Q: My daughter made an offer on a house, which the seller accepted, but it is a short sale and now we are waiting for the bank to accept the offer. In the meantime, the seller wants us to get the home inspection done so she is not inconvenienced. I think it is more about wasting her money if the bank does not approve the offer.

I know it can take the bank a long time to approve, but we wouldn’t get an inspection done if a seller did not accept the offer on a non-short sale. We are prepared to wait. Is this unusual to have an inspection done on a short sale before bank approval?

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