I'm sorry you find yourself in this position and you could always contact and attorney and ask the same question, but I’m 99.99% certain you'll get the same answer I've just given you.
By the way, homes in Durham are selling and depending on improvements you may have made and your specific location within Durham you may not be losing as much as you think. Square footage isn't the only parameter for determining a homes value, it's simply a quick down and dirty guide. I live in Durham and know it well, feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance.
Toni Kemble, Broker/REALTOR
THE KEMBLE TEAM
Real Estate Made Simple!
Deborah Rigsbee Miller
Coldwell Banker HPW, Serving the Triangle & Surrounding Areas