For taxes, check out http://www.lacountypropertytax.com to see how much taxes are owed on the property. You'll need the parcel number. For HOA dues, if you're working with an agent, have them check with the listing agent. They should have an idea of how much is owed. Otherwise, the HOA docs you receive during escrow should tell you.
If your offer is in backup position and you find another property, there shouldn't be a reason for you not to be able to cancel. Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
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The world of Short Sales is unpredictable and, regrettably, often leads to a dead end. You may find that you are waiting for an answer or approval from a lender, 6 months go by, and they turn down the deal. Especially if it is B of A.
As far as your questions are concerned, the listing broker is the best source of this information. If it is in a back up position, they may be willing to tell you exactly what price has been accepted. Strategically, you might submit a back up at a slightly higher price to encourage them to come to you. If there is no accepted offer you generally need to be within 10% (sometimes 5%) of the list price to get a response and/or acceptance.
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If you don't know how to find out about Taxes, HOA fees, and Liens; why don't you talk to a Realtor:
A Buyer's Agent costs you nothing; but the way you're heading, you're going to need their counsul.
How to back out of a Shortsale is one of the things your Realtor would know.
You need the protection and advice that your Realtor can offer.
There are just too many possibilities.