Not all lenders will look at this the same way. If you were current on all your mortgage payments (not more than 30 days late) prior to the short sale, you probably could be a co-borrower with one of our programs. If you were late on any payments, it would be viewed the same as a foreclosure and it is unlikely that you could get financed for at least 2 years after settlement. Additionally, normal qualifying standards require that you meet requirments for credit score, debt to income ratios, and down payment. The only way to know with certainty would be to run an application.