Buying a home is one of the most significant investments that you will ever make. Like most good things, finding the perfect home comes with a lot of work. From your initial search online to your home tour and finally closing, there are many difficult decisions to make along the way. The bottom line is that the entire home buying process can be very stressful, especially when it comes to finding the right mortgage broker and loan for your new home. Since market conditions and mortgage programs change frequently, you have a lot riding on your broker's ability to provide quick and accurate financial advice. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or own several residential properties, you need a mortgage broker in Taylors, SC, who can educate you on mortgage rates and provide trustworthy guidance to help you make an informed decision.
My name is Dan Crance - Taylors's most trusted mortgage loan officer with more than 30 years in the mortgage industry. I bring unparalleled insight and decades of experience into your home loan process. If you're looking for a new home loan, are interested in refinancing your current mortgage, or need information regarding FHA, VA, or other types of loans, Dan Crance is Your Mortgage Man.
Unlike some mortgage loan officers in Taylors, my primary goal is to help you make the right mortgage choice for you and your family. Mortgage lenders have a horrible reputation for turning over clients quickly to expedite cash flow and make the most money possible. While some mortgage brokers come off as pushy and impatient, I encourage my clients to take as much time as they need to ask questions and review their mortgage agreements. I'm here to help answer those questions and provide you with easy-to-understand advice so that you can rest easy knowing you made the right choice. I could say that I strive to provide service that exceeds your expectations, but I'd rather show you. In the end, I want you to leave feeling confident in the loan you've selected, as well as in your choice of broker.
Clients choose my mortgage company because I truly care about helping them navigate the often-confusing landscape of the mortgage process. I am fiercely dedicated to my clients and make every effort to provide them with trustworthy advice and an open line of communication.
In my business, I work for two different customers. On one hand, I have the buyer: the person entrusting me with the responsibility of guiding them through one of the most important decisions ever. Serving homebuyers is not a task that I take lightly. I work with them daily to help them through the process and provide timely updates and news on their mortgage status. On the other hand, I have the realtor: the person who works with my client to find their dream home. Since their commission is in my hands, working with realtors is also a very important task. I update these agents on the status of their customers weekly. Only when I take care of both parties can I say my job as a mortgage loan officer is complete.
As a mortgage broker with more than 30 years of experience, I pledge to give you the highest level of customer service while providing you with the most competitive loan products available. That way, you can buy the home of your dreams without second-guessing your decision.
At Classic Home Mortgage, our team works diligently to close on time without stress or hassle. Whether you're a seasoned homeowner or are buying your new home in Taylors, we understand how much stress is involved. Our goal is to help take that stress off of your plate by walking you through every step of the home loan process. Because every one of our clients is different, we examine each loan with fresh eyes and a personalized approach, to find you the options and programs you need.
With over 30 years as a mortgage professional in Taylors, Dan Crance will help you choose the home loan, interest rate, term options, and payment plans that fit your unique situation.
30-Year Loan - This loan is often considered the most secure option to choose. With a 30-year loan, you can lock in a low payment amount and rest easy knowing your rate won't change.
FHA Loan - If you're not able to make a large down payment, an FHA loan could be the right choice for you. With an FHA loan, many of our clients have successfully purchased a home with less than 4% down.
VA Loan - This loan is reserved for military veterans and active-duty men and women. Those who qualify may be able to purchase a home with no down payment and no Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI).
Because home mortgage rates in the U.S. have been so low over the last year, many current homeowners are opting to refinance their home loans. Simply put, refinancing is replacing your existing mortgage with a different mortgage under new terms. Homeowners who refinance their homes enjoy lower interest rates, lower monthly payments, and even turn their home's equity into cash. If you're interested in refinancing your home, it all begins with a call to your mortgage broker in Taylors, SC - Dan Crance.
Refinancing from a 30-year to a 15-year mortgage might seem counterproductive on the surface because your monthly payment usually goes up. However, interest rates on 15-year mortgages are lower. And when you shave off years of your previous mortgage, you will pay less interest over time. These savings can be very beneficial if you are not taking the mortgage interest deduction on your tax returns.
FHA loans are notorious for paying premiums for the life of the loan. Mortgage insurance premiums for FHA loans can cost borrowers as much as $1,050 a year for every $100k borrowed. The only way to get rid of mortgage insurance premiums is to refinance to a new loan that the Federal Housing Authority does not back.
Sometimes, borrowers with adjustable-rate mortgages refinance so they can switch to a fixed rate, which lets them lock in an interest rate. Doing so is beneficial for some homeowners who like to know exactly how much their monthly payment is each month. Conversely, some homeowners with fixed rates prefer to refinance to an adjustable-rate mortgage. Homeowners often go this route if they plan on selling in a few years and don't mind risking a higher rate if their plans fall through.
Finding the right loan can be a difficult proposition, even if you have been through the process before. This is especially true since mortgage rates and market conditions change frequently. If you're like most of my clients, you probably have questions about interest rates, refinancing options, and a litany of other topics. To help alleviate some of your stress, here are just a few common questions with answers so that you can better educate yourself as we work our way to securing your loan.
Taylors Mill could be under new ownership soon.Reedy Commercial recently listed the historic mill for $10 million.Located on 250 Mill Street in Taylors, just eight miles from downtown Greenville, ...
Taylors Mill could be under new ownership soon.
Reedy Commercial recently listed the historic mill for $10 million.
Located on 250 Mill Street in Taylors, just eight miles from downtown Greenville, the 725,000 square-foot facility houses 70 tenants — including a church, an arcade and a brewery to name a few.
"At Reedy Commercial, our niche is finding undervalued properties and repositioning them for long-term growth," said Anna Friddle, Senior Associate with Reedy Commercial. "While managing the sale of a historic property can come with its own set of challenges, we're eager to find the right partner that will breathe new life into this property, while preserving its rich history."
In 2008, Kenneth Walker purchased the mill to rent spaces for small businesses.
After overseeing redevelopment, which happened over time until 2015, he sold the building to current owner and Taylors native Caleb Lewis.
Lewis owns and operates a recycling company located inside the mill. He did not immediately respond for a comment.
Built in 1924 after two years of construction, Taylors Mill housed Southern Bleachery, which "served as the backbone of the Taylors area."
After expanding, Taylors Mill welcomed Piedmont Print Works in 1928, which merged with Southern Bleachery in 1938. At its peak, more than 1,000 people were employed at the mill.
It was closed in 1965.
According to the application to the National Register of Historic Places , which added the mill to the registry in 2012, "Southern Bleachery ... changed Taylors."
Now, the mill has been revamped as a multi-use building and houses tenants such as:
"Taylors Mill has been a staple in our community for nearly a century," said Lindsey Twining, associate with Reedy Commercial. "It's exciting to be a part of a project that ties us back to the past and propels us into the future."
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Are you looking for a park in Taylors, SC and thinking about visiting Lincoln Park? With spring weather here (finally) and summer on the horizon, it’s time to start planning activities to occupy little minds and bodies. And it doesn’t hurt for mom’s mind to be occupied too! Lincoln Park in Taylors offers a fun playground, paved path, basketbll courts, and more. Things to Do at Lincoln ParkJust a short drive up the road in Taylors, you’ll find Lincoln Park. This park probably won’t win an...
Are you looking for a park in Taylors, SC and thinking about visiting Lincoln Park? With spring weather here (finally) and summer on the horizon, it’s time to start planning activities to occupy little minds and bodies. And it doesn’t hurt for mom’s mind to be occupied too! Lincoln Park in Taylors offers a fun playground, paved path, basketbll courts, and more.
Just a short drive up the road in Taylors, you’ll find Lincoln Park. This park probably won’t win any awards for the playground equipment, but the perfectly maintained grounds are beautiful. Wide open (very) green spaces provide the perfect place to turn your toddlers loose to run. Older children can practice soccer on the grassy expanse or take advantage of the well-manicured baseball field. There’s also a court for those who prefer to shoot hoops.
For more parks with courts, see our playground and parks with courts list!
The whole family can enjoy horseshoes or walk/ride/run on the paved trail. A covered shelter with eight tables provides the only “formal” picnic area (and the only shade). Bring your blanket along with a full basket and enjoy an informal lunch on the grounds. This is our pick- have I mentioned how much I loved the grass? Shade is limited, so don’t forget the sunscreen. Lincoln Park has both restrooms and onsite parking.
The playground consists of five regular slides and one that’s covered. There’s one smaller slide and four swings. Your little ones will not want to wear sandals or flip-flops. The equipment sits in the sand (not my favorite feature). While this may be easy on the body, it can be hard on the feet. A few benches are there for members of your group who prefer to people-watch or read a book.
If your furry family members are in tow, they must be kept on a leash at all times.
72 Harnitha Ln, Taylors, SC 29687
If you live in the area, Lincoln Park has Saturday afternoon picnic written all over it!
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Taylor Watts and Sophia Hill, who got engaged in November 2022, exchanged vows Saturday at a sprawling tree farm in front of 250 guests, including some of their YouTube subscribersTaylor Watts and Sophia Hill are officially husband and wife!The Christian TikTok stars known as Taylor and Soph exchanged traditional vows at Heyward Manor, a 650-acre tree farm ...
Taylor Watts and Sophia Hill, who got engaged in November 2022, exchanged vows Saturday at a sprawling tree farm in front of 250 guests, including some of their YouTube subscribers
Taylor Watts and Sophia Hill are officially husband and wife!
The Christian TikTok stars known as Taylor and Soph exchanged traditional vows at Heyward Manor, a 650-acre tree farm in Iva, S.C., on Saturday during their "classy and timeless" ceremony.
Ahead of their nuptials, the pair told PEOPLE they couldn't wait for their big day.
"I'm most looking forward to Sophia walking down the aisle," says Watts, 21. "First seeing her I feel like the moment of realization like that, 'Wow, we're about to be united into one. We're about to become one.' "
In a dress by Stella York, from Tiffinie Bleu Bridal, the bride walked down the aisle to "Gratitude" by Brandon Lake on her way to the altar, where she joined Watts and their 12 bridesmaids and groomsmen.
Following the ceremony, a buffet style dinner of house and Caesar salad, antipasto, beef, grilled chicken and three different types of pastas were served before the couple cut into their four-tiered vanilla and buttercream wedding cake.
In posts leading up to wedding day, the couple told social media followers that subscribers to their YouTube channel could get an invite. "We're so excited. You'll literally be able to come from the start of the wedding to the end," Hill said in a post urging people to subscribe. "We'll see you at the wedding."
The couple first connected in February 2020. "We were in our hometown, and we met through some mutual friends," says Hill. "Taylor and I, we started chatting and then we were dating within a week."
Watts popped the question with a ring by Helzberg Diamonds on Nov. 28, 2022.
"We saw no benefit in having a long engagement and we had no true reason to wait," says Hill. "I've looked forward to wedding planning my entire life. I always knew I wanted to do a fun wedding. With it being such a short period of time to plan, it was stressful at times. But overall, it was just really fun. And we wouldn't change anything about having a short engagement."
Hill did the bulk of the wedding planning but says her husband offered his input in one department.
"I helped pick the food," he says. "I picked Italian. That I had a big hand in, but other than that, colors or schemes or anything like that, not my thing."
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Now that they're setting into married life, Hill and Watts are looking forward to their future and sharing a home once he finishes classes at the University of Georgia.
"I'm super excited to just be able to live together," says Hill. "Right now, it's not crazy long distance but with him being at school — it's only an hour and a half away — it's somewhat of a long distance."
Watts is also ready to move in with his new wife — and perhaps start a family soon. "I'll just be excited when we can live together and have our own house and be able to do routines together and everything and life together," he says. "And I'm also just very excited to have lots of babies. When we get married, I don't think we'll wait very long. And then once we start, we'll probably keep going for a couple!"
If you are looking for a restaurant with delicious food and a place to have some family fun, or enjoy a rare date night – The Farehouse inside of Taylors Mill is where you need to go! This locally owned restaurant tucked away in a repurposed mill in Greenville, is part of what is becoming a one-stop entertainment destination in the Upstate! It’s no secret that a few of us here at Kidding Around are self-described pizza s...
If you are looking for a restaurant with delicious food and a place to have some family fun, or enjoy a rare date night – The Farehouse inside of Taylors Mill is where you need to go! This locally owned restaurant tucked away in a repurposed mill in Greenville, is part of what is becoming a one-stop entertainment destination in the Upstate!
It’s no secret that a few of us here at Kidding Around are self-described pizza snobs. We have particular criteria, and we definitely each have our favorites. The Farehouse is now on my list of go-to pizza places, and I’m mad I didn’t make it there sooner.
The pizza, coupled with the gargantuan-sized chicken wings, topped potato wedges, trout dip, beer cheese with a yummy pretzel, and the extensive cocktail list, makes for a meal that will make stops at this hidden gem a regular occurrence for your family.
You can even enjoy the food from The Farehouse while enjoying a beer at 13 Stripes, Blue Ox Hatchet House, or Pinky’s Revenge. These neighboring entertainment venues offer a limited express menu from The Farehouse.
Owners – Cristy and Michael Marut
Do you have a kids menu? Yes
Do you offer outdoor dining? Yes
What makes your spot unique?The entire mill is a unique place and we are blessed to be located there and a part of the community. Our bar features a wide array of liquors including over 75 different types of bourbon and whiskey.
What dish is the most popular? Pizza
What dish are you the proudest of? Our shrimp and grits are THE BEST. Everyone has their own spin on this dish and we take pride in making ours classic with a smoked tomato gravy that sets ours apart from others.
It’s my first time at your restaurant, what do you suggest we order? If lunch, the turkey BLT with a cup of Sarah’s Tomato Basil soup. Sarah is the late mother of Michael Marut, and this is the best soup in town. If dinner and you don’t like shrimp and grits, go with the Salmon entrée which features our lightly smoked salmon grilled over Israeli couscous and vegetables.
What is your favorite place to eat when not at work? L’Incanto or Pomegranate on Main.
Gifting Options – Gift Cards
The Farehouse250 Mill St PW3151, Taylors SC | 864.404.0415
TAYLORS, S.C. (BP) – The sanctuary of Camp Creek Baptist Church is gone — now only a charred shell. A lightning bolt likely ignited the blaze that gutted the building on Sunday, July 2.But “the church is the people,” interim pastor Joe Hayes Jr. maintains, and the spirit of Camp Creek’s members remains undaunted. They will continue to worship on the northern Greenville County site where the congregation has met since 1885.“It’s totally devastating,” Hayes told The Courier. “...
TAYLORS, S.C. (BP) – The sanctuary of Camp Creek Baptist Church is gone — now only a charred shell. A lightning bolt likely ignited the blaze that gutted the building on Sunday, July 2.
But “the church is the people,” interim pastor Joe Hayes Jr. maintains, and the spirit of Camp Creek’s members remains undaunted. They will continue to worship on the northern Greenville County site where the congregation has met since 1885.
“It’s totally devastating,” Hayes told The Courier. “But as sad as it is, I’m telling the people that God’s not through with the church, and we’re going to pull together and get through this.”
A former member of North Greenville University’s faculty, Hayes lives about four miles from the church. He learned about the fire from an upset church member’s call about 10 p.m. By the time he arrived 15 minutes later, the sanctuary, which was built in 1946, was engulfed in flames.
“There was a terrible electrical storm that came through here Sunday evening,” Hayes said. Sheriff’s department investigators believe an amateur photographer may have even captured the suspected lightning bolt, he said. A few seconds afterward, flames were seen coming out of the roof, which later collapsed.
Investigators found a hole, near where the pulpit had stood, that went down to the basement. It is believed the bolt might have struck there, he added.
Six area fire departments responded to the blaze, but “it didn’t take long for the building to burn up completely,” Hayes said. While the church’s records and recordings of past sermons were lost, the church bell — which crashed to the ground when the steeple fell — was saved by firefighters and some concerned onlookers.
“It’s heartbreaking,” he added, “but the people have really rallied.” Church members began preparing for services in the fellowship hall, which sits about 50 yards behind the sanctuary and was not damaged. A keyboard has been donated since the baby grand piano and organ were destroyed, and a music minister from a neighboring church, Blue Ridge Baptist, brought hymnals.
Martha Waters, one of the longtime members of Camp Creek, said seeing the burnt sanctuary “wasn’t easy” because of so many fond memories. “I was about 12 years old when they built it, and I went to church there ever since,” she said. “It was really hard to lose it,” she said, “but we know God will help us … and we’ll build another one because He’s not through with us yet.”