Posts by Kristin B. Walker

Master Preservationist Program-Day Two. Unearthing a Civilization

Master Preservationist Program-Day Two. Unearthing a Civilization

I’d like to preempt this post with a disclaimer. ¬†You may find me getting on a little bit of a soapbox toward the end, but I promise it won’t hurt too much. ūüôā And so…the topic of study for our second day of the Master Preservationist Program was Archaeology. ¬†Typically most of us think of preservation as having to do...

Just Another January Day in Charleston

Just Another January Day in Charleston

Since the high was in the mid-60s the past weekend, we jumped at the opportunity to get out on the water and enjoy a spectacular blue day.  My husband, his brother and I hauled my kayak to Shem Creek, rented two others from Coastal Expeditions and paddled our way out to Crab Bank in the middle of Charleston Harbor.  Crab...

Master Preservationist Program-Day One. Charting Charleston’s Past

Master Preservationist Program-Day One. Charting Charleston’s Past

In our first day of the Master Preservationist Program we spent our classroom session taking a look at Charleston’s maps since 1685. ¬†As I am very much a map person, my eyes were glued to the screen with rapt attention and I furiously took notes. ¬†Then the second half we visited 54 Tradd St and the Heyward-Washington House. ¬†Skip to...

Master Preservationist Program – What We’ll Be Learning

If you read my monthly newsletter, you know that I am thrilled to have been invited to be part of the Preservation Society of Charleston’s Master Preservationist Pilot Program. ¬†Together with 19 other people from all walks of life, I’ll be testing out the first iteration of this program, with more to come. ¬†The Master Preservationist Program was established, in...

Proof the Real Estate Market is Local (er…Hyperlocal) – Longborough Screams into 2011

Proof the Real Estate Market is Local (er…Hyperlocal) – Longborough Screams into 2011

The Longborough neighborhood on the Charleston Peninsula is scorching hot - proof that all real estate is hyper local.

RealtyTrac – It just ain’t right

RealtyTrac – It just ain’t right

Why RealtyTrac is wrong and what you can do about it in Charleston, SC

Why Waiting for a Price Decrease Could Cost You the Big Bucks $$$

Lorcan Lucey, one of my favorite mortgage brokers in Charleston sends out a monthly rate update newsletter. His most recent one tells a tale about why waiting for a price decrease on a house you love could cost you the big bucks over the long run.

Why it’s hard not to PLUMP up in Charleston

Why are we gettin' fat and happy in Charleston? There are three reasons...

A Full Moon and Christmas Tree at Colonial Lake

A Full Moon and Christmas Tree at Colonial Lake

And it’s the eve of the Solstice. ¬†And there will be a meteor shower tonight. ¬†And a lunar eclipse. ¬†Wow.

Wagener Terrace Hot – North Mount Pleasant Not

Every month I send out a newsletter that includes events, news articles and statistics on real estate in the Charleston Metro area. ¬†As the year draws to a close, ¬†I’ve noticed some trends that I thought worthy of discussion. ¬†So check out the stats below and read my interpretation of them. ¬†Let me know if you agree, disagree or have...

The ugly truth about selling your house in ‘this’ market.

The ugly truth about selling your house in ‘this’ market.

1. Your stuff is great, but it’s ugly. Please don’t be offended. ¬†We’ve all got beautiful things collected over the years and comfortable furniture that we would never get rid of, but buyers do NOT want to see it. ¬†They want clean, uncluttered, and newish. ¬†You have to be able to give them the space to envision their things in...

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