Growing Up On A Farm In Charleston

Wed, Aug 17th 2011 2:59 pm by nat wallen General

Growing up on a farm in Charleston was a really great way to experience childhood.

For those of you who do not know Selkirk Plantation, it is a 1000 acre farm that is located roughly 30 minutes south of Charleston at the end of the Leadenwah creek on the tip of Wadmalaw Island.

It was my Grandmother's farm that my uncle managed, as I never had the chance to meet my Grandfather because he died before I was born. My father had the experience of growing up on a farm in Charleston and wanted us to have the same life. He would take us to Selkirk Plantation every weekend and we stayed there every summer with my grandmother.

I just got off the phone with my uncle who is a cowboy named George W...

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Sandhurst in West Ashley

Mon, Mar 14th 2011 8:15 pm by nat wallen Charleston Neighborhoods

Homes for Sale - Sandhurst in West AshleySandhurst in West Ashley is a neighborhood located off of Orange Grove Road in Charleston, SC. Located in the 29407 zip code, it offers both one and two story ranch and traditional homes for sale and were built in the early to mid 1960's and 1970's. Sandhurst in West Ashley is a mature neighborhood and is located close to West Ashley shopping, restaurants and schools. While there are foreclosures in West Ashley, Sandhurst is a neighborhood that is not as transient as others, therefore we do not see many foreclosures in the neighborhood.

Sandhurst in West Ashley offers a family friendly atmosphere, mature yards, close convenience to the Charleston International Airport, and for the most p...

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The Bottom of the Real Estate Market in Charleston, SC

Sun, Feb 21st 2010 1:06 pm by nat wallen General

Many people ask me if we have reached the bottom of the market in Charleston, SC on a daily basis and I am sure many realtors get the same question as well. 

The bottom of the real estate market in Charleston, SCMost realtors in the area are not sure what to say or do when this question arises. For me, it is really, really simple...I have a proven method. Flawless.  I break out my crystal ball, gaze deep into the center, focus completely on the mystical sphere and...and.... Nothing. Nope. Nada. No Answers From My Crystal Ball.

So I Revert To My Plan B. The old 8 ball that I bought in the 1980's. Surely shaking the 8 ball will be able to tell me if we have reached the bottom of the market in Charleston, SC. So I go into my garage, turn on ...

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Living in the Northbridge Area

Sun, Feb 14th 2010 10:07 pm by nat wallen General

The are many great reasons why so many people enjoy living in the Northbridge area of West Ashley.

Living in the Northbridge Area of West AshleySo why discuss it here in this post? Well first off, this blog is titled “Random Thoughts by Nat Wallen” so why not? Secondly, I recently spoke with a blogging expert and he suggested I write about topics that I am passionate about. As history shows, I have been following his advice. I have written about Taco Boy in Downtown Charleston, Pivotal Fitness Gym in West Ashley, Growing Up on a Farm in Charleston and now living in the Northbridge area in West Ashley.  

Just a point to clarify, am I really passionate about Pivotal Fitness Gym in West Ashley?… No. No, I am not. It is certainly a n...

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Violin Instructors in Charleston

Mon, Feb 1st 2010 10:47 pm by nat wallen General

Okay, I have written about tacos and gyms in Charleston, now let's take this new blogging thing in a completely different direction and talk about… Violin Instructors in Charleston. 

Violin Instructors in CharlestonYou might ask yourself, violin instructors? Where did this come from? What is going on with this guy? He is all over the boards. 

Great question! Please keep in mind this blog is titled Random Thoughts by Nat Wallen and…since my new blog is really about me writing a blog and only mildly about the topic I am writing about, let me back up and explain. 

As a Realtor, I have been helping many buyers with the new Boeing plant become familiar with the area. What I have found is that there are a variety of req...

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Taco Boy in Downtown Charleston

Thu, Jan 28th 2010 11:09 pm by nat wallen General

Taco Boy in Downtown CharlestonMy wife surprised me with an impromptu lunch excursion to Taco Boy in Downtown Charleston. I had just finished researching a variety of topics about blogging and I was really excited to write my very first post, so the timing was not ideal. Of course I enjoy spending time with my wife and I was hungry because, well... I am always hungry at work. But I was also motivated to get going and be proactive and publish my random thoughts to the world. 

Her call also came at the right time. I had skipped breakfast, I was stumped, I had writer's block and I had no idea what my first topic should be. I mean, I was picturing my first blog post to be something significant. Something interesting and e...

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