Real Estate Law
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I'm afraid that there is nothing you can do about what happened. It is perfectly legal A "short sale" is a different kind of real estate sale. A short sale basically is between a buyer and the mortgage company which hold the mortgage when the purchase price is less than the balance owed. There are some very complex rules involved, but basically the mortgage lender can change the price, pull it from the market and/ or sell it to someone else at any time. If you read the purchase agreement that your real estate agent gave you that the bank signed you'll see that they can do what they did. If you still want to buy the house you will have to submit a new offer for the increased price.