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I am living in a house that is in the process of a short sale( I am not the owner, just a renter).

I am interested in seeing if I can purchase it. Who do I contact first? This would be a first time for me and I don't know where to start.
  • March 12 2013 - Seattle
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If the house has been approved for a short sale and a negotiator has been assigned the owner of the house will have that information.  You need to call a Realtor and get them in touch with this person.  They probably will not talk with you.  
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Check the county Records for the note holder and contact them for a purchase of the note, then continue the foreclosure and BAM you have the home. 

Best of Luck
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Lots more information needed.  Is it currently listed?  If not, who told you it was a short sale?   Brad's right, a Realtor will be able to help you start down the path.  It's usually a long one with a few bumps along the way but totally worth it if you can perservere and come out on the other end as an oficial homeowner!  Find a Realtor you can trust and you feel comfortable working with because it can take months to get through the process.  Best of luck!!!
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Some short sales are a very good opportunity to buy.

I'll follow the other people who recommend that you contact a Realtor to guide you through the process.  You can look at the profiles of those who have responded and perhaps start there.
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You need a seasoned Realtor skilled in negotiating short sales.  Feel free to contact me directly and I'll connect you with someone that knows what they are doing.  Thanks, David Clegg
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