North Carolina And South Carolina FAQ

north carolina and South Carolina Best Places To LiveAbout The Author

I’m Robert Bencivenga and I’m a professional site locator and location analyst for major corporations.

I also research the growth of North Carolina and South Carolina.  I find the Best Places to Retire or Relocate in the Carolinas that are still affordable.  And are poised for future economic growth.

I don’t Sell Real Estate!

I want to share the information and analysis I’ve done with you.  I want to help you discover your best places to live in North Carolina or South Carolina.

Throughout the years, I’ve been asked many questions about the Best Places in North Carolina and South Carolina.

What I have found is that often the questions are very similar and there are definitely some questions we all share about finding our best places in the Carolinas.

I thought the answers to these NC And SC FAQ could benefit everyone interested in retiring or relocating to their best places in the Carolinas.

So…

I’ve created the “North Carolina And South Carolina Best Places To Live FAQ” section.

Periodically throughout the year, I will be posting more North Carolina And South Carolina FAQ about how to discover your best place in the Carolinas from “Ask Bob” so check back often.

Most of all, remember, your questions are most likely the same questions many others have.

Write to me at “Ask Bob”!!!!

ENJOY!

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General North Carolina and South Carolina Best Places FAQ

Bob,

Assuming you still have electricity after the ice storm that has raged through New England, why are you writing about the Carolinas and living in New York??

Wayne
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Hi Wayne,

We’ve just been getting rain, in the Lower Hudson Valley.

I’ve traveled throughout North Carolina and South Carolina now for 7-8 years.  It’s always like going home for me, especially Asheville NC!

For the past 35 years, I’ve had a career as a professional site locator. I’ve researched locations all over, and have been active in many different real estate markets.  I’ve been lucky to be able to do what I love doing, and that is to study places inside and out, and share the information with others.

I love gathering and sharing information, especially if it’s about real estate and special places.  My friends and relatives are always calling to ask, “Where to go next?”

A little over 5 years ago, I started seriously putting a plan together to finally relocate to North Carolina or South Carolina, and also decided I would like to share my expertise, research, and love of the Carolinas with others who had the same desire to find their best place to live.  I look forward to the time I will be living there full time, which won’t be long!

Do you live in the Carolinas?

Are you looking to retire or relocate in North Carolina or South Carolina?

Thanks for writing, and have a great weekend!

See You In The Carolinas, Bob

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Hi Carmen,

A good starting point for first time home buyers is HUD.  Also, the FHA has good programs for first time buyers.

Also ask them about state-by-state programs so you know what North Carolina and South Carolina offer.  Also, do not overlook foreclosures, and manufactured homes (mobile homes), as a way to get started in your first house! Both can provide you with good value for your money.

Good Luck and I’ll See You In The Carolinas,  Bob

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Good Morning Linda,

I’m not a real estate broker, so I don’t have any houses to sell you. I’m a professional location analyst and site selector and started using my expertise to find the best places in North Carolina and South Carolina – affordable areas in the Carolinas with great lifestyles to relocate to with my family. I have 3 sons! They love the Carolinas.

The first thing you must do is make a list of what’s important to you. This will help to define whether North Carolina or South Carolina is your best place to live. 

  • What will define your best place to live?
  • Do you want to be near the coast, on a river, lake? Or in the Piedmont or Mountains?
  • What’s the smallest and largest City/Town you’d consider?
  • How important are the arts, restaurants, activities? Which activities are important to you?
  • Will you need to work?

Read some of my Carolina Articles which will help you decide what’s important to you and what your “must have’s” are in your best place to live.

See You In The Carolinas, Bob
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Donna,

If you give me a bit more information on what type of an area in North Carolina and/or South Carolina you are looking to relocate to, I can be of much greater help to you.

Do you want to be near the coast, on a river, lake? Or in the Piedmont or Mountains?  What’s the smallest and largest City/Town you’d consider? How important are the arts, restaurants, activities? Which activities are important to you? Will you need to work?

Read some of our articles which will help you decide what’s important to you in your best place to live. Also, check out our Guides. I’ve reviewed over 100 places which will allow you to see if they fit what it is you’ve decided is important to you.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

See You In The Carolinas,

Bob

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