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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
12911 Riverview Road 4 2 2,042 $359,900 $176.25 0 days
1319 Oak Street 4 2 1,769 $105,000 $59.36 3 days
3 Holly Lane 4 3 2,399 $135,000 $56.27 0 days
17358 Abingdon Lane 4 2 1,943 $240,000 $123.52 0 days
30547 Middle Creek Circle 4 3 5,890 $599,500 $101.78 0 days
4 Yacht Club Drive Unit 208 2 2 1,584 $164,000 $103.54 0 days
28192 Turkey Branch Drive 4 2 1,755 $174,500 $99.43 2 days
19780 Bunker Loop 4 2 2,332 $345,000 $147.94 0 days
159 Blue Island Street N/A N/A N/A $235,000 Unknown 0 days
157 Blue Island Street N/A N/A N/A $235,000 Unknown 0 days
Park Drive N/A N/A N/A $49,900 Unknown 1 day
Lake Blvd N/A N/A N/A $50,000 Unknown 0 days
7838 Pine Run 4 3 2,554 $374,900 $146.79 1 day
238 Bayview Drive 3 2 1,242 $135,000 $108.70 1 day
615 Bellangee Avenue 3 2 1,269 $225,000 $177.30 2 days
134 Rolling Hill Drive 3 2 2,610 $199,900 $76.59 2 days
517 Polo Trace 4 3 2,566 $349,500 $136.20 1 day
909 Sea Cliff Drive 4 4 3,466 $1,299,000 $374.78 1 day
113 Valrie Lane N/A N/A N/A $20,000 Unknown 4 days
Elysian Circle N/A N/A N/A $40,000 Unknown 3 days
8990 Parliament Circle 4 4 2,962 $335,000 $113.10 1 day
314 Gayfer Court Unit 15 2 1 1,340 $249,500 $186.19 1 day
13112 Saddlebrook Circle 6 6 4,510 $729,000 $161.64 1 day
9 Antebellum Boulevard N/A N/A N/A $30,000 Unknown 1 day
2 Antebellum Boulevard N/A N/A N/A $30,000 Unknown 1 day
107 Madison Street 3 2 2,430 $325,000 $133.74 2 days
61 Saddlewood Lane N/A N/A N/A $49,900 Unknown 5 days
111 Kingswood Drive 3 2 1,702 $184,500 $108.40 3 days
12183 River Creek Drive N/A N/A N/A $139,000 Unknown 3 days
11135 Lark Avenue 3 3 1,972 $257,900 $130.78 4 days
8630 Manley Road 4 2 2,626 $325,505 $123.95 2 days
752 Winesap Drive 4 3 2,496 $322,675 $129.28 2 days
33824 Rutland Lane 4 2 2,626 $331,080 $126.08 2 days
11655 Agora Drive 5 3 2,409 $301,500 $125.16 2 days
11673 Agora Drive 4 3 2,495 $298,925 $119.81 2 days
356 Fig Avenue 4 2 1,728 $375,000 $217.01 2 days
11694 Agora Drive 4 3 2,495 $300,675 $120.51 2 days
17636 Burwick Loop 4 3 3,036 $498,800 $164.30 4 days
146 Easton Cir. 4 3 2,825 $383,900 $135.89 4 days
136 Donette Loop 3 2 2,300 $168,000 $73.04 4 days
308 Knollwood Ave 3 2 1,869 $225,000 $120.39 14 days
9552 Marchand Avenue 3 2 1,966 $237,500 $120.80 3 days
311 Wakefield Ave 5 3 3,102 $340,000 $109.61 3 days
29741 St George Street 4 2 2,239 $275,000 $122.82 3 days
6571 Beaver Creek Drive 5 3 3,577 $819,000 $228.96 3 days
552 Boulder Creek Avenue 5 3 3,598 $629,900 $175.07 3 days
County Road 1 N/A N/A N/A $34,500 Unknown 2926 days
6836 Spaniel Drive Unit A 2 2 1,176 $149,000 $126.70 4 days
Rock Creek Drive N/A N/A N/A $49,500 Unknown 4 days
31595 Shearwater Drive 3 2 1,706 $226,900 $133 4 days
Average: 3.7 2.6 2,576 $326,279 $160 244 days
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Sold Properties
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Sold Price Cost per ft2 DOM Sold Date
207 Great Lakes Loop 5 4 3,771 $759,950 $738,440 $195.82 612 days 7/27/19
11755 Thistledown Loop 4 2 2,142 $264,595 $264,595 $123.53 152 days 11/6/18
720 Whittington Ave 4 2 2,025 $221,175 $219,900 $108.59 171 days 10/31/18
135 Cypress Lane 4 2 1,653 $205,000 $199,000 $120.39 45 days 10/19/18
29368 Acorn Knoll Drive 5 3 3,208 $469,900 $469,900 $146.48 50 days 10/19/18
24774 Steadfast Court 4 2 1,990 $232,000 $224,000 $112.56 57 days 10/19/18
9757 Cumbria Drive 3 2 2,380 $249,900 $245,000 $102.94 81 days 10/19/18
110 Cherryhill Drive 4 2 1,728 $179,900 $174,900 $101.22 123 days 10/19/18
702 Greenwood Avenue 5 3 2,513 $375,000 $345,000 $137.29 127 days 10/19/18
15255 Worcester Drive 3 2 2,588 $419,500 $399,500 $154.37 135 days 10/19/18
14 Greenbrier Lane 3 2 2,609 $385,000 $388,500 $148.91 136 days 10/19/18
24562 Kipling Court 3 2 1,566 $225,000 $220,000 $140.49 380 days 10/19/18
24701 Planters Drive 4 3 2,577 $364,900 $364,900 $141.60 35 days 10/18/18
23884 Havasu Drive 4 3 2,260 $239,600 $239,600 $106.02 42 days 10/18/18
4 Yacht Club Drive Unit 28 3 2 2,260 $294,900 $272,500 $120.58 58 days 10/18/18
8838 Longue Vue Blvd 4 3 2,613 $357,854 $357,854 $136.95 108 days 10/18/18
11343 W County Road 54 3 2 2,292 $359,500 $359,500 $156.85 199 days 10/18/18
12728 Waxwing Avenue 4 2 1,961 $254,175 $257,725 $131.43 117 days 10/18/18
12376 Lone Eagle Dr 4 3 2,359 $307,500 $307,500 $130.35 220 days 10/18/18
11584 Champion Road 4 3 2,332 $299,900 $300,500 $128.86 29 days 10/17/18
19695 Highway 181 3 1 1,112 $159,900 $150,000 $134.89 47 days 10/17/18
14431 Scenic Highway 98 6 7 5,866 $1,475,000 $1,425,000 $242.93 162 days 10/17/18
31205 Wakefield Drive 4 2 2,816 $279,900 $266,000 $94.46 201 days 10/17/18
US Highway 98 N/A N/A N/A $598,000 $505,000 Unknown 496 days 10/17/18
427 Colony Drive 3 2 1,930 $498,803 $498,803 $258.45 0 days 10/16/18
19791 Hunters Loop 3 2 1,861 $220,000 $217,000 $116.60 47 days 10/16/18
8604 Rosedown Lane 3 2 1,771 $229,900 $229,900 $129.81 84 days 10/16/18
9362 Clayton Drive 4 2 2,120 $255,000 $244,000 $115.09 110 days 10/16/18
Austin Road N/A N/A N/A $49,900 $49,900 Unknown 1657 days 10/16/18
8831 Gale Rowe Lane 3 2 1,470 $195,500 $192,000 $130.61 252 days 10/15/18
17673 Bankhead Blvd 3 2 1,620 $204,000 $204,000 $125.93 0 days 10/15/18
4 Yacht Club Drive Unit 150 2 2 1,035 $119,990 $115,000 $111.11 35 days 10/15/18
511 Fels Avenue 2 1 864 $200,000 $190,000 $219.91 52 days 10/15/18
813 Holt Street 3 2 1,764 $325,000 $317,500 $179.99 66 days 10/15/18
9703 Cobham Park Drive 4 2 2,260 $253,900 $252,500 $111.73 75 days 10/15/18
12123 County Road 1 4 3 1,944 $450,000 $400,000 $205.76 117 days 10/15/18
10761 Leesburg Pike 5 4 3,115 $403,895 $403,895 $129.66 189 days 10/15/18
8831 Gale Rowe Lane 3 2 1,470 $195,500 $192,000 $130.61 252 days 10/15/18
21894 Yosemite Blvd 4 3 2,942 $284,900 $284,900 $96.84 345 days 10/15/18
128 Major's Run 5 3 3,958 $445,000 $430,000 $108.64 427 days 10/15/18
23472 Main Street 4 2 2,600 $475,000 $435,000 $167.31 628 days 10/15/18
709 Olive Avenue 3 2 1,954 $359,900 $343,000 $175.54 38 days 10/12/18
200 Parma Drive Unit L 1 3 2 1,378 $117,500 $118,000 $85.63 53 days 10/12/18
7848 Barrington Ln 4 2 N/A $212,900 $212,000 Unknown 59 days 10/12/18
25806 Pollard Road Unit 23 3 2 1,516 $149,900 $149,900 $98.88 81 days 10/12/18
24152 Tullamore Drive 3 2 2,061 $225,000 $225,000 $109.17 88 days 10/12/18
101 Lynn Street 3 2 1,527 $150,000 $150,000 $98.23 115 days 10/12/18
30297 Scotch Pine Court 5 3 4,172 $475,000 $472,500 $113.26 121 days 10/12/18
Atlanta Circle N/A N/A N/A $24,500 $18,500 Unknown 149 days 10/12/18
103 Highland Cir 3 2 2,691 $199,900 $188,000 $69.86 189 days 10/12/18
Average: 3.6 2.4 2,335 $298,635 $289,852 $127 157 days
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