We are from NH and recently purchased a residence in North Port, FL. We worked through Mark Tyree at Century 21, Cochran Blvd., Port Charlotte. He did so much to help us. In one case he did a walk through, while videotaping and sent us the video on UTube. We recently closed on a foreclosed property in North Port. Our $ 60K investment was easily Doubled by doing the renovations ourselves. We stayed away from short Sales and remained patient. A great realtor can make miracles Happen. Keep looking... There are a lot of diamonds in the rough out there!!!!