Posts by Kristin B. Walker

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Sounds of the City

Have you ever been to the top of the Empire State Building, or stood on the rooftop of a 5-story walk-up in the East Village, or walked from Downtown to Uptown through all its changing faces?  The cacophony, the constancy, the buses, sirens, the laughter, the street musicians, the rumble of the subways in the belly of the beast.  Vibrant. ...

A New Way to Find Your Charleston Home – On a Bicycle!

A New Way to Find Your Charleston Home – On a Bicycle!

The fun way to explore Charleston’s real estate Charleston is one of the best places in the country to see homes by bike, (It’s flat with great weather!) and often, it’s the best way to get around.  Imagine being able to see everything around you completely and with new eyes.  On a bike, you gain an understanding of the small, but important...

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Southern Stylin’ (Charleston Idiosyncrasies – Part 2)

In honor of Charleston Fashion Week, an event held a la the one in New York’s Bryant Park where tents are filled with fashionistas, clothing, high heels and the Who’s Who of the Sartorial Universe, I thought it appropriate that my next entry in the Charleston Idiosyncrasies series should be about just that.  Charleston Fashion. As a people, we Charlestonians are...

Feelin’ a bit proud in Charleston, SC – our Real Estate Studio is the Future of the Real Estate Office!

Feelin’ a bit proud in Charleston, SC – our Real Estate Studio is the Future of the Real Estate Office!

Ok so normally it is against my blog rules to do too much horn-tooting but today, I just can’t help myself.  Here’s an example of the beauty of social networking, the power of an innovative imagination and a “can-do” attitude.  The Dunes Properties Real Estate Studio at 214 King St, Charleston, SC was just featured in a very popular blog...

10 reasons why me timbers start to shiver when I think about moving out of Downtown Charleston

10 reasons why me timbers start to shiver when I think about moving out of Downtown Charleston

No, I am not planning on moving out anytime soon, but I have an active imagination and on occasion I like to imagine life outside of my current Peninsular box and see how it sits with my bones.   It doesn’t. The only thing that could get me to move out is an offer of a house on the Intracoastal...

Why Charleston Ain’t Cheap

Down here at The Real Estate Studio at 214 King St, we get a great mix of visitors to Charleston coming in our door.  Over the past year, when conversations are inevitably struck up about real estate in Charleston, I have noted that 50% of the interested folks are WAY off in their estimates of what Charleston real estate costs....

March Gladness – The Spring has Sprung in Charleston

“you shall above all things be glad and young For if you’re young, whatever life you wear it will become you; and if you are glad whatever’s living will yourself become.” e.e. cummings  It’s officially March Gladness in Charleston. The most bitter of winter is behind us, long days of soul-healing warmth are ahead of us and our hearts start...

So What’s in a Name? (Charleston Idiosyncrasies – Part 1)

Everything if you are a Charlestonian. Pinckney, Tradd, Calhoun, Gibbes, Anson, Ravenel, Legare (pronounced Luh-gree), Manigault, Aiken, Huger (pronounced Hugh-gee), Middleton…. These are names you hear over and over in your Charleston goings and comings.  Perhaps you drove down a street of that name, or wandered past a soaring mansion with a plaque bearing that name, or met someone at...

e.e. cummings says it well….

After a cold and dreary January and too many trash bags wasted tucking my plants into bed at night, the sun is out shining fiercely, bringing a new season with the birds all a-twitter. On a day like this, I look at this poem on my refrigerator and open my eyes again. Enjoy. i thank You God for most this...

Why Charleston?

So before we move on, I must address the inevitable question – “Why Charleston?”  For those of you who have been here or live here – you understand and another word need not be said.  For those of you who haven’t – only one word is necessary.  Magic.  It is a place of beauty, mystery and history that draws you in...

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Let’s Start at the Very Beginning (it’s a very good place to start)

7 states, 3 countries and 12 moves since high school alone.   Always looking for the next perfect place and never quite satisfied.   I’ve tried it all – from small town solace to big city glamour and everything in between, and while I loved each and every one, nothing felt like Home.   So in 2005, after spending half a dazzling decade...

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