When you see a short sale or foreclosure, do you think a bargain is coming your way? My advice: slow down and see who owns the note on the property. If the foreclosure is a Fannie Mae owned property, be patient. If it is a short sale and Fannie Mae holds the lien, you should seriously question submitting an offer. You could wait months and then be asked to pay market value or higher. Don’t expect logic or common sense to found anywhere in the transaction.