Sign up to stay up to date on the Eastern Shore Real Estate Market!

or Create your own market report

 

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.

 

---

 

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.

 

---

 

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
220 Divot Loop 3 2.0 1,823 $261,425 $143.40 1 day
12728 Waxwing Avenue 4 2.0 1,961 $250,000 $127.49 1 day
29950 St Simon Street 3 2.0 1,544 $199,900 $129.47 1 day
12712 Waxwing Avenue 4 2.0 2,091 $251,900 $120.47 1 day
23785 Havasu Drive 3 2.0 2,357 $255,000 $108.19 2 days
9297 Appache Lane 5 2.0 2,705 $259,900 $96.08 2 days
57 General Canby Drive 5 4.0 4,865 $489,900 $100.70 6 days
30410 D'olive Ridge 4 4.0 3,322 $484,000 $145.70 2 days
29929 St Helen Street 3 2.0 1,522 $198,000 $130.09 64 days
6690 Chateauguay Drive 3 2.0 1,654 $214,900 $129.93 2 days
16351 Polo Club Road 4 5.0 6,643 $2,200,000 $331.18 2 days
111 Hazel Lane 3 2.0 1,877 $241,900 $128.88 4 days
31913 Calder Court 3 2.0 1,736 $218,900 $126.09 3 days
7333 Cypress Av 4 2.0 1,800 $239,500 $133.06 3 days
117 Fairhope Avenue 4 3.0 2,621 $693,000 $264.40 2 days
909 Sea Cliff Drive 3 3.0 4,245 $1,299,000 $306.01 209 days
6426 Willowbridge Drive 4 3.0 3,167 $450,000 $142.09 5 days
30555 Caribbean Blvd 4 2.0 3,220 $325,000 $100.93 2 days
103 Chinquapin Circle N/A N/A N/A $5,900 Unknown 2 days
878 Onyx Lane 4 3.0 2,496 $318,725 $127.69 107 days
27043 Stratford Glen Drive 5 2.0 2,570 $234,500 $91.25 2 days
382 Barndling Street 4 2.0 2,417 $359,900 $148.90 7 days
30297 Scotch Pine Court 5 3.0 4,172 $475,000 $113.85 11 days
10160 Fionn Loop 3 2.0 1,800 $224,000 $124.44 5 days
7355 Pinehill Rd 4 2.0 2,418 $145,000 $59.97 6 days
7104 Wedgewood Court 4 2.0 3,222 $300,000 $93.11 3 days
25723 Ravenwood Circle 4 2.0 2,962 $289,900 $97.87 3 days
402 Potters Mill Avenue 5 4.0 3,247 $389,000 $119.80 3 days
7618 Park Drive 3 2.0 1,559 $150,000 $96.22 3 days
11407 Bradford Court 4 2.0 2,277 $249,900 $109.75 3 days
Young Street N/A N/A N/A $24,300 Unknown 5 days
32300 Coleman Lane 1 1.0 800 $199,900 $249.88 3 days
358 S Summit Street 4 4.0 3,325 $885,000 $266.17 3 days
728 Amador Avenue 4 2.0 1,673 $220,000 $131.50 21 days
370 Liberty Street 3 2.0 1,960 $395,000 $201.53 4 days
595 Hancock Rd 3 2.0 2,275 $435,000 $191.21 23 days
3 Confederate Point 4 3.0 3,303 $284,900 $86.25 5 days
Park Drive N/A N/A N/A $15,000 Unknown 4 days
30264 Persimmon Dr 3 2.0 2,000 $301,365 $150.68 4 days
30260 Persimmon Dr 3 2.0 2,000 $298,210 $149.11 34 days
30246 Persimmon Dr 3 2.0 2,000 $301,110 $150.56 4 days
231 Denise Lane 4 2.0 1,620 $179,900 $111.05 17 days
9911 Cumbria Drive 4 2.0 2,091 $225,000 $107.60 4 days
Falling Water Blvd N/A N/A N/A $229,000 Unknown 5 days
12123 County Road 1 4 3.0 1,944 $450,000 $231.48 4 days
Rhett Cir N/A N/A N/A $67,900 Unknown 9 days
Claire Court N/A N/A N/A $69,800 Unknown 530 days
24041 Weatherbee Park Dr 4 2.0 2,899 $320,000 $110.38 6 days
950 Edwards Avenue 4 4.0 3,113 $389,900 $125.25 4 days
7255 Jay Lane 3 2.0 1,550 $250,000 $161.29 4 days
Average: 3.7 2.6 2,650 $325,479 $155 224 days
Viewing 1 - 50 of 1554
Viewing 1 - 50 of 1554
Sold Properties
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Sold Price Cost per ft2 DOM Sold Date
31643 Kestrel Loop 4 2.0 1,948 $239,500 $239,500 $122.95 116 days 6/22/18
10526 Dunmore Drive 4 2.0 1,956 $224,900 $224,900 $114.98 128 days 6/22/18
12105 Chaucer Avenue 4 2.0 2,456 $239,900 $242,000 $98.53 117 days 6/22/18
104 Lancaster Cir 4 2.0 2,301 $200,000 $190,000 $82.57 42 days 6/22/18
11591 Alabaster Drive 4 3.0 2,350 $279,920 $279,920 $119.11 115 days 6/22/18
23950 Dublin Drive 4 2.0 2,646 $264,900 $259,900 $98.22 255 days 6/22/18
8776 Pine Run 4 4.0 3,730 $429,900 $429,900 $115.25 101 days 6/22/18
11662 County Road 54 4 3.0 3,853 $415,000 $390,000 $101.22 457 days 6/22/18
24577 Kipling Court 3 2.0 1,677 $223,600 $226,733 $135.20 148 days 6/21/18
422 Rothley Ave 4 3.0 2,693 $378,835 $378,535 $140.56 307 days 6/21/18
59 Morphy Avenue 2 1.0 1,149 $289,900 $180,000 $156.66 64 days 6/21/18
11140 Warrenton Road 4 3.0 2,899 $384,890 $384,890 $132.77 409 days 6/21/18
556A Johnson Avenue Unit A 2 2.0 1,611 $429,900 $427,000 $265.05 58 days 6/21/18
11561 Halcyon Loop 4 3.0 2,975 $399,900 $392,000 $131.76 43 days 6/21/18
314 Gayfer Court Unit 8 2 1.0 1,340 $219,000 $216,000 $161.19 64 days 6/21/18
8791 Bainbridge Drive 4 2.0 2,215 $219,900 $215,000 $97.07 82 days 6/21/18
300 Blackfriars Street 3 2.0 2,138 $190,000 $190,000 $88.87 131 days 6/20/18
314 Stave Mill Road 4 3.0 2,668 $264,900 $266,500 $99.89 85 days 6/20/18
18269 Colony Drive Unit 606 2 2.0 1,634 $408,000 $408,000 $249.69 99 days 6/20/18
27559 Claiborne Circle 3 2.0 1,700 $219,900 $215,500 $126.76 63 days 6/19/18
10376 Southside Loop 4 2.0 1,919 $210,000 $206,000 $107.35 38 days 6/19/18
502 Kensley Avenue 3 2.0 2,217 $294,185 $294,185 $132.70 174 days 6/19/18
8686 Rosedown Lane 3 2.0 1,620 $239,900 $235,000 $145.06 55 days 6/19/18
25719 Argonne Drive 3 2.0 1,536 $175,000 $175,000 $113.93 41 days 6/19/18
25872 Argonne Drive 3 2.0 1,907 $189,900 $186,450 $97.77 47 days 6/19/18
13111 Saddlebrook Circle 4 3.0 4,971 $599,000 $570,000 $114.67 81 days 6/18/18
8024 Nesting Eagle Court 3 2.0 1,892 $202,500 $205,000 $108.35 28 days 6/18/18
316 Lennox Square 4 3.0 3,243 $479,000 $465,000 $143.39 56 days 6/18/18
9764 Bella Drive 4 3.0 3,756 $494,900 $489,000 $130.19 87 days 6/18/18
403 Pomelo Street 3 2.0 1,720 $290,000 $270,000 $156.98 145 days 6/18/18
119 Spring Park Drive 2 2.0 1,248 $148,900 $150,000 $120.19 6 days 6/18/18
329 J Michael St 3 2.0 1,847 $259,000 $240,000 $129.94 47 days 6/18/18
4 Yacht Club Drive Unit 90 5 3.0 2,316 $187,000 $187,000 $80.74 466 days 6/18/18
9561 Timbercreek Blvd 5 5.0 5,005 $629,900 $600,000 $119.88 63 days 6/18/18
453 Clubhouse Drive 4 3.0 2,534 $349,900 $344,500 $135.95 45 days 6/18/18
201 Spring Lake Drive 2 2.0 1,560 $199,000 $180,000 $115.38 178 days 6/18/18
516 Bartlett Avenue 4 3.0 2,693 $348,500 $348,500 $129.41 183 days 6/18/18
30463 D'olive Ridge 5 4.0 4,848 $649,000 $617,320 $127.33 108 days 6/18/18
20764 Southwood Street 4 2.0 2,522 $267,500 $268,000 $106.26 98 days 6/18/18
8830 Rosedown Lane 4 3.0 2,693 $351,615 $351,000 $130.34 382 days 6/18/18
11582 Burbank Ct 3 2.0 1,993 $235,120 $235,120 $117.97 202 days 6/18/18
12207 Gracie Lane 4 3.0 3,019 $479,810 $479,810 $158.93 339 days 6/18/18
11871 Saratoga Loop 5 3.0 3,076 $299,900 $289,900 $94.25 142 days 6/18/18
10774 Westwood Avenue 4 2.0 2,008 $239,900 $231,500 $115.29 329 days 6/17/18
27138 Stratford Glen Drive 4 2.0 1,756 $195,000 $205,000 $116.74 49 days 6/15/18
146 Country Club Drive 4 2.0 2,200 $175,000 $155,000 $70.45 217 days 6/15/18
8765 Drifton Ct 4 2.0 2,237 $225,000 $223,500 $99.91 200 days 6/15/18
720 Truxton Street 4 2.0 2,355 $255,075 $254,675 $108.14 106 days 6/15/18
120 Worchester Drive 4 3.0 2,893 $245,000 $235,000 $81.23 91 days 6/15/18
24942 Bosbyshell Avenue 4 2.0 2,553 $284,900 $278,000 $108.89 74 days 6/15/18
Average: 3.8 2.4 2,362 $304,890 $294,511 $126 171 days
Viewing 1 - 50 of 1222
Viewing 1 - 50 of 1222