Is it expected(or legal) for the buyer of a short sale to pay off any liens on the property?In May my daughter put a bid on a short sale home, $2500 above asking price, with the hopes of securing the property. Her mortgage was pre-approved, and the sellers accepted the bid. She knew it was going to be a long process waiting for bank approval and was initially given a July settlement date. As that date approached it was changed to early September and was told that it was just a paperwork issue but go ahead and get a home inspection and finalize with her lender (which also included an appraisal), which she did. Three days before settlement, she was told there was a lien on the property and Bank of America was not willing to give any money from the sale of the house to the second bank. My daughter was not informed of this lien until September when the realtor was aware of this in June. The agency has since fired that agent. A new settlement date was given for late December and today she learned there is yet another lien on the property. What can happen now if BOA does not budge as it all seems to be at a stand still?November 18 2013 - Bald Eagle Township00YesReport 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.