Getting our earnest money backWe paid $1000 earnest money on a new construction. When we first saw the home the selling agent told us that the builder would be able to fully flatten out the backyard and that all of the appliances that were in the model home would be the same ones in ours. We signed a purchase contract and our agent specifically put in a clause that the builder would level the backyard prior to closing. When we went out to do a final inspection we found that the range in the kitchen was different ( a four burner gas instead of the 5 burner that was promised) and that they had not flattened the back yard (which had a fairly substantial slope). The wording in the contract stated that after 10 days we would not be able to get our earnest money back for any reason, but I wonder if this would be an exception? When we contacted them about it they refused, but we considered this a breach of contract and are wondering if that is reason enough to demand return of the money? When we signed the contract the house was in the last phase of construction so appliances weren't in at the time but it only needed paint and carpeting and the only things we were able to choose were the granite for the counters and the exterior paint.October 26 2011 - US00YesReport 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.