It is definitely a buyer's market here in Florida. A local realtor can help you locate some properties that will fit your criteria. They will be able to give you detailed information on specific communities.
However, before you begin looking for a home, if you haven't already, make sure you consult with a mortgage professional so you will know what type of mortgage you qualify for and what monthly payment you would feel comfortable with. Then you can narrow down a price range and work with a realtor.
Even though it's a buyers market, sellers still want a contract with a qualified buyer, and most realtors will want to see that you can qualify for a loan so that they know they are showing you appropriate properties.
Keep in mind if you are looking to put little or no money down, the mortgage loan guidelines have become stricter. However, there are still many options available,.