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April Showers Bring May Flowers

That saying just seems to keep popping up this time of year, but it can have several different meanings.

The “basic” meaning of course is that with all of the rain we experience throughout the month of April, the reward is the gorgeous flowers we get to enjoy in May.

But let’s come up with a more complex meaning – one that will have a little bit of a different twist.

“April Showers Bring May Flowers” – if you put a little bit of a philosophical twist on this, it can have a completely different meaning, or at least a smidgen of a twist! The phrase can mean that we’re soon going to be sneezing like mad from allergies (although most of us are already). It can also mean the weeds will soon be overflowing our flower and garden beds. The dandelions will begin popping out all of over our lawns. But, it also means the birds are chirping more, building their nests and bringing new birds into our crazy world. You hear lawnmowers a lot more, weedwhackers, and maybe even power washers while we clean our siding on our homes.

It means barbecues, time with families, outdoor concerts, and maybe we’ll even have fireworks in our very near future.

April Showers Bring May Flowers means that once again, new lives are born, new things are blooming, new things are starting.

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.

Real Estate News

In the last 10 years, Greenville has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Greenville real estate appreciated 74.96% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 5.75%, putting Greenville in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Greenville definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

What Can You Do In The Upstate?

Upstate South Carolina’s convenient location makes it easy to take a quick trip to a variety of cities—big and small—throughout the Carolinas and beyond. Here are just a few metros within close reach:

  • Atlanta: Experience “Hotlanta” in just about a two-hour drive from Anderson. There, you’ll find world-class restaurants, festive nightlife, professional sports teams and an abundance of attractions. Visit the Center for Civil and Human Rights or the Georgia Aquarium, taste the iconic flavor of Coke at the World of Coca-Cola, or go behind the scenes at the CNN Studio Tour.
  • Columbia: Take a trip to America’s first city for a day filled with history and culture. Tour the South Carolina State Museum for deep dive on colonial and pioneer history, or visit the city’s impressive gardens, art installations, and world-class restaurants.
  • Asheville: Live out your arts and craft beer dreams in this charming city in the folds of the Appalachian Mountains, located just about an hour north of Upstate SC. You’ll find galleries and museums galore, plus great food and some of the best craft beer in the country.
  • Charleston: Located about 3.5 hours from the Upstate, a trip to Charleston is one that deserves a full weekend away. From historic downtowns and horse-drawn carriages to modern cuisine, world-class galleries and sparkling beaches, this southern city has all the makings of a great getaway.

Local Greenville SC News

Greenville Drive is once again allowing fans back into the stands!
To begin with, the Drive will be operating under guidelines created in coordination with Major League Baseball as well as state and local officials, which include:

  • Masks must be worn at all times in the ballpark.
  • Ticket sales will be capped at a 50% capacity, which fills 2,200 of 4,500 fixed seats.
  • Black zip ties will be put in place on seats to ensure social distancing.
  • Instead of audience participation, most entertainment content will be filmed in advance and shown during the game.
  • Drive mascot Reedy Rip’It will be participating in socially distanced photo ops instead of interacting directly with the crowd.

Attendees will be encouraged to use different entrances based on where they will be sitting in the stadium. For example, season ticket holders will be asked to come in through the Front Porch entrance.

In addition, the Drive has a clear bag policy in place and is switching to digital tickets to expedite entry.

Fans will also be encouraged to use contactless payment methods or the app Seats to order food to have it delivered to their seat. However, concession stands will have plexiglass dividers in place between stations and social distancing markers on the ground to ensure safety while taking in-person orders.

Another change this season is how ticketing and seating will work. These changes include:

  • No one will be seated in the first two rows of each section.
  • The Green Monster area must be purchased in pods of four tickets.
  • Fixed seats within the stadium will be sold as general admission tickets with sections 105-111 reserved for season ticket holders.
  • Ushers will seat attendees to ensure social distancing.
  • Tickets will be sold one month at a time with May tickets going on sale on April 17.

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 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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