The right time for you is when things in your life dictate. At this present time, prices are low, interest rates are low and the number of sales are starting to go up. To find something that fits all your criteria, first you need to ascertain the area you like, based on your interests and where you see yourself living. You must make the trip, drive through different areas and find an area you would be comfortable in. Find a Real Estate agent you can connect with, who gets what you want and then they will look for properties that fit what you want.
Prices are low, and we don't know for sure if the market has bottomed out, but if not we feel we are almost there. Bank owned properties are getting multiple offers. There are a lot of deals to be had. Find a Real Estate Agent you can connect with to help you. If Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte or North Port interests you give me a call and I'll be very happy to find you what you want. We are just North of Fort Myers.
The Kimberly Lang Team
Keller Williams Elite Realty
Jeanine Standing Bear, Realtor
I think that if you're looking to invest in the area, this really is a great time. I'm not saying that because I'm in the business or just because I'm trying to make a sale. There are some very good deals for the dollar down here and they represent a good opportunity. The last 2 months we've seen much more activity and even bidding wars on properties under 100k. Our median price rose 4% in February with the majority of properties coming in at list price or higher.
If I can answer anymore questions or help in any way, please let me know.
Have a great day!