Just like California is a diverse state with great ocean properties and very remote mountain areas and a big difference between San Diego and Truckee, so North Carolina requires a major decision about what kind of lifestyle you want. We moved from SF bay area 15 years ago and if you contact through profile, I would be glad to talk you through the "Big Picture" items and then options for specific housing. If you appreciate an answer, please give thumbs up. For the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.
I cover the Durham/ Chapel Hill area but happen to be in the SF Bay Area right now for 2 weeks. I'm in Palo Alto, would be happy to talk to you or meet with you. You've not said which area of NC interests you or what you want. Call or email me when you get a chance.
Vivian, aka CrazyViv
If you are thinking of moving to the mountains of NC, then we are the Team to help you! We are the Keller Williams, Mountain Property PROS ! We are located in Waynesville, NC and handle all of Western North Carolina.
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