Bill, cheap properties rarely end up being cheap.
The good stuff...you know what I'm talking about, the undervalued, quality homes, are sold long before you get a clue they are for sale.
Looking for home for sale on Trulia and Zillow allow you the option of view homes already rejected by the four invisible markets that precede the MLS. If you want a deal on a quality house (not a cheap house) you need to get plugged into these markets.
While it's cold and still frozen up there, you can pick up the phone and find nearly every local REALTOR poised to take your call and if you demonstrate you are a serious buyer, get you plugged in.
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL