Yes, you can buy a condo without being a permanent resident or citizen, but you would probably have difficulty getting a mortgage for it. However, if you can pay cash you could do it--and would have the additional advantage of being very attractive to a seller. Now is a good time to buy because prices are low and sellers are eager. I would be glad to help you find a place and later on could provide management for a fee based on the gross income. I do not want to put the fee in a public place but we could discuss it if you will call or e-mail me. Please check my web site or Trulia for testimonials from clients: www.ellenfriedman.biz. Ellen Friedman, Keller Williams Realty, Cambridge, 617-448-1542 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to hearing from you. Ellen