Charleston

The Charleston Area Real Estate Market 2005-2011: The good, the bad, and the truly horrifying…

The Charleston Area Real Estate Market 2005-2011: The good, the bad, and the truly horrifying…

As you know dear readers, every once in a while I like to run some numbers, because just like photos or videos, they can tell you an interesting story.  For this look back at the Charleston real estate market over the past 7 years, I looked at 6 different areas, and tracked the sales volume, the number of sales, and...

Master Preservationist Program-Day One. Charting Charleston’s Past

Master Preservationist Program-Day One. Charting Charleston’s Past

In our first day of the Master Preservationist Program we spent our classroom session taking a look at Charleston’s maps since 1685.  As I am very much a map person, my eyes were glued to the screen with rapt attention and I furiously took notes.  Then the second half we visited 54 Tradd St and the Heyward-Washington House.  Skip to...

Master Preservationist Program – What We’ll Be Learning

If you read my monthly newsletter, you know that I am thrilled to have been invited to be part of the Preservation Society of Charleston’s Master Preservationist Pilot Program.  Together with 19 other people from all walks of life, I’ll be testing out the first iteration of this program, with more to come.  The Master Preservationist Program was established, in...

Loving Where We Live

One of our favorite local columnists, Ken Berger, penned this article this morning and I had to post it.  It perfectly captures the feeling of living in Charleston.  Read it and weep happy tears… Loving where we live By Ken Burger The Post and Courier Tuesday, May 25, 2010 As the afternoon sun sinks slowly behind the western edge of...

Odes to the Lowcountry from Charleston Magazine

Odes to the Lowcountry from Charleston Magazine

First of all, this magazine of our surrounds, Charleston Magazine, is something to be proud of and look forward to.  Every issue succeeds in opening my eyes and my heart anew to this town.  The photography, writing and topics never fail to set my soul a-flutter. Secondly, this January 2010 issue has to be my favorite of all time.  It...

My love of Charleston – from 13 years ago…

My love of Charleston – from 13 years ago…

The other night, I was sitting on my piazza with a friend and just for kicks, we were going through our old diaries.  I found an entry dated 10/8/1996, written a month and a half after I had left Charleston post-college, moved back to Atlanta and was contemplating what to do with my life.  It rang so true still today,...

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%...

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...

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.”...

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...

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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