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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
General Canby Loop N/A N/A N/A $350,000 Unknown Unknown
441 Fortune Drive 5 3.0 3,313 $467,685 $141 Unknown
6930 C Spaniel Drive Unit 75-C 3 2.0 1,783 $181,900 $102 Unknown
180 Rolling Hill Drive 4 3.0 2,801 $259,900 $92 Unknown
12942 Leonard Robinson Lane 3 2.0 1,612 $149,900 $92 Unknown
308 Patlynn Drive 4 2.0 2,683 $349,000 $130 Unknown
26385 Augustine Drive 4 3.0 2,848 $279,900 $98 Unknown
Stanton Road N/A N/A N/A $179,000 Unknown Unknown
385 Rothley Ave 4 3.0 2,465 $367,285 $149 Unknown
389 Rothley Ave 4 3.0 2,547 $379,503 $149 Unknown
Lot 21 J V Cummings Drive N/A N/A N/A $175,000 Unknown Unknown
146 Greenwood Drive 3 2.0 1,730 $149,900 $86 Unknown
8725 Bishop Road 3 2.0 2,040 $649,000 $318 Unknown
Lot 20 J V Cummings Drive N/A N/A N/A $175,000 Unknown Unknown
11794 Aspira Cir 4 2.0 2,355 $272,525 $115 Unknown
174 Lakeview Loop 4 2.0 2,417 $194,900 $80 Unknown
30122 Loblolly Circle 3 2.0 1,931 $289,900 $150 Unknown
24561 Kipling Court 3 2.0 1,677 $219,600 $130 Unknown
24555 Kipling Court 3 2.0 1,884 $238,600 $126 Unknown
9517 Bella Drive 4 3.0 2,602 $364,270 $139 Unknown
27468 Hobby Horse Lane 5 2.0 2,696 $220,000 $81 Unknown
531 Gayfer Avenue 4 1.0 1,150 $135,000 $117 Unknown
38 Summer Oaks Drive Unit 38 2 1.0 1,183 $65,000 $54 Unknown
8656 S Hickory Court N/A N/A N/A $59,000 Unknown Unknown
114 Buena Vista Drive 3 2.0 2,219 $180,000 $81 Unknown
11802 Aspira Cir 4 2.0 2,306 $277,425 $120 Unknown
101 E Clay Circle 4 2.0 2,730 $180,000 $65 Unknown
463 Colony Drive 4 3.0 2,525 $689,900 $273 Unknown
23842 Flynt Drive 5 3.0 3,086 $280,000 $90 Unknown
Lot 19 J V Cummings Drive N/A N/A N/A $175,000 Unknown Unknown
282 Ridgewood Drive N/A N/A N/A $12,500 Unknown Unknown
Scenic Highway 98 N/A N/A N/A $353,000 Unknown Unknown
20650 Northwood Street 3 2.0 1,663 $199,000 $119 Unknown
431 Breckin Drive 3 2.0 2,217 $295,960 $133 Unknown
315 Idlewild Drive 4 3.0 2,350 $301,210 $128 Unknown
405 Grand Avenue 3 2.0 2,793 $515,000 $184 Unknown
825 Aidan Street 5 4.0 4,250 $530,000 $124 Unknown
Pliska Street N/A N/A N/A $89,500 Unknown Unknown
Bulb Drive N/A N/A N/A $45,000 Unknown Unknown
19475 Scenic Highway 98 3 3.0 2,855 $799,500 $280 Unknown
11031 Garrett Rd 4 2.0 2,079 $215,000 $103 Unknown
11455 Belize River Street 3 2.0 1,820 $243,000 $133 Unknown
759 Morphy Avenue 3 2.0 1,509 $299,900 $198 Unknown
34284 Paisley Avenue 3 2.0 1,736 $199,900 $115 Unknown
7741 Eagle Creek Drive 5 3.0 2,719 $254,900 $93 Unknown
105 Fels Avenue 4 3.0 3,300 $995,000 $301 Unknown
23811 Kilkenny Lane 4 2.0 1,956 $226,500 $115 Unknown
111 Magnolia Avenue 4 3.0 4,689 $1,574,900 $335 Unknown
8816 Longue Vue Blvd 4 3.0 2,661 $349,360 $131 Unknown
N River Road N/A N/A N/A $199,900 Unknown Unknown
Average: 3.8 2.6 2,642 $310,217 $143 N/A day
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Sold Properties
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Sold Price Cost per ft2 DOM Sold Date
435 Colony Drive 4 3.0 2,455 $530,692 $530,692 $216 Unknown 2/25/18
9411 Timbercreek Blvd 4 4.0 5,012 $668,500 $614,000 $122 Unknown 2/1/18
115 Garrison Boulevard 4 3.0 2,462 $330,000 $326,500 $132 Unknown 12/15/17
30606 Middle Creek Circle 4 3.0 2,934 $345,000 $338,000 $115 Unknown 12/15/17
133 Montclair Loop 3 2.0 2,615 $199,000 $195,000 $74 Unknown 12/15/17
473 Fortune Drive 5 3.0 3,643 $438,450 $438,225 $120 Unknown 12/15/17
504 Grand Avenue 3 2.0 1,661 $268,500 $268,500 $161 Unknown 12/15/17
6824 Spaniel Drive Unit A 2 2.0 1,176 $145,000 $144,000 $122 Unknown 12/8/17
793 Serpentine Drive 3 2.0 1,710 $223,835 $223,835 $130 Unknown 12/8/17
9523 Sanibel Loop 3 2.0 1,775 $229,000 $215,000 $121 Unknown 12/8/17
7275 Pine Hill Dr N/A N/A N/A $174,900 $125,000 Unknown Unknown 12/8/17
10854 Sterling Court 4 3.0 3,168 $349,900 $339,500 $107 Unknown 12/8/17
23857 Flynt Drive 4 2.0 2,355 $250,000 $250,000 $106 Unknown 12/7/17
Cardamel Court N/A N/A N/A $220,000 $185,650 Unknown Unknown 12/6/17
7864 Barrington Ln 4 2.0 1,856 $203,900 $203,900 $109 Unknown 12/5/17
317 Majestic Beauty Avenue 3 2.0 1,790 $209,900 $202,000 $112 Unknown 12/5/17
148 Clubhouse Circle 4 3.0 4,518 $525,000 $495,000 $109 Unknown 12/5/17
15876 Scenic Highway 98 4 2.0 1,832 $395,000 $300,000 $163 Unknown 12/5/17
410 McClellan Blvd 4 3.0 2,592 $360,360 $360,360 $139 Unknown 12/5/17
123 Brandywine Avenue 4 3.0 2,772 $382,930 $377,930 $136 Unknown 12/5/17
6825 Spaniel Drive Unit 30-C 3 2.0 1,783 $177,900 $177,900 $99 Unknown 12/5/17
6825 Spaniel Drive Unit 28-A 2 2.0 1,176 $152,900 $154,400 $131 Unknown 12/5/17
663 Whittington Ave 4 2.0 2,355 $251,675 $246,900 $104 Unknown 12/5/17
18039 Scenic Highway 98 2 2.0 1,473 $1,950,000 $1,700,000 $1,154 Unknown 12/5/17
50 Fairhope Avenue Unit 3 2 2.0 1,130 $319,000 $275,000 $243 Unknown 12/5/17
102 Jean Cir 3 2.0 1,570 $165,000 $160,000 $101 Unknown 12/4/17
17517 Polo Ridge Blvd 5 4.0 3,366 $491,975 $488,975 $145 Unknown 12/4/17
30301 Mistletoe Court 4 3.0 2,450 $314,900 $300,000 $122 Unknown 12/4/17
9545 Marchand Avenue 4 4.0 3,540 $399,000 $390,000 $110 Unknown 12/4/17
142 Easton Cir. 4 3.0 2,810 $375,000 $360,000 $128 Unknown 12/1/17
8800 Nichols Avenue 3 2.0 2,616 $225,000 $220,000 $84 Unknown 12/1/17
8523 Westminster Ct 4 2.0 2,209 $235,000 $230,000 $104 Unknown 12/1/17
26471 Augustine Drive 3 2.0 1,658 $198,000 $195,000 $117 Unknown 12/1/17
12073 Balsam Court 4 2.0 2,045 $226,000 $217,000 $106 Unknown 12/1/17
12344 Lone Eagle Dr 4 3.0 2,348 $295,950 $295,950 $126 Unknown 12/1/17
512 Kensley Avenue 3 2.0 2,217 $283,225 $283,255 $127 Unknown 11/30/17
9691 Bay Meadows Avenue 4 2.0 1,872 $224,800 $209,000 $111 Unknown 11/30/17
14099 County Road 13 N/A N/A N/A $159,900 $150,000 Unknown Unknown 11/30/17
122 Sandlewood Cir 3 2.0 1,668 $170,000 $167,000 $100 Unknown 11/30/17
46 Lake Shore Drive 3 2.0 2,150 $149,900 $140,000 $65 Unknown 11/30/17
28314 Turkey Branch Drive 3 2.0 1,595 $178,500 $180,000 $112 Unknown 11/30/17
Kirkman Lane N/A N/A N/A $359,000 $352,000 Unknown Unknown 11/30/17
107 Pinetop Circle 4 3.0 3,684 $484,000 $465,000 $126 Unknown 11/30/17
25806 Pollard Road Unit 4 3 2.0 1,551 $162,177 $161,552 $104 Unknown 11/30/17
152 Clubhouse Circle 4 3.0 4,886 $548,700 $533,500 $109 Unknown 11/30/17
203 N Greenbriar Cir 3 2.0 1,591 $158,700 $146,000 $91 Unknown 11/30/17
507 Myrtle Avenue 3 3.0 2,300 $359,500 $342,500 $148 Unknown 11/30/17
20637 Blueberry Lane Unit 18 2 2.0 992 $123,900 $122,000 $122 Unknown 11/30/17
10043 Wexford Lane 5 3.0 3,086 $299,900 $289,900 $93 Unknown 11/30/17
272 Hawthorne Circle 3 2.0 2,080 $265,790 $265,790 $127 Unknown 11/30/17
Average: 3.6 2.4 2,301 $291,611 $281,180 $124 N/A day
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