A short sale can be done on any home.
It is simply up to the lender to approve or disapprove of the short sale.
A short sale is a negotiation to get the lender to accept less than is owned as opposed to going to foreclosure.
The agent you choose to hire for the short sale has to up on negotiating and hang in there and keep trying to get the bank to accept.
Harold Sharpe - Broker
So Cal Homes Realty
California Department of Real Estate License # 01312992