Pickens, South Carolina  29671

Cell:   864-918-2239

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email:  ken_horbinski@bellsouth.net

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Isaiah: 26:3 "Thou wilt keep Him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed upon Thee: because He trusteth in thee." 


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Brand Name Real Estate welcomes Ken on board to be the newest member to sign on with them. Chris Brand started the company in Charleston, SC which has grown to be very successful.  They opened up a branch in the Upstate & I am one a many who has recently come on board. I hope I can help to make a difference in their success. Ken will still be servicing the Upstate as he has done in the past. Give Ken a call if you want to Sell or Buy a home or land.

Twenty years ago my wife and I fell under the spell of the majestic mountains of  Upstate SC, and after visiting every state in the union, we settled here in what we call Table Rock, SC.  Yes, it is a part of Pickens but we are actually in the Table Rock area right next to the State Park.  Who could ask for more?

I am very knowledgeable about the foothills property and the surrounding areas.  Example: Lake Keowee, SC.  Lake Jocassee, SC. Seneca ,SC.  Clemson, SC.  The Cliffs Communities, SC.  Travelers Rest, SC. Easley, SC.  Greenville, SC & the famous Pumpkintown, SC area.  Let me find you a home or property in the Promise Land of  South Carolina.  Did you say you like golf?  Palmer, Nicholas & Player offer some of the best courses to play in the country and they're all right here.

If you like hiking trails, Table Rock State Park has miles of them.  How about boating?  The lakes near by offer the best fishing and water sports. Some of the best camp grounds are within walking distance of my back yard. This is a Preppers paradise in the Upstate.

Whether it be a home with a view of Table Rock Mountain, a getaway cabin on Lake Jocassee,  ten or more acres to surround your dream home, I can help you with that special piece of property.

In the last 23 years I have been a Top Producer in the Greater Greenville MLS.  This ranking was earned through hard work and dedication.   I will continue to work hard and give excellent service to you.

I thank God and to all who have worked with me in the past.  I do appreciate your business. If I can help you, please call me.





The most taken picture in SC.

It's just down the road!


Winter storm







Lake Oolenoy, part of the State Park

In my back yard & one of
the reasons I love this area.









                Residential Properties Next

                                 MLS 1326215


Drastically REDUCED, Owner relocating, very motivated, bring all offers. 18 Gorgeous acres with a Magnificent view of Table Rock. This home has 6,000+ SF including a partially finished walk out basement. The unfinished basement adds an additional 500+ SF. The LR features a massive stone fireplace & open floor plan. There's an over sized Chiefs Kitchen that is to-die-for with granite counter tops, a gas range, double ovens & tons of gorgeous alder cabinets w/roll out drawers & storage, a butlers pantry, bar that seats up to 5 people & a Broyhill island. Off the kitchen you'll find a huge DR & LR with lots of windows to take in the Phenomenal view. The perfect place to take advantage of SC's natural beauty & spend time w/family & friends is on the large deck that features Trex decking & maintenance free vinyl railing. This home is the entertainment mecca of the neighborhood. The property has lots of mature woods & an area the owner has kept bush hogged in case you would like to fence in for horses or cattle. There is also another area fenced for horses. In the Alluring & Unique master retreats you will find walk-in closets & master baths with outstanding showers. This home also features a den, a large office area & laundry area on the main area. There is an older section of this house that has been partially reorganized that could be turned into an In-Law suite. It has a kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, bedroom, living room & dinning room. Or it can be turned into a recreation room, a rental apartment, bed & breakfast, etc. In the basement you will find 3 large areas, one is a huge workshop w/tons of storage cabinets & work benched. Another could be turned into a media room, exercise room, etc. The third could be a bar area w/ a pool table, turned into a wine cellar, etc. In case of loss of power the owner added a few additional wiring circuits for a generator to provide back up power to the freezer, refrigerator, TV and cable. Call today for more information or to schedule. Seller is very motivated!!!

                                              Reduced to $417,500


Custom built cedar home on 2.39 wooded acres with a mountain view, pond, fire pit and wrap covered porch. Although the house is a Victorian style on the outside, the inside is rustic. Featuring a finished 4 car garage with plenty of built in cabinets & work shop area. The stone fireplace in the living room is two stories high. There's a large built in stone bookcase in the loft area. The 30 x 24 Great Room has a wood stove, sauna and large sunken hot tub and a built in entertainment unit with a surround sound speakers. Off the Great Room is large 35 x 7 deck for relaxing or entertaining. Above the garage there's a 25 x12 Bonus Room with built in bookcase and the 4th bedroom (currently used for storage). In the back of the garage there are 2 decks overlooking the fire pit, pond and Table Rock Mountain view. Next to the deck are 2 cherry trees to making it for easy picking. The dinning room is currently being used as a media room. The master is on the main level with walk in tiled shower. A claw foot tub was removed do to personal preferences but it can be reinstalled. The community offers a club house, tennis courts, common area, access to the South Saluda River and community well. The main roads are county roads and there are a few private roads maintained by the HOA. Raven Cliff is a county road. This home is worth more then its current listing and once it is viewed by an interested party you will see the quality throughout. Wait until you see the garage. If you are a car buff, this will blow you away.
Offered at $425,000

  MLS 1325593


This log home has a nice lake out back. 3-4 acre lake. A dock with electric is also available. Paddle boats or the like are fine. Seller is just going back to being a one home owner. Taxes reflect the secondary ownership so who ever purchases this home & it will be your main & only residence, the taxes will certainly drop a lot. A new metal roof was installed in 2015 so this should be good for 50 years. Main level has an open kitchen to eating area then to the right is the 17'x 26' great room. Mater suite is at the right side of home. Two bedrooms upper level with second bath. The walkout basement was finished to offer a 26'x 36' bonus room along with the laundry room being off to right. Located in the River Bluff sub-division.
Offered at $337,500

                                           Reduced to $316,500

                        MLS 1310259


This is a rare property that only comes up once in a while. I have a brick ranch that offers 2BR upper level with a full bath & the basement offers a 3rd bedroom with bonus room & another bath near completion. What I am selling here is property that many people call about. I have 22 acres, all in pasture & fenced with 3 different pastures. Current owner is running cattle on it. Horses would love to live here. There is a barn for hay storage & workshop. This could also be sectioned off for horses. There are 3 other out buildings that add to all the pluses. A creek is at the back line of the property. If you are the person who desires to have some of the best pasture you don't need to look any further. The asking price for all this is $357,500. It breaks down to around $10,000 per acre after taking the value of them buildings on the acreage. Don't forget, all this acreage is usable.


2BR/2BA Craftsman style home many newer updates. This cute home offers a full usable tract of land that even has a place for your chickens in that a large running area with coop & all fenced in. A new septic field was installed one year ago along with current tank being pumped out. A riser was added to make is very easy in the future should it need pumped out again. The garage & or outbuilding is big enough for a work shop & it has power to it. A new garage door was added. Inside the home the kitchen is at back of home and plenty of space as to cabinets & work area. The smooth top electric will stay plus a newer dish washer. There is a formal dining room, sitt8ing room and master suite are all located on main level. Plus a full bath. Upper level offers a second bath plus the way the upper bedroom is situated you could almost have two bedrooms upper level. Current family used it this way. Natural gas is currently being run on Hwy 8 so natural gas will be available. High speed Internet is available now. Only 2.5 miles to Pickens & all shopping. Just a very nice home for the price. Offered at $149,500

                 Under Contingency Contract (Finance approval)

                   MLS 1289942






3BR/2BA with 25.64 acres.    Turn of the Century home with recent appraisal done in July of this year. The main home offers 2100 plus sq ft, a second home currently occupied offers 520 sq ft of living space. This home is currently rented.  A cottage out back with 352 sq. ft. A barn that is in very good shape will house horses or the livestock you choose. A store front from years ago that is 770 sq ft & this one fronts Pumpkintown Hwy or Hwy 8 as we know it. According to records this home dates back to 1898. The home itself was wrapped in vinyl siding. The entire property is being "SOLD AS IS"  The acreage has some pasture & with some bush hogging one can increase the pasture size. The home has a master bedroom on main level with two more bedrooms upper level including a full bath. A formal dining room plus formal living room. This home still has life left in it & can be lived in now. It has only been vacant for 4 months. One has to see all that comes with this Historic Estate to appreciate the package. To view this home it is right off Hwy 8 near Hwy 135 in Pumpkintown. Two tax map numers go with this sale (5105-00-44-2280 & 5105-00-44-4478).     Offered at $189,000 for all.



                                                        Under Contract




Land & Acreage from this section down.

I can find you the Promise Land of South Carolina. Whether it is a small tract or larger acreage I will find it for you. The way to really see land is to walk it. I will walk it with you so bring your hiking boots and jeans.  We may even see little Teddy!

                     MLS 1318504


4.5 Acres with beautiful stream/creek & mini water falls. This is actually a double lot totaling the 4.5 acres. A great place to have your cabin & privacy to. NO need to look any farther. All bush hogged & clear so one can see just where you would like to build that special place. To see this partial take Hwy 8 N from Pickens to L on New Hope Rd to L onto Wandering Way. Property will be first on the right. Watch for sign. Offered at $52,500

                  MLS 1282543








84 ACRES  This is a working farm at present & the acreage is planted & being cared for for harvest. A double wide is on the property & is currently home for the Owners. All value is on the property. This is not to say that the home is not livable. Actually the home is in really great shape. There is wooded sections & hunting is excellent. Only 10 miles to Travelers Rest or 19 miles to Greenville. A creek runs through the property in two different areas. If you're looking for property that can be used to live off of then look no farther. To do a drive by take Hwy 288 from Travelers Rest heading towards Pumpkintown. As you get close to Pumpkintown look for 156 Chippewa on the right. It is a gravel drive that is off the Hwy about 1/2 mile. All this is offered at $430,000. This comes out to $5,100 per acre so the doublewide is a gimme.


                            Just reduced from $460,000 to now $399,000

                      MLS 1310062


5 ACRES- Just bush hogged & it looks great. If you need a beautiful 5 acre tract with no restrictions & a winter view of Table Rock Mountain , this is it. Location is right off Hwy 11 North side of Pickens near Hwy11. The fire dept. is only 1 mile away. To do a drive by take Hwy 8 N from Pickens. go straight after the blinker light at Pumpkintown for 1 more mile on right & just past the fire dept. Turn right & go & property will be on left. Offered at $41,500







Various lots ranging from 2 acres to 5 plus acres. Prices starting at $55,000 & up to $90,000. Some have some great views of Table Rock & the mountains near by. Paved roads in entire sub-division, water & electric plus phone are already run. All you need is a building permit & the septic installed. All lots are pre-approved by Pickens County. Just off Hwy 135 or Dacusville Hwy near Hwy 8 coming from Easley. The entrance is easy to find as to  a newly placed sign referring to Nature's Watch.




Hwy 11 Near Hwy 178

11.79 ACRES completely survey and all lines are marked with orange ribbons. This property could offer two beautiful home sites & a possible pond as there is a spring fed stream that flows right through the middle. Mostly hardwood and the building sites are all level which makes it very easy for contractors. If you're in need of a property that offers all this you can stop looking now. Plenty of frontage on Hwy 11. To do a drive by and check it out call Ken at 864- 918-2239. Offered at $97,500

           MLS 1245742





Tract  14  for sale. Located just 1/2 mile off Hwy 8 and only 2 miles outside Pickens city limits. Restricted to homes only and or an approved modular home by Seller!  Horses OK on this property. Tract 14 is 2.68 and it is priced at $25,900. To do a drive by take Hwy 8 N for 2 miles from Pickens & turn R onto N Glassy Mtn. Proceed for 1/24 mile to left on Moonlight Trail. This tract also has a great view of Glassy Mountain in Pickens. Keep in mind, this is 2.68 acres so it is a pretty good deal.

                                                           Reduced to $24,900


            MLS 1245853




Lot 6 Scenic Circle is located in the Wesleyan Camp.  A new survey was just completed in Jan of this year.  It is right at 1/2 acre or 0.582 of an acre.  this tract is also very easy to build on.  Great view of Pinnacle Mt.  No well needed to be drilled as a central water system is in place.  A simple tap for your water hook up.  A small fee monthly.  A 72 hour "First Right of Refusal"  is in place for the Wesleyan Camp to make a decision to purchase.  Once they pass we then can proceed to close on the new Buyer.  Call for directions!  Offered at $22,500            New price!!!!!

            MLS 1245854

Just under one half acre and all utilities are at road frontage. Gas, water phone & electric. A perfect spot for an investor to possibly buy a home that needs to be moved to this site. Location is just off main road and easy access to city the of Greenville. Offered at $9,900       How can you say know this?