92 % of asking price? You are not getting good information.
If you are looking to spend $350,000 or less on a beach centric (not beach front) with short term rent options you should focus your efforts on Sand Key on Clearwater Beach, Dunedin Isles (SFH) in Dunedin FL, Fairway Estates in Dunedin FL, Royal Oaks community, Dunedin FL.
Here is an example of the analysis I provide for serious buyers. (Fairway Estates, Dunedin, Fl)
Better deals are everywhere. But you must begin with good data and expert analysis. I keep a full index of trends for select communities in Palm Harbor, Clearwater and Dunedin. From this data, the communities of greatest potential can be identified.
Then, the challenge is you must be the first to know about the property. That is where "First Look" comes into play.
The reality regarding gulf centric homes are:
1. Over 50% of Pinellas County homes are sold for CASH.
2. These homes sell for average 96% of list price but homes like what you ....and everyone else want will sell over list price...unless you are FIRST.
3. The Florida real estate fire sale ship left the dock 3 years ago. Look at the charts.
4. If you are serious, decisive, able to move quickly and with authority, you will be able to get a better deal.
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate