I am licensed in FL, but do not serve the Panhandle area. I do think it might be your best bet from Nashville, though. Lots of options and opportunities there.
Let us know where and when you buy. On second thought, you might get a lot of visitors...
I've lived on both coasts, so it's hard to say what a GREAT deal is - and it depends on what you like to do ... an average deal in Boca is a great deal in Cape Coral.
Beauford and St George Island is nice, Daytona is great if you like 10 miles of traffic and people parking on your front lawn .. I agree with Julia, the Destin area is kind of the "quiet" area with tons of great golf courses, it's not the flat lands of southern Florida.
The best thing for you is to find out yourself ... definitely go after the Easter holiday, the airfares are cheap, the rental cars are even cheaper and you can get a very comfortable suite for 40% off, then look around and see what you think ... depending on where you look after Easter, you'll see home prices come down 15/20%.
Good luck and happy hunting.!
Look in Southeast or Southwest Florida. The Miami/ Fort Lauderdale/West Palm Beach areas are very hard hit by the housing crisis, which translates in to great deals for buyers. There is over 61 months supply of inventory in the southern part of the state and VERY motivated sellers, lots of foreclosures and many many many homes to choose from.
The terrific bargains on fabulous Daytona beachside bungalows are perfect for primary residence and/or vacation or rental property! Most of these Daytona Beach bungalows are within walking distance of the Atlantic Ocean and the Halifax River. Walk or ride your bike to the beach!
Classic Daytona Beach Florida beach cottages are typically constructed of concrete block and include the
â€œclassic Florida roomâ€ with terrazzo or hardwood floors and numerous other architectural â€œFlorida charmâ€ features including an inviting covered front porch perfect for enjoying tranquil Daytona Beach sunsets!!
There are currently 154 beachside homes and bungalows located on the Daytona Beach peninsula from Ponce Inlet , north to Ormond Beach. The prices range from 100K to 210K ,bargain prices for a home with classic Florida charm. Canâ€™t imagine thereâ€™s better deals to be found for beachside property on the east coast of Florida. Many of these homes are lots with room for pools and gazebos!
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Locate only an hour from Disney World and the Kennedy Space Center. Nascar racing at the Daytona International Speedway is just 15 minutes away! See the manatees at Blue Springs,DeLeon Springs. Deepsea fishing is a favorite with the Critterâ€™s Fleet at Ponce Inlet. Watch a shuttle launch from Kennedy Space Center just an hour away.