Typically, here in Florida, we don't sell "apartments". We call them Condos, Duplex, single family homes, Town Homes.
First and formost, you need to like the area and property you'd like to purchase. Then, once an offer is presented to the owner, and accepted by the owner, they buyer has 10 consecutive days to have a Home Inspection done on the property in question. The home inspection is at the buyer's cost. If they home inspection reveals major problems, then the buyer, iin writing requests those items to be repaired. If the seller doesn't want to fix them or it's over the repair dollar requested, then we go back to neigioations.
I have worked with several "out of Country" buyers and would love to sit with you or discuss with you how the process is different. I am not sure where you are coming from, but every Country is a bit different. If you are in town, call me at 382-6792. If you are out of the US please remember the time difference and call me at 800-451-9098. I am happy to help you in anyway I can. If you are making a trip soon, please let me know. SharonMolnar@att.net