Can seller back out of signed contractI live in Southern California and am in the process of buying my first home (Condo). The place was listed for $250,000.00 which is what I offered. There were several offers and they accepted my counter of $260,000.00. I have an FHA loan, and the FHA approval of the complex expires just days before my close of escrow. My relator, lender, escrow and title company have worked hard to get this down in a timely manner. We are all set to close, signed doc's with the title co. paid off all fees and down payment just waiting for the seller to do the same and its done. A couple of days ago the sellers agent called my agent to ask to see the appraisal. According to my agent I had to show them because of the FHA stipulation. So we did. Well the appraisal came in at $280,000.00, $20,000.00 over the sale price. Now the sellers will not sign the remaining documents to close the deal. The sellers agent will not even return phone calls or emails from my agent or lender. They have not come right out and said it, but I believe they want more money now to what the appraisal said. My worry is that they will wait till the FHA approval runs out on the complex and I will not be able to purchase the condo. My question is what rights do I have as far as being locked into a contract? I have paid for the appraisal, home inspectioin as well as everything else. I have already notified my landlord I am moving in 30 days and they have found someone to take over my apartment. Can I sue and force the sell of the house? Can I sue for damages? Any advise would be greatly appreciated.Thanks,November 05 2013 - US0YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.