Posts by Kristin B. Walker

The Charleston Slant – or Why We Sometimes Walk Uphill in Our Houses

I frequently work with clients who are not from Charleston, who have never set foot inside an historic Charleston home until they have done so with me.  One of the first things they notice once inside, besides the gorgeous fireplaces or detailed molding, is that occasionally, and sometimes dramatically, the floors slant. Slanting floors?? Ack! Alarm sets in. “Could the...

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It’s about to be Second Sunday on King Street (and it’s 75 degrees in January!)

Why yes.  It’s 75 degrees in January!  I don’t mind bragging a bit to make ya’ll shivering in your boots north of here just a teeny bit jealous. Unless you are a work boots nerds and in that case I can’t make you jealous. As a matter of fact, I’ll have you know that after work I may just go...

Charleston Shines in 2012 so What’s on Tap for 2013?

As we enter our first full week of 2013, I thought I’d take a look back at Charleston in 2012. Really, it was quite a banner year for us for a myriad of reasons! Our economy boomed, the real estate market turned around, we received accolades galore and 2013 looks even brighter.  So take a look at my lists and...

Houses in Charleston are in High Demand – A Good Home is Hard to Find

You all know I like to use numbers to tell a story…And the story is this.  There are very few homes to choose from in the Charleston metro’s most popular neighborhoods – both ON the Peninsula, and in the surrounding areas.  If you are interested in buying a home in one of these neighborhoods in one of the ‘hot’ price...

The Sale of the Mysterious Villa Margherita and More…Ned Brown writes about Charleston for the New York Social Diary

Update 12/21 – On my Battery walk yesterday, I popped by Villa Margherita, and caught a glimpse of the home, now surrounded by a large fence, and under construction! ——————————————————- I have had the pleasure of a glass of wine with the man who broke the story of the sale of the mysterious Villa Margherita in Downtown Charleston.  The Post &...

Great 1BR Condo for Sale in Historic Downtown Charleston – 114-D Beaufain Street

  I am happy to be listing this truly rare property overlooking Colonial Lake in Harleston Village. It’s a great one-bedroom condo at 114-D Beaufain Street with tons of great features like light-filled rooms, eat-in-kitchen with granite counters, and heart pine floors. But the best things about it is the gorgeous 10X20 piazza (that’s a porch to you non-Charlestonians 😉 .)...

For the Love of Colonial Lake

For six years Colonial Lake has marked the rhythm of my life, constant and changing. It is the first thing I see when I get up in the morning and sip my steaming coffee, and the last thing I see before I lock the door, pull down the shades, and turn in for the night.  It is my sunrise and...

It’s a Seller’s Market in Harleston Village

It's a Seller's Market in Harleston Village - the most family-friendly neighborhood in Downtown Charleston. With only 4 months of inventory on homes and townhomes, many of which are fixer uppers or geographically challenged, it's tough for Buyers and getting easier for Sellers. With 17 properties already under contract, let's look at the 32 places on the market right now...

Charleston’s Food Insanity – Part Two

Just a little over a year ago, I wrote a post called Charleston’s Food Insanity (and Mine). I rhapsodized with taste buds in a confused frenzy about what to try first.  So many new options! Too many new places! But, my fellow fine food connoisseurs, I’ll tell you – what seemed like frenetic additions to the Charleston culinary scene then,...

There’s a Whole Lotta Building Going On in Downtown Charleston

Soaring residential real estate market aside, it is commercial and development activity that can give you true insight into a local economy’s present and near future.  And make no mistake – Charleston is on a MAJOR upswing.  Always the ones with the inside scoop, the Preservation Society posted a few new photos regarding this matter on their Facebook page today...

Greg Rand recommends Charleston on FOX “Where to Invest Now” – I say “What???”

It’s not that often that Charleston is singled out as a perfect place for a real estate investment thus I thank Mr. Rand for his segment on our gorgeous city.  We know it, we feel it, so it’s nice to have outside acknowledgement. Mr. Rand outlines all the attractive factors: High Job Growth 7.1% Unemployment Good Quality of Living The...

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