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It is possible to sue if you can prove that the relator INTENTIONALLY made a misrepresentation knowing that the statement was false and it was done to induce you to purchase the property.
If you have witnesses, then you could prove it fairly easily......the more difficult thing is to prove that it was an intentional misrepresentation. If the realtor actually told you what the neighbor said, and the neighbor changed his/her mind, it could be a tough situation for you.
Since the agreement wasn't written into the contract (or a separate contract) it could be difficult to make any claim other than that the realtor intentionally misrepresented this to you in an attempt to induce you to purchase the property.
If you can prove an intentional misrepresentation, it is possible to seek the difference between the cost of the overhead and underground utility lines. There could be other tangential damages, but that'd be the most likely.