Some are listed as short sales!
If you are looking at the lowest end of the value bracket, you should expect to find homes with issues.
If sinkholes are going to keep you awake at night you should choose another location. North Florida has a lot of real estate from which to choose.
Ask the real estate professional, with whom you work, to show you the heat map regarding sink holes for the area. Now, it may be beneficial to take a step or two back and ask yourself, "Do insurance companies spend $150,000 or remediation that has no value?"
When you work past the hysteria, you might see a different picture.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL