I am curious as to why you are only interested in short sales? Is it because you believe that you will get a better deal with a short sale? Short sales can take months and some times you may find before closing that the bank has not agreed to the terms of the contract. This can be a heartbreak if you had your heart set on a particular home. That being said I have had several transactions which closed without a problem. There can be issues when buying any home.
In our local area prices are down, this includes foreclosures, short sales and owner occupied homes. Why narrow your search if you don't have to? If you need assistance in your home search please feel free to contact me @ email@example.com