Greenville SC Real Estate News

Greenville South Carolina real estate market, events and homes for sale. 

Nov. 7, 2018

Why You WANT To Buy a House during the Holidays

This year is already coming to end. The majority of home buyers we talk to this time of year tell us that they plan to wait until 2019 to buy. It’s understandable that people don’t want to go out in colder weather to look at homes, but I’m going to let you in on a secret. The end of the year could be a great time to be buying because you are more than likely going to get a better deal. This is all due to supply and demand.

Summer is the most popular time sellers put their home on the market, meaning that there are also a lot of buyers and often times multiple offers on homes. That allows room for sellers to increase the price of their home. Greenville’s market report for this year prove it. In April, the average sale price of a home was $234,778. This average jumped by over 10,000 in May, 3,800 more in June and 4,000 in July making the average $253,233. That is a jump of $18,000 in just three months! The average dropped a whole $14,000 from July to August and continues to drop each month. Not only do you get a decrease in the average price during the winter months, but you also have more room to negotiate and make it a better deal for yourself because you probably won’t be fighting other buyers for the home.

One thing to keep in mind is that because there are fewer homes on the market during this time, it may be more difficult to find a home that meets all your needs. The best thing to do is stay on top of searching and ask your real estate agent to help you. If you can’t find something exactly what you’re looking for it’s your decision to find what could work and is more affordable or wait until the following year where there are more choices available, but at higher costs.

Another plus is the time off you get for these Holidays. While Holidays can be busy with family, you could also take this free time off to look at some homes. The majority of home viewings occur online so you can be in the comfort of your own home and only go out in the cold when you find the right homes to see. Plus, we are lucky that we live in South Carolina because we have pretty mild winters.

If you have any interest in buying or selling or have any questions about real estate in Greenville, South Caroline or the surrounding areas, please give us a call at 864-438-5050 and we will be happy to assist you. Visit www.GreenvilleRealEstateHub.com for more information on local real estate.  

Oct. 30, 2018

How to Prepare the Outside of Your Home in Order to Sell

When selling a home, you want to get as much money as you can for it meaning you have to prepare your home to be sold. Many sellers focus on the inside, which is obviously important but when a potential buyer pulls up to your home the first thing they are going to see is the outside and the lawn. Taking the time to do some landscaping and outside maintenance can add a lot of value to your home. We have had clients who show up to a home and don’t end up even going inside because of how disgusted they are by the outside. Not only is an unkempt lawn work for the future buyer, but it also shows potential buyers that if the outside is unkempt, then the inside could be easily just as bad or worse. About a month before you sell your home, take the time to do a little bit of yard work such as trimming overgrown bushes, pick any weeds you might see, rake up any leaves and add a new layer of mulch.

I recently just went through all the above maintenance listed, not because I am selling my home, but because it’s good to take care of your lawn and to keep it maintained throughout your time living there so that when you eventually do think about selling, you won’t have to do much work at all. You can easily pay someone to do this work for you, but once I got the estimate I decided it was best to just do it myself and plus I would feel accomplished in knowing I did it myself. As you can see the picture on the left was the front of my house before I did the work. The bushes are overgrown, weeds are popping out everywhere, you can barely see the rocks outlining the area and overall, I just felt like there was too much going on.

The first step I took was to use my electric hedge trimmer. The bushes were way overgrown so I trimmed them down a lot and then I shaped them how I wanted. Next, I had to pick up everything I had trimmed off which was a lot more than I thought and took up two whole garbage bins, so before you start make sure your garbage bins are empty. Next, I took a step back and looked at the area and still felt like there was too much going on so I actually ended up getting rid of a few bushes, so you could easily see some of the pretty ones in the back. I then started pulling all the weeds I could. Now it was time for the mulch. I did my research and found that weeds will still easily come up, so a good idea is to use cardboard or newspaper and lay it down in the whole area. I just grabbed some cardboard from the recycling center. After that I went to the store and bought mulch, which is fairly cheap. I ended up having to buy more bags, but in the end this area used 7 bags of mulch so if you have an area bigger or smaller than this, keep that in mind. I laid down the mulch and spread it evenly, so it was about two inches thick. Then I took out all the rocks since they had kind of been buried and re-laid them. The last step I did was moved some of the rocks closer to the plants since I had cut down a few and put new soil and grass seeds in the other area.

This project took me less than a week and I feel that my yard looks so much better. If I had been selling my home and a buyer saw my yard before hand they might have still been interested in the home, but now that I fixed it up it would be more appealing to them. A few other tips to make your yard more appealing when selling is to clean your gutters, power wash your home to make it cleaner looking, clean your windows and even paint the outside of your front door or replace the house numbers in order to make your house look newer and stand out to potential buyers.

If you are thinking about selling your home or have any questions about real estate in Greenville, South Carolina or the surrounding areas, please give us a call at 864-438-5050 and we will be happy to assist you. Visit www.GreenvilleRealEstateHub.com for more information on local real estate.

Oct. 24, 2018

11 Maurice Lane Simpsonville 29681 Homes for Sale

This beautiful 4-bedroom home at 11 Maurice Lane is situated in the popular, family friendly neighborhood of Autumn Trace. This home is ideally located in Simpsonville, SC close to I-385 and I-185 providing easy access to shopping, dining and entertainment. The schools assigned to this area are some of the best in the Greenville area. Not only are you in a great location, but the subdivision features a swimming pool and kiddie pool to enjoy those hot summer days. There is also a clubhouse, playground, sidewalks and common areas.

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As you pull up to this home, you will see that it is located in a nice, quiet cul-de-sac. The well-kept, colorful plants near the front door really make this home stand out. As you step into this home you will be greeted by two large rooms separated by an arch way. One room could be used as a formal dining room while the other has many different uses such as an office or a play room. Your eyes will be drawn to the luminous hardwood flooring throughout the home. As you continue you will see the living room with a gorgeous accent wall and a fireplace that you can cozy up to during the winter.

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To the left is the breakfast area and kitchen. The updated kitchen features new Caledonia granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, tile backsplash, and six recessed lights to provide you with adequate lighting in the kitchen. The kitchen also provides access to the formal dining room and has double door to the backyard which allows natural lighting in the home.

As you head upstairs you will notice that the stairs have been updated with wrought iron spindles and oak hardwood stair treads for easy cleaning. Once upstairs, on your far left is the first bedroom which can be used as a child’s room, guest room or office. The full bath is next door which is used for three of the bedrooms. On the far right is the second bedroom. Continuing upstairs you will find the walk-in laundry room and the third bedroom. Next door is the huge master bedroom with a large en-suite. The en-suite features double sinks, separate shower, garden tub and a huge walk-in closet that is complete with recessed lighting, hardwood flooring, custom shelves, drawers and a laundry hamper. All of the bedrooms feature new carpet.

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Headed out the backdoor there is a 12x10 patio with a huge fenced in backyard, perfect for entertaining. There is also a few mature trees in some of the neighbors yard, which allows you more privacy while not having to worry about maintenance. The home warranty is included with this home. Don't miss out on this beautiful home! If you have any questions about this home please contact PROCUDER Realty at 864-438-5050 or visit www.GreenvilleRealEstateHub.com.

 

Oct. 16, 2018

September 2018 Greenville SC Real Estate Market Report

Navigating the real estate market, researching statistics, and making an informed decision based upon those findings can offer a more refined decision in the Real Estate process, whether you are a home buyer, seller, or investor. At PRODUCER Realty, we rely heavily on relevant market data and trends in the real estate market when determining the value of a home. As Expert Advisors, we understand that the real estate market is always changing, and we strive to stay up to date with the trends to better serve our client's needs.  

The sale price in September 2018 has gone up more than $10,000 since September 2017. September 2018 has seen an average sale price of $232,718 compared to the $222,032 average sale price of September 2017, making the value of owning a home or investment property in the Upstate of SC a wise and gainful decision.

The Greenville SC area is heralded as a prime relocation spot in South Carolina due to aspects such as the strong economy. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that the national average for unemployment is at 3.7%, but Greenville County continues to fall below that at 3.3%. The availability of technical, engineering, and health care jobs continue the economic growth for this metro area. In turn, the real estate market outlook is positive and substantial growth is expected to continue for Greenville County SC.

If you are interested in gaining more knowledge concerning the Greater Greenville SC area market, we are only a call away. Whether you are a home buyer, investor, or are interested in placing your current property on the market, our team can not only inform you, but also make your transaction a profitable one. Feel free to contact our team at 864-438-5050 or visit us at www.GreenvilleRealEstateHub.com

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Oct. 11, 2018

518 Goldstone Lane Boiling Springs 29316 Homes for Sale

This beautiful 3-bedroom home at 518 Goldstone Lane has it all! This home is in Boiling Springs near I-26 and I-85, providing easy access to shopping, dining and schools. This home is located in the Hanging Rock subdivision which features a nice little fishing pond, a pool with an additional kiddie pool and cabana to keep you cool on those hot summer days as well as located right near the Spartanburg Parks and Recreation where you can enjoy some baseball games.

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You will fall in love as soon as you pull into the driveway and see the well-kept lawn with beautiful flowers and bushes around the home. Upon entering the home, you will walk into the entry way and be greeted with the formal dining room on your right with a nicely painted accent wall. Your eyes will be drawn to the 7” engineered hardwood floors. To the left of the entrance is a long hallway. The first door on your right is a Full Bath which is perfect for guests. Across the hall is the first Bedroom which can be used as a child’s room, guest room or even an office. Continuing through the hall you will see the walk-in laundry room with plenty of counter and cabinet space. At the end of the hallway is the second Bedroom. 

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If you head back towards the main entrance past the Dining Room is the Great Room. The Great Room features a cozy gas log fireplace perfect for cuddling up on a cold winter night. The room is open to the Kitchen and Breakfast area. The Kitchen features new Caledonia granite countertops, a large walk-in pantry, an elite Kenmore dishwasher, under cabinet lighting and a built in MP3 port with ceiling speakers. The Breakfast area allows you even more room and has many windows providing natural lighting. There are 2” blinds throughout the home. The Master Bedroom is secluded from the other bedrooms which allows you some peace and quiet. It is located on the opposite side of the Great Room. The 18-foot Master Bedroom features a large walk-in closet. The En Suite features a double link, large mirror, garden tub and a separate shower.

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The stairs are located near the Master Bedroom and brings you to the large Bonus room which can easily be made into a fourth bedroom or would be perfect for using it as an office. Upstairs, there is also a walk-in storage area that can be stubbed into a third bathroom. The home also features a gas tankless water heater and all new carpet that was installed in May of 2017. Back downstairs, the wonderfully large fenced in backyard features an extended patio which is great for entertaining guests. This home is less than five years old and will not last long! Do not let this one pass you by! If you have any questions about this home please contact PRODUCER Realty at 864-438-5050 or visit www.GreenvilleRealEstateHub.com.

Oct. 10, 2018

La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant in Greenville, SC

Looking for a delicious Mexican Restaurant? Look no further than La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant located on Woodruff Road in Greenville. Woodruff Road is a busy place, yes, but this restaurant is located in a great location and easy to get to. Perfect for a date night restaurant as it’s close to the movie theater, but also very family friendly. I am not going to lie, I am not the biggest fan of Mexican food, but I have put up with it since my husband is Mexican, but this place I love, and I choose this restaurant over other American favorites.

As you enter the restaurant, your eyes will be drawn to the interior decorating which is very festive. La Parrilla has become very popular, so there may be a wait, but never more than a few minutes. The staff is very friendly and hard working. Once seated you are given complimentary chips and salsa, which is mouthwatering. I’m not that big on spicy food, but the salsa has just the right amount of spice to it. They also offer tableside guacamole.

They have a lunch, dinner and a to go menu. They have so many different varieties of food and drinks, but really you can’t go wrong here. La Parrilla offers Margaritas, Daiquiris, beer and more. They have several different Mexican appetizers, but also items like chicken fingers for those picky kids out there like my own! They have six different types of soups and seven different types of salads they offer.

My favorite meal to get is items under the combinations section because that way you can have a little something of all your favorites. For example, la uno (#1) is one taco, two enchiladas and Mexican rice. If you aren’t sure what an item is, they explain each item at the bottom of that section. They also give you the choice of chicken or beef. The best part is that they offer coupons for the combinations section. If you buy one meal you get the other free! We often walk away with spending less than $15 for two people….and with lots of leftovers, so keep a look out for La Parrilla coupons.

The next section on the menu is burritos and quesadillas. They offer eight different types of burritos ranging from $8.50 to $11.99. There are 10 different options for quesadillas ranging from $5.99 to $13.99. Clearly, everything on the menu is very reasonably priced. There are five different types of enchiladas and also many kinds of nachos. Don’t worry I’m not done yet! There are thirteen different kinds of tex-mex meals such as fajitas, carnitas and chimichangas. There are ten different kinds of tacos each with the option of flour or corn tortillas and the choice of two or three tacos. The majority of these meals are served with Mexican rice and beans. The menu also has a section sorting out different meals of steak, chicken or seafood. There are five different fusion options meaning combing Mexican food with other styles such as the Mexi-Pizza or La Parrilla Wings. Lastly, there is even a section for veggie lovers.

I told you the restaurant had a lot of variety and I wasn’t lying! If you are wanting a friendly staff and delicious Mexican food all at good prices then head out to La Parrilla. One of the many favorite restaurants I have found in Greenville.

If you have any questions about real estate in Greenville, South Carolina or the surrounding areas, please give us a call at 864-438-5050 and we will be happy to assist you. Visit www.GreenvilleRealEstateHub.com for more information on local real estate.

Oct. 2, 2018

Fall Fun near the Greenville Area : Apple Picking, Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze and More!

Fall is my favorite time of year because there are so many different things to do. The temperature starts dropping, the sweaters come out of the closet and don't forget the pumpkin spice latte's! Fall is also the time for apple picking. Not only is it fun to get out of the house and pick your own apples, but you can also make some delicious apple cider or better yet apple crumble pie! Many orchards also have pumpkin patches where you choose however big or small of a pumpkin you want and then you can use your artistic ability and carve the pumpkin for Halloween. A lot of the orchards have corn mazes, bakery's and fun rides for the younger kids. Check out our list below all within an hour of Greenville

Fisher’s Orchard

4181 Jordan Rd, Greer, SC 29651 

Open

*Peach Farm

Pumpkins

Apples

Maze

Wagon Ride: $5

Hours: Open 7 days a week from 8:00 – 7:00pm

https://www.fishersorchard.com/

 

Johnson Farms
6510 New Cut Rd, Inman, SC 29349 

Open now through October 31

Age 2 and younger free with paying adult

Hayrides: $6 – weekends

Corn Maze: $8

Gem Mine: $7-$9

Pedal Cars: $5

*Pumpkin Patch – Price is based on size

Play Area

Hours: Monday – Saturday: 8:00 – 6:00pm        Sunday: 1:00 – 6:00pm

https://johnsonfarmsinman.net/

 

Sky top orchard

1193 Pinnacle Mountain Rd, Flat Rock, NC 28731 

Open

*Apple picking

Peaches

Asian Pears

Barnyard

Hayride

Fruit Stand Market

Hours: Open 7 days a week from 9:00 – 6:00pm

http://www.skytoporchard.com/

 

Grandad’s Apples n’ Such

2951 Chimney Rock Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792 

Open

*Apple picking – 20 different varieties of applies on 80 acres

Pumpkin picking – 5 acres

Bakery

Corn Maze

Cow Train

Jump Train

Barnyard

Hours: Open 7 days a week from 8:00 – 6:00pm

http://www.grandadsapples.com/

 

Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard

170 Stepp Orchard Dr, Hendersonville, NC 28792 

Open

*Apple picking – 70 acres

Pumpkin Picking

Corn Maze

Apple Cannon

Wagon Ride

Country Market

Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00 – 5:30pm    

Friday – Saturday: 8:00 – 6:00pm                Sunday: 10:00 – 6:00 pm

http://www.steppapples.com/

 

Justus orchard

187 Garren Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792 

Open

*Apple picking

Pumpkins

Blueberries

Cow Train

Jumping Pillow

Petting Zoo

Bakery

Hours: Open 7 days a week from 8:30 – 6:00pm

http://www.justusorchard.com/

 

Coston farm and apple house

3748 Chimney Rock Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792 

Apple Picking

Pumpkins

Bakery

Hours: Open Monday – Saturday: 8:00 – 6:00pm

http://www.costonfarm.com/

If you are thinking about selling your home or have any questions about real estate in Greenville, South Carolina or the surrounding areas, please give us a call at 864-438-5050 and we will be happy to assist you. Visit www.GreenvilleRealEstateHub.com for more information on local real estate.

 

Sept. 18, 2018

Halloween Events around the Greenville Area

Can you believe that Halloween is just a month away! I was walking into the store the other day and saw the Halloween costumes already out and I couldn’t believe how fast this year has gone by. There are so many fun events around the Greenville area to celebrate Halloween. There are events appropriate for children and ones a little bit more scary that might have you running away in fear!

A very popular event in Greenville is Boo in the Zoo. Not only do you get to have some fun at the zoo, but your littles ones can dress up and go trick-or-treating! This event will be taking place the weekend of the 19 through 21st as well as the 26th through the 28th. Fridays will be from 5:30 – 8:00 pm while Saturday and Sundays will be from 4:00 – 8:00pm. There is an admission fee, but is currently not listed on their website.
https://www.greenvillezoo.com/168/Special-Events

Halloween at Heritage Park in Simpsonville will take place on October 28th. The games, crafts and hayrides will be from 12:30 – 5:30pm while the trick-or-treat candy trail will be from 5:30 – 7:30pm.
https://www.simpsonville.com/parksrec/page/halloween-heritage-park

The best Haunted House in all of South Carolina is Madworld which is located right next to Greenville in Piedmont. There are over 150 dressed in costumes to really scare you, so please if you plan to bring any children make sure they can handle this. Madworld will be open every weekend from September 21st through November 3rd on Friday and Saturday from 7:30 – 11:00pm. Starting October 11th, Madworld will also be open Thursdays and Sundays from 7:00 – 10:30pm. Halloween is on a Wednesday this year, so of course it will be open that night as well. The cost of admission for the haunted house and trail is $30.
https://madworldattractions.com/

Another very spooky attraction is the Nightmare Dungeon located in Anderson. The abandoned cabin is open every night from September 14th until Nov 3rd. The hours begin when it gets dark. Admissions is $30 and $25 for those brave 12 year olds and under.
http://nightmaredungeon.com/

Can you take the fright? Can you handle 4 haunted houses and 10-acre corn maze? Test your appetite for horror and fear at the Upstate’s leading haunted attraction. From Freak shows to Camp Crystal Lake. Your heart beats madly as you enter Haddonfield Inn. Carefully watch your steps as the chopped and twisted Santa’s slay was just there. Friday & Saturday from 7pm-12 midnight and Sunday 7pm-11pm. All Access Pass is $30.

 

https://denverdownsfarm.com/harvest-horror/

Sept. 13, 2018

August 2018 Greenville SC Real Estate Market Report

Navigating the real estate market, researching statistics, and making an informed decision based upon those findings can offer a more refined decision in the Real Estate process, whether you are a home buyer, seller, or investor. At PRODUCER Realty, we rely heavily on relevant market data and trends in the real estate market when determining the value of a home. As Expert Advisors, we understand that the real estate market is always changing, and we strive to stay up to date with the trends to better serve our client's needs.  

The Greater Greenville real estate market continues to grow and change, month-by-month and year-by-year. This year compared to last year, sales are up 6.3% with 1,334 homes being sold in August 2018 as opposed to the 1,255 homes sold in August 2017 in the Greenville SC real Estate market.

The sale price in August 2018 has gone up almost $10,000 since August 2017. August 2018 has seen an average sale price of $238,769 compared to the $229,343 average sale price of August 2017, making the value of owning a home or investment property in the Upstate of SC a wise and gainful decision.

The Greenville SC area is heralded as a prime relocation spot in South Carolina due to aspects such as the strong economy. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that the national average for unemployment is at 4.1%, but Greenville County continues to fall below that at 3.3%. The availability of technical, engineering, and health care jobs continue the economic growth for this metro area. In turn, the real estate market outlook is positive and substantial growth is expected to continue for Greenville County SC.

If you are interested in gaining more knowledge concerning the Greater Greenville SC area market, we are only a call away. Whether you are a home buyer, investor, or are interested in placing your current property on the market, our team can not only inform you, but also make your transaction a profitable one. Feel free to contact our team at 864-438-5050 or visit us at www.GreenvilleRealEstateHub.com

Make sure to keep up with the PRODUCER Realty team. "Like" us on Facebook, and follow us on PinterestTwitter, and Instagram.

Want to find out how much your home is worth? Click below to use our ground breaking property evaluation tool and get your home value in less than a minute.

 

 

Sept. 11, 2018

A Brief Overview of the Most Popular Gyms in the Greenville Area

Fall is a great time of year, but is also a lot of calorie intake with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you want to be able to enjoy all of the Holiday Foods without any guilt, then maybe you should consider joining a gym if you haven't already. Burn calories, so you can intake the goodies! If you are not sure where to start, don't worry. There are so many gyms in the Greenville area it’s not even funny! There are many chain locations and to help you choose which gym might be the best for you, we provided a brief overview of them.

 

Planet Fitness

3 located in Greenville, 1 in Simpsonville and Easley

Focuses on a Judgement Free Zone

Only $10 a month

$21.99 for additional features such as the use of any location (1,500 locations)

Offers free fitness classes

https://www.planetfitness.com/

 

Anytime Fitness

2 located in Greenville, 1 in Simpsonville, Greer, Travelers Rest, Duncan and Spartanburg (over 3,000 locations)

Offers free fitness classes

Has a personal trainer

Offers a 7 day free trial

Prices vary by location and are not presented on the website. Average around $30 to $50 a month

https://www.anytimefitness.com/

 

YMCA

There are 12 locations in the Greenville area

Each location offers different amenities

Some have an outdoor pool, some indoor, indoor track, childcare, sauna

May offer after school or summer camps

Offer many different sports for children

The cost varies by location and age. Can range from $25 to about $80 a month

Offers personal trainers

Offers free fitness classes

https://www.ymcagreenville.org/

 

Sport’s Club

3 located in Simpsonville and 1 in Greenville

2 of the locations have an indoor pool

Offers swimming lessons and triathlon training

Offers free fitness classes

Offers childcare

Has racquetball

Has different options for tennis memberships

Has several personal trainers at each location

Has a Spa at the Greenville location

The cost varies by location and type of membership. Rates begin at $30 a month

https://www.sportsclubsc.com/

 

Gold’s Gym

2 located in Greenville and 1 in Greer

There are four different membership options ranging from $39.99 to $99.99 per month (visit the website to see what each include)

Offers several different ways to pay: monthly, short-term, long-term, paid-in-full

The Pleasantburg and Greer location have a pool

Each location has a spa and sauna

Offers group exercise classes

Offers childcare

Has personal trainers

Offers a free pass to see if the gym is the right one for you

https://www.goldsgym.com/

 

10 Star Fitness

Located in Greenville and Spartanburg

Offers childcare

Offers free fitness classes

Has a salon at Greenville location

Has tanning beds

Has massage therapy

Only $10 a month

$21.99 for additional features

http://10starfitness.com/

 

OrangeTheory Fitness

2 located in Greenville

Provides a group workout for one hour

Provides three different membership options: basic, elite, premier

Basic provides you four, one-hour sessions a month, elite is 8 and premier is unlimited

Specific class times. See the specific location website for classes

Payment is not included on the website

https://www.orangetheoryfitness.com/

 

9ROUND 30 Min Kickbox Fitness

Over 10 locations in the Greenville area

Provides a 30 minute kickboxing workout

9 stations, each 3 minutes

No class times

https://www.9round.com/

 

There are many more gyms in the Greenville area, but we listed a few of the most popular gyms to show the variety that Greenville has.

If you have any interest in buying or selling in the Greenville area, we would love to help. Give us a call at 864-438-5050 with any questions and we will be happy to assist you in your journey.