Posts by Kristin B. Walker

Are you looking for a home with some Craftsman Style in Charleston? Here are five to see.

If you love the Craftsman style and want to live on the Charleston Peninsula, Wagener Terrace and North Central are chock-a-block full of cottages to be had.  Most of the homes in these neighborhoods were built between 1940 and 1960 so you can get the charm of historic details with the solidity of older construction. 2917492 – Details: 858 RUTLEDGE...

New Charleston CVB ad by HookUSA – it’s quintessentially Charleston

This is a great TV spot by our most talented and creative ad agency in Charleston – Hook!  The ad will be airing in SC, NC and GA.  So why do I love it?  It’s a bit of magic with a dash of whimsy thrown in – just like this town we love.  

Colonial Lake Fall Festival Sunday, November 8

Colonial Lake Fall Festival Sunday, November 8

Everyone in Charleston, come on out Sunday, November 8th from 12-5 to enjoy our beautiful Colonial Lake Park and a fun family day of activities, games, music and getting to know your neighborhood residents and businesses.  The Real Estate Studio is hosting this event in honor of the Charleston Parks Conservancy and their Park Angels to support our local community....

Home Prices Falling Further in 2010 – But not in Charleston?

Home Prices Falling Further in 2010 – But not in Charleston?

I saw this article on CNN Money today entitled “Homes About to Get Much Cheaper” with drastic falls in prices predicted for the majority of 381 Metro Areas.  My heart sank for home sellers.  I know so many people who absolutely need to sell their homes and if prices were slated to fall much further, buyers would wait on the...

Update on the Handy Man Specials in Wagener Terrace and North Central

Update 5/11/2010 – See updates in bold below! In August, when I last wrote a post about the resurrection of Handy Man Specials in Wagener Terrace and North Central – there were a list of homes on the market.  Since then, all the ones in Wagener Terrace have either been taken off the market (118 Grove St which had a...

Jazz is reviving in Charleston

For years I have complained that there just wasn’t a good jazz club in Charleston. How could a lively city such as this be bereft? Well, times-they-are-a-changin’ and the Charleston Jazz scene is picking up its tempo. A little more than one year ago, Charleston jazz musicians got together to form Jazz Artists of Charleston, a group with a vision...

The Importance of Good Photography in Selling Your Home

The Importance of Good Photography in Selling Your Home

I will venture to boldly say that second to price and location, good photography is the most important part of selling your home, or at least getting buyers to look at it. It’s not how much newspaper advertising your agent does, or how many websites your house shows up on – technology has made it easy for it to be...

My love of Charleston – from 13 years ago…

My love of Charleston – from 13 years ago…

The other night, I was sitting on my piazza with a friend and just for kicks, we were going through our old diaries.  I found an entry dated 10/8/1996, written a month and a half after I had left Charleston post-college, moved back to Atlanta and was contemplating what to do with my life.  It rang so true still today,...

The Resurrection of the Handy Man Special in Charleston – Wagener Terrace and North Central

Update 9/15 – Since I wrote this blog, two more handy man specials in Wagener Terrace and North Central have gone under contract at 144 Hester St and 9 Laurel, and the price has been reduced on a few others. Back in May, I noticed what I thought could become a trend in handy man specials* and created this blog...

So what in the world is a Cistern?

So what in the world is a Cistern?

Here in Charleston, when you say THE Cistern – everyone knows you are referring to the place in the center of the College of Charleston campus where they have concerts and the famed graduation ceremony where all the graduates wear white.  The Cistern there was actually constructed in 1857 as a reservoir to provide water for fighting fires in the...

UPDATE: Charleston Peninsula Homes up for Auction

UPDATE: Charleston Peninsula Homes up for Auction

UPDATE 12/9 – 169 Rutledge came on the market for $875,000, higher than my bet, but was taken off the market one month later.  30 Montagu did not sell at auction, and came back on the market today for $994,600. UPDATE 11/6 – 92 Smith St just came back on the market for $449,000.  My original bet was $450,000! (see...

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