Can I file a small courts claim for fees incurred regarding a voided house purchase?

Question Details: We entered a contract to purchase a house 2 months ago. We had the bank appraisal, inspection and a separate HUD inspection done; we were ready to close. However, 1 week before closing, the power of attorney was contested and the court ruled that the house could not be sold. Is it possible to get our $1600 back on this house that couldn't be sold? I saw that the small courts claim guide has this statement, "A small claim may not be filed for any claim involving the title to real estate". Does this mean that no real estate transaction may be brought to small claims court, like in our situation? Do we have another recourse to get our money back in this case?

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