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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
106 Riveroaks Drive 2 2 1,422 $187,900 $132.14 1 day
308 Majestic Beauty Avenue 3 2 1,284 $235,000 $183.02 2 days
12883 Sanderling Loop Unit Lot 335 4 3 2,289 $297,900 $130.14 2 days
Shenandoah Drive N/A N/A N/A $87,900 Unknown 3 days
12819 Sanderling Loop Unit Lot 334 4 3 2,435 $304,900 $125.22 2 days
12683 Chickadee Lane Unit Lot 166 4 2 2,416 $276,900 $114.61 2 days
12691 Chickadee Lane Unit Lot 165 5 3 2,511 $287,900 $114.66 2 days
19241 Quail Creek Drive 3 3 3,299 $419,900 $127.28 3 days
139 Club Drive 3 2 2,274 $271,300 $119.31 4 days
13167 Dominion Drive 4 3 5,165 $600,000 $116.17 4 days
9410 Diamante Blvd 4 3 2,435 $315,800 $129.69 4 days
9296 Appache Lane 4 2 2,582 $279,900 $108.40 4 days
13127 Ibis Blvd 5 3 3,313 $480,544 $145.05 4 days
107 Marikesh Drive 4 3 2,500 $199,000 $79.60 4 days
11741 Wentwood Court 4 2 2,273 $249,900 $109.94 4 days
11873 County Road 54 4 3 3,969 $549,900 $138.55 4 days
8836 Rosedown Lane 4 3 2,566 $379,900 $148.05 4 days
31443 Buckingham Blvd 3 2 2,124 $274,900 $129.43 4 days
County Road 1 N/A N/A N/A $79,900 Unknown 4 days
9054 Lakeview Drive 4 3 2,452 $334,000 $136.22 4 days
8845 Longue Vue Blvd 4 3 2,444 $359,900 $147.26 4 days
23937 Montrose Woods Drive 3 2 2,035 $419,000 $205.90 5 days
12326 Squirrel Drive 4 2 2,091 $270,711 $129.46 5 days
776 Truxton Street 5 2 2,435 $285,000 $117.04 5 days
11578 Whitaker Avenue 3 2 1,820 $258,000 $141.76 5 days
10940 War Emblem Ave Unit 253 4 2 2,031 $234,900 $115.66 5 days
10237 County Road 24 4 2 2,109 $385,000 $182.55 6 days
31640 Buckingham Blvd 4 2 2,311 $275,000 $119 5 days
24543 Alex Court 4 2 2,268 $275,000 $121.25 5 days
32120 Goodwater Cove 4 2 2,870 $349,500 $121.78 5 days
9842 Chariot Avenue 3 2 1,580 $219,000 $138.61 5 days
24194 Alydar Loop Unit 174 4 2 2,097 $264,800 $126.28 5 days
10571 Brodick Loop 4 2 1,830 $215,900 $117.98 5 days
357 Pecan Avenue 3 2 2,238 $704,900 $314.97 6 days
9276 Wind Clan Trail 4 2 2,205 $279,900 $126.94 5 days
S Section Street N/A N/A N/A $138,900 Unknown 5 days
S Section Street 4 3 2,627 $645,000 $245.53 5 days
S Section Street N/A N/A N/A $99,900 Unknown 5 days
S Section Street N/A N/A N/A $138,900 Unknown 5 days
582 Theakston Street 5 4 3,135 $479,900 $153.08 36 days
174 Greenwood Drive 3 2 1,715 $199,900 $116.56 156 days
812 Pinewood Court 3 2 3,736 $425,000 $113.76 5 days
248 Montclair Loop 3 2 1,501 $175,000 $116.59 5 days
4 Yacht Club Drive Unit 170 2 2 1,040 $139,000 $133.65 5 days
24812 Spectacular Bid Loop Unit 120 4 2 2,306 $299,248 $129.77 5 days
9496 Collier Loop 3 2 1,628 $224,900 $138.14 46 days
31413 Hoot Owl Road 4 2 2,355 $284,900 $120.98 5 days
24732 Slater Mill Road 4 2 1,950 $244,000 $125.13 64 days
111 Sweetwater Lane 5 3 4,762 $549,000 $115.29 5 days
18 1/2 Fig Avenue 3 2 1,680 $750,000 $446.43 6 days
Average: 3.7 2.6 2,671 $342,986 $169 216 days
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Properties Under Contract
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Cost per ft2 DOM
9159 Timbercreek Blvd 6 5 5,175 $595,000 $114.98 18 days
24262 Alydar Loop Unit 181 4 2 2,097 $270,346 $128.92 62 days
7347 E Highpointe Place 3 2 1,795 $210,000 $116.99 24 days
34272 Paisley Avenue 3 2 1,500 $185,000 $123.33 38 days
21757 Pillars Street 3 2 2,586 $495,000 $191.42 270 days
265 Fennec St Unit Lot #38 4 3 2,540 $429,000 $168.90 28 days
311 S School Street 3 3 2,300 $585,000 $254.35 21 days
9988 Dunleith Loop 4 2 2,204 $280,700 $127.36 88 days
329 Bronze Street 4 2 2,314 $281,560 $121.68 87 days
24358 Alydar Loop Unit 182 5 3 2,197 $259,900 $118.30 35 days
31226 Sanderling Loop Unit Lot 385 4 3 2,495 $306,110 $122.69 35 days
12911 Sanderling Loop Unit Lot 342 4 3 2,495 $306,585 $122.88 139 days
24788 Smarty Jones Circle Unit Lot 200 4 3 2,435 $318,410 $130.76 63 days
10741 Old Highway 31 3 2 1,848 $179,900 $97.35 36 days
10640 County Road 1 N/A N/A N/A $32,000 Unknown 32 days
392 Scarlett Avenue 4 3 2,413 $350,000 $145.05 31 days
28309 Cypress Loop 4 3 2,927 $349,900 $119.54 37 days
504 Evergreen Street 3 2 1,881 $500,000 $265.82 29 days
501 Spanish Main 4 2 2,037 $199,900 $98.13 35 days
31769 Wildflower Trail 5 3 2,771 $367,500 $132.62 36 days
12978 Sophie Falls Ave 4 3 2,785 $328,772 $118.05 163 days
100 Schooley Cir 3 2 2,388 $179,900 $75.34 30 days
9678 Nottingham Ct 3 2 2,112 $245,000 $116 31 days
518 Falling Water Blvd 4 4 3,515 $743,500 $211.52 51 days
County Road 11 N/A N/A N/A $100,000 Unknown 28 days
1 Sherwood Highl Rd N/A N/A N/A $176,000 Unknown 37 days
337 Bronze Street 4 2 2,314 $282,360 $122.02 90 days
102 Milburn Circle 3 2 1,864 $186,500 $100.05 54 days
200 Autumn Drive Unit 1-D 2 1 1,154 $89,900 $77.90 39 days
34124 Burwood Drive 6 3 3,144 $355,000 $112.91 46 days
19475 Liberty Rd 3 2 1,719 $395,000 $229.78 46 days
119 Eagle Drive 3 2 1,551 $184,900 $119.21 38 days
10832 War Emblem Ave Unit 268 3 2 1,641 $213,550 $130.13 38 days
10882 War Emblem Ave Unit 262 4 2 1,791 $229,275 $128.02 3 days
24618 Spectacular Bid Loop Unit 110 5 3 3,113 $333,900 $107.26 38 days
361 S Mobile Street Unit 3 2 3 1,866 $535,000 $286.71 28 days
Mckenzie Rd N/A N/A N/A $55,000 Unknown 43 days
30621 Pinyon Drive 3 2 1,783 $224,000 $125.63 42 days
221 Silversmith Street 3 2 2,317 $389,000 $167.89 43 days
142 Brentwood Drive 3 2 1,428 $159,000 $111.34 43 days
126 Lake Forest Blvd 3 2 1,628 $199,900 $122.79 44 days
140 Ridgewood Drive 3 2 2,243 $225,000 $100.31 39 days
28113 Bay Branch Drive 3 2 2,005 $269,900 $134.61 49 days
664 Turquoise Drive 3 2 1,770 $269,900 $152.49 39 days
614 Westchase Court 3 2 1,295 $168,500 $130.12 30 days
20367 River Mill Drive 3 2 1,798 $225,000 $125.14 75 days
402 S Church Street 3 3 2,595 $998,500 $384.78 35 days
1030 E Dogwood Av 3 2 1,749 $185,000 $105.77 43 days
12 Fels Avenue 4 3 1,944 $530,000 $272.63 52 days
631 Weeping Willow Street 3 2 2,103 $259,900 $123.59 38 days
Average: 3.7 2.5 2,333 $333,576 $147 158 days
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Sold Properties
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Sold Price Cost per ft2 DOM Sold Date
8961 Longue Vue Blvd 4 3 2,588 $404,500 $404,500 $156.30 0 days 7/6/20
Mount Pleasant Boulevard N/A N/A N/A $165,000 $165,000 Unknown 35 days 7/6/20
10921 Roanoke Loop 3 2 2,210 $249,900 $249,900 $113.08 46 days 7/6/20
25806 Pollard Road Unit 118 2 2 1,200 $135,000 $135,000 $112.50 62 days 7/6/20
236 Cuban Lily Drive 3 2 1,930 $509,547 $509,547 $264.01 17 days 7/2/20
6 Audubon Place 5 3 4,005 $695,000 $693,000 $173.03 31 days 7/2/20
7700 Kari Lane 3 2 1,628 $212,000 $205,000 $125.92 44 days 7/2/20
Atlanta Circle N/A N/A N/A $19,500 $10,000 Unknown 70 days 7/2/20
24628 Slater Mill Road 4 2 1,835 $236,325 $236,325 $128.79 71 days 7/2/20
220 Falls Creek Street 3 2 1,891 $246,000 $237,500 $125.59 90 days 7/2/20
10760 War Emblem Ave Unit 277 3 2 1,641 $219,800 $220,200 $134.19 468 days 7/2/20
505 Forage Drive 4 2 2,120 $266,795 $266,795 $125.85 106 days 7/2/20
158 Montclair Loop 3 2 1,450 $169,900 $167,900 $115.79 108 days 7/2/20
8146 Irwin Loop 4 2 1,980 $222,800 $222,800 $112.53 153 days 7/2/20
9691 Bay Meadows Avenue 4 2 1,903 $239,000 $230,000 $120.86 153 days 7/2/20
18269 Colony Drive Unit 303 3 3 1,899 $438,900 $448,500 $236.18 168 days 7/2/20
59 Summer Lake Street N/A N/A N/A $49,900 $42,000 Unknown 604 days 7/2/20
Mount Pleasant Boulevard N/A N/A N/A $160,000 $160,000 Unknown 30 days 7/1/20
Powderhorn Ridge Road N/A N/A N/A $149,500 $149,500 Unknown 30 days 7/1/20
Castlands Court N/A N/A N/A $142,500 $142,500 Unknown 30 days 7/1/20
12073 Balsam Court 4 2 2,061 $249,900 $249,500 $121.06 51 days 7/1/20
9161 Huckleberry Drive 3 2 1,761 $240,000 $235,000 $133.45 51 days 7/1/20
112 Montclair Pl 5 4 2,356 $250,000 $220,000 $93.38 90 days 7/1/20
714 Artillery Range Drive 4 2 2,260 $200,000 $200,000 $88.50 4 days 6/30/20
126 Appomatox Drive 3 2 1,358 $120,000 $130,000 $95.73 11 days 6/30/20
24917 Planters Drive 4 3 3,058 $389,000 $389,000 $127.21 28 days 6/30/20
11406 Saint Ives Court 4 3 2,614 $390,000 $388,200 $148.51 27 days 6/30/20
596 Ridgewood Drive 3 2 1,791 $204,900 $207,500 $115.86 32 days 6/30/20
102 Shirley Cir 3 2 1,492 $202,000 $192,500 $129.02 39 days 6/30/20
10511 Orkney Way 3 2 1,378 $185,700 $185,700 $134.76 39 days 6/30/20
9807 Bellaton Avenue 5 4 3,700 $495,000 $470,000 $127.03 39 days 6/30/20
140 Dunbar Lp 3 2 1,499 $150,000 $145,000 $96.73 43 days 6/30/20
18716 Founders Dr 3 2 1,415 $185,000 $188,000 $132.86 46 days 6/30/20
9510 Timbercreek Blvd 5 3 4,075 $544,900 $545,500 $133.87 49 days 6/30/20
25631 Ravenwood Circle 4 3 3,269 $394,900 $394,900 $120.80 56 days 6/30/20
109 Iris Cir 3 2 1,733 $169,900 $167,000 $96.36 57 days 6/30/20
10113 Wexford Lane 4 2 2,899 $288,700 $286,000 $98.65 57 days 6/30/20
10614 Sassaman Court 3 3 2,443 $369,900 $361,250 $147.87 61 days 6/30/20
10702 Cresthaven Drive 4 3 2,414 $334,900 $325,000 $134.63 61 days 6/30/20
313 Bronze Street 4 2 2,314 $275,010 $275,010 $118.85 65 days 6/30/20
708 Culpeo Avenue 4 3 2,437 $402,131 $402,131 $165.01 67 days 6/30/20
24638 Slater Mill Road 4 2 2,047 $246,325 $244,325 $119.36 73 days 6/30/20
10975 Elysian Circle 4 3 2,950 $394,900 $385,000 $130.51 80 days 6/30/20
155 Lakeview Loop 4 2 2,100 $182,000 $179,000 $85.24 85 days 6/30/20
12722 Chickadee Lane 4 2 1,994 $245,000 $243,000 $121.87 85 days 6/30/20
811 Crystal Wells Court 3 2 1,374 $150,000 $144,000 $104.80 84 days 6/30/20
9655 Aspen Circle 4 3 2,733 $375,000 $375,000 $137.21 85 days 6/30/20
29919 Gregor Street 3 2 1,321 $179,900 $169,000 $127.93 88 days 6/30/20
24769 Slater Mill Road 4 2 2,047 $249,325 $249,325 $121.80 91 days 6/30/20
10568 Wales Lane Unit LOT 205 4 2 1,791 $209,900 $211,706 $118.21 113 days 6/30/20
Average: 3.6 2.4 2,306 $306,881 $298,973 $136 147 days
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