mortgage after short saleMy friends had to have a short sale for their house. unfortunately, it took over 2 years for an offer to be accepted by the bank given new zoning laws in their original neighbourhood. Their house used to be a duplex. they coverted it into a single family home. when the short sale began, there were many offers that wanted to put the house back to a duplex, but these were refused. The zoning laws were revised to not allow any more conversions, because there were too many section 8 houses in the area. They finally have an offer that will close this March. However, my husband and I wanted to gift a down payment to our friends to allow them to purchase. They have been renting. Will they be able to obtain a mortgage even though their short sale will now only close 2.2 years after placing it up for a short sale?March 04 2013 - Bellevue00YesReport 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.