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Old 05-07-2006, 07:45 PM
 
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Hello Brigitte: we too came from Southern CA close to 2 1/2 years ago. We are located in SC (right next to the border of NC...so close I could easily walk to the state line), and right out of Charlotte, NC. Depending where you live in the state will determine what the hurricane situation would be. In the Piedmont areas it is more lightning and thunderstorms that cause concern vs. hurricanes. Humidity...you bet...again not as much as the coastal areas but definitely more than CA. Regarding illegal immigration...well it is happening here as well (the Carolina's are seeing an explosion of growth right now...and with that said...there are homes to be built and roads to be added). North Carolina seems to be seing more of an influx than South Carolina. Sure the Carolina's have some flaws but the upsides of living here far out weigh the downsides. Would we every consider moving back to CA?....Not a Chance!

I did a quick edit on this message (sorry...please continue )
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Old 06-04-2006, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Angelus Oaks, California
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Wow could the world be any smaller?!
We too are getting ready to move to NC, and my DH was born and raised in So Cal. Lakewood to be exact! He graduated '92 from Mayfair. Myself I'm from IA, but been to SoCal many many times over the last 12 years.
Maybe when we all get to NC we should have a reunion!
We just put our house on the market and are moving to NC. My DH was born and raised in Anaheim, CA. I was raised in Pico Rivera, CA (next to Downey and Lakewood). I went to school in Santa Fe Springs, (Saint Paul High School class of '77 ). Small world isn't it?
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Old 06-04-2006, 11:07 PM
 
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And getting even smaller! We just moved from Downey (where I lived for 47 years - basically all my life) to Tega Cay in March.
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Old 06-04-2006, 11:58 PM
 
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Default York, SC

We're also relocating to SC from SoCal. Does anyone have info about York?
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Old 06-05-2006, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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We're also relocating to SC from SoCal. Does anyone have info about York?
You'd would probably get more responses by posting your question on the South Carolina Forum.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/south-carolina/
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Old 01-05-2007, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Wilson
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Hey I just jumped in here and was reading the posts from blue eyed girl and love the carolina's . I too graduated from Jordan High School in Long Beach 76. My husband and I relocated to Eastern N.C. last year. What a trip !
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Old 01-05-2007, 04:22 PM
 
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Hey I just jumped in here and was reading the posts from blue eyed girl and love the carolina's . I too graduated from Jordan High School in Long Beach 76. My husband and I relocated to Eastern N.C. last year. What a trip !

Hey there rsogirl - I received your PM and just sent you one back!
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Old 01-06-2007, 10:05 AM
 
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I bought a house here in 1997, and it's obscene how much my house is now worth, it has tripled in value! From what I can make off this house in So. Cal, we could have an even better quality of living in No. Carolina.
So... Sell the house for a big profit and buy a house CASH out here and live mortgage free! That alone will take alot of stress of your back.
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Old 01-27-2007, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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So... Sell the house for a big profit and buy a house CASH out here and live mortgage free! That alone will take alot of stress of your back.

That's part of the plan.
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Old 01-27-2007, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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That's part of the plan.
Well, not necessarily commitment free, you'll still need to pay utilities, insurance and taxes, of course. One of the reasons for not paying off the mortgage completely since the capital you receive from the sale of your home allows you to remain liquid enough for other business opportunities like real estate, wealth building, retirement, and, GOD forbid, any emergency that will suddenly come up. But, for the most part, your liquidity offers you a lot of opportunity to take that money and make more. Nothing wrong with not having a mortgage, but there are still costs involved to maintaining the home enough, where, if you are expecting a big return on your investment with no capital gain, then make it work for you in the real estate game (or stocks, mutual funds, or whatever your financial advisor recommends). Just my humble opinion. But, then again, you mentioned that was only "part" of the plan... nice job on the sale!

P.S. Okay, I'm jealous. How did you get 103+ reputation points with only 26 posts. Now, that's appreciation!!!
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