This may depend on the conditions of your short sell lenders when they approved the short sale. The lender(s) often address this issue in their approval letter to you.
Also, the other party at that future date that owns the home now is going to have to agree to sell you the home.
Since we do not have your short sale approval letter(s) in this public forum, no one here is going to be able to give you a definitive answer. Best to review your short sale documents with your attorney for the proper specific advice for your personal situation.
If you have questions feel free to call me.
Jeff Masich, Realtor
The answer to your question will be on the approval letter that your lender provided you when the short sale was approved. Most lenders just want to prevent planned non arms length transactions.
Hope this helps.
Does that mean you are allowed to purchase your former residence? It is allowed but it may not be on the market to be sold when you are ready to purchase.
Do the current owner have to sell the house to you? NO. They own it.
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