We are a new home builder in Plumas Lake, CA. We have 6 finished homes and 5 more under construction. You can view the homes on our web site at AtkinsonHomes.us There are 5 sizes of homes under construction or completed. All are 3 car garages. The single story plans are 2058 and 2448. The two story plans are 2692, 2988 and 3246.
Being in a time crunch does not work to your advantage. Even a sale that is not a short sale will typically take 30-45 days if you need to obtain financing. Find a "go getter" Realtor that will work as your advocate. But also find a way to buy yourself some time. If it means moving into a rental or moving in with family for the short term, then so be it.
In my experience short sales take at least three months to close, there is nothing fast about a short sale. You can buy them, but it takes a while and you have to have time. Do your best to find an aggressive agent to find you a regular sale or foreclosure.
Inventory is very low in Plumas Lake, they sell faster then we can get them listed! I have an option for your to consider. It's a little "out of the box" so if your interested, contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org