It's all about perspective.
Where are you getting this data?
My guess would be from a site that wants to sell foreclosure information...
The reality is much different, as all the well informed agents have answered before me.
The occasional REO still comes to market, but we are way past the worst of it in Southwest Florida. Bring any of us back to 2010 and we would be buying hand over fist.
So, moral of the story- make sure the information you are reading is correct. It will pay off by allowing you to make the best financial decisions possible. Most agents and brokers can provide current and historical data that meet your needs.
Best of luck,
Galleon Real Estate