Carollannemurphy, the property is not listed for sale in MLS. It is listed on Trulia, because it received a pre foreclosure notice, lis pendens. At this point, the owners have a lot of opportunities at their disposal to remedy the default.
Until the owners decide to list the property it is not available for sale.
Brock Realty Inc.
It is the law that any funds given from a Realtor to the Seller/ Buyer must be disclosed on the settlement statement (HUD) at closing. While this type of credit may happen on rare occasion with non-short sale transactions, the seller's lender(s) allowing the short sale normally will not permit the seller to receive any cash at closing other than a cash incentive from the lender themselves (HAFA or other government program). If a Realtor tries to give their seller a credit or cash to walk away with at closing, the lender(s) will usually want to keep that money for themselves.... more
William, the advise to seek legal counsel is good. As others have stated start with the Title company that handled your closing and if they can't/don't/won't help contact a Real Estate Attorney. There are many in the metro Tampa Bay area that will gladly take your case to go up against a big bank like B of A. You might also contact local TV stations, they have "investigative" reporters who love stories like yours also. Good luck, as Lisa said, "you have a bumpy ride" ahead!... more