anyone who owns property in Florida and is not living in it as a primary residence, does not have the homesteader property tax cap protection, which I think is about 3%. In a rapidly rising market, this can become significant cumulatively, as the non-resident, which includes Floridians who own as investors or vacation owners, may experience property tax increases over time proportionate to the percent rise in thier property values.
The other thing to consider is inheritance tax. My understanding is that there is a significant inheritance tax for foreign owners of Florida property, but this is significantly impacted by your world net worth, and the issue can be managed with proper research and planning. For large properties, it pays to hold the house with a Canadian sole use corporation, avoiding death taxes.
Note that some insurance companies do not require property management of vacant snowbird homes if it is in a gated community.
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check out Paseo Fort Myers which is where I bought after extensive research.