There is not magic to acquiring home as such great prices. You, however, must be properly prepared to participate in such a market. That means, no contingencies, no financing.
Your expectation also plays a role. 60 cents on the dollar means a solid house but UGLY!
80 cents on the dollar means dirty and stinky and needing cosmetics.
Finally, you will need to have an arrangement that assures you will stay in the game. Finding a agent who will turn over the rocks to find these deals ONLY occurs if they are assured you will stick with the until you buy a house. Read that line again. Be fully aware, any agent doing any business at all already has buyers lined up to purchase these properties because THEY KNOW THEY WILL BUY. Give your agent this assurance and just watch what they can dig up in one morning of phone calls. By the way, these home are rarely, nearly never seen in the MLS or ANY of the other places you are looking.
If you walked into my office and defined the type of home you are looking for, the purpose for your purchase, the situation you are looking for, and show the ability to purchase, I, or my bird dogs, will find you a home, If you don't make an offer, my other buyers will buy the home before the sun sets. This is how competitive the market is. Your name however, drops to the end of the notification list.
These values are out there. Now is the time to get your money in play.
Best of success in finding your great value home.
ReMax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
727. 420. 4041