Unfortunately with short sales, everyone is at the mercy of the banks. Although your particular instance sounds odd, with short sales there can be several delays. I would say this question should be directed to your realtor for his/her answer. Your realtor is hopefully receiving updates from a short sale negotiator-- either a 3rd party or the bank's negotiator. Good luck to you! With patience, short sales can be a great purchase option!!
Janice Copeland, REALTOR
Long wait times on short sales are generally the norm. I'm representing a buyer in a transaction that has a contract date of early Jan 2010 and not finished yet with only one lender. I know from experience that this case is not usual, but short sales can drag out.
If this is the house you really want, stick with it. I know I'm repeating comments from several other profesionals, but it's good advice. If you walk away, you just start over. No gain.
Good luck to you and hope it happens soon!
Good luck to you - hope you close soon!
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