Do I get the money back for the inspections?

Annie Stark
last month

I put in an offer on a house that had only been on the market for a few days. The seller sent a counteroffer, which I signed. I put down $1000 in earnest money and last week I paid for the home inspection and the termite inspection. After viewing the inspection report, the seller has decided she is not going to make any repairs; there are a few safety-related repairs and the roof is bad. Since my lender will not loan me the money for the house as is, I had no choice but to back out. Do I get my money back for the inspections?

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