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You would have recourse and standing to sue the builder who sold you the first lot if you had a contract for the sale. Some contracts for sale of land, where you place a deposit down on the lot, clearly state that if you don’t proceed with the building of the house by a certain date then you forfeit the down payment. If you did not sign a contract but another document where you agreed to just put money down to hold the lot, unless it also stated that it was not refundable, you would be able to get a credit for the deposit.
Read through the contract and papers you signed for the first lot and that will determine if you could sue for a refund of the deposit.
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