Before considering the purchase of a home, one must determine the purpose of the home. Will it be only a holiday home? If so, will one rent out the property when your family, friends or yourself are not using it. How important is that rental income. If you want to live permanently in Florida through retirement or working, are you familiar with the visa requirements? A resident from one of the countries that participate in the "visa waiver" program can normally holiday in Florida for up to 3 months at a time with no visa, or up to 6 months at a time with a B1/B2 visa that many already have stamped in their passport. If not eligible for that one, one can usually obtain that from the American Embassy. Either case you are not permitted to work in Florida. To work in the United States, one must have a green card or sponsorship. One of our expert advisors would be happy to discuss non-immigrant investors visa - the E2 or investors visa - the L1.