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How’s your golf game?

October 2017 Eastern Shore Market Report for Spanish Fort, Daphne and Fairhope

 

Last week there was a Realtor’s open house and what happened that day I hope I can carry with me for the rest of my days.

 

My son, Jack, is now a Realtor working for D.R. Horton, which hosted the open house.

 

Trays of green beans, roasted potatoes and sautéed chicken were set up in the kitchen, with some agents digging in while others looked longingly at the spread.

 

 And there was John. He piled a salad high, then ladled chicken on top of that. I chuckled at his creation, he shrugged and we headed under the tent outside to talk.

 

John is an old colleague of mine. And we see each other around at the tennis courts.

 

John also is an avid golfer. So I knew he was the one to ask about what I had been told was now “free golf” at the Lake Forest course.

 

“It’s really five dollars,” John said.

 

“So free,” I replied and we laughed.

 

Son Jack joined us and picked up the thread of conversation.

 

“How’s your golf game?” Jack asked.

 

John said he’d taken lessons from a pro to tune up his swing. And then he told about another lesson entirely. I will paraphrase.

 

One day, said John, he’d had a chance to chat with a golfer whose skills he’d long admired.

 

“I asked this guy about his handicap,” John said. “And he said: ‘I don’t keep score anymore.’”

 

So, said John, “I’ve quit keeping score and it’s so freeing. My game is better than ever.”

 

In America, we keep score. We grade everything. We compete.

 

First in our class. Top dog. No. 1 fan.

 

But the darker side of this score-keeping is losing sight of the enjoyment of the task at hand, the long drive down the fairway, the wicked serve. Or work without pay, but rich in reward.

 

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Here’s what’s going on in home sales in Spanish Fort, Daphne and Fairhope.

 

The number of homes sold on the Eastern Shore rose 15% over the 2nd quarter, but fell 1% compared to this time last year. Hmmm … what does it mean? Nothing yet.

 

Sales prices did just the opposite: Average price was down 2.2% over the previous quarter, but was up 5.2% compared to the 3rd quarter of 2016. Again, it doesn’t mean anything … yet.

 

For the Eastern Shore: There were 537 sales vs. 543 sales in the 3rd quarter of 2016. The average sales price rose to $280,216 from $266,296 a year ago. The time it took to sell fell from 142 days a year ago to 124 days. And sellers trimmed 2.21% off their prices In order to close.

 

Here’s the data for the individual cities on the Eastern Shore:

 

Fairhope: 205 homes sold with an average price of $327,510. This compares to 224 sales with an average price of $304,884 in the 3rd quarter of 2016. It took on average 119 days to sell. Sellers trimmed 2.7 % off list, on average, in order to sell, while days on market dropped from 145 this time last year to 119.

 

Daphne: 224 homes sold, little changed from the 222 homes sold this time last year. Average sales price rose to $239,013 from $226,980 in the 3rd quarter of 2016. Days on market dropped from 137 this time last year to 113 days. Sellers sliced 2.14% off list, on average, to sell.

 

Spanish Fort:  108 homes sold with an average price of $275,905, compared to 97 sales with an average price of $267,168 this time last year. It took on average 154 days to sell, a slight increase over 148 days in the 3rd quarter of 2016. The list-to-sale percentage was 1.14%

 

Active Properties
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Cost per ft2 DOM
1503 A Captain O'Neal Drive N/A N/A N/A $675,000 Unknown 2 days
8323 Ogilvy Court 4 2 2,025 $225,000 $111.11 2 days
8238 Irwin Loop 4 2 1,774 $209,375 $118.02 2 days
8258 Irwin Loop 4 2 1,774 $209,775 $118.25 2 days
346 Poviner Place N/A N/A N/A $189,900 Unknown 2 days
45 Paddock Drive 3 2 1,983 $308,000 $155.32 2 days
14 B Twin Echo Court Unit B 4 2 1,710 $249,000 $145.61 5 days
14 A Twin Echo Court Unit A 4 2 1,710 $249,000 $145.61 5 days
10 Caisson Trace 3 2 2,690 $285,000 $105.95 5 days
753 Winesap Drive 4 3 2,942 $346,575 $117.80 3 days
32159 Buzbee Road 3 2 1,372 $189,900 $138.41 4 days
County Road 1 N/A N/A N/A $399,000 Unknown 4 days
749 Winesap Drive 4 3 2,942 $347,525 $118.13 4 days
31854 Wildflower Trail 4 2 3,024 $347,500 $114.91 6 days
27100 Gramercy Lane 4 3 2,325 $295,000 $126.88 5 days
103 Kentwood Drive 5 3 2,800 $225,000 $80.36 4 days
121 Stratford St 4 3 3,007 $329,500 $109.58 4 days
3B Twin Echo Court Unit A 3 2 1,882 $249,000 $132.31 5 days
3A Twin Echo Court Unit A 3 2 1,882 $249,000 $132.31 5 days
103 Paige Circle 3 2 1,423 $139,900 $98.31 5 days
27282 Parker Lane 3 2 1,739 $182,900 $105.18 5 days
7143 Penbridge Avenue 4 3 3,022 $569,500 $188.45 5 days
122 Kurlane Street 3 2 1,883 $359,900 $191.13 5 days
365 S Summit Street N/A N/A N/A $355,000 Unknown 8 days
139 Montclair Loop N/A N/A N/A $7,000 Unknown 6 days
312 Ridgewood Drive N/A N/A N/A $11,000 Unknown 6 days
137 Montclair Loop N/A N/A N/A $7,000 Unknown 6 days
705 Oak Bluff Drive 4 3 3,450 $449,900 $130.41 7 days
8839 Bainbridge Drive 4 3 2,348 $289,900 $123.47 6 days
709 Fairhope Avenue 4 1 1,712 $375,000 $219.04 6 days
122 Kensington Court 3 2 1,953 $287,900 $147.41 7 days
805 Captain O'Neal Drive 2 3 2,200 $698,000 $317.27 6 days
303 Simon St N/A N/A N/A $219,500 Unknown 7 days
155 Blue Island Avenue 4 3 2,486 $595,000 $239.34 6 days
Lot 76 Veranda Blvd N/A N/A N/A $115,000 Unknown 11 days
15 Speckle Trout Route 5 4 3,579 $419,900 $117.32 7 days
11634 Yuma Lane 4 2 1,930 $228,026 $118.15 7 days
10630 County Road 1 5 4 3,200 $499,000 $155.94 7 days
604 Johnson Avenue N/A N/A N/A $179,900 Unknown 8 days
30460 D'olive Ridge N/A N/A N/A $55,000 Unknown 8 days
12227 Cambron Trail 4 3 3,091 $364,900 $118.05 8 days
9557 Bella Drive 4 3 2,845 $369,900 $130.02 8 days
10777 County Road 1 4 4 2,681 $829,000 $309.21 17 days
25937 Royalty Drive 5 3 2,500 $299,000 $119.60 9 days
32520 Whimbret Way 4 3 3,509 $384,500 $109.58 9 days
499 Bartlett Avenue 4 3 2,291 $330,000 $144.04 14 days
18269 Colony Drive Unit 602 2 2 1,634 $454,140 $277.93 10 days
18269 Colony Drive Unit 307 3 3 2,330 $546,840 $234.70 10 days
11544 Maple Court 4 3 2,927 $258,000 $88.14 60 days
722 Creeping Willow Court 3 2 2,190 $289,000 $131.96 12 days
Average: 3.6 2.5 2,527 $317,658 $161 248 days
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Sold Properties
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Sold Price Cost per ft2 DOM Sold Date
11523 Arlington Blvd 5 3 2,409 $285,900 $282,500 $117.27 479 days 11/1/19
207 Great Lakes Loop 5 4 3,771 $759,950 $738,440 $195.82 612 days 7/27/19
17985 Scenic Highway 98 N/A N/A N/A $1,400,000 $1,400,000 Unknown 1 day 12/18/18
136 Cherryhill Drive 3 2 1,450 $138,000 $142,000 $97.93 21 days 12/17/18
307 Clubhouse Drive 4 3 2,921 $448,900 $443,000 $151.66 69 days 12/17/18
8633 Ash Court 5 4 3,856 $465,000 $460,000 $119.29 147 days 12/17/18
27675 Rhone Drive 4 3 2,785 $402,518 $402,518 $144.53 287 days 12/14/18
600 Gayfer Avenue 3 2 1,892 $219,500 $183,000 $96.72 29 days 12/14/18
107 Penny Lane 3 2 1,904 $185,000 $189,000 $99.26 33 days 12/14/18
25030 Fairfax Road 4 2 2,748 $279,000 $266,000 $96.80 39 days 12/14/18
682 Whittington Ave 4 2 2,091 $259,700 $255,000 $121.95 46 days 12/14/18
8751 Bainbridge Drive 4 3 2,808 $349,900 $346,000 $123.22 62 days 12/14/18
767 Edwards Avenue 4 3 2,567 $374,900 $367,000 $142.97 70 days 12/14/18
716 Cheswick Avenue 4 2 2,025 $214,900 $214,900 $106.12 71 days 12/14/18
31531 Shearwater Drive Unit 122 4 2 1,856 $209,900 $214,475 $115.56 118 days 12/14/18
County Road 11 N/A N/A N/A $72,500 $66,000 Unknown 129 days 12/14/18
12092 Squirrel Drive 3 2 2,357 $256,999 $261,900 $111.12 136 days 12/14/18
12712 Waxwing Avenue Unit 180 4 2 2,091 $229,900 $229,900 $109.95 174 days 12/14/18
10752 Westwood Avenue 4 2 1,919 $231,500 $236,000 $122.98 185 days 12/14/18
24482 Kipling Court 3 2 1,736 $200,000 $200,000 $115.21 211 days 12/14/18
713 Whittington Ave 4 2 2,250 $253,675 $229,900 $102.18 215 days 12/14/18
31134 Spoonbill Road 4 3 2,942 $339,900 $309,900 $105.34 227 days 12/14/18
8828 Longue Vue Blvd 4 3 2,437 $339,120 $335,000 $137.46 283 days 12/14/18
17398 Seldon St 4 3 3,036 $525,950 $510,000 $167.98 319 days 12/14/18
32586 Wildflower Trail 4 3 2,544 $314,900 $310,212 $121.94 23 days 12/13/18
104 Dunbar Lp 3 2 1,565 $159,900 $160,000 $102.24 48 days 12/13/18
741 Truxton Street N/A N/A N/A $35,000 $30,000 Unknown 86 days 12/13/18
7985 Deerwood Drive 3 2 1,745 $175,000 $175,000 $100.29 133 days 12/13/18
8294 Irwin Loop 4 2 1,980 $214,900 $204,900 $103.48 136 days 12/13/18
Main Street N/A N/A N/A $189,900 $174,900 Unknown 416 days 12/13/18
9260 Huckleberry Drive 3 2 1,996 $225,900 $221,000 $110.72 63 days 12/12/18
8312 Irwin Loop 4 2 1,774 $209,575 $195,000 $109.92 135 days 12/12/18
12397 Lone Eagle Dr 4 3 2,377 $323,356 $323,356 $136.04 164 days 12/11/18
237 Garrison Boulevard 3 2 2,138 $339,145 $339,070 $158.59 237 days 12/11/18
225 General Canby Loop 4 3 3,054 $259,900 $261,500 $85.63 49 days 12/11/18
8346 Ogilvy Court 4 2 2,025 $234,575 $221,000 $109.14 166 days 12/11/18
115 Brandywine Avenue 4 3 2,540 $360,819 $359,610 $141.58 245 days 12/10/18
11678 Thistledown Loop 4 3 2,414 $299,900 $299,000 $123.86 62 days 12/10/18
19177 Highway 181 3 2 1,404 $156,900 $125,000 $89.03 67 days 12/10/18
30634 Pine Court 3 2 2,646 $264,500 $260,000 $98.26 71 days 12/10/18
29919 St Helen Street 3 2 1,530 $188,900 $181,000 $118.30 87 days 12/10/18
102 Meadow Wood Loop 4 2 2,102 $169,900 $169,900 $80.83 112 days 12/10/18
24890 Steadfast Court 3 2 1,983 $219,900 $214,000 $107.92 131 days 12/10/18
9080 Alexis Court 4 2 2,600 $279,500 $275,500 $105.96 165 days 12/10/18
508 Kensley Ave 4 3 2,343 $303,360 $303,500 $129.53 286 days 12/10/18
30557 Pine Court 3 2 1,950 $254,900 $235,000 $120.51 208 days 12/10/18
6880 Bendabout Lane 4 3 2,800 $425,000 $395,000 $141.07 222 days 12/10/18
9811 Volterra Avenue 4 3 2,942 $325,000 $300,000 $101.97 405 days 12/10/18
6684 Chateauguay Drive 3 2 1,625 $195,000 $190,000 $116.92 30 days 12/7/18
423 Jan Drive 3 2 2,161 $295,000 $290,000 $134.20 28 days 12/7/18
Average: 3.6 2.4 2,314 $300,155 $290,718 $126 139 days
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