Buying a short sale takes patience and experience. It's important that your agent be clear with the listing agent regarding the status of the loans and willingness of the seller to cooperate with the bank and the whole process. Some banks are much easier to work with than others, and you should factor that into your home choice. My husband and I are working closely with buyers purchasing short sales. We'd be glad to give you more information about specific banks and how to set yourself up for success. Email me at email@example.com if you'd like more info.