There are a good number of opportunities in your location and price range. However, our recommendation is to skip targeting a "Short Sale" and go after a "Foreclosure" property. With foreclosures, the bank all ready has taken the property and has sole responsibility of determining the destiny of the property. Short sale can tale forever because of a number of reasons including multiple claims on the property, bankrupcy, divorce etc. And the property is still in the hands of the owner BUT and sale falling short of the financed amount would require bank approval......There are soooo many nightmareish stories about "Short Sales" our advice is to avoid them.
Feel free to contact us for our North Port "Froeclosure" property list and additional information. We would be happy to help you.
The "Eckler Team"
Century 21Almar And Associates