Recently, I signed a contract to purchase a home in New Jersey. A week before the closing my lawyer called to say that the closing must be postponed due to a “seller issue.” Now it comes out that the seller must apply for a short sale. None of this was brought to my attention prior to the signing of the contract. I have already spent a lot of money on homeowners’ insurance and the house inspection and must wait indefinitely for the closing. Is there any recourse I can take against the seller for his dishonesty and the loss of money? Also, how can I work to speed up this process? My main concern is moving into the home as soon as possible.