Posts by Kristin B. Walker

Happy 2012!

I hope each of you had a wonderful New Years celebration and that you are feeling optimistic about 2012.  My husband and I kicked off the year with a jaunt to Sullivan’s Island to check out the 18th Annual Polar Plunge.  We parked our car on Isle of Palms to avoid the traffic, rode our bikes to the party, and...

Downtown Christmas Light Delight – By Bike

Last night it was a balmy Charleston Eve, so my husband and I decided to take a little two-wheeled spin around the quiet streets of Downtown to take a look at the Christmas lights.  I don’t know about ya’ll, but seeing houses lit up always makes me happy, so I thought I’d share the holiday cheer with you.  🙂 Here’s...

Under contract in 45 days or less?  You betcha

Under contract in 45 days or less? You betcha

Update 12/16 – 18 Elliot sold for above asking at $703,000 and 316 Grove sold for $505,000. ———————————————– In the past few months I have noticed a selection of homes and condos on the Charleston Peninsula come on the market, then go under contract in 45 days or less. These are not just bank-owned ones which are obviously priced to...

Forbes & Trulia say Charleston is #3 Ranked City in U.S. Where People are House Hunting

Forbes & Trulia say Charleston is #3 Ranked City in U.S. Where People are House Hunting

Yes, that title is a mouthful, but I caught this interesting report on MSNBC that says Charleston is #3 after Bradenton-Sarasota, FL and Riverside, CA when it comes to number of out-of-towners looking to move to Charleston vs locals searching to leave. Regarding the study conducted by Trulia.com, MSNBC says “The result is an index, called the Metro Movers Report, suggesting which big...

Saying goodbye to one of Charleston’s Greats – Jack McCray

This is not a post about death – so much as it is about life. A dynamite smile. An expansive heart. And a soul that transcended all barriers of age, race and economic class. With Jack McCray – it was only about being true, a quality he had the ability to pull out of each and every one of us....

The Local Palate Magazine Launches – An Adventure into Charleston’s Culinary Delights

This past week, a new magazine in Charleston launched – The Local Palate, covering all things foodie in Charleston.  I’ve been excited about this for some time as I know several people who were responsible for its creation, I love food, and I happened to be their first guest blogger (about boiled peanuts).  But it turned out even more beautiful...

Want to buy a home for $200,000 less than List Price? Here’s how.

Want to buy a home for $200,000 less than List Price? Here’s how.

  I hear this all the time. I SAY this all the time. “That house is overpriced by $X! They’re crazy if they think they can get that amount for their house!  Well, I never!” But does it really matter? Not to you as a buyer. If a seller wants to go ahead and put a silly or inflated number...

Inspired Infill – Building Dreams at 264-268 Ashley Ave

Down a long dirt driveway in an unlikely part of town, hidden amongst ramshackle Charleston homes in various states of deterioration, lies a project of such inspiration and passion, the energy of it is palpable. Dramatic I know, but true it is. This is a post about local design consultants and visionary developers – about people who push the bounds...

The Mirabella V docks at the Charleston City Marina

This gorgeous sloop is currently in port at the Charleston City Marina.  Her name is Mirabella V and she’s the largest in the world at 247 ft long, with a beam of 48ft and a mast with a height of 292ft.  She cost $50,000,000 to build. To put her mass and height in perspective, the tallest building in Charleston is...

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Another Home with a Jawdropping View – 45 Pendleton St in Wagener Terrace, Charleston

I completed my most recent post about homes with a view in Downtown Charleston, right before this stunner came on the market, but today I was lucky enough to have a private showing of this home.  45 Pendleton St, while not ‘Downtown’ as people tend to think of it, is Downtown in that it is on the Charleston Peninsula in Wagener...

Charleston Home Sellers – Here is What You Should Expect From Your Realtor®

Charleston Home Sellers – Here is What You Should Expect From Your Realtor®

I don’t expect this post to be very popular.  I expect some real estate colleagues might get a little upset that I am pointing all this out.  I expect that you as a Seller, might get a little upset if you are not receiving everything I outline below. Well, so be it. I cannot stand for mediocrity any longer.  I...

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