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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
200 Parma Drive Unit L 1 3 2.0 1,378 $117,500 $85.27 0 days
10693 Westwood Avenue 3 2.0 2,201 $253,650 $115.24 4 days
11183 Sturbridge Loop 3 2.0 1,783 $199,000 $111.61 2 days
18 Viale Bellezza 4 3.0 3,063 $609,900 $199.12 1 day
12442 Lone Eagle Dr 4 3.0 2,371 $318,305 $134.25 2 days
7716 Charleston Oaks Drive 3 2.0 2,039 $169,900 $83.33 2 days
10050 Canal Circle 5 4.0 3,419 $449,000 $131.32 2 days
204 Potters Mill Avenue 4 3.0 3,622 $459,000 $126.73 2 days
31531 Shearwater Drive 4 2.0 1,856 $241,050 $129.88 2 days
203 Rock Creek Parkway N/A N/A N/A $29,900 Unknown 3 days
Canal Circle N/A N/A N/A $55,000 Unknown 3 days
18447 Greeno Road N/A N/A N/A $704,000 Unknown 9 days
8773 Drifton Ct 4 2.0 2,163 $259,900 $120.16 3 days
433 Fortune Drive 5 3.0 3,616 $474,465 $131.21 3 days
Sara Av N/A N/A N/A $9,999 Unknown 3 days
31551 Shearwater Drive 3 2.0 1,706 $227,775 $133.51 3 days
9568 Marchand Avenue 3 2.0 2,285 $269,000 $117.72 3 days
18901 Highland Drive 3 2.0 1,421 $144,900 $101.97 11 days
212 Stone Creek Boulevard 4 3.0 2,752 $449,999 $163.52 3 days
26684 Montelucia Way 4 3.0 2,942 $323,500 $109.96 3 days
122 Kurlane Street 3 2.0 1,883 $279,000 $148.17 3 days
8365 Rocking Horse Circle 4 3.0 2,182 $259,900 $119.11 3 days
9722 Cobham Park Drive 5 2.0 2,955 $319,900 $108.26 4 days
390 Fruit Tree Lane 4 3.0 3,100 $698,000 $225.16 4 days
8563 US Highway 98 3 2.0 1,948 $325,000 $166.84 5 days
S Church Street N/A N/A N/A $355,000 Unknown 4 days
Burgandy Lane N/A N/A N/A $365,000 Unknown 4 days
Pinehill Rd N/A N/A N/A $1,900,000 $55,152.39 7 days
9405 Collier Loop 3 2.0 1,593 $199,000 $124.92 4 days
11299 Herschel Loop 3 2.0 1,527 $178,900 $117.16 4 days
12618 Clay City Road N/A N/A N/A $38,000 Unknown 4 days
Wildflower Trail N/A N/A N/A $880,000 Unknown 6 days
104 Keplar Place 4 3.0 3,017 $450,000 $149.15 6 days
981 Whittier St 4 3.0 3,200 $575,000 $179.69 4 days
15842 Keeney Drive 3 2.0 2,914 $599,800 $205.83 5 days
7848 Barrington Ln 4 2.0 1,856 $212,900 $114.71 6 days
9624 Cumbria Drive 4 3.0 2,848 $315,000 $110.60 6 days
24063 Trowbridge Court 4 3.0 2,894 $399,900 $138.18 5 days
707 Belrose Avenue 3 2.0 1,797 $274,500 $152.75 14 days
7180 Military Bridge Dr 4 3.0 2,886 $412,000 $142.76 5 days
Manning Place N/A N/A N/A $225,000 Unknown 5 days
7220 Parker Rd N/A N/A N/A $495,000 Unknown 5 days
31723 Kestrel Loop 4 2.0 1,948 $239,900 $123.15 141 days
6513 Jackson Oak Drive 3 3.0 3,242 $410,000 $126.47 6 days
31712 Kestrel Loop 3 2.0 1,706 $227,275 $133.22 196 days
1010 Fairhope Avenue 16 12.0 4,327 $899,000 $207.77 10 days
114 N Bayview Street 2 2.0 2,912 $875,000 $300.48 6 days
Lot 73 Boardwalk Drive N/A N/A N/A $35,000 Unknown 10 days
Lot 7 Boardwalk Drive N/A N/A N/A $25,000 Unknown 10 days
812 Michigan Avenue 3 1.0 1,153 $234,900 $203.73 6 days
Average: 3.7 2.6 2,595 $330,232 $158 232 days
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Sold Properties
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Sold Price Cost per ft2 DOM Sold Date
207 Great Lakes Loop 5 4.0 3,771 $759,950 $738,440 $195.82 612 days 7/27/19
25806 Pollard Road Unit 214 3 2.0 1,302 $129,900 $125,000 $96.01 86 days 8/22/18
113 E Avon Circle 4 2.0 1,874 $190,000 $190,000 $101.39 35 days 8/17/18
8948 Longue Vue Blvd 4 3.0 2,490 $359,500 $347,500 $139.56 51 days 8/17/18
26554 Augustine Drive 3 2.0 1,651 $199,900 $196,000 $118.72 78 days 8/17/18
500 Richmond Circle 3 2.0 1,820 $320,000 $295,000 $162.09 99 days 8/17/18
158 Montclair Loop 3 2.0 1,501 $149,000 $149,000 $99.27 87 days 8/17/18
9804 Volterra Avenue 5 3.0 3,025 $359,900 $358,152 $118.40 106 days 8/17/18
9569 Bella Drive 4 2.0 2,864 $335,000 $318,000 $111.03 157 days 8/17/18
10890 Grant Road 5 4.0 5,273 $874,900 $807,000 $153.04 164 days 8/17/18
31670 Kestrel Loop 3 2.0 1,814 $236,075 $238,165 $131.29 172 days 8/17/18
473 Colony Drive 3 2.0 1,930 $489,605 $489,605 $253.68 0 days 8/16/18
11492 Alabaster Drive 4 3.0 2,414 $284,895 $284,895 $118.02 87 days 8/16/18
135 Hollow Haven St 4 3.0 2,592 $383,360 $378,360 $145.97 355 days 8/16/18
8361 Irwin Loop 4 2.0 1,774 $227,975 $230,390 $129.87 161 days 8/15/18
Battleship Parkway N/A N/A N/A $67,000 $59,000 Unknown 582 days 8/15/18
11711 County Road 54 Unit 54 4 2.0 2,900 $415,000 $392,500 $135.34 35 days 8/15/18
10128 Grove Dr 3 2.0 2,024 $249,900 $247,000 $122.04 61 days 8/15/18
17 Burlington Drive 3 2.0 1,408 $189,000 $175,000 $124.29 64 days 8/15/18
30521 Pinyon Drive 3 2.0 1,925 $225,000 $222,350 $115.51 75 days 8/15/18
102 Bradbury Court 3 2.0 1,475 $149,000 $149,000 $101.02 86 days 8/15/18
8908 Bainbridge Drive 4 3.0 2,316 $274,900 $270,000 $116.58 126 days 8/15/18
25918 Overton Drive 3 2.0 1,803 $179,900 $177,600 $98.50 163 days 8/15/18
31139 Shambo Road 3 2.0 2,045 $274,310 $271,500 $132.76 173 days 8/15/18
723 Big Canoe Run 4 4.0 3,846 $749,900 $749,900 $194.98 338 days 8/15/18
214 Driftwood Avenue 3 2.0 2,050 $178,500 $180,000 $87.80 373 days 8/15/18
County Road 13 N/A N/A N/A $250,000 $215,000 $10,750 432 days 8/15/18
Dressage Way N/A N/A N/A $285,000 $275,000 $27,227.72 567 days 8/15/18
11531 Alabaster Drive 4 3.0 2,622 $301,000 $301,000 $114.80 88 days 8/14/18
11768 Catalpa Court 3 2.0 1,645 $174,900 $172,500 $104.86 246 days 8/14/18
9482 Ottawa Drive 4 2.0 1,830 $214,900 $210,500 $115.03 71 days 8/14/18
28033 Bay Branch Drive 4 3.0 2,992 $299,900 $275,000 $91.91 83 days 8/14/18
34465 Paisley Avenue 4 2.0 1,774 $209,555 $212,180 $119.61 88 days 8/13/18
11687 Thistledown Loop 4 3.0 2,414 $293,085 $294,535 $122.01 88 days 8/13/18
County Road 1 N/A N/A N/A $199,900 $175,000 Unknown 399 days 8/13/18
19089 County Road 13 4 3.0 2,906 $319,900 $310,000 $106.68 34 days 8/13/18
7333 Cypress Av 4 2.0 1,800 $239,500 $225,000 $125 53 days 8/13/18
9713 Widgeon Court 4 3.0 2,448 $289,900 $285,000 $116.42 63 days 8/13/18
31724 Kestrel Loop 3 2.0 1,814 $223,900 $223,750 $123.35 115 days 8/12/18
County Road 13 N/A N/A N/A $175,000 $175,000 Unknown 1 day 8/10/18
9443 Ottawa Drive 5 3.0 3,047 $282,500 $288,000 $94.52 119 days 8/10/18
31884 Bobwhite Road 5 3.0 3,604 $432,000 $432,000 $119.87 22 days 8/10/18
7061 Adams Street 4 4.0 5,059 $998,900 $925,000 $182.84 326 days 8/10/18
6891 B Spaniel Drive Unit 08-B 3 2.0 1,703 $181,700 $181,700 $106.69 1 day 8/10/18
722 Whittington Ave 3 2.0 1,734 $220,000 $220,000 $126.87 98 days 8/10/18
2 Watchtower Dr 4 3.0 3,174 $274,900 $280,000 $88.22 29 days 8/10/18
215 Tensaw Avenue 2 2.0 1,184 $200,000 $190,000 $160.47 31 days 8/10/18
65 Ashley Drive 3 2.0 1,586 $169,900 $169,000 $106.56 35 days 8/10/18
9575 Kingfisher Court 4 3.0 2,112 $268,500 $264,500 $125.24 35 days 8/10/18
34317 Paisley Avenue 3 2.0 1,218 $152,900 $152,400 $125.12 35 days 8/10/18
Average: 3.6 2.4 2,334 $295,132 $286,257 $126 161 days
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