The Real Deal Miami

Southwest Florida still suffers in collapse

April 06, 2009 03:16PM

Marc Joseph, a Cape Coral Realtor, is starting to see opportunity in the chaos of the Treasure Coast’s housing collapse. He now drives around in a van emblazoned with the motto, teaching prospective buyers how to pick up property on the cheap, and he’s finding more customers. He said speculators are back — but they’ve changed. He has investors up North who are buying houses sight unseen, for cash, he said.