Moving to Coastal South Carolina from California

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Hello BP Friends,

I am a long time member who did a few deals back in 2008 and then jumped out of the market when it crashed.  Of course, I wish now I hadn't but I'm ready to jump back in.  

I am making a big move from Fresno California to Little River South Carolina area.  I am retiring from a 28 year teaching career and want to see what I can build with real estate.  My spouse will keep her day job to pay the bills.  We have excellent credit and access to 80K.  We are selling our home in Fresno and keeping a rental we have in Fontana Ca.  

I guess I would like some suggestions starting with how we should acquire a place to live.  We want to live in a community of residents not short term rentals.  We are looking for a 3/2 with a 2 car garage.  We're not afraid of a fixer upper.   As far as investments, I think i want to focus on multi-family buy and hold with an occasional flip.  I love taking a run down house and making it nice again.

I would love to hear from anyone with knowledge of the area.  Coming from California, everything seems like a deal in South Carolina.  LOL.  We are looking to make our move in July/August.  

Thanks for reading and thanks in advance for any information/guidance you can give regarding the area.

Liz Einecke


Welcome to SC!  I'm in the Charleston/Summerville area.  I'm too far to be of much help to you, but if you ever come down this way, let me know.  I'm a Realtor and investor here.

Hi Liz,

Welcome to SC. We love the Coastal Carolina area. I'm from there.
We will be moving back up there from the Caribbean around that same time. Hope we can meet up:-)

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Hi Liz! I have lived in CA, and now have lived in SC for a long time. It's very different from CA but has some great investing areas and definitely some inexpensive properties! Im sure you guys will do great with your investing.

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