If you used the typical Johnson County contract, it should have included a Short Sale Addendum. On that addendum it should specify a time whereby the contract may be cancelled if you don't have an answer from the seller's mortgage company. In that case, you'd get your earnest deposit back when the buyer and seller signed a cancellation form instructing the title company to release the money to you. I hope that form was used. You're in a tough situation with a mortgage that was sold to another company in midstream of your transaction because that could possibly cause lots of delays. You can always continue to look at houses. Your agent should be able to advise you what to do if the contract simply expires without hearing from the mortgage company. If there's any way I can help, don't hesitate to contact me unless you are already signed up with a buyer's agent. If that's the case, your agent can help. Joyce O'Connor, Reece & Nichols O'Connor & Associates, Gardner, Ks.