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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
6227 Van Buren St 2 2 1,400 $698,500 $498.93 1 day
25853 Tealwood Drive 4 3 2,526 $345,000 $136.58 1 day
27683 French Settlement Drive 5 3 2,787 $385,000 $138.14 1 day
1104 Randall Avenue N/A N/A N/A $65,000 Unknown 1 day
214 Rock Creek Parkway 4 3 2,822 $454,900 $161.20 1 day
155 Lakeview Loop 4 2 2,100 $184,000 $87.62 3 days
9692 Tanager Lane 5 3 2,616 $315,000 $120.41 1 day
25745 Argonne Drive 3 2 1,800 $185,000 $102.78 1 day
10934 Turin Ave 4 3 2,560 $549,000 $214.45 2 days
57 Lake Shore Drive 4 3 1,997 $135,000 $67.60 2 days
8548 N Lamhatty Lane 5 4 3,559 $529,500 $148.78 2 days
9511 Camberwell Drive 4 3 3,022 $342,850 $113.45 2 days
12722 Chickadee Lane 4 2 1,994 $245,000 $122.87 3 days
6768 Spaniel Drive 3 2 1,437 $175,000 $121.78 2 days
811 Crystal Wells Court 3 2 1,374 $152,500 $110.99 2 days
55 White Avenue 3 2 2,147 $650,000 $302.75 2 days
11565 Wentwood Court 4 2 2,614 $265,000 $101.38 4 days
7672 Twelve Oaks Drive 4 2 3,386 $450,000 $132.90 2 days
11149 County Road 1 3 2 1,340 $795,000 $593.28 2 days
173 Greenwood Drive 3 2 2,260 $250,000 $110.62 3 days
Tawasha Ct N/A N/A N/A $36,000 Unknown 2 days
4 Judd Trail 4 2 2,608 $319,000 $122.32 5 days
10750 Cresthaven Drive 4 3 2,396 $319,900 $133.51 3 days
9253 Appache Lane 4 2 2,557 $268,499 $105.01 3 days
Lot 3 Longleaf Cir N/A N/A N/A $54,900 Unknown 6 days
9655 Aspen Circle 4 3 2,733 $369,900 $135.35 3 days
12013 River Creek Drive 3 2 3,606 $629,000 $174.43 6 days
105 Bonham Lane 4 2 2,522 $234,000 $92.78 3 days
30524 Pine Court 3 2 2,616 $315,000 $120.41 3 days
31948 Calder Court 4 2 1,948 $239,900 $123.15 3 days
202 Robbins Blvd 4 2 2,062 $229,900 $111.49 4 days
23595 Main Street N/A N/A N/A $275,000 Unknown 5 days
32309 Calder Court 3 2 1,710 $229,900 $134.44 5 days
Fairhope Avenue N/A N/A N/A $775,000 $25,000 5 days
17062 Equestrian Lane 5 3 3,684 $525,000 $142.51 9 days
16924 Provencher Road 2 1 950 $254,000 $267.37 8 days
9550 Autauga Bend 4 2 2,090 $305,000 $145.93 6 days
8911 Bainbridge Drive 4 3 2,441 $323,000 $132.32 7 days
220 Falls Creek Street 3 2 1,891 $250,000 $132.21 6 days
9850 Twin Beech Road 3 2 1,700 $229,800 $135.18 6 days
9129 Gayfer Road Ext 4 3 3,142 $439,000 $139.72 6 days
28563 Canterbury Road 3 2 1,959 $224,900 $114.80 6 days
10551 County Road 1 1 1 1,362 $480,000 $352.42 6 days
31413 Hoot Owl Road 4 2 2,355 $289,000 $122.72 6 days
24788 Smarty Jones Circle Unit 200 4 3 2,435 $315,900 $129.73 6 days
801 Artillery Range 3 2 2,419 $265,000 $109.55 6 days
12797 County Road 1 2 1 960 $598,900 $623.85 6 days
28173 Annabelle Lane 3 2 2,300 $325,000 $141.30 6 days
4A Oak Point Lane N/A N/A N/A $389,900 Unknown 8 days
29919 Gregor Street 3 2 1,321 $179,900 $136.18 6 days
Average: 3.7 2.6 2,616 $342,307 $171 210 days
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Properties Under Contract
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Cost per ft2 DOM
18175 Scenic Highway 98 Unit E 2 3 2 2,050 $699,000 $340.98 266 days
18175 Scenic Highway 98 Unit E 3 3 2 2,050 $699,000 $340.98 37 days
7355 Colonel Grierson Drive 4 2 2,760 $355,000 $128.62 53 days
25925 Bellewood Drive 4 3 2,338 $283,165 $121.11 192 days
722 Whittington Ave 3 2 1,813 $249,900 $137.84 40 days
25802 Bellewood Drive 4 3 2,919 $332,225 $113.81 224 days
25786 Bellewood Drive 4 3 2,338 $282,500 $120.83 242 days
689 Ridgewood Drive 3 2 2,344 $209,000 $89.16 37 days
107 Hemphill Cir 3 2 1,900 $189,900 $99.95 44 days
12820 Sanderling Loop Unit Lot 390 4 3 2,796 $312,900 $111.91 65 days
727 Cheswick Avenue 3 2 1,759 $229,900 $130.70 37 days
183 Montclair Loop 3 2 1,698 $164,000 $96.58 48 days
10596 Wales Lane Unit lot 203 4 2 1,791 $209,900 $117.20 65 days
10597 Wales Lane Unit LOT 220 4 2 1,791 $211,250 $117.95 96 days
10599 Brodick Loop Unit LOT 139 4 2 1,830 $217,900 $119.07 18 days
25806 #3 Pollard Road 3 2 1,551 $165,000 $106.38 31 days
19265 Young Street 2 2 936 $78,000 $83.33 31 days
372 Nandina Loop 4 3 2,891 $380,700 $131.68 223 days
27556 Bay Branch Drive 4 2 2,090 $247,500 $118.42 35 days
165 Fairway Drive 3 2 2,174 $182,000 $83.72 52 days
24633 Spectacular Bid Loop Unit 102 4 2 2,306 $308,550 $133.80 49 days
24335 Alydar Loop Unit 148 4 2 1,798 $249,900 $138.99 223 days
24285 Alydar Loop Unit 156 3 2 1,736 $247,000 $142.28 213 days
24303 Alydar Loop Unit 153 4 2 1,835 $248,900 $135.64 170 days
24011 Trowbridge Court 5 2 2,344 $314,900 $134.34 49 days
716 N Crystal Wells Court 3 2 1,257 $160,000 $127.29 46 days
104 Sandcrest Cir 3 2 1,281 $139,900 $109.21 44 days
20555 Lowry Drive 4 3 2,116 $259,900 $122.83 62 days
577 Wedgewood Drive 4 2 2,241 $150,000 $66.93 24 days
7322 J V Cummings Drive 3 2 2,884 $449,950 $156.02 67 days
336 J Michael St 3 2 1,858 $249,900 $134.50 51 days
Scenic Highway 98 N/A N/A N/A $129,500 Unknown 99 days
46 Lake Shore Drive 3 2 1,853 $145,000 $78.25 46 days
300 S Stratford Cir 3 2 1,624 $142,500 $87.75 17 days
105 Crestview Cir 3 2 2,060 $182,500 $88.59 37 days
6877 Cedar Brook Drive 3 3 2,312 $359,900 $155.67 42 days
9889 Moseley Rd 3 2 1,267 $138,000 $108.92 24 days
103 Ivy Cir 3 2 1,430 $159,000 $111.19 55 days
115 Savannah Square 5 3 3,918 $539,900 $137.80 56 days
102 Lejay Cir 3 2 1,771 $189,900 $107.23 36 days
151 Willow Lake Drive 4 3 3,950 $663,000 $167.85 79 days
7697 Raegan Lane 4 3 2,730 $360,000 $131.87 43 days
323 Nandina Loop 4 3 2,891 $389,700 $134.80 57 days
8075 Brookside Lane 4 2 1,769 $205,500 $116.17 50 days
13031 Sanderling Loop Unit Lot 350 4 3 2,796 $317,956 $113.72 174 days
7331 Franklin Square Ct 3 2 1,565 $176,900 $113.04 37 days
106 Carolyn Court 3 1 1,350 $149,000 $110.37 43 days
27598 French Settlement Drive 4 3 2,437 $366,575 $150.42 226 days
311 St Charles Court 3 2 2,927 $369,900 $126.38 64 days
9602 Kasey Court 4 3 3,394 $457,000 $134.65 49 days
Average: 3.7 2.4 2,296 $314,320 $139 158 days
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Sold Properties
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Sold Price Cost per ft2 DOM Sold Date
205 Bradbury Circle 3 2 1,600 $168,000 $168,000 $105 0 days 4/7/20
212 Royal Lane 4 2 2,396 $298,000 $299,500 $125 54 days 4/7/20
103 Lively Circle 3 2 1,897 $177,500 $172,000 $90.67 62 days 4/7/20
12819 Sophie Falls Ave 4 3 2,377 $319,500 $319,500 $134.41 130 days 4/7/20
649 Ridgewood Drive 3 2 2,215 $175,000 $180,000 $81.26 197 days 4/7/20
27282 Lashay Drive 3 2 1,560 $212,500 $212,500 $136.22 32 days 4/6/20
11532 Whitaker Avenue 3 2 1,936 $260,500 $255,500 $131.97 32 days 4/6/20
11881 Alabaster Drive 3 2 2,176 $249,900 $248,000 $113.97 38 days 4/6/20
1302 Oak Street 4 2 2,702 $59,900 $62,500 $23.13 52 days 4/6/20
24550 Alex Court 3 2 2,900 $345,000 $337,000 $116.21 87 days 4/6/20
337 Knollwood Ave 3 2 1,714 $230,300 $230,300 $134.36 107 days 4/6/20
24016 Limerick Lane 3 2 2,173 $239,000 $236,000 $108.61 126 days 4/6/20
Park Drive N/A N/A N/A $45,000 $45,000 Unknown 1432 days 4/6/20
32710 Whimbret Way 4 3 3,475 $525,000 $505,000 $145.32 1 day 4/3/20
244 Cuban Lily Drive 4 3 1,990 $476,898 $476,898 $239.65 3 days 4/3/20
24804 Bosbyshell Avenue 4 3 2,400 $298,000 $292,000 $121.67 32 days 4/3/20
34240 Farrington Lane 5 4 3,632 $589,900 $580,000 $159.69 33 days 4/3/20
16330 Danne Road 4 3 3,043 $579,900 $535,000 $175.81 37 days 4/3/20
320 Volanta Avenue Unit 4C 2 2 1,260 $159,000 $155,000 $123.02 39 days 4/3/20
701 Olive Avenue 3 3 2,537 $367,000 $355,000 $139.93 67 days 4/3/20
807 S Crystal Wells Court 3 2 1,563 $139,900 $142,960 $91.47 79 days 4/3/20
7668 Freshwater Drive 4 3 2,147 $234,900 $234,900 $109.41 85 days 4/3/20
109 Cross Creek 5 4 4,076 $559,000 $517,500 $126.96 151 days 4/3/20
11755 Thistledown Loop 4 2 2,142 $284,400 $282,500 $131.89 207 days 4/3/20
31354 Limpkin Street Unit Lot 309 4 3 2,891 $368,100 $368,100 $127.33 218 days 4/3/20
24785 Slater Mill Road 4 2 1,835 $229,900 $230,725 $125.74 283 days 4/3/20
Poser Dr N/A N/A N/A $89,900 $75,000 Unknown 724 days 4/3/20
Austin Road N/A N/A N/A $49,900 $49,900 Unknown 2192 days 4/3/20
Austin Road N/A N/A N/A $49,900 $49,900 Unknown 2192 days 4/3/20
Dover Street N/A N/A N/A $49,900 $49,900 Unknown 2205 days 4/3/20
Dover Street N/A N/A N/A $49,900 $49,900 Unknown 2205 days 4/3/20
215 Southchase Ct 3 2 1,172 $158,000 $153,500 $130.97 18 days 4/2/20
4 Yacht Club Drive Unit 140 2 2 1,035 $125,000 $132,500 $128.02 79 days 4/2/20
30309 Crepemyrtle Ct 4 3 2,943 $384,900 $375,000 $127.42 85 days 4/2/20
18302 Woodland Drive 4 4 3,841 $699,500 $655,000 $170.53 122 days 4/2/20
Scenic Highway 98 N/A N/A N/A $52,500 $35,000 Unknown 275 days 4/2/20
7801 Hemlock Street 3 2 2,173 $319,900 $323,400 $148.83 51 days 4/1/20
173 Montclair Loop 3 2 1,891 $169,900 $168,000 $88.84 58 days 4/1/20
9368 McQueen Drive 4 2 1,975 $234,000 $234,000 $118.48 55 days 4/1/20
31176 Wakefield Drive 4 2 2,537 $286,500 $280,000 $110.37 102 days 4/1/20
10172 Dunleith Loop Unit 128 4 3 2,794 $307,900 $307,210 $109.95 132 days 3/31/20
10048 Dunleith Loop Unit 130 4 3 2,794 $280,900 $280,875 $100.53 150 days 3/31/20
106 Windwood Cr 4 2 2,069 $192,900 $182,000 $87.97 27 days 3/31/20
7725 Elizabeth Drive 4 2 1,547 $199,500 $200,000 $129.28 28 days 3/31/20
12022 Aurora Way 4 3 2,359 $335,830 $333,950 $141.56 92 days 3/31/20
321 Lennox Square 4 3 2,520 $429,500 $436,025 $173.03 48 days 3/31/20
11657 Alameda Court 3 2 1,814 $237,500 $232,000 $127.89 50 days 3/31/20
203 Orange Avenue 3 2 1,478 $275,000 $270,000 $182.68 52 days 3/31/20
125 Gilbreath Avenue 4 2 1,924 $259,900 $250,000 $129.94 54 days 3/31/20
10946 Covey Drive 4 2 3,032 $369,000 $365,000 $120.38 55 days 3/31/20
Average: 3.6 2.4 2,291 $304,042 $308,522 $135 162 days
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