Seller is making no progress closing escrowI'm purchasing a property in the State of California. This home is a HUD Property we openend escrow May 6th to close on June 17th. We got our loan approved and all documentation signed and sent to the seller (HUD) May 17th. We (Loan officer, escrow office and real estate agent) kept contacting the seller because they were not returning the loan docs signed so the loan could fund. Finally they responded back saying because we are getting an FHA loan we needed to have Termite clearance, contractor went to the property and did the work just last week so we got the termite clerance. Now seller is saying that we need to have Pain lead clerance before funding and this is a 6 day process. Escrow is suppose to close on the 17th which is 3 days away. My interest rate is going to expire and the rates have gone up, because of all the delays I as the buyer is paying for the consequences, I dont understand why HUD the seller is taking care of these issues last minute when they had the loan docs for 4 weeks already.My question is do I have any rights as a buyer? Shouldnt the seller respect that we had a contract that escrow should close within 45 days? Dont they have any penalties like we the buyers do ? I feel it's unfair that HUD is taking their sweet time and could have us waiting for weeks maybe even months!!Any responses or past expierences would really help! Thanks!!June 14 2013 - Long Beach00YesReport 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.