Potential buyers can find affordable houses in Florida by understanding which neighborhoods offer the best deals, states Realtor.com. Deciding whether or not to hire a realtor, and knowing what makes a good realtor, are other factors in finding a cheap house in Florida, according to Hype South Florida, a Sun Sentinel publication.
Listed as the most affordable beach towns in America by Realtor.com, Port Richey, Deerfield Beach and Palm Bay provide affordable real estate markets on the beach, as of 2015. Port Richey lies 40 miles northwest of Tampa, a city known for an expensive housing market, notes Realtor.com, making Port Richey a good investment.
Florida offers some of the most affordable beach-front and watershed property in the nation, according to CBS News, with some properties going for less $150,000. Pensacola, Florida ranks as a good place to find an affordable house, with prices averaging around $105,600, as of 2014. Delray Beach, Titusville and Hobe Sound are other towns that offer affordable real estate.
Deciding whether or not to hire a realtor depends upon an individual's buying goals and if there is a deadline, suggests Hype South Florida. Characteristics of a good realtor include promptly returning phone calls and messages, and having demonstrable experience and an understanding of local markets.