Is it a good idea for a buyer to consider short sale properties if in order to buy the replacement..Is it a good idea for a buyer to consider short sale properties as potential replacement properties if, in order to buy the replacement home, he has to sell his current home. It seem that due to the time frame and the complications of short sales that this would not be a good idea. I am rephrasing this question as I received an answer in which it was misunderstood that the subject (Seller) is forced to do a short sale. This is not the case. Thank you.November 26 2013 - Houston00YesReport 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.