If you are looking for assistance with financing you may need to put additional money down I believe it is currently 20% down it maybe 25% currently and the bank will loan you 75%. The lender will require verification documents, since Canadian residents do not have a F.I.C.O. score. Additionally when you go to sell your property there maybe additional taxes you will need to pay. I believe this is 10% of the sales price. You may want to consult with a lender who does international loans, and a real estate attorney.
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Since you will be buying it as an investment or 2nd home, you will not get the real estate tax break that Floridians receive as their primary residence, which is called the Homestead exemption. Also, should you desire to sell it at some time in the future, you may pay some extra taxes because you are from out of the country. As relocation experts, please let us know if we can help in your search for a home in the TampaBay area. See our webstie referenced below.
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