Offer on a recently sold house? I was looking forward to buying a house until someone beat me to it with the short sale process... Is it possible to offer to buy the house from the new owner?December 30 2012 - Evanston00YesReport 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.