I ran a search in the MLS in Venice. There are 6 homes available with either lease option or seller financing. The prices of the homes range from $339,900 to over $2 million. Most homes that are offered with owner financing require 20-30% down and offer at a much higher interest rate than the going rate. They also require you to have proof of good financial standing and consecutive payments either with a rental, utility bills, etc. You may want to check some of the for sale by owner sites to see if there is anything available as well.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor
RE/MAX Palm Realty