I deal with a lot of buyers living abroad and if you are familiar with the area or if you have the opportunity to visit north bay village It would definitely be a plus.
But if you can't, there are many websites which you can visit that give you demographics of each area.
North bay village has multiple ethnicities but is overall a safe area.
If I could suggest a nice neighborhood for you, it would be Bal Harbour, it's a little more north but a wonderful, safe and very luxurious area.
In Florida, the buyer does not pay the agent a commission, only the seller does so I highly recommend working with an agent when purchasing a home.
Please let me know if you need help and I would be more than happy to send you listings for you to view.
I look froward to hearing from you soon.
Engel & Voelkers
305 206 8867