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The last short sale I did for a seller was in 2011 and it took two years. Nine months is not an unusually long period of time to get a short sale done. There is no way to speed up the process short of going to Congress and forcing them to change some of the crazy rules and regulations that are now governing mortgage lending. A lot depends on how experienced the selling broker is in handling them. In the meantime, I hope you haven't moved out and have been living for free and saving up money to buy a new home. That's my advice to people in your position. If you have already moved, then all you can do is remain available to eventually close a sale to someone, or the bank will eventually foreclose. In the meantime we all pay for the eventual huge loss which the bank will pass through to whoever insured the loan.
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