If you are looking for capital growth then the Lake Nona / Medical City Area of Orlando is a great choice. There are many investors coming into this area and also where my office is located. Do some research on these areas and you will see why. Zip codes are 32827 and 32832.
You can go to the Orange County Sheriffs website to get crime statistics. I am familiar with this area and would suggest trying Mediteranian Blue at 435 E Michigan St. Great gyros and you must try the baklava.
My experience has been 3 years after the short sale or bankruptcy, whichever was later, you can obtain FHA financing. If you need to speak with a lender contact me via my Zillow Profile and I would be happy to introduce you to my preferred lender.
Contact me through my Zillow Profile and I can assist you with finding a rental property. Look forward to speaking with you.
I have noticed a slight decrease this time of year but we have still be able to rent our properties quickly. The rental market in the Orlando Area is very strong.
A verbal offer received is not technically accepting a back up offer. You can report this to FREC if you feel necessary but sounds to me like the agent was just keeping track of leads for the seller's as they should. My advise would be to either accept the banks counter offer or move on to another property. Good luck to you. Hope everything works out for you.
I have contacts for foreign national finance in Orlando, FL. Rates are very competitive. Contact me via my Zillow Profile and I would be happy to introduce you and assist you with finding more investment property. I look forward to talking with you.