If anyone wants insights from the buyer's perspective on purchasing a single REO, I'll be happy to share my experiences.
I don't think there is much anyone can get done in less than 2-3 weeks for you. I know the $100 per diem hurts!
You may be able to talk with the seller about waiveing that fee given the circumstances. They will work with you in some cases.
You could try contacting Jim Harvey at http://www.hometownmoney.com and see what he can do for you. He is a broker, but has many lender contacts that he has great relationships with that have pulled of a few amazing deals for me in the past.
Good luck and I hope it works out for you.
appraisal may be the biggest issue. Each lender will want to do their own appraisal most likely - GA is finally moving away from the top of the mortgage fraud list....
I would reach out to Steve Chance at Wells Fargo at:
He's done some amazing stuff for me, I'm not sure what anyone can do for you on such short notice, but still will give you solid advise on your options. Certainly mention my name when you call.
If you are represented, you should talk with your agent about ability to unilaterally extend closing, to buy yourself 7 days to get your stuff together - You can try for an Amendment once you use up your 7 days (obviously start the process before the 7th day ...).
The bank doesn't want a termination and to keep ownership of the house, but just be sure to play by the rules and all that junk in those addenda. Beware of any per diem fees they will charge for not closing by the date in the contract.
Good luck to you. I hope Steve can help you.