I practice real estate law here in NC. As a suggestion, check with a
local attorney. However, as a general overview, a corporation is
"high maintenance". In order to start and maintain a corporation, you
have shares of stock, a board of directors, annual meetings, etc.
whether you are a small corporation or Lowes. The purpose is limited
liability. If you do not maintain a corporation, a judge can “pierce
the corporate veil” and find personal liability. In other words, if
you don’t treat it like a corporation, a judge will not either. Just
something to think about.