Will try to keep this brief but its complicated. I purchased a 33 acre hillside last year as investment and for the timber. I split it with my cousin. The land had been auctioned from an estate where none of the heirs (a whole slew of them) wanted to purchase it or couldn't purchase it. The auction buyer divided into three parcels and I bought two parcels. The best one is where I am living. I never had expectations about the timber on my homesite, except to select cut it at one point. But the smaller parcel, the 33 acres was purchased exclusively as investment. Turns out the timber is "rotten." I know the timber on all three parcels has been cut before and I was told by one of the grandchildren that his uncle (an heir) had select cut timber on all three parcels. His word was "stole," but that is their issue and not mine. The problem with the timber would have been known imo by a family who has owned this land for at least three generations and has cut it before. The first loggers who were recommended to me had a strange work ethic but they told me the timber was rotten- no good for anything but pulp. A second company would have clear cut the good timber and the pulp but doesn't want just the pulp that was mainly what the first loggers left on part of the parcel where they have a road. I just had a third logger here who said there wasn't anything to select cut on my homesite. I hadn't had anyone look at my woods back here yet. It has been difficult just getting anyone out to begin with. I've a strange feeling that the timber quality is known among the local loggers and no one wants to come out and waste their time. This guy was looking for logs that were at least 20 inch diameter at the base he said, but he was looking only at trees which were much bigger than that. The poor man didn't know what the difference between diameter and circumference was and doesn't apparently know what 20 inches on a measuring tape is but he knows his job. He was looking for money and I don't fault him - so am I. I am disappointed to say the least. Having waited since November, and beingput on hold by everyone only to hear this... I'm at a loss for direction. On one hand I'd like to call my seller and tell her that these parcels should have been priced far less. I wonder if that is why the family went with an auction rather than a private sale? At any rate, I feel that I was deceived, especially about the timber land, which is useless. This may be the proverbial straw for me. Doors have been closing all around since December and I am cornered. I am usually forgiving and have looked the other way several times since I moved here. Subcontractors have lied to me and ripped me off. Now this after huge medical expenses.... Part of the family that owned this land is now good friends- or at least friends- and I don't want to upset the friendships- I doubt that all the heirs knew about the timber but I suspect highly that the ones who were taking logs here and there knew very well. What should I do? Do I even have recourse now 13 months after closing?