Generally speaking I have been told consumers cannot get a mortgage for three years after a short sale. The previous posters gave you good advice, contact a mortgage broker. The broker will be able to determine if you qualify for a mortgage yet, and if not what you can do in the interim to repair your credit so that you can get a mortgage in the future. Good Luck.
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