Short-sales are a huge problem in the real estate and lending marketplace today. The current cumbersome process is long and fraught with red tape. Often times offers on the part of interested buyers can take months to receive a decision which hurts all parties and, in turn, bogs down the market. Luckily, common sense seems to be prevailing with H.R. 6133 beginning its move through Congress. This bill, sponsored by Robert Andrews (D-NJ) and Thomas Rooney (R-FL) requires banks to make a decision within 45 days. This requirement would do wonders to reduce the log jam that is the current short-sale process. I highly encourage everyone who feels that this would be an improvement to contact their Representative and/or Senator to voice their support for this legislation.