Hi Bruce, I see you are in Sedona now so you have some experience of Arizona already. I'm an ex-pat Canadian and have worked extensively with international buyers, so I'm very familiar with the type of questions you have, plus some you may not know about. First of all, there are no legal barriers to you buying in the USA but if you have any ideas of renting out the home, you need to get legal and accounting advice from both sides of the border because of the many implications of US rental income. There is a withholding tax you would pay upon selling if you do not have a green card or US citizenship, called the FIRPTA tax, usually 10% of the sale price of the house. Getting financing here will be a challenge unless you are a cash buyer; there are some lenders who will lend to foreigners though and I can help with that. The paperwork is much more extensive than in Canada, so it will seem like a lot of slogging when you get to that point, but that's why I am here, to walk you through it. Check my website for Buyer and "living in the USA" guidelines. I'd love to hear from you!