, the offer includes between $3,000 and $9,000 in serious money. (e) When a seller or buyer initiates a cancellation procedure pursuant to this section and the other party initiates annulment proceedings in accordance with this section before the end of the first proceeding, one of the parties or counsel for that party may execute an affidavit attesting that both parties have served the termination of the other party and the date on which the second notification of termination was notified to the other party. , continue to indicate this. A copy of the affidavit of the cancellation, if accompanied by copies of the two cancellations, is prima facie proof of the termination of the sales contract and the entry into force of the termination of the sales contract. The buyer or seller may revoke a contract to sell residential real estate in this section. When a seller or buyer initiates a retraction procedure pursuant to this section and the other seller of the sale contract, prior to the conclusion of the proceedings, initiates a retraction procedure in accordance with this section, whether under Subdivision 3 or 4, the sales contract is deemed terminated from the date on which the second notification of revocation is notified to the other contracting party in accordance with the other contracting party. Each party can then pursue the legal remedies to recover the serious money.