Victoria Cottle

Victoria Cottle

How Does That Happen?

In the midst of the horrific condominium building collapse which recently happened in Surfside, Florida – I felt that “calling” if you will to touch on topics in a sense of “how do things happen.”

Of course, every single one of us was affected in some way, shape or form by this building collapse. Whether or not you knew someone or not, it affected you. It’s just an absolute feeling of worry, shock and sadness. None of us know what happened, and we may never really know. But many lives were affected, some forever, and it was a horrible experience and outcome.

So, why do things like this happen? We’re not talking religion or anything like that, because that would be an entirely different topic – and one that more than likely wouldn’t be taken very nicely by some.

Things happen, unfortunately, for a reason. If you didn’t know, my mom passed away not too long ago. I’m still dealing with that grief, and probably always will. Things just happen. We’ve all heard that statement probably millions of times, and we all say each time “it will never happen to me”.

Here’s the thing, things that happen to you make you stronger. They give you different outlooks, different experiences if you will. And in most cases, they make you a better person all the way around. It’s hard, it’s painful, but I’m telling you, it all happens for a reason. Most of us will probably never know the real cause for that reason, but there is a purpose. And again, that purpose is to make you stronger, to make you a better person than you even are right now.

I thought that this was a really neat article, and it explains this whole theory. I hope it helps you with anything you might be going through right now, or even in the future.

Thinking of buying a home in Greenville or our surrounding areas? I’d love to chat with you! We’ll find your dream home – together! Sellers – don’t forget to contact me in regards to selling your home too! My email is, and my direct phone is (864) 275-3953.

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 (From Greenville added more new residents than almost any other county in South Carolina over the past decade, a population boom reflected in the region’s shortage of available housing.

Greenville County added 70,566 new residents between 2010 and 2019 for a growth rate of 16.2 percent, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau compiled by the website Stacker. Within the Palmetto State, that growth was eclipsed only by Horry County, which added 73,905 new residents over that same span for a growth rate of 28.6 percent.

Greenville County’s population as of 2019 was 507,003, making it the most populous county in South Carolina and the 171st most populous in the United States. That influx of new residents is evident in the region’s housing market, where inventory on average is down 29.6 percent year-over-year, according to the most recent figures available from the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors.

Other Upstate counties also experienced growth. Spartanburg added the ninth-most new residents of any county in South Carolina, according to Stacker, with a 10.6 percent growth rate that equates to 29,450 new residents moving in between 2010-19 and a population of 307,617.

Anderson ranked No. 12 in the state, adding 14,373 new residents over the decade measured by the Census, for a growth rate of 7.8 percent. Pickens was No. 14, adding 6,206 new residents for a growth rate of 5.3 percent, while Oconee was No. 17, adding 4,493 new people for a growth rate of 6.2 percent.

Local Greenville SC News

Who’s doing Freedom Blast tomorrow? Freedom Blast is an opportunity on June 26 in Greer to thank our veterans. Fireworks, a rib eating contest, skydiving and military tributes are just some of the mentions on the schedule. It all begins at 6 pm in Greer City Park! Visit their website for more info!

 People are on the move and I am ready to help you buy or sell in the Greenville area. Please contact Victoria Cottle by email or call (864) 275-3953 for your real estate needs in the Upstate of South Carolina! You can also always follow me on Facebook!

Victoria Cottle is a Realtor® in the Greenville South Carolina area and if you, a friend, or a family member need assistance with selling or buying a home I can help. Referrals and people needing relocation assistance are welcome! Search Single Family homes in Greenville. Search Condos and Townhomes in Greenville.

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