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Will the new Short-Term Rental Ordinance change the Downtown Charleston Real Estate Market?

Will the new Short-Term Rental Ordinance change the Downtown Charleston Real Estate Market?

As of July 10, 2018, the City of Charleston’s new short-term rental ordinance goes into effect. After a proliferation of illegal rentals marketed via platforms like AirBnB and HomeAway, the City and neighborhood groups decided a set of rules and a structure to manage and monitor them would be beneficial to most who live here. I for one am glad....

What to do in a Charleston SCORCHER

What to do in a Charleston SCORCHER

Gah!!! This June! Day upon days of temperatures over 90 with heat indices of 100 to 115! I usually depend on July and August for that level of torture. But it brings to mind a conversation I frequently have with people considering moving here from more Northerly Climes.  Generally, it goes like this: Nice Northern Client: Hi Kristin – I...

Want to buy a lot and build your dream home in Charleston? Here’s what it will cost you.

Want to buy a lot and build your dream home in Charleston? Here’s what it will cost you.

I’ve been dreaming up my dream house for decades. Do you do that? My current daydreams swirl around a home with Contemporary Lowcountry architecture, L-shaped with a long view across something beautiful. And a pool. I must have a pool. So with these imaginings and my personal research, coupled with my experience working with developers and architects, I know what...

Dewees Island – Charleston’s most magical place you have probably never been to

Dewees Island – Charleston’s most magical place you have probably never been to

I’ve never fallen out of love with the Lowcountry, but Dewees Island always reminds me what a mad, deep, eternal love it is.  Just 20 minutes by passenger ferry from the Isle of Palms marina, it is a world apart from that to which we’ve become accustomed. On Dewees, nature is your constant companion – the flora, the fauna, the...

2015 to 2016 Changes

More stats than you can shake a stick at – Charleston 2016 Market Review

I’m not kidding. Try shaking a stick at all these stats I’m about to throw your way.  As you know, I mostly like to write about the areas I love and with which I am intimately acquainted – namely, the Charleston Peninsula, parts of Mount Pleasant, and the Islands too. But every now and then it’s good for me to...

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Does Charleston have a Restaurant Bubble that’s about to Burst?

With the arrival of the much anticipated January restaurant week in Charleston, we can all loosen our belts once again after sticking to our New Year’s resolutions for approximately 3 days. From January 4-22 (it’s a long ‘week’), locals and tourists alike have the opportunity to sample 3 courses from a prix-fixe menu, ranging from $20 at Bubba Gump Shrimp...

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    Kristin B. Walker

    Kristin B. Walker


    With more than a decade of real estate experience and more than 120 homes successfully sold, I’ve worked with people and properties of all kinds. While I specialize in Historic Charleston and luxury new developments, my knowledge extends to the Islands and other walkable areas as well. This beautiful Lowcountry lured me in 25 years ago, and my passion for its history, natural bounty, and our amazing lifestyle here is immeasurable.

    Years in Real Estate
    In Sales
    Properties Sold

    Read About Others' Experiences

    Here are just a few comments from some great clients of mine.
    • ...We knew that Kristin would be good before we even met her - her blog made it clear that she truly knew the Downtown area of Charleston inside and out. What we didn't know was how effectively she would lead us through the home buying experience, or how far she'd be willing to go to make it easy on us...
    • ...We can’t express how impressed we are with Kristin’s patience, persistence and professionalism. Buying a house from long distance requires a lot of trust in your local representation...
    • Kristin was the perfect realtor for us-- house selling rookies who had to do most of the selling remotely. She really stood out in the three areas that were important: honesty and integrity, thoroughness, and communication/responsiveness.
    • ...Kristin is unbelievably knowledgeable and passionate about historic homes and the Charleston area, and also a savvy, fierce negotiator that helped navigate 3 great opportunities for me over the past 7 years. You literally won't find a better realtor in Charleston. Period...
    • ...Kristin is an extraordinary talent and has been involved in the planning and decor since inception. Her contributions to our corporate efforts for the development company have indeed made the project better, and she seamlessly integrates solutions with our architectural team headed by julia martin...
      JeffreyNew Development Sales
    • Being 750 miles away and unsure of what we wanted, we literally could not have done this without her. Every step of the way, she was there for us often sending pictures and videos of progress updates. Through negotiating, selections, inspections, building issues and closing, there was never a doubt she had our best interests at heart.

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