Hopefully your contract to buy was made contingent on your home closing. If not, you're unfortunately in a jam. Assuming your purchase is contingent, I can tell you that lending is so tight right now, primarily driven by the government witch hunt going on against lenders - that many, many closings are getting delayed. Last month 30% of mortgages across the country were denied. So, the key to being successful and keeping deals together is to keep a cool head, don't let emotions run wild, don't assume anything - ask questions and make sure all parties involved are informed as to exactly what is going on. As long as everyone understands the dynamic and is committed to working through the issues, you can make the process much less stressful or painful. If you get one party that acts irrationally or starts demanding things, deals tend to fall apart very quickly. I know its a general answer but without knowing the specifics or details, its the best "big picture" advice I can give.