It varies by county and city as to the customs. If you search online for your county name and transfer tax, many title companies may post the details.
I'd guess that 2,000sqft with a pool on a good size lot is around $300k, but it certainly matters what part of town you're in.
But Carl is right - there are Pulte homes in the neighborhood as well.
On the face of what you say it appears that the terms of the contract were not enforced. Normally it's the Listing Agent's role to make sure that the transaction moves forward ... more