You should use a Real Estate Professional which is like an attorney in ways becuase they would not have let that happen? They are licensed by the state and can be prosecuted for these types of behaviors. Do you have down payment and closing costs still? If not, you may qualify for CHF Access half percent down payment program which can also contribute towards your closing costs as well.
Here is what is available up to 200k in 90020. @ 100k would only be $500 down and $732PITI for a single family residence and up. Let me know what you think?
Click the following URL to see the Listings 90220 up to 200k:
Here is a flyer and needs list to gather for processing a loan approval. I only need to ask a few dozen questions to qualify you?
CHF Access half percent down flyer, pdf
Sheryl Arndt, standard needs list checked, pdf
Why Rent brochure
CHF Access income limits http://tinyurl.com/8lzf8he
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Broker â€“ Sr. Loan Officer
REO & Short Sale Specialist
20+ Years Experience
If you need a referral for a local real estate attorney, feel free to contact me.
This is why we have escrow money - so the seller cannot take it and run. It is so important not to give the seller money before the closing.
If the sale can close and be funded before the auction, then it could be legitimate. If the seller was offering seller financing or lease to own, you have been defrauded.
If that is the case, start with the police and go from there. There are cases like this where the person who claimed to own the home actually didn't, they take the deposit and disappear. I'm sorry this happened to you, it makes good sense when trying to buy to get a professional involved before any money changes hands or terms are negotiated. I hope you get your money back.