Posts by Kristin B. Walker

A grand Charleston estate for sale – The Sword Gate House

A grand Charleston estate for sale – The Sword Gate House

On this blog, I try to post properties which I consider to be special, unique or a deal you cannot miss.  You will rarely see mention of something just because I or my company represents it. The Sword Gate House at 32 Legare, a grand Charleston estate for sale, meets the criteria for what I mention to you. This home...

Dunes Properties is now a member of Lowcountry Local First. We are 10% shifting!

We at Dunes Properties and The Real Estate Studio are honored to become a part of Lowcountry Local First, a community alliance that educates the public on the importance of supporting the local economy, and encourages businesses and consumers to be environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. Lowcountry Local First created the 10% Shift campaign which asks local residents and businesses to shift just 10%...

The many and varied neighborhoods of the Charleston Peninsula

Living in Charleston is an experience unlike any other.  Urban but close to nature, historic with all the conveniences of modern living, lively, peaceful and utterly romantic – it’s the best of all worlds.  On this Peninsula we call Charleston, we are surrounded by rivers and live in vastly different neighborhoods.  We eat at fine restaurants and walk to work....

Charleston is not Disneyworld

Resorts, hotels, golf courses, dining and entertainment, shopping galore and recreation for all!!! This is the call of two places that share much in common.  Both are major tourist attractions, both see 100s of thousands of visitors a year, both are beautiful and cheerful and set your eyes agog with the veritable rainbow of colors lining their streets. But Disneyworld...

NYC vs Charleston Geography – Long Lost Sisters?

NYC vs Charleston Geography – Long Lost Sisters?

This past Sunday, I was working at the Real Estate Studio when a couple came in to look at what kinds of homes were available in Charleston because they were considering moving here.  She lives in Manhattan, so of course we immediately swapped NYC addresses and stories and bonded over the lack of an H&M here and the joys of...

Kristin Walker Takes Us for a Ride (Courtesy of the CityPaper)

I thought Cara, the author, did such a great job in capturing the spirit of what I am out to accomplish so I decided to post this article in full.  While Charleston is already is an amazing place to live, it has so much potential to be even better!  Charleston is well on its way to becoming a leader in...

The Charleston Art of Porch Sittin’

Rain or shine, day or night, on the front or on the side, Charlestonians are experts in the fine art of porch-sitting.  Even our President remarked in 2008 that  “Our campaign was not hatched in the halls of Washington. It began in the backyards of Des Moines and the living rooms of Concord and on the front porches of Charleston.”...

So what exactly is the Charleston Single House?

So what exactly is the Charleston Single House?

The Charleston Single House is an architectural style associated with Charleston, SC and refers to homes built one room wide with double covered piazzas (Charlestonese for porch). The homes can be many rooms long and multiple stories high.  Some are 10 feet wide, some are 25 feet wide, but they always sit with the narrow part of the house facing...

Bike-friendly Neighborhoods of Charleston

Since many of you, like me, love to ride a bike and want to live somewhere it is not only possible, but pleasurable, here is a list of my favorite bike-friendly neighborhoods and areas in Charleston.  If there are some I have left off (in Mt. Pleasant and West Ashley for example) please let me know!   What makes an...

Home Sales on the Charleston Peninsula – Makin’ it Snappy

Some of the numbers in my previous post “Home Sellers Finally Get It” looked downright scary.  Homes on the market for over 700 days.  700!  And these are just the ones that have recently sold.  Who knows how many others are out there still sitting and waiting to be rescued?  One would think that with stats like that, very little...

Charleston Peninsula Home Sellers Finally Get It

Charleston Peninsula Home Sellers Finally Get It

For the past couple years we’ve been watching and waiting as real estate sales plummeted, yet home sellers held firm on their asking prices.  Call it stubbornness, pride or disbelief,  but people weren’t budging.   Well, they are now – whether by force, generosity or pure exhaustion.  If you are in the market for a new home in Charleston, or if you have been eyeing...

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