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You are correct to be suspicious of your broker. A contract cannot be unilaterally changed by only one party. Otherwise, you could simply say that you'd decided that you wanted to raise the price and they would have to accept that. If the closing date is wrong, it could be construed as a "mistake" and a court could reform it to Jan. 2016. But, that is by now means certain; it would be up to a court to decide whether this voided the contract. BUT, clearly they can not force you to sign any amendment to the contract and they cannot force you to make any of their suggested changes. Changing the purpose of the $1500 is probably not material to you since the $1500 is fungible and results in the same bot***** *****ne to you. But, I would not allow any contingency for financing. It's true the buyer can get a mortgage to close, but if he can't get a mortgage in time to close timely, the buyer is in default and would forfeit all his earnest money and you could terminate the contract. And, if you let the contractor in, you don't want to just give him a key; you want to make sure he is accompanied by someone you trust.
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