If you haven’t seen it already, take a few minutes to read up on this funny-but-really-kind-of-sad nightmare story posted on The Consumerist about a short sale of a house gone real, real bad.

The short sale short tale goes like this:

Guy buys a short sale house (a short sale is a home sold for less than what the owner owes on it). Seller’s realtor forgets to submit important paperwork. Home sits for months on end, subject to vandalism, water damage and deterioration. Buyer stubbornly refuses to look for different home. Readers’ comments reflect a popular sentiment.

Check out the full story and be sure to scroll down for the comments.

The real question here is this: should the buyer walk away from this deal?

Credit: The Consumerist