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We All Knew It Was Coming!

As of right now, we all have just a few more hours left until, what seems like the end of the world is upon some of us.

No, I’m not talking about the real “end of the world”, but man, it can surely seem like it when this happens.

What am I referring to you may ask? Well, then I’ll tell you – snow! Yes, that white stuff, that slippery stuff.

Now, snow is beautiful, but it can be a huge concern, especially here in the South. Really, most of us don’t drive safely in it, and it just seems like everything shuts down. Ok, in essence, I guess for the most part everything kind of does, doesn’t it?

So, I wanted to take a moment and make sure that every single one of us is safe from this impending storm. Especially since there’s a good chance of a layer of ice. And man, do I hate ice!

Now, first off – if you can’t get your hands on any rock salt for your driveway and/or sidewalks – don’t fret! You can use table salt! I repeat, you can use table salt! Of course in the long run it may be a little more expensive than rock salt, but if it’s the only thing you can get your hands on – use it.

Second – be careful outside! I know, all that white stuff on our ground is going to be oh-so-tempting, but just be careful! I don’t need to see you in the grocery store later next week while you’re hobbling around on crutches. Remember, ice is very slippery!

Third – If you have some sand on hand (hey, that rhymed!), sprinkle some sand on your steps and sidewalk. It’ll form a traction which will make it easier to walk and hopefully prevent any black ice spots.

Fourth and final – enjoy it! Take pictures, let the kids play. Even though we do see this stuff from time to time, it’s still just so gorgeous as it blankets our area. And, if you do take pictures, send them to me! I’d love to see them!

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 thevictoriacottlegroup@gmail.com, and my direct phone is (864) 275-3953.

And Even Though I Ran This Last Time…

The National Weather Service of Greenville and Spartanburg last year submitted a list of what you should keep on hand, just to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Items in your home kit should include, flashlights and extra batteries, a battery-powered NOAA weather radio, extra food and water ( 1 gallon per person, per day), and prescription medicine.

Items in your vehicle should include, a mobile phone, charger, batteries, shovel, windshield scraper, compass and road maps, blankets, booster cables and emergency flares.

Thinking Of Buying? Have You Asked Yourself These Questions?

Buying a home is absolutely an exciting time – sometimes a little terrifying yes, but it’s so exciting!

But, when you’re ready to buy a home, did you know that there are questions you should really ask yourself? Some of those are:

   What do I want my home to be close to?
   How much space do I need and why?
   Which is more critical: location or size?
   Would I be interested in a fixer-upper?
   How important is home value appreciation?
   Is neighborhood stability a priority?
   Would I be interested in a condo?
   Would I be interested in new home construction?
   What features and amenities do I want? Which do I really need?

Then, when you’re ready – we should talk. I’ll lead you in the right direction!

Around Greenville!

Local shop given is helping keep the community warm with its most recent cause, Take a Coat, Leave a Coat. 

The call to action is simple: if you need a coat or blanket to keep warm, take one. If you have an extra coat you can spare, leave one. given currently has a rack outside its shop and a sign at the bus stop across the street letting those who may need one know. 

If you have any coats or blankets you’d like to contribute to the rack, bring them to given, located at 1631 E. North St. next to Shaw’s Pharmacy.

Local Greenville SC News

An EcoCounter, a machine that uses technology to count and display the number of biker and pedestrian trail users in real time, was installed on the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail earlier this week. While there’s not a confirmed launch date yet, the City of Greenville could reveal the new SRT addition as early as next week. 

Frampton Construction Company LLC of Charleston and full-service developer The Keith Corporation of Charlotte have started construction on the new Upstate Trade Center. The 907,444-sqft industrial facility is scheduled for completion in Jan. 2023 and will be located alongside US-25 and within four miles of I-85. ?️ (Upstate Business Journal)

Bullwinkle’s Tavern will open in the former Five Forks Brewing space in late February or early March. Although it will not be brewing beer on site, the community-oriented sports bar will have features like a lounge space with games, longer bar, 20 local craft beer taps, and liquor. (Post and Courier Greenville)

About Victoria

 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 thevictoriacottlegroup@gmail.com 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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