because you are Canadian and out of area, it would behove you to have someone down here to help you and make sure that you are getting a tenant that is good. If something should happen with the tenant not working out, the realtor can help you get the tenant removed and get you a new one, which we have done for a couple of our regular customers. Let us know how we can help you.
I am a real estate agent, originally from London, working in south Florida. Yes you can buy and rent depending on which community you buy in. I have buyers that manage their own properties and others that have me do it for them.
If you would like to discuss further please email or call me. I would be glad to help.
954 397 4329