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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
34338 Paisley Avenue 3 2 1,580 $193,700 $122.59 3 days
9601 Woolrich Avenue 3 2 1,644 $220,000 $133.82 3 days
467 Bartlett Avenue 4 3 2,948 $428,900 $145.49 5 days
12220 Myrtle Street 4 3 2,518 $690,000 $274.03 6 days
17476 Bankhead Blvd 3 2 1,710 $239,900 $140.29 6 days
24570 Smarty Jones Circle Unit 219 4 3 2,435 $321,900 $132.20 6 days
8655 Brook Lane 3 2 1,134 $198,000 $174.60 6 days
10775 War Emblem Ave Unit 294 4 2 1,791 $230,145 $128.50 6 days
17747 Scenic Highway 98 8 7 7,906 $7,450,000 $942.32 10 days
532 Crackwillow Ave 4 2 2,314 $288,630 $124.73 6 days
11971 Alabaster Drive 3 2 2,319 $305,000 $131.52 6 days
100 Tower Drive Unit 1202 2 2 1,791 $415,000 $231.71 7 days
164 Ornate Avenue 4 3 2,317 $357,448 $154.27 7 days
168 Ornate Avenue 4 3 2,359 $359,315 $152.32 7 days
34275 Burwood Drive 4 2 2,636 $334,155 $126.77 7 days
223 Ridgewood Drive N/A N/A N/A $9,000 Unknown 7 days
20 Quail Loop 3 2 1,810 $305,000 $168.51 7 days
US Highway 98 N/A N/A N/A $1,490,000 Unknown 7 days
212 Shady Lane 4 5 5,500 $1,460,000 $265.45 9 days
28491 Turkey Branch Drive 4 2 1,931 $214,900 $111.29 9 days
24873 Yawley Drive 4 3 2,800 $410,000 $146.43 16 days
10009 Wexford Lane 4 3 2,600 $315,000 $121.15 9 days
Larry Street Road N/A N/A N/A $80,000 Unknown 10 days
203 Maplewood Loop 3 2 1,536 $174,900 $113.87 10 days
11406 Braga Drive 4 3 2,722 $299,900 $110.18 10 days
24646 Smarty Jones Circle Unit 213 4 3 2,363 $318,450 $134.77 10 days
219 Royal Lane 4 2 2,046 $310,000 $151.52 10 days
24465 Tepin Lane Unit 242 4 2 1,787 $229,900 $128.65 10 days
398 Scarlett Avenue 3 2 2,045 $319,900 $156.43 10 days
31690 Kestrel Loop 4 2 1,830 $257,900 $140.93 10 days
7161 Applewater Court 4 3 3,431 $535,000 $155.93 10 days
Carson Lane N/A N/A N/A $29,900 Unknown 10 days
103 Adair Circle 3 2 1,594 $135,000 $84.69 11 days
30443 Pinyon Drive 3 2 1,945 $239,000 $122.88 10 days
550 North Station Drive 3 2 1,857 $282,500 $152.13 10 days
394 Surtees Street 4 2 3,128 $450,000 $143.86 10 days
24264 Tullamore Drive 4 2 2,149 $229,500 $106.79 10 days
259 Equity St 2 2 483 $329,900 $683.02 11 days
9105 US Highway 98 1 1 936 $199,000 $212.61 11 days
24170 Alydar Loop Unit 173 4 3 2,500 $292,800 $117.12 11 days
9174 Huckleberry Drive 4 2 1,813 $244,900 $135.08 11 days
County Road 33 N/A N/A N/A $215,000 Unknown 11 days
24208 Alydar Loop Unit 175 4 2 1,798 $259,080 $144.09 11 days
24613 Smarty Jones Circle Unit 238 4 3 2,363 $311,900 $131.99 11 days
10708 War Emblem Ave Unit 282 3 2 1,641 $223,800 $136.38 11 days
24672 Smarty Jones Circle Unit 211 4 3 2,363 $316,800 $134.07 11 days
8721 Rosedown Lane 4 2 2,270 $349,271 $153.86 12 days
19850 Quail Creek Drive 2 2 2,047 $239,000 $116.76 12 days
12739 Squirrel Drive 4 3 2,348 $336,877 $143.47 13 days
12172 Lone Eagle Dr 4 3 2,348 $330,240 $140.65 13 days
Average: 3.7 2.6 2,655 $346,290 $182 233 days
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Properties Under Contract
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Cost per ft2 DOM
23779 Camberwell Drive 4 2 2,626 $327,520 $124.72 77 days
25806 #29 Pollard Road 3 2 1,551 $155,000 $99.94 36 days
8814 Asphodel Lane 3 2 1,891 $260,000 $137.49 45 days
24725 Slater Mill Road 4 2 2,018 $256,000 $126.86 72 days
110 5th Street Unit A104 2 1 870 $85,000 $97.70 34 days
118 Hope Drive 4 2 2,355 $224,900 $95.50 41 days
102 Greenwood Drive 3 2 1,470 $185,000 $125.85 37 days
24251 N River Road 4 4 4,661 $460,000 $98.69 565 days
28111 Turkey Branch Drive 3 2 1,571 $190,000 $120.94 50 days
12665 Squirrel Drive 4 3 2,328 $320,933 $137.86 81 days
114 Ronforth St 3 2 1,702 $332,000 $195.06 36 days
31511 Jessie Road 4 2 2,120 $279,170 $131.68 112 days
420 Silage Drive 4 2 2,314 $283,485 $122.51 36 days
111 Sweetbriar Cir 3 2 2,200 $199,000 $90.45 42 days
611 Magnolia Avenue 4 2 2,115 $349,900 $165.44 22 days
10th Avenue N/A N/A N/A $42,000 Unknown 38 days
24007 Trowbridge Court 4 3 2,591 $372,476 $143.76 54 days
6541 Willowbridge Drive 3 2 2,521 $459,000 $182.07 56 days
105 Willowbrook Circle 3 2 1,912 $195,000 $101.99 23 days
17349 Polo Ridge Blvd 4 4 4,338 $835,000 $192.49 47 days
32757 Curlew Court 4 3 2,777 $339,000 $122.07 36 days
382 Barndling Street 4 2 2,416 $373,900 $154.76 56 days
184 Club Drive 2 2 1,520 $214,900 $141.38 26 days
23658 Devonfield Lane 3 2 1,648 $229,025 $138.97 49 days
9282 Twin Beech Road 4 3 4,472 $1,980,000 $442.75 26 days
308 Bronze Street 3 2 1,745 $234,035 $134.12 33 days
24457 N Tepin Lane Unit 246 4 2 1,791 $234,420 $130.89 155 days
24846 Spectacular Bid Loop Unit 123 5 3 3,113 $365,389 $117.38 176 days
557 Musket Avenue 3 2 2,142 $369,000 $172.27 47 days
23749 Main Street 4 2 2,837 $1,195,000 $421.22 36 days
10209 Kelsey Court 3 2 1,967 $255,000 $129.64 35 days
108 Donette Loop 3 2 2,158 $219,000 $101.48 56 days
34160 Burwood Drive 4 3 3,359 $381,470 $113.57 36 days
227 Maplewood Loop 3 2 1,530 $150,000 $98.04 24 days
12483 County Road 1 5 2 2,820 $774,900 $274.79 43 days
210 Rolling Hill Drive 3 2 1,620 $185,000 $114.20 51 days
25755 Keldon Court 4 2 2,899 $304,500 $105.04 44 days
15934 Scenic Highway 98 4 4 3,670 $799,500 $217.85 177 days
6731 Spaniel Drive 3 2 1,550 $183,900 $118.65 43 days
1052 Sea Cliff North Unit 2-A 1052 N/A 1 447 $52,000 $116.33 25 days
507 Bartlett Avenue 3 2 2,096 $416,000 $198.47 59 days
31455 Shearwater Drive 4 2 2,268 $279,900 $123.41 44 days
144 Sandy Shoal Loop 4 2 3,195 $380,000 $118.94 59 days
8391 Rockwell Lane 3 3 1,984 $225,000 $113.41 44 days
1002 Caroline Avenue 3 1 1,018 $135,000 $132.61 30 days
11638 Whitaker Avenue 3 2 1,898 $269,900 $142.20 40 days
8784 Riverton Court 3 2 2,100 $289,900 $138.05 23 days
1000 D'olive Springs Drive Unit F-1 3 2 1,381 $150,000 $108.62 56 days
8731 Lake View Drive 4 3 4,317 $519,000 $120.22 48 days
202 Marcella Av 3 2 1,456 $179,000 $122.94 34 days
Average: 3.7 2.5 2,390 $345,418 $146 167 days
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Viewing 1 - 50 of 548
Sold Properties
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Sold Price Cost per ft2 DOM Sold Date
209 Pinecrest Lane 2 1 1,200 $295,000 $295,000 $245.83 72 days 9/18/20
818 Apricot Lane 4 3 3,270 $903,881 $903,881 $276.42 0 days 9/14/20
14770 Scenic Highway 98 N/A N/A N/A $99,000 $85,000 Unknown 41 days 9/14/20
108 Wild Oak Drive 4 2 2,280 $249,900 $245,000 $107.46 60 days 9/14/20
26307 Montelucia Way 4 2 2,331 $290,000 $284,000 $121.84 69 days 9/14/20
13167 Dominion Drive 4 3 5,165 $600,000 $590,000 $114.23 73 days 9/14/20
7155 W Highpointe Place 3 2 2,100 $198,000 $193,000 $91.90 87 days 9/14/20
30334 Westminster Gates Drive 3 2 2,001 $249,500 $237,000 $118.44 96 days 9/14/20
6482 Garrison Drive 3 2 3,028 $541,600 $541,600 $178.86 433 days 9/11/20
122 Windsor Court 4 2 2,494 $169,900 $170,000 $68.16 28 days 9/11/20
24528 Caleb Court 5 3 2,491 $299,000 $295,000 $118.43 29 days 9/11/20
31862 Calder Court 3 2 1,659 $220,000 $220,000 $132.61 35 days 9/11/20
27 Lake Shore Drive 3 2 1,716 $136,500 $136,500 $79.55 39 days 9/11/20
23905 Devonfield Lane 3 2 1,529 $218,500 $218,500 $142.90 42 days 9/11/20
20 Audubon Place 5 3 4,843 $679,000 $600,000 $123.89 44 days 9/11/20
24542 Huxford Street 3 2 2,389 $349,900 $340,500 $142.53 56 days 9/11/20
183 Club Drive 3 2 1,815 $249,900 $244,900 $134.93 50 days 9/11/20
8665 Danube Court 5 3 3,233 $474,900 $469,900 $145.34 51 days 9/11/20
9443 Wind Clan Trail 4 2 2,018 $299,900 $292,500 $144.95 57 days 9/11/20
12865 Saddlebrook Circle 3 2 3,300 $510,000 $485,000 $146.97 72 days 9/11/20
473 Fortune Drive 5 3 3,643 $498,000 $493,500 $135.47 78 days 9/11/20
635 Ridgewood Drive 4 2 2,870 $250,000 $245,000 $85.37 88 days 9/11/20
112 Meadowbrook Circle 3 2 2,280 $214,900 $210,000 $92.11 91 days 9/11/20
10915 Warrenton Road 4 3 2,785 $438,000 $428,000 $153.68 94 days 9/11/20
8618 Rosedown Lane 3 2 1,712 $229,900 $235,000 $137.27 95 days 9/11/20
24277 Alydar Loop Unit 157 5 3 2,197 $281,800 $281,800 $128.27 98 days 9/11/20
9964 Dunleith Loop 4 2 2,314 $286,570 $286,570 $123.84 113 days 9/11/20
10512 Wales Lane Unit LOT 211 4 2 1,791 $211,900 $216,855 $121.08 123 days 9/11/20
25875 Bellewood Drive 4 3 2,828 $315,900 $315,900 $111.70 154 days 9/11/20
9889 Bella Drive 5 3 2,992 $419,900 $399,500 $133.52 274 days 9/11/20
213 Montclair Loop 3 2 1,735 $219,500 $212,500 $122.48 30 days 9/10/20
Delachase Court N/A N/A N/A $75,000 $75,000 Unknown 31 days 9/10/20
315 Idlewild Drive 4 3 2,353 $349,900 $340,000 $144.50 40 days 9/10/20
8981 Gale Rowe Lane 3 2 1,614 $200,000 $185,000 $114.62 50 days 9/10/20
1000 D'olive Springs Drive Unit E3 3 2 1,318 $134,900 $134,900 $102.35 48 days 9/10/20
20292 Marion Court 4 2 1,670 $220,000 $216,000 $129.34 52 days 9/10/20
103 Durnford Hill Court 3 2 2,380 $369,000 $369,000 $155.04 55 days 9/10/20
31103 Buckingham Blvd 4 3 2,700 $289,900 $285,000 $105.56 59 days 9/10/20
433 Silage Drive 3 2 1,820 $259,935 $259,935 $142.82 99 days 9/10/20
313 Beall Lane 4 2 2,150 $339,900 $340,000 $158.14 99 days 9/10/20
8677 Gale Rowe Lane 3 2 1,528 $228,500 $212,500 $139.07 85 days 9/10/20
24408 Alydar Loop Unit 187 4 2 2,097 $259,900 $287,400 $137.05 222 days 9/10/20
512 General Gibson Drive 3 2 1,539 $139,900 $140,000 $90.97 27 days 9/9/20
25901 Overton Drive 3 2 1,700 $197,500 $185,000 $108.82 28 days 9/9/20
25806 Pollard Road Unit 62 3 2 1,516 $159,900 $155,000 $102.24 55 days 9/9/20
20637 Blueberry Lane Unit 2 2 2 992 $145,000 $142,000 $143.15 84 days 9/9/20
31401 Shearwater Drive Unit Lot 391 4 2 1,835 $243,900 $243,900 $132.92 127 days 9/9/20
12191 Aurora Way 5 2 2,479 $287,000 $282,000 $113.76 174 days 9/9/20
506 Potters Mill Avenue 4 2 3,796 $425,000 $409,000 $107.74 194 days 9/9/20
19060-A Scenic Highway 98 5 3 3,704 $1,049,000 $979,000 $264.31 0 days 9/8/20
Average: 3.6 2.4 2,306 $315,572 $307,773 $139 139 days
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