A short sale house might get foreclosed on by the bank. If it is in the foreclosure process it might be off the market for awhile and then come back on the market as an (REO)--real estate owned. This will be done by a realtor that the bank has chosen to market the property. So, if there is a home you have earmarked, keep your eyes open and hope that it comes back on the market as a foreclosure, which is a much easier process for the buyer than the short sale.
Myke Triebold, GRI, LMC, SFR, ABR