Dealing with the lawyer won't be any easier and in fact, it may be harder, as many don't want to or won't speak with anyone, except their client. The only way for the bank to approve it, is with an offer. No offers, no approval. Just because the price was high, doesn't mean you couldn't have offered much less, possibly just under Fair Market Value. If you email me direct, I would be more then happy to help you, for free of course, and we will see what I can find out from the lawyers and whoever else. I will have a bunch of questions for you then, so that I will be able to research the unit and comps. Thanks.
Mike Ceparano, 813-417-6698