and never invested in a house. After 5 years in Fort Lauderdale for business we came back to Calgary.
We needed lawyers in both countries, some friends invested with "Friends" in a villa and the man died right there in the States..Not pretty at all, they had to sell and half went to the IRS.
If you want to spend your winters in Florida, RENT..cheaper and less problems. It is the most beautiful state as long long as you do not owe them anything.