Purchasing a Primary Residence After Short Selling Rental Property?We did a short sale on a rental property a year ago and just sold our primary residence in August. We want to get back into a house as soon as possible and have 20% we can put down. We are being told that we have to wait the two years because of the short sale. Is this the case even if it wasn't our primary residence we short sold? I can't find anything that talks about mortgages on a primary residence after short selling a rental property.October 19 2012 - Las Vegas00YesReport 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.