Posts by Kristin B. Walker

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Homes with a Water View in Downtown Charleston

You want it all don’t you?  A beautiful home in the middle of an exciting and gracious city, historic details, modern comforts, off-street parking, and the piece-de-la-resistance, a view of the water.  I don’t blame you because I do too. So here’s where to find one.  This list of homes and my usual commentary is subdivided by views. Ashley River Views...

My September 11 Story – Voices from the Past

This morning I awoke to a newspaper front page emblazoned with fiery pictures and a reminder that today is the 10th anniversary of September 11.  I avoided reading about it, as I always have, because something happened to me that day, in my office building above Grand Central Terminal in NYC, that I may still be unraveling.  No – I...

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Why Charleston? (an oldie but goodie)

On this spectacular Charleston September Day, I am reminded of one of my original posts I put up in February of 2009, called “Why Charleston?”  (The original version was written by hand shortly after I moved here from New York in 2005).  I am reposting it today out of love of place, time and great weather! “I must address the...

Wagener Terrace Market Update – The 200K-300K Price Range is HOT

Wagener Terrace Market Update – The 200K-300K Price Range is HOT

You know my mantra.  Do not look at general statistics for an area to determine whether or not a market is hot.  You have to look at the neighborhood and your specific price range.  Before we discuss Wagener Terrace, remember here are some other areas that I have said are hot. Longborough under $500,000. (Only one available) Midtown (none available) Hampton...

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Having a Sunday Funday in Charleston – Nothing Could be Finer

All work and no play makes Kristin a very dull woman.  Thus, this past beautiful, clear, no precipitation in sight Sunday afternoon, my husband and I decided on the spur of the moment that a Charleston Sunday Funday was in order.  So we rang up his brother and girlfriend, found out they were happy to oblige, and we were on...

What is the Job Market Like in Charleston?

What is the Job Market Like in Charleston?

People who are considering moving to the Charleston area ask me this question all the time.  Can I get a job here?  Will I make less money than I am making now? The answers to those questions are yes, and probably yes. Six years ago, I took my Great Big Leap and moved here without a job. The move was...

Why the Wall Street Journal and Zillow are Dead Wrong about Charleston

Why the Wall Street Journal and Zillow are Dead Wrong about Charleston

An article in the Wall Street Journal came out recently entitled Linkage in Income, Home Prices Shift, outlining the correlation between home prices and annual incomes in partnership with Zillow.  They determined which real estate markets were currently undervalued and which were overvalued based on comparing current price-to-income ratios to the average of the time period of 1985-2000. Deep inside...

Love at First Slurp – from The Local Palate

Recently, I was asked to be a guest blogger for a new glossy magazine (with companion blog) launching soon called the The Local Palate, covering the food culture of Charleston.  My topic of choice?  Boiled Peanuts. So just for fun, I am reposting it on this site for all my great readers out there.  The boiled peanut is more than...

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A Lowcountry Palette

This morning, as I walked along the Battery, I met with a unique confluence of events that turns our waters a soft milky gray/blue, one of the beautiful colors of our Lowcountry palette.  When you have a cloudy sky, very little wind, and the peak of high tide – our rivers hold their breath in a moment of contemplation, then go back to...

Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island & Folly Beach – Are They Coming Back?

Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island & Folly Beach – Are They Coming Back?

Since it’s the summer and the beach is on almost everyone’s mind, I thought I’d do a post about our island real estate and how it has fared over the past 10 years.  In doing my monthly newsletter in which I compare year over year sales, AND of course from just paying attention to what’s going on, I have noticed...

Top 10 Reasons I Love Charleston’s Summertime Heat

Top 10 Reasons I Love Charleston’s Summertime Heat

It’s the dog days of summer here in Charleston and we are counting the days until fall. But until then, I am devoted to having a good attitude about our delightful July weather.  So here are my Top 10 reasons I love Charleston’s summertime heat.  What are yours? I can just give up on taming my hair. This leaves time for more...

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