The short answer to your question is NO. You will not qualify for a short sale. And, if you lie to the bank to try to qualify, that is bank fraud - they will find out, and you could go to jail. Banks are not taking these things lightly these days.
All homes require maintenance, regardless of age, and not all investments are profitable. The best advice I can give is for you to fix up the place so that you like it, and live there for a few years. If you really are making over $100k per year, you should have way more money than you need to afford a $2400 loan payment. If you don't, you really need to examine your spending habits... Downsize your car, if need be. Spend less on partying or travel, if that's where you're money is going. If you put some real money in your home - carpet, paint, kitchen cabinets, tile floors - all of which does not have to cost very much, its value will return, perhaps quickly, as homes in that price range are selling now.
As for your mortgage, try refinancing your loan.
Does anyone know about the Pros and Cons Of a 40, 45 or 50 year Loan - You may have heard that there are now 40, 45, and even 50 year mortgages. This type of mortgage can lower my payments so I will be able to afford my current house and rent it out until the better time comes to sell it. I will then rent a house in Lutz or around that area where I want to move to and buy when my current house sells. I was told that no one keeps even a 30 year mortgage in todays times. I don't want to go into short sale and I can do some fixer upper stuff. I know not to accept an early payoff % .
You might still qualify for a short sale... the only caveat is that during negotiation your bank might request a promissory note for a portion of the balance owed due to your ability to pay.
However at the end of the day it might be less than you think and allow you move into a better situation sooner rather than later.