Probably, but it will cost you. Builders use very builder friendly contracts, very one sided. There are none that I've ever heard of that would make a provision for what your describing. In fact, chances are they will build other homes with the same lay outs to other buyers. The one thing that is probably safe is that builders hate to drop prices. They may give upgrades, pay closing costs or do other things to benefit a purchaser but the last thing they want to do is lower prices.... more
If the seller signed the offer the status in the computer should have changed to CNTG/NO KO or CNTG/KO at the time the offer was accepted by the seller.
If you are the buyer why did you receive a letter from the bank? The bank would be working with the seller and their agent to keep them informed on the status of the short sale package. You need to be in touch with the agent representing you and if you worked directly with the listing agent then you need to call them. Unfortunately short sales do take time and cause confusion. Each lender works differently.... more