Depending on how recently the last sale was, and how crafty a wordsmith you are, you can always try putting in a ticket requesting the chance to buy a house you missed out on. They've made exceptions for people who politely requested before, though only with unfurnished houses. It certainly can't hurt to put in a ticket and ask. That's how I got Tel Galen after missing the sale.
The Exclusionary Mandates of Maruhkite Selection: All Are Equal
1: That the Supreme Spirit Akatosh is of unitary essence, as proven by the monolinearity of Time.
1: That Shezarr the missing sibling is Singularly Misplaced and therefore Doubly Venerated.
1: That the protean substrate that informs all denial of (1) is the Aldmeri Taint.
1: That the Prophet Most Simian demonstrated that monothought begets Proper-Life.
1: That the purpose of Proper-Life is the Expungement of the Taint.
1: That the Arc of Time provides the mortal theater for the Sacred Expungement.
1: That Akatosh is Time is Proper-Life is Taint-Death.