1. The realtor is a dual agent in this case. It is a small firm and I am dealing with the owner.
2. I took the advice to get out, as the agreement has an addendum that says if the creditor did not approve the sale by Feb 1., I could cancel the contract. But now the agent is insisting they also need a release from the seller, who hasn't answered a call from the agent or provided a document to the agent in over two months. Moreover the agent claims the lender is moving to foreclose on the property.
Is the agent having me on?
Now I find there are also back taxes and a lien was just imposed by the city. I guess he just has a death wish, and I should withdraw so I don't get caught in the blast.