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If you do not want to keep the house, whether or not you want to short sell it, there would be no benefit to convert to a Chapter 13, as there would be no need to strip the mortgage.
It does not make sense to pay money to the Bankruptcy court for up to 5 years in order to strip a second mortgage if you do not want to keep the house.
Is this set of questions assuming you are going to file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?