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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
8800 Nichols Avenue 3 2.0 2,616 $225,000 $86 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
592 Bon Secour Street 3 2.0 2,569 $339,000 $131 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
8523 Westminster Ct 4 2.0 2,209 $235,000 $106 Unknown
637 Southern Way 4 3.0 2,260 $260,000 $115 Unknown
30361 Crepemyrtle Ct 4 2.0 2,771 $362,000 $130 Unknown
750 Whittington Ave 3 2.0 1,704 $214,900 $126 Unknown
32282 Wildflower Trail 5 3.0 3,557 $400,000 $112 Unknown
170 Athene Street 3 2.0 1,796 $209,400 $116 Unknown
27061 Allenbrook Court 4 3.0 2,348 $289,090 $123 Unknown
27067 Allenbrook Court 4 3.0 2,359 $291,260 $123 Unknown
46 Lake Shore Drive 3 2.0 2,150 $149,900 $69 Unknown
28209 Rigsby Rd 6 5.0 6,400 $799,000 $124 Unknown
24739 Chantilly Lane 4 3.0 2,495 $308,125 $123 Unknown
Red Gulley Drive N/A N/A N/A $178,500 Unknown Unknown
13002 Dominion Drive 4 4.0 2,808 $475,000 $169 Unknown
County Road 1 N/A N/A N/A $224,900 Unknown Unknown
126 Major's Run 4 3.0 3,515 $449,000 $127 Unknown
100 Tower Drive Unit 901 3 2.0 1,730 $320,000 $184 Unknown
520 Horton Lane 3 2.0 1,218 $344,900 $283 Unknown
10452 Gayfer Road Ext 3 2.0 2,001 $284,900 $142 Unknown
18269 Colony Drive Unit 205 3 3.0 1,899 $524,000 $275 Unknown
Pecan Ridge Blvd N/A N/A N/A $50,000 Unknown Unknown
27142 Gramercy Lane 4 3.0 2,359 $289,260 $122 Unknown
27130 Gramercy Lane 4 3.0 2,348 $287,090 $122 Unknown
1021 Caroline Avenue 4 2.0 2,000 $215,000 $107 Unknown
27124 Gramercy Lane 4 3.0 2,377 $286,820 $120 Unknown
120 N Summit Street 5 3.0 6,276 $1,400,000 $223 Unknown
25016 Fairfax Road 3 2.0 2,210 $229,900 $104 Unknown
705 Whittington Ave 3 2.0 1,814 $228,350 $125 Unknown
26484 Montelucia Way 5 3.0 3,076 $321,925 $104 Unknown
27430 Chantilly Lane 4 3.0 2,942 $334,775 $113 Unknown
6892 Spaniel Drive Unit 68-B 3 2.0 1,703 $174,900 $102 Unknown
13167 Dominion Farms Dr 4 2.0 5,165 $615,000 $119 Unknown
681 Whittington Ave 4 2.0 2,355 $251,675 $106 Unknown
23950 Dublin Drive 4 2.0 2,646 $279,900 $105 Unknown
668 Whittington Ave 4 2.0 1,961 $221,900 $113 Unknown
11824 Lodgepole Court 4 2.0 1,986 $249,980 $125 Unknown
187 Margaret Drive 4 3.0 2,610 $324,485 $124 Unknown
Average: 3.8 2.7 2,689 $312,490 $147 N/A day
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Sold Properties
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Sold Price Cost per ft2 DOM Sold Date
353 Scarlett Avenue 3 2.0 2,078 $265,790 $269,537 $129 Unknown 10/16/17
103 Deer Court 4 2.0 2,918 $785,000 $675,000 $231 Unknown 10/13/17
7051 Wedgewood Court 4 3.0 2,167 $223,900 $223,900 $103 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 $41,000,000 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
7190 Graham St 3 2.0 2,648 $479,900 $470,000 $177 Unknown 10/10/17
358 Wisteria Street 3 2.0 1,950 $289,000 $263,700 $135 Unknown 10/10/17
9 Cavalry Circle 5 3.0 2,451 $225,000 $218,000 $88 Unknown 10/10/17
103 N Sandlewood Cir 3 2.0 1,836 $169,900 $169,900 $92 Unknown 10/10/17
35911 Lizenby Ln 3 2.0 2,291 $239,000 $230,000 $100 Unknown 10/10/17
2 Bulb Drive N/A N/A N/A $45,000 $36,000 Unknown Unknown 10/9/17
Dunmore Drive N/A N/A N/A $637,644 $637,644 Unknown Unknown 10/9/17
Aurora Way N/A N/A N/A $800,000 $800,000 Unknown Unknown 10/9/17
11597 Burbank Ct 3 2.0 1,925 $231,850 $231,850 $120 Unknown 10/6/17
471 Dover Street 4 3.0 2,801 $299,000 $292,500 $104 Unknown 10/6/17
25691 Ravenwood Circle 4 3.0 2,864 $350,000 $348,000 $121 Unknown 10/6/17
200 Robbins Blvd 3 2.0 1,460 $149,900 $155,000 $106 Unknown 10/6/17
27534 Lachlan Court 4 3.0 2,483 $295,000 $295,000 $118 Unknown 10/6/17
30602 Caribbean Blvd N/A N/A N/A $92,430 $90,000 Unknown Unknown 10/6/17
113 High Pines Ridge 4 3.0 4,079 $529,000 $480,000 $117 Unknown 10/6/17
123 Savannah Square N/A N/A N/A $89,900 $71,500 Unknown Unknown 10/6/17
9760 Terrace Drive 3 2.0 2,066 $184,900 $186,000 $90 Unknown 10/6/17
12001 County Road 54 3 2.0 3,100 $549,000 $497,500 $160 Unknown 10/6/17
103 Willow Lake Drive 4 3.0 3,755 $679,000 $632,500 $168 Unknown 10/6/17
23915 Flynt Drive 3 2.0 2,388 $208,000 $206,000 $86 Unknown 10/6/17
31277 Spoonbill Road 5 3.0 3,025 $340,000 $340,775 $112 Unknown 10/6/17
1102 Whispering Pines Rd 3 2.0 1,809 $139,900 $135,000 $74 Unknown 10/6/17
110 Pinetop Circle 4 3.0 3,713 $378,000 $373,000 $100 Unknown 10/6/17
Pecan Ridge Blvd N/A N/A N/A $49,900 $40,000 Unknown Unknown 10/6/17
21460 Roundhouse Road 3 2.0 2,220 $295,000 $290,000 $130 Unknown 10/5/17
8909 Parliament Circle 4 3.0 2,431 $278,900 $274,000 $112 Unknown 10/5/17
100 Maplewood Loop 3 2.0 1,618 $125,000 $116,483 $71 Unknown 10/5/17
24703 Planters Drive 4 3.0 2,651 $350,000 $348,800 $131 Unknown 10/5/17
29775 St Basil Street 3 2.0 1,622 $230,000 $225,000 $138 Unknown 10/4/17
27112 Gramercy Lane 4 3.0 2,317 $277,520 $277,500 $119 Unknown 10/4/17
Cromwell Ave N/A N/A N/A $1,690,000 $1,690,000 Unknown Unknown 10/3/17
Average: 3.6 2.4 2,304 $289,176 $308,391 $122 N/A day
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