Buying a short sale with an hoa lienWe are under contract on a short sale that has a lien on it for back due hoa fees. In the contract the sellers said that we are responsible for the back due fees up to 3% of the purchase price. The problem is that we don't know what the amount is. Seller says he *thinks* it's around $2000. Monthly dues are $69. My realtor is saying that we cannot know until we pay to file some thing (can't remember what he called it) and that this won't be done until the end of the process. I'm feeling like this is a bit unfair. I would like to know now. Can the seller ask the hoa for exact amount? Is that unreasonable to ask of him? There is a $5000 difference between 3% of the purchase price and "about $2000" and for me that is a big deal. Also, am I able to negotiate the payment with the hoa? Say $4000 is due, can I offer $2000?September 28 2012 - Riverside00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.