Hi Lydia, the general wait time to qualify for another mortgage loan after a short sale is 2 to 5 years. However, this also depends on your current credit score and recent credit history - meaning, have you built your credit back up since the short sale and is your score high enough right now to qualify? Be prepared to explain why the short sale happened as well. Ultimately, the only way you'll know if you qualify is to apply with a mortgage broker and provide all necessary documentation so they can go to work for you and find you an approval or they can tell you after the application and credit pull that you'll need to wait and for how long / help you formulate a plan to get where you need to be to qualify. I would suggest a live person you can sit down with, as opposed to the internet.