How long can a house list as short sale ,before the bank decides to put it in foreclosure? MN or YRsI feel there must be some sort of deadline of short sale listings? I can't imagine a house being in sort sale for years? Then again the housing market has changed a bit over the last four years? Is there a deciding factor that puts a house that was in short sale to foreclosure? Curious, patient, and very hopeful buyer!Thanks for the feed back!September 07 2009 - Near North00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.