Melissa. If by foreclosure you mean, a recorded lien or other public record document, then definitely the seller knew, the agent should have known, and the title company had to have known. There is no way around this. When you say you signed a "foreclosure paper", what was this document exactly?, because a lot would depend on this. Now I hope the lender was paid off at closing and you received clear title. This, in my opinion, should be your most important question to the title agent. If somehow you bought the property "subject to" the existing mortgage, and the lender did not get paid off, this is a huge deal and I would definitely consult a real estate litigation attorney asap. The 240 Volts, and other physical considerations are separate from title and should have been addressed during the inspection period. Did your agent inform you that there is usually a contract period during which you can inspect a property, and possibly cancel the deal if it doesn't meet your expectations? Did you order an inspection? Best of luck!