Hi Claire--Please allow me to answer Matthew here.
Matthew, What makes you think I was telling "everyone that it could take 2 weeks for a short sale offer to be accepted or denied"? I realize there was a lack of specificity, but I used "several" to indicate 5, 6, 7 weeks. I've had answers in as little as two weeks and as long as never (the buyer rescinds the offer), but on average you know something before two months. That is, unless the home really isn't a short sale and is being advertised as such by an inexperienced agent. I make sure of the status of the home BEFORE submitting the offer. That way, we cut back on the frustrations as much as possible.
Thanks for the opportunity to expand on my earlier answer.
By the way, Claire, I noticed that the price has been taken down from the link in your original question. It is, though, still listed in the MLS at $195,000.
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