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Pickens, South Carolina  29671

Cell:   864-918-2239

Home  864-878-0180


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 24 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 1361345


This is a reputable Custom Builders Personal Home located on a setting with rolling pastures,  a creek & two ponds plus Owner just had all the pastures completely re-fenced with new woven wire, (cost $10,000). We are selling 27 acres but there may be an additional 2.29 acres that could be available. The home just had a new roof replaced in 2017, the cedar siding was stained in 2017 so the home shows very well. Two hot water heaters are displaced in the basement so that you have hot water at most stations very fast. The HVAC was replaced in 2013 so all mechanical is pretty much maintenance free for years to come. Upper level of home offers a split bedroom plan with master suite on one side & the two guest bedrooms are on the other side. Two & one half baths on main level. The kitchen offers granite counter tops with custom cabinets throughout. Living room has a custom rock built wood burning fireplace for those nights when you sit down & relax. The walkout basement offers two more bedrooms with a full bath. The 5th bedroom is currently being used for the office of the Owner Builder. It has custom built in cabinets and there is a closet as well. A storage room in basement is where all the canning goods are stored. If you need room for parking cars, the main home has an attached 2 car gar plus there is a separate oversize 2 car gar just steps away from the home that offers 2 more spaces to park plus a work shop. One very big plus is you have a choice to be on city water or well water just by switching a valve. Currently all outside water is from well as there is  an irrigation system for watering the flowers or yard when needed.
This home is offered at $459,000

                              MLS 1360164


3BR/3BA/3CAR GAR Southland Log Home on 4.70 acres. This log home is move on ready right now & is waiting for new owners. The location of this log home is where most people who come to SC want to be near the State Park. This is is walking distance to Table Rock State Park and the neighborhood is one that is most requested. The home offers a possible separate living quarters for in-law situation in that a separate kitchenette, the 3rd bathroom & 3rd bedroom plus another living room or bonus room. There is even a private entrance for lower level.
The home offers an open theme upper level with great room & kitchen. You will have plenty of windows to look out back from this section & a large open deck for cook outs or just enjoying nature at its best. All appliances have been upgraded, new hot water heater, one of the two HVAC units was replaced & owner had a new well pump installed. There is nothing to do except move in once you make the purchase. Master suite offers a large bath room with double vanities & shower. A sun room den is also off master suite. The second bedroom is at opposite end of the home with its own full bath. The garage being 32" x 22" offers enough space for 3 full size cars or use one bay for a work shop. A separate storage room at back of home was added to math the logs. There is also a storage room 8' x 26' or use as exercise room as current owner did. Once weather warms up owner is planning on re-staining  all the decking. A few cosmetic things to be done outside but they will be addressed. 
Offered at $325,000

                                           MLS 1361187


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 $299,000

                           MLS 1355239


located at the Rock of Jocassee Golf Course. This home offers total privacy as it is the last home on Fairway Woods Dr. Main level has all the main living as to Master suite, two guest bedrooms plus open theme living room to eating area. Kitchen is just off to to one end with all appliances as to new electric stove, the dish washer, & refrigerator are not new but they work fine. Washer & dryer are located in the closet right at kitchen & they will all stay with sale. The lower level offers a second living or great room plus another full bath along with loads of storage. It even offers a second bonus room 21 x 27 that is also heated & cooled. This has been used in the past for large gatherings. It could be a workshop if desired. Two new heat pumps in 2014, new hot water heater 2014 & new electric range in 2016 with smooth cook top. This home has been used as a rental for last few years. It is a non smoked in home since new. All carpets were just cleaned by Stanley Steamer & all new paint inside plus the decking was just painted & this home is move in condition.  Offered at $252,500




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 1336065


This lot has a Million Dollar View that is unsurpassed to most properties. The seller has priced well below what he paid for it. This community comes with city water so no need to drill a well.  The homes in this section all have that same view which is at the top of the ridge. Once you drive up & view what the neighbor has, you will see that this one has the same view. Offered at $7,450.

                  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 $380,000


                                                             Just     $380,000

                      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 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!!!!!