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
Pecan Ridge Blvd N/A N/A N/A $49,900 Unknown 0 days
Pecan Ridge Blvd N/A N/A N/A $49,900 Unknown 0 days
46 General Canby Drive 4 3 2,405 $309,900 $128.86 0 days
104 Donna Circle 3 2 2,190 $195,000 $89.04 1 day
6784 Spaniel Drive Unit 126 3 2 1,551 $164,900 $106.32 1 day
Landings Road N/A N/A N/A $125,000 Unknown 4 days
21173 Meadowbrook Drive 3 2 1,431 $174,900 $122.22 2 days
24111 Trowbridge Court 4 3 2,730 $350,000 $128.21 2 days
113 Penny Lane 3 2 1,456 $160,000 $109.89 2 days
812 Michigan Avenue 3 1 1,153 $209,000 $181.27 3 days
7878 Elderberry Drive 4 3 2,709 $389,900 $143.93 3 days
25472 Ravenwood Circle 4 3 2,983 $330,000 $110.63 3 days
712 Artillery Range 4 2 2,268 $224,900 $99.16 3 days
9390 Timbercreek Blvd 6 4 4,325 $500,000 $115.61 3 days
24234 Tullamore Drive 3 2 1,822 $229,000 $125.69 6 days
104 Michael Lp 3 2 1,857 $169,000 $91.01 4 days
105 Royal Lane 4 2 2,356 $264,000 $112.05 3 days
8676 Tupelo Court 6 5 6,798 $679,900 $100.01 3 days
208 Shady Lane 4 4 4,155 $1,150,000 $276.77 3 days
10064 Dunmore Drive 4 2 2,528 $275,000 $108.78 6 days
11631 Lodgepole Court 4 3 2,732 $339,900 $124.41 4 days
106 Genevieve Ln 2 2 2,964 $975,000 $328.95 4 days
9086 Ottawa Drive 4 3 2,383 $259,900 $109.06 4 days
9 Cavalry Circle 5 3 2,451 $239,900 $97.88 4 days
207 Grand Avenue 4 3 2,987 $669,900 $224.27 4 days
10589 Brodick Loop 4 2 1,980 $211,375 $106.76 4 days
120 Durnford Hill Court 4 3 2,273 $269,500 $118.57 4 days
30156 Loblolly Circle 3 2 1,900 $250,000 $131.58 4 days
326 Stave Mill Drive 4 2 2,355 $289,900 $123.10 4 days
27863 Jasper Court 45 3 3,110 $380,400 $122.32 4 days
26073 Montelucia Way 5 3 2,409 $269,900 $112.04 4 days
26061 Montelucia Way 4 2 2,306 $244,900 $106.20 4 days
209 Spanish Main 3 2 2,288 $194,700 $85.10 4 days
6513 Via de la Rosa 4 3 3,021 $749,900 $248.23 4 days
24958 Bosbyshell Avenue 4 3 2,466 $278,500 $112.94 4 days
18139 Scenic Highway 98 1 1 739 $1,075,000 $1,454.67 5 days
452 Fairland Ave 3 2 1,165 $329,900 $283.18 5 days
Highland Drive N/A N/A N/A $74,500 Unknown 5 days
9568 Marchand Avenue 3 2 2,285 $269,000 $117.72 5 days
8796 Asphodel Lane 3 2 2,005 $274,900 $137.11 12 days
934 Sea Cliff Drive 4 3 4,275 $869,000 $203.27 5 days
Keeney Drive N/A N/A N/A $139,900 Unknown 5 days
Keeney Drive N/A N/A N/A $139,900 Unknown 5 days
Keeney Drive N/A N/A N/A $139,900 Unknown 5 days
9246 Greenleaf Drive 3 2 1,760 $212,000 $120.45 5 days
14 Audubon Place 3 3 2,999 $595,000 $198.40 11 days
Lot 44 Creeping Willow Court N/A N/A N/A $44,750 Unknown 5 days
17491 Seldon St 5 4 3,518 $585,000 $166.29 6 days
23827 Tullamore Drive 6 3 4,258 $399,900 $93.92 6 days
30782 Pine Court 3 2 2,652 $325,000 $122.55 7 days
Average: 3.7 2.6 2,554 $322,244 $167 237 days
Viewing 1 - 50 of 1452
Viewing 1 - 50 of 1452
Sold Properties
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Sold Price Cost per ft2 DOM Sold Date
11523 Arlington Blvd 5 3 2,409 $285,900 $282,500 $117.27 479 days 11/1/19
207 Great Lakes Loop 5 4 3,771 $759,950 $738,440 $195.82 612 days 7/27/19
23803 Doireann Street 5 3 3,424 $360,000 $354,000 $103.39 42 days 2/15/19
10527 Southside Loop 3 2 1,778 $209,900 $209,500 $117.83 48 days 2/15/19
25806 Pollard Road Unit 66 3 2 1,526 $150,000 $144,900 $94.95 60 days 2/15/19
103 Kentwood Drive 5 3 2,800 $219,500 $210,000 $75 63 days 2/15/19
1411 Wilson Av 2 1 1,414 $89,000 $89,000 $62.94 78 days 2/15/19
104 Tomrick Circle 3 2 1,630 $158,000 $150,000 $92.02 81 days 2/15/19
1 Fort Huger Pte 4 2 2,158 $259,900 $235,000 $108.90 108 days 2/15/19
8990 Parliament Circle 4 4 2,962 $335,000 $323,000 $109.05 120 days 2/15/19
9775 Volterra Avenue 3 2 1,659 $200,000 $200,000 $120.55 144 days 2/15/19
981 Whittier St 4 3 3,200 $529,900 $507,000 $158.44 183 days 2/15/19
18870 Summer Oaks Pl 3 2 1,811 $189,900 $185,000 $102.15 235 days 2/15/19
1107 Lovette Lane 3 2 2,188 $1,282,000 $1,100,000 $502.74 248 days 2/15/19
9991 Wexford Lane 4 2 2,306 $250,000 $250,000 $108.41 269 days 2/15/19
11531 Forsyth Loop 4 2 1,986 $247,335 $250,000 $125.88 388 days 2/15/19
303 Fels Avenue 3 2 1,900 $575,000 $527,500 $277.63 548 days 2/15/19
300 Crane Place 3 2 1,920 $585,324 $585,324 $304.86 0 days 2/14/19
216 Pecan Avenue 3 3 1,740 $429,900 $415,000 $238.51 36 days 2/14/19
31805 Kestrel Loop 4 2 1,948 $234,900 $232,000 $119.10 41 days 2/14/19
198 Pliska Street 4 3 2,938 $466,000 $460,000 $156.57 42 days 2/14/19
10209 Estia Street 3 2 1,401 $179,900 $182,000 $129.91 70 days 2/14/19
120 Savannah Square 3 2 2,808 $421,500 $416,000 $148.15 111 days 2/14/19
25303 Austin Road 6 3 5,000 $495,000 $478,500 $95.70 280 days 2/14/19
27458 Elise Court 4 2 1,665 $199,900 $199,900 $120.06 595 days 2/14/19
31893 Butler Drive 4 3 3,546 $444,900 $425,000 $119.85 100 days 2/13/19
J V Cummings Drive N/A N/A N/A $55,000 $55,000 Unknown 39 days 2/13/19
9502 Woolrich Avenue 3 2 1,701 $200,000 $202,000 $118.75 39 days 2/12/19
6797 Spaniel Drive Unit 34A 2 2 1,176 $144,900 $144,900 $123.21 344 days 2/12/19
105 Fels Avenue 4 3 3,300 $950,000 $950,000 $287.88 0 days 2/11/19
109 Ashton Court 4 3 3,360 $414,500 $407,500 $121.28 40 days 2/11/19
11548 Forsyth Loop 3 2 1,936 $247,900 $246,730 $127.44 52 days 2/11/19
12404 Squirrel Drive 4 3 2,583 $321,980 $280,010 $108.40 53 days 2/11/19
113 Cross Creek 4 3 4,132 $659,800 $639,500 $154.77 70 days 2/11/19
710 S Mobile Street Unit 53 3 3 2,004 $359,000 $349,000 $174.15 75 days 2/11/19
9417 Ottawa Drive 4 2 1,829 $210,500 $210,000 $114.82 75 days 2/11/19
107 Clay Circle 3 2 1,369 $125,000 $107,000 $78.16 123 days 2/11/19
806 Artillery Range 3 2 2,600 $248,900 $231,000 $88.85 125 days 2/11/19
13 Cora Slocomb Drive 4 3 2,742 $284,900 $268,000 $97.74 228 days 2/11/19
Scenic Highway 98 N/A N/A N/A $175,000 $128,000 $9,846.15 761 days 2/11/19
920 Plantation Blvd Unit Apt. 12 2 2 1,724 $199,900 $199,900 $115.95 17 days 2/8/19
12040 Stroh Rd 3 2 1,470 $169,900 $169,000 $114.97 28 days 2/8/19
11360 Mockingbird Lane 3 2 1,338 $218,000 $211,300 $157.92 31 days 2/8/19
30602 Caribbean Blvd N/A N/A N/A $225,000 $180,000 Unknown 72 days 2/8/19
248 Ridgewood Drive 3 2 1,372 $149,999 $155,000 $112.97 158 days 2/8/19
26575 Montelucia Way 5 3 2,409 $264,900 $264,900 $109.96 165 days 2/8/19
106 Tomrick Circle 3 2 1,775 $140,000 $140,000 $78.87 210 days 2/8/19
12629 Mary Ann Beach Road 4 4 4,400 $1,099,000 $1,025,000 $232.95 304 days 2/8/19
61 Hoffren Drive 3 2 1,800 $189,900 $190,000 $105.56 24 days 2/7/19
65 Veranda Blvd N/A N/A N/A $74,000 $74,000 Unknown 93 days 2/7/19
Average: 3.6 2.4 2,306 $308,994 $297,556 $130 146 days
Viewing 1 - 50 of 1092
Viewing 1 - 50 of 1092

© Baldwin County Association of Realtors, Inc. Information deemed to be reliable but not guaranteed. The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the Broker Reciprocitysm Program. Listing broker has attempted to offer accurate data, but buyers are advised to confirm all items. Information last updated on .