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We are trying to buy a house but settlement keeps getting pushed back. Originally, it was supposed to be 12/23.. it's over a month ago! The reason we were told settlement was not going to happen on that day was because of a deed restriction (shared driveway that had been moved to a better location). The solution was supposed to be simple, just a signature between the seller and the neighbor (of course, documented in the courts). We are getting very anxious because of not knowing about settlement. We've contacted our realtor numerous times (phone, email, texts) with not hearing back for several days, even up to a week. When we finally heard something from our realtor, he tells us the issue is that there is an active lawsuit/dispute between the seller and neighbor because of the driveway. Call me Negative Nancy, but I don't see this issue being resolved anytime soon. (Also, before anyone says "why would you want that kind of neighbor?"... apparently, there is bad blood between the two, a family dispute that goes way back. We've met the neighbors and they are very nice, helpful people.)My question is if this could be one the conditions of the contract that enables us to back out? The lawsuit was not disclosed to us from the beginning. In addition to this, we are extremely dissatisfied with our realtor at this point. Are we able to find a new one to begin another journey of finding a house? Does anyone have any advice, such as would getting our own attorney be beneficial? We LOVE this house and want to stick it out, but we're at our wits end.
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