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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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I’m excited about my new website because it gives everyone access to so much more information. Go to MobileSuburbs.com or JanetEnglish.com and you’ll find that you can track neighborhoods, get information about sales and pending sales, and even get an instant evaluation of your home’s value.

 

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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
27471 Stratford Glen Drive 4 2.0 2,228 $215,000 $96 Unknown
105 Hanover Drive 3 2.0 1,465 $169,900 $115 Unknown
21624 Gullfoss Street 5 3.0 3,076 $296,475 $96 Unknown
114 Sweetwater Lane N/A N/A N/A $90,000 Unknown Unknown
43 Mendota Drive 5 4.0 3,507 $377,900 $107 Unknown
44 Cresthaven Drive 4 3.0 3,350 $374,900 $111 Unknown
11644 Burbank Ct 3 2.0 1,925 $231,980 $120 Unknown
15651 Scenic Highway 98 5 3.0 3,212 $2,200,000 $684 Unknown
334 Lennox Square 5 4.0 3,553 $579,000 $162 Unknown
12411 Gracie Lane 4 3.0 3,488 $579,664 $166 Unknown
101 Pippin Cir N/A N/A N/A $12,000 Unknown Unknown
16936 Polo Club Road 1 2.0 1,761 $925,000 $525 Unknown
205 W Avon Circle 4 2.0 1,995 $174,500 $87 Unknown
25336 Spindle Lane 3 2.0 2,075 $229,900 $110 Unknown
17160 Charles McKenzie Lane 3 1.0 3,176 $389,900 $122 Unknown
Landings Road N/A N/A N/A $135,000 Unknown Unknown
19171 Fairfield Drive 5 3.0 3,034 $339,000 $111 Unknown
122 Sandlewood Cir 3 2.0 1,668 $170,000 $101 Unknown
111 Chestnut Ridge 2 2.0 2,200 $294,900 $134 Unknown
11592 Burbank Ct 3 2.0 1,770 $221,120 $124 Unknown
US Highway 98 N/A N/A N/A $949,000 Unknown Unknown
10723 Dunmore Drive 4 2.0 2,091 $236,000 $112 Unknown
10709 Dunmore Drive 5 3.0 3,086 $287,225 $93 Unknown
10270 Dunmore Drive 4 3.0 2,496 $263,000 $105 Unknown
607 Morphy Avenue N/A N/A N/A $159,800 Unknown Unknown
556A Johnson Avenue 2 2.0 1,611 $442,000 $274 Unknown
142 Easton Cir. 4 3.0 2,810 $375,000 $133 Unknown
7260 Wild Oaks Rd 4 2.0 2,200 $515,000 $234 Unknown
County Road 1 N/A N/A N/A $29,500 Unknown Unknown
6892 Spaniel Drive Unit 71-B 3 2.0 1,703 $174,900 $102 Unknown
769 Serpentine Drive 4 2.0 1,906 $237,380 $124 Unknown
8987 Timbercreek Blvd 5 3.0 4,040 $485,000 $120 Unknown
30471 D'olive Ridge N/A N/A N/A $75,000 Unknown Unknown
10240 Bay Haven Drive 4 2.0 2,230 $379,000 $169 Unknown
204 Divot Loop 3 2.0 2,178 $275,000 $126 Unknown
24142 Limerick Lane 3 2.0 2,333 $239,900 $102 Unknown
13230 Dominion Drive 3 3.0 3,575 $494,500 $138 Unknown
17030 Tennis Club Dr Unit C 4 3.0 3,165 $424,800 $134 Unknown
Patrick Ave N/A N/A N/A $10,000 Unknown Unknown
10630 County Road 1 4 3.0 3,000 $650,000 $216 Unknown
7396 Kirkman Lane N/A N/A N/A $27,500 Unknown Unknown
New Era Rd N/A N/A N/A $50,000 Unknown Unknown
Clay City Road N/A N/A N/A $200,000 Unknown Unknown
Sara Av N/A N/A N/A $10,000 Unknown Unknown
Sara Av N/A N/A N/A $10,000 Unknown Unknown
115 Wilson Dr 4 1.0 1,734 $159,700 $92 Unknown
9421 Collier Loop 4 2.0 1,831 $229,900 $125 Unknown
405 Fortune Drive 4 3.0 2,785 $395,720 $142 Unknown
253 Hawthorne Circle 3 2.0 2,045 $265,080 $129 Unknown
637 Southern Way 4 3.0 2,260 $260,000 $115 Unknown
Average: 3.8 2.7 2,696 $314,368 $148 N/A day
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Sold Properties
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Sold Price Cost per ft2 DOM Sold Date
540 Artesian Spring Dr 4 3.0 2,500 $543,280 $543,280 $217 Unknown 10/30/17
777 Serpentine Drive 3 2.0 1,770 $226,500 $226,500 $127 Unknown 10/20/17
700 Johnson Avenue N/A 0.0 768 $110,000 $110,000 $143 Unknown 10/20/17
27789 Rhone Drive 4 3.0 2,730 $419,500 $412,415 $151 Unknown 10/20/17
103 Worchester Drive 3 2.0 2,068 $159,800 $167,000 $80 Unknown 10/20/17
401 Fortune Drive 4 3.0 3,004 $416,450 $416,450 $138 Unknown 10/20/17
31783 Dewpoint Lane 5 4.0 3,363 $465,950 $465,950 $138 Unknown 10/20/17
446 Fortune Drive 5 3.0 3,603 $458,132 $458,132 $127 Unknown 10/19/17
11690 Forsyth Loop 4 2.0 2,314 $265,805 $265,805 $114 Unknown 10/19/17
586 Theakston Street 4 3.0 2,772 $373,930 $373,930 $134 Unknown 10/19/17
29530 St John St 4 3.0 2,558 $349,500 $325,000 $127 Unknown 10/19/17
193 Margaret Drive 4 3.0 2,610 $317,900 $317,900 $121 Unknown 10/18/17
110 Pier Avenue 5 4.0 3,302 $829,000 $809,000 $245 Unknown 10/18/17
31422 Spoonbill Road 4 3.0 3,014 $312,075 $312,025 $103 Unknown 10/18/17
27118 Gramercy Lane 4 3.0 2,348 $287,260 $285,000 $121 Unknown 10/18/17
12300 Gracie Lane 4 3.0 3,068 $507,876 $507,876 $165 Unknown 10/17/17
Maury Court N/A N/A N/A $15,000 $15,000 Unknown Unknown 10/17/17
21155 Meadowbrook Drive 3 2.0 1,378 $164,900 $170,210 $123 Unknown 10/17/17
266 Royal Lane 4 2.0 2,582 $279,800 $273,000 $105 Unknown 10/17/17
Falling Water Blvd N/A N/A N/A $110,000 $110,000 Unknown Unknown 10/17/17
27843 Annabelle Lane 3 2.0 1,802 $199,000 $194,500 $107 Unknown 10/17/17
226 Maplewood Loop 3 2.0 1,440 $149,900 $139,000 $96 Unknown 10/16/17
11165 Sturbridge Loop 3 2.0 1,765 $199,500 $193,000 $109 Unknown 10/16/17
20637 Blueberry Lane Unit 15 3 2.0 1,214 $139,900 $136,500 $112 Unknown 10/16/17
105 Marilyn Avenue 3 2.0 1,722 $217,000 $209,000 $121 Unknown 10/16/17
353 Scarlett Avenue 3 2.0 2,078 $265,790 $269,537 $129 Unknown 10/16/17
113 Ferncliff Circle 3 2.0 2,152 $214,900 $209,000 $97 Unknown 10/16/17
140 Buena Vista Drive N/A N/A N/A $5,950 $5,000 Unknown Unknown 10/16/17
704 Olive Avenue 4 2.0 2,480 $239,500 $234,000 $94 Unknown 10/16/17
31473 Spoonbill Road 5 3.0 2,409 $298,950 $298,900 $124 Unknown 10/16/17
103 Deer Court 4 2.0 2,918 $785,000 $675,000 $231 Unknown 10/13/17
9049 Ashley Court 3 2.0 3,228 $320,000 $312,500 $96 Unknown 10/13/17
7051 Wedgewood Court 4 3.0 2,167 $223,900 $223,900 $103 Unknown 10/13/17
153 Brentwood Drive 3 2.0 1,590 $142,500 $145,000 $91 Unknown 10/13/17
9494 Aspen Circle 4 2.0 2,800 $324,900 $314,000 $112 Unknown 10/13/17
27375 Stratford Glen Drive 5 2.0 2,638 $239,000 $239,000 $90 Unknown 10/13/17
12436 County Road 32 4 2.0 1,914 $200,000 $191,000 $99 Unknown 10/13/17
12320 Stroh Rd 4 3.0 2,638 $339,410 $337,000 $127 Unknown 10/13/17
Marchand Avenue N/A N/A N/A $53,900 $41,000 Unknown Unknown 10/13/17
Boulder Creek Avenue N/A N/A N/A $55,000 $50,000 Unknown Unknown 10/13/17
20637 Blueberry Lane Unit 13 2 2.0 968 $126,500 $124,500 $128 Unknown 10/12/17
Butler Drive N/A N/A N/A $99,500 $99,500 Unknown Unknown 10/11/17
16265 Scenic Highway 98 5 5.0 8,200 $2,949,931 $2,750,000 $335 Unknown 10/11/17
Daintree Court N/A N/A N/A $78,900 $78,900 Unknown Unknown 10/11/17
Thompson Hall Road N/A N/A N/A $54,900 $54,900 Unknown Unknown 10/11/17
20 Cavalry Charge 3 2.0 1,586 $139,000 $139,000 $87 Unknown 10/10/17
550 Stuart Street 3 2.0 1,677 $155,000 $153,500 $91 Unknown 10/10/17
11667 Burbank Ct 3 2.0 1,770 $233,145 $233,145 $131 Unknown 10/10/17
807 Eli Street 5 4.0 3,281 $429,900 $426,900 $130 Unknown 10/10/17
114 Asbury Hill Road 3 2.0 1,494 $169,900 $167,000 $111 Unknown 10/10/17
Average: 3.6 2.4 2,302 $289,119 $278,909 $122 N/A day
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