Posts by Kristin B. Walker

Nature in the Middle of the City – at Colonial Lake

I was taking a walk this morning when I caught this guy standing on the sidewalk looking for his breakfast.  Here in Harleston Village around Colonial Lake in Downtown Charleston, we see a huge variety of nature on a daily basis – herons, pelicans, loons dipping for fish, and even schools of 30-inch spot-tail bass!  To me, Colonial Lake is...

The City Market becomes more Local

For years I’ve dreamt about the City Market becoming more than just a tourist destination selling schlocky knock-off purses, jewelry and kids clothes.   I’ve envisioned a market more like Seattle’s Pike Place or New York’s Grand Central Market – with flowers and baked goods and local artisans. Much progress has been made in that direction as for the past...

What $200,000 gets you in Charleston

What $200,000 gets you in Charleston

For this series, I am just going to take a look at what is available on the Charleston Peninsula.  Yes, I know you can do a search on your own but wouldn’t you agree that sometimes it helps to have the inside perspective?  While at first glance, $200,000 seems expensive for what you get, consider the significant savings over time...

Celebrating at our annual Holiday Parade Party

Celebrating at our annual Holiday Parade Party

For the past few years, we’ve decided to have our company party on the Sunday of the annual King Street Holiday Parade. Why? Because our office is on King St and because it’s a whole lotta fun. So each of these Sundays starting about Noon, we have a pot luck, employees, agents, friends and lots o’ family and kids down...

Stuck in Traffic?  Not Me.  Downtown Charleston Living is Easy…

Stuck in Traffic? Not Me. Downtown Charleston Living is Easy…

After enduring the Thanksgiving traffic to and from Atlanta (I-26 drivers are crazy!) I realize that I forgot to give Thanks for one other thing in my last blog post. That I don’t have to commute. Now it wasn’t always thus, and so I do know the nightmares of the every day back and forth, but just now, I feel...

Update #3: The Million Dollar Market in Downtown Charleston is Hot, Hot, Hot

Update 9/1/2011 – I realized I forgot to update these statistics! In 2007 – a total of 21 sold. In 2008 – a total of 9 sold. In 2009 – a total of 6 sold. In 2010 – a total of 29 sold. In 2011 – a total of 13 have sold and 26 are available. ____________________________________ If you’ve been reading along with me, you know I started this series in March...

Update on Bank-Owned Properties in Charleston

It’s been awhile since I last wrote in this series, but in reviewing my August post, I saw that it was in need of some updates!  So here’s what has happened to the ones I talked about then. 3 Sutherland Ave – 7 offers – asking price of $260,000.  My bet is that it will sell for above that. Details: 3...

Lower King Street in Charleston – Not So Antiquey Anymore

Lower King Street in Charleston – Not So Antiquey Anymore

Lower King Street's personality is changing

426 Bank St and 143 Hester St – Two Renovated Bungalows in Mount Pleasant and Charleston SC

426 Bank St and 143 Hester St – Two Renovated Bungalows in Mount Pleasant and Charleston SC

Two renovated bungalows for sale in Charleston and Mount Pleasant SC

The Spring & Cannon Streets Corridor is Rising

For several years now, the Spring and Cannon Streets corridor has been evolving and changing, welcoming modern buildings, historic renovations and most importantly, a proliferation of shops and restaurants.  Every urban neighborhood needs mixed-use to thrive and Spring and Cannon are great examples of how areas can change.  This great article from the City Paper highlights some of the more...

I Used to Live in a House of Ill Repute

One of the best things about living in downtown Charleston is that not only are you surrounded by history all the time, but you also live in it too.  Sometimes the locale can be of honorable historic significance, other times – not so much. One of my earlier homes in Charleston was a former brothel on Fulton St, next to...

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