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if I hAVE SIGNED A CONTRACT FOR A HOUSE BUT HAVE NOT CLOSED, CAN THEY PRESS CHARGES?

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First, I am not an attorney and nothing I say should be construed as legal advice or legal opinion. Your question was, "can they press charges?" In general, breach of contract is a civil matter and not a criminal matter, so they wouldn't press charges... but, in most states and depending on the circumstances, keep any earnest money and either sue you to perform and/or pay damages.
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There really is not enough information here to respond. Chances are, you need to speak with an attorney.

But yes, anyone can sue anyone...and failure to close on a signed contract might indeed be a breach of contract.

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