If you did a short sale like you said in April of 2011 or prior you should be ready now to re-enter the market place. You have also stated your score is in the 700's which is good. However, due to the short sale and depending how late your mortgage was you may have to go FHA first, since they are more lenient with that type of situation. If you are interested in pursuing the purchase of a new home I can walk you through the entire process and give you a 30% rebate on any real estate commission.
I would love the opportunity to work with you. You can contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE consultation. I have been working with short sale clients since 2003.