For example, one of the houses we are looking at was listed for sale in January, 2008 for $150,000. While this price might have been unrealistic, the house did sell in 2006 for $94,000. The agent I spoke with said the bank approved a sales price of $37,000. The home is 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and from what I can tell (we've not been inside yet) is in decent condition.
This house is one mile from Clearwater Harbor and about three miles from the beach. There are five major grocery stores within two miles and several big box retailers all within five miles of the house. I mention this because, even though I live in a suburb of a fairly large city now, it's a 15 minute drive to any major retailers, and outside of my neighborhood there are few sidewalks. How exciting it would be to walk or bike to just about anywhere I need to go!