Many lenders have placed a restriction on any transaction of any nature with this listing company, so you may want to make an immediate call to see if this is also the case.
I do advise that you do this right away, because if this is the case, you need to begin looking at other homes right away.
If you need a Realtor, feel free to contact me.
Even if you had written permission from the seller's your pleas for help and a speedy resolution wouldn't move the process up even one day. Banks are stuck in their own systems which frustrate the most patient people in the world. Common sense, appeals to their own interest and human decency will fall on deaf ears.
Here's what I urge you to do, start looking at other places TODAY. A short sale is a gamble you can't afford to take much longer. Review your contract to understand what obligation you have to stick around. Do not give notice to back out if you find another home until the very last minute. It's possible the answer will come without much warning or never at all. At this stage of the game I would encourage you to keep this option open while pursuing other non-Shortsale options.
I hope this information helps! Best Wishes!
Karen Paytas, GRI, CMS
Real Living Kee Realty
As a buyer there is not a whole lot you can do, your agent needs to keep pushing Elias for an answer. You can have your agent ask Elias to give him/her authorization to talk to Fannie Mae about the file, but that might be a long shot and I am not sure Elias would allow that.
Good luck with the pregnancy and I hope all things work out.
Remerica Hometown One.