Unless there was fraud involved, coercion, or other arguments can be made as to why the contract was void or voidable, the sale is a done deal.
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Theoretically, a real property sale agreement can be set aside after it is concluded, but your friend would have to have some fairly unique issues to succeed in an attempt to rescind that transaction. Things like fraud, mutual mistake, undue influence and unconscionability are grounds to set aside an agreement. But establishing them are difficult. The law generally favors finality in contracting, so it makes it very hard for people to undo contracts when they have second thoughts about it.
Good luck to you and your friend.
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A new home buyer is the legal owner of the home. The only option your friend has is to make an offer to buy the home from the new buyer. That’s the only realistic option available.
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