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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
24229 Tullamore Drive 3 2 2,070 $259,000 $125.12 1 day
8677 Gale Rowe Lane 3 2 1,528 $210,000 $137.43 1 day
115 Oakwood Avenue 3 2 1,647 $215,000 $130.54 1 day
D'olive Road N/A N/A N/A $520,000 $12,776.41 1 day
129 Oakwood Avenue 3 2 1,563 $213,000 $136.28 1 day
20637 Blueberry Lane Unit 6 3 2 1,214 $156,000 $128.50 3 days
373 Ridgewood Drive 4 3 2,517 $199,500 $79.26 2 days
31753 Raven Court 4 3 2,687 $421,527 $156.88 2 days
283 Hemlock Drive Unit Lot #99 4 3 2,638 $418,375 $158.60 2 days
4 Yacht Club Drive Unit 182 2 2 1,010 $135,000 $133.66 27 days
7575 O'hara Drive 6 4 4,131 $524,900 $127.06 2 days
274 Hemlock Drive Unit Lot #78 4 3 2,592 $411,691 $158.83 2 days
352 Hemlock Drive Unit Lot #6 3 2 2,126 $384,938 $181.06 2 days
10775 Warrenton Road 5 4 3,100 $449,900 $145.13 6 days
25806 Pollard Road 2 2 1,059 $126,500 $119.45 3 days
278 Hemlock Drive Unit Lot #77 4 3 2,806 $426,192 $151.89 2 days
408 Patlynn Drive 3 2 1,651 $345,000 $208.96 2 days
7174 Gabel St N/A N/A N/A $119,500 Unknown 2 days
7564 Blakeley Oaks Drive 4 2 2,283 $279,000 $122.21 2 days
8739 Rosedown Lane 4 3 2,609 $397,606 $152.40 3 days
8733 Rosedown Lane 4 3 2,772 $408,670 $147.43 3 days
8727 Rosedown Lane 4 3 2,687 $385,950 $143.64 3 days
27592 Rhone Drive 4 3 2,592 $412,008 $158.95 3 days
27615 Rhone Drive 4 3 2,772 $444,773 $160.45 3 days
1257 Frances Street 4 4 3,672 $435,000 $118.46 3 days
31653 Kestrel Loop 4 2 1,835 $225,245 $122.75 3 days
31884 Kestrel Loop Unit Lot 271 4 2 1,835 $241,900 $131.83 3 days
27621 Rhone Drive 4 3 2,687 $419,874 $156.26 3 days
31855 Kestrel Loop Unit Lot 219 4 2 1,948 $247,900 $127.26 3 days
31906 Kestrel Loop Unit Lot 274 4 2 1,948 $246,900 $126.75 3 days
9614 Kasey Court 4 3 2,935 $450,000 $153.32 3 days
710 S Mobile Street Unit 55 2 2 1,800 $319,500 $177.50 3 days
29760 Douglas Rd N/A N/A N/A $60,000 Unknown 4 days
130 Easton Cir. 4 3 3,398 $469,900 $138.29 3 days
451 Swaying Willow Avenue 4 2 2,342 $275,000 $117.42 5 days
129 Song Grove Blvd 4 3 3,628 $670,000 $184.67 5 days
6650 Cedar Brook Drive 4 3 3,850 $1,950,000 $506.49 8 days
31815 Bobwhite Road 4 3 3,233 $444,000 $137.33 5 days
19475 Scenic Highway 98 3 3 3,023 $749,000 $247.77 6 days
301 S Bayview Street N/A N/A N/A $699,000 Unknown 13 days
14 Speckle Trout Route 4 3 3,109 $364,900 $117.37 6 days
1302 Oak Street 4 2 2,702 $59,900 $22.17 6 days
S Section Street 4 3 2,627 $645,000 $245.53 6 days
S Church Street N/A N/A N/A $155,000 Unknown 6 days
11605 Forsyth Loop 4 2 1,986 $252,390 $127.08 6 days
24629 Planters Drive 4 3 2,989 $434,440 $145.35 6 days
10609 County Road 1 N/A N/A N/A $379,000 Unknown 6 days
210 Shady Lane 5 4 5,349 $1,000,000 $186.95 6 days
11575 Forsyth Loop 4 2 2,314 $271,530 $117.34 6 days
7111 Chapman Street N/A N/A N/A $200,000 Unknown 7 days
Average: 3.8 2.7 2,663 $350,284 $168 218 days
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Properties Under Contract
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Cost per ft2 DOM
372 Liberty Street 4 2 1,782 $360,000 $202.02 25 days
520 Crackwillow Ave 4 2 2,314 $276,400 $119.45 148 days
8664 Danube Court 4 3 2,772 $428,860 $154.71 274 days
8641 Daintree Court 5 3 3,287 $486,630 $148.05 191 days
721 Winesap Drive 4 3 2,957 $349,900 $118.33 283 days
12051 Lavender Ln N/A N/A N/A $50,000 Unknown 224 days
9443 Swan Point Road 3 2 1,672 $244,431 $146.19 113 days
12173 Lone Eagle Dr 4 3 2,359 $348,353 $147.67 185 days
409 Clubhouse Drive 4 3 3,019 $410,000 $135.81 300 days
516 Crackwillow Ave 3 2 1,936 $243,305 $125.67 152 days
19297 Cedar Lane 3 2 2,460 $185,000 $75.20 38 days
433 Clubhouse Drive 4 3 3,020 $480,000 $158.94 35 days
S Section Street N/A N/A N/A $139,900 Unknown 27 days
33297 Boardwalk Drive 4 3 3,268 $489,900 $149.91 55 days
8 Hoffren Drive 2 2 1,702 $213,000 $125.15 47 days
124 Kemper Lane 2 2 1,600 $169,900 $106.19 13 days
218 Southchase Ct 3 2 1,334 $175,000 $131.18 47 days
108 Marilyn Avenue 3 2 1,815 $265,000 $146.01 91 days
9241 Sanibel Loop 4 2 1,906 $249,900 $131.11 54 days
7311 Highpointe Place 3 2 1,850 $219,000 $118.38 48 days
321 Lennox Square 4 3 2,520 $429,500 $170.44 48 days
20246 River Mill Drive 3 2 1,645 $195,000 $118.54 30 days
34 Village Main 4 2 1,986 $187,900 $94.61 38 days
102 D'olive Blvd 3 2 2,760 $145,000 $52.54 50 days
7801 Hemlock Street 3 2 2,173 $319,900 $147.22 67 days
10664 Dunmore Drive 3 2 1,733 $195,000 $112.52 33 days
500 Fortune Drive 5 4 3,242 $449,000 $138.49 42 days
203 Orange Avenue 3 2 1,478 $275,000 $186.06 52 days
202 Van Buren St 2 1 1,100 $105,000 $95.45 116 days
307 S Straford Cir 3 2 1,500 $159,000 $106 35 days
173 Montclair Loop 3 2 1,891 $169,900 $89.85 32 days
6939 Falls Church Ct 4 2 1,968 $235,000 $119.41 34 days
9290 Timbercreek Blvd 5 4 3,382 $425,000 $125.67 31 days
9592 Volterra Avenue 4 2 1,948 $242,642 $124.56 143 days
303 Creek Drive 3 2 2,594 $485,000 $186.97 38 days
41 Summer Oaks Drive Unit 41 2 2 1,150 $129,900 $112.96 34 days
8909 Parliament Circle 4 3 2,447 $299,000 $122.19 54 days
9368 McQueen Drive 4 2 1,975 $234,000 $118.48 55 days
640 Turquoise Drive 3 2 1,767 $259,900 $147.09 39 days
10497 Orkney Way 3 2 1,543 $220,000 $142.58 43 days
104 Pecan Avenue 5 4 3,567 $999,900 $280.32 479 days
33894 Milo Terrace 4 3 2,617 $450,000 $171.95 34 days
10946 Covey Drive 4 2 3,032 $369,000 $121.70 55 days
102 Fairmont Cir 5 2 3,124 $250,000 $80.03 44 days
18 Blue Island Street 3 2 1,879 $324,500 $172.70 31 days
19255 Gunnison Road 1 2 749 $129,900 $173.43 29 days
180 Rolling Hill Drive 4 3 2,931 $234,900 $80.14 32 days
217 Ridgewood Drive 4 3 2,269 $174,900 $77.08 90 days
120 Montclair Pl 3 2 2,060 $125,000 $60.68 18 days
Whimbret Way 4 3 3,020 $468,100 $155 253 days
Average: 3.6 2.4 2,255 $302,651 $139 155 days
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Sold Properties
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Sold Price Cost per ft2 DOM Sold Date
11619 County Road 1 3 2 2,072 $450,000 $435,000 $209.94 86 days 2/19/20
12636 Warbler Street Unit Lot 305 5 3 3,106 $384,100 $369,900 $119.09 121 days 2/19/20
27561 French Settlement Drive 4 3 2,806 $410,510 $410,510 $146.30 301 days 2/19/20
32450 Jimmy Faulkner Dr 4 3 3,467 $889,000 $830,000 $239.40 399 days 2/19/20
15848 Keeney Drive 3 2 2,811 $575,000 $565,000 $201 113 days 2/18/20
12167 Lone Eagle Dr 4 3 2,339 $314,233 $315,783 $135.01 166 days 2/18/20
28151 Turkey Branch Drive 3 2 1,571 $189,900 $185,000 $117.76 21 days 2/18/20
213 Orange Avenue 3 3 1,855 $488,500 $474,000 $255.53 28 days 2/18/20
25862 Keldon Court 5 3 2,730 $262,000 $259,000 $94.87 48 days 2/18/20
9191 Pembrook Loop 3 2 1,871 $220,000 $215,000 $114.91 50 days 2/18/20
163 Oakwood Avenue 3 2 1,413 $190,000 $189,000 $133.76 64 days 2/18/20
12300 Stroh Rd 4 3 2,571 $360,000 $353,000 $137.30 78 days 2/18/20
9859 Cumbria Drive 3 2 1,708 $223,500 $215,000 $125.88 91 days 2/18/20
River Drive N/A N/A N/A $195,000 $150,000 Unknown 138 days 2/18/20
River Drive N/A N/A N/A $175,000 $150,000 Unknown 138 days 2/18/20
331 Nandina Loop 4 3 2,891 $387,595 $386,945 $133.84 168 days 2/18/20
110 Fairhope Avenue Unit 8 2 2 1,246 $435,000 $415,000 $333.07 173 days 2/18/20
29774 Jason Malbis Blvd 3 2 2,570 $279,500 $255,000 $99.22 203 days 2/18/20
9263 Wind Clan Trail 4 3 2,728 $289,900 $284,950 $104.45 284 days 2/18/20
22719 Sibley Cir 4 2 2,607 $350,000 $335,000 $128.50 137 days 2/15/20
25923 Tealwood Drive 4 2 2,611 $359,900 $359,900 $137.84 86 days 2/14/20
31847 Kestrel Loop Unit Lot 221 3 2 1,814 $242,014 $242,014 $133.41 83 days 2/14/20
224 Cuban Lily Drive 3 3 2,230 $536,583 $536,583 $240.62 4 days 2/14/20
11251 Highway 104 N/A N/A N/A $155,000 $155,000 Unknown 27 days 2/14/20
9944 Dunleith Loop 5 3 3,275 $323,045 $323,045 $98.64 114 days 2/14/20
23923 Main Street 3 3 2,718 $525,000 $495,000 $182.12 41 days 2/14/20
9509 Hackberry Court 4 3 2,873 $350,000 $335,000 $116.60 39 days 2/14/20
333 Ridgewood Drive 3 2 1,664 $159,900 $159,900 $96.09 64 days 2/14/20
21933 Veranda Blvd 5 3 3,095 $614,500 $605,000 $195.48 65 days 2/14/20
11087 Elysian Circle 4 2 2,800 $368,000 $360,000 $128.57 68 days 2/14/20
28255 Chateau Drive 3 2 1,485 $175,000 $170,000 $114.48 73 days 2/14/20
8353 Harmon Street Unit 131 4 2 1,980 $208,700 $208,700 $105.40 87 days 2/14/20
11375 Belize River Street 3 2 1,900 $279,800 $277,000 $145.79 92 days 2/14/20
12194 Red Barn Road 4 2 2,359 $315,715 $315,715 $133.83 126 days 2/14/20
115 General Canby Drive 4 2 2,754 $289,900 $275,000 $99.85 130 days 2/14/20
15 Echo Lane 4 3 2,975 $649,000 $620,000 $208.40 140 days 2/14/20
8648 Daintree Court 5 4 3,135 $439,900 $428,500 $136.68 147 days 2/14/20
26481 Montelucia Way 5 3 3,154 $334,000 $331,000 $104.95 182 days 2/14/20
29838 Jason Malbis Blvd 5 5 4,329 $430,000 $411,575 $95.07 214 days 2/14/20
111 Augusta Court 6 5 5,847 $979,000 $900,000 $153.93 267 days 2/14/20
33749 Rutland Lane 4 2 2,314 $325,545 $314,900 $136.08 283 days 2/14/20
13138 Sanderling Loop Unit Lot 363 4 3 2,495 $296,900 $296,275 $118.75 321 days 2/14/20
21580 Gullfoss Street 4 2 2,268 $249,900 $249,900 $110.19 355 days 2/14/20
7320 Military Bridge Dr 5 4 3,118 $1,099,000 $880,000 $282.23 384 days 2/14/20
26253 Via Del San Francesco 3 2 2,156 $265,000 $249,500 $115.72 27 days 2/13/20
9414 Swan Point Road 3 2 1,884 $243,935 $250,355 $132.88 147 days 2/13/20
8650 Manley Road 4 3 2,890 $345,885 $342,297 $118.44 100 days 2/13/20
10 Caisson Trace 3 2 2,690 $255,000 $255,000 $94.80 160 days 2/13/20
8787 Parliament Circle 4 3 2,635 $329,000 $312,000 $118.41 170 days 2/13/20
32187 Calder Court Unit lot 246 3 2 1,889 $229,900 $231,702 $122.66 215 days 2/13/20
Average: 3.6 2.4 2,304 $308,390 $298,324 $136 155 days
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