How you own the property may dictate many things such as probate, income taxes, US estate taxes, liability exposure, etc.
Before I can answer the question more completely, I need to know if this is a second home with no rental activity or if it will be rented. The other questions is whether your worldwide net worth is less than $5.25M or $10.5M if married. Last question is, approximately how much do intend to buy a home for?
Let me know and I will give you a more complete answer.
There a couple of good books that you could read, I suggest Buying Real Estate in the US: The Concise Guide for Canadians. www.buyingrealestateintheus.com