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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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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
Miller Avenue N/A N/A N/A $174,500 Unknown 0 days
Miller Avenue N/A N/A N/A $174,500 Unknown 0 days
25890 Bellewood Drive 4 3 3,132 $569,900 $181.96 0 days
Saddlewood Lane N/A N/A N/A $119,000 Unknown 0 days
Polo Ridge Blvd N/A N/A N/A $89,500 Unknown 0 days
Polo Ridge Blvd N/A N/A N/A $89,500 Unknown 0 days
9907 Sommerset Drive 4 2 2,311 $289,900 $125.44 1 day
19 Pecan Avenue N/A N/A N/A $389,000 Unknown 1 day
Pecan Avenue N/A N/A N/A $399,000 Unknown 1 day
24860 Bosbyshell Avenue 4 3 3,000 $369,900 $123.30 0 days
27514 Hobby Horse Lane 4 2 2,113 $232,500 $110.03 0 days
314 Gayfer Court Unit 11 2 2 1,378 $255,000 $185.05 0 days
2 Corte Ct 2 2 2,090 $387,000 $185.17 2 days
40 Echo Lane 3 2 2,122 $405,000 $190.86 0 days
19060 Scenic Highway 98 4 4 4,040 $1,333,000 $329.95 1 day
Bishop Road N/A N/A N/A $87,800 Unknown 1 day
309-A S School Street 4 4 2,951 $729,000 $247.03 2 days
7653 Blakeley Oaks Drive 4 2 3,814 $399,999 $104.88 194 days
Wildflower Trail N/A N/A N/A $25,000 Unknown 1 day
114 Petz Avenue 4 2 1,791 $265,000 $147.96 2 days
827 Summer Lake Street 3 2 2,857 $379,900 $132.97 2 days
25969 Capra Court 4 3 2,467 $399,500 $161.94 2 days
30770 Pine Court 4 3 2,503 $339,900 $135.80 2 days
9700 Gayfer Road Ext N/A N/A N/A $1,250,000 Unknown 3 days
Blakeley Oaks Drive N/A N/A N/A $65,500 Unknown 13 days
601 S Westchase Court 3 2 1,680 $179,000 $106.55 2 days
648 Norman Lane 4 3 2,677 $374,900 $140.04 3 days
31240 Montalto Court Unit lot 79 4 3 2,912 $356,900 $122.56 4 days
31389 Shadwell Loop Unit Lot 33 4 3 2,486 $328,900 $132.30 4 days
31590 Memphis Loop Unit Lot 50 4 2 2,018 $268,900 $133.25 4 days
31580 Memphis Loop Unit Lot 51 4 2 1,835 $254,900 $138.91 4 days
21716 Gullfoss Street 4 2 1,830 $271,000 $148.09 5 days
10438 Secretariat Blvd 4 3 2,614 $417,435 $159.69 5 days
10498 Secretariat Blvd 4 3 2,772 $413,148 $149.04 5 days
24604 Thunder Gulch Lane 4 3 2,540 $417,061 $164.20 5 days
23360 Shadowridge Dr 4 2 1,791 $217,900 $121.66 5 days
17150 Fox Run Lane 3 2 1,930 $899,000 $465.80 7 days
146 Greenbay Dr N/A N/A N/A $1,500 Unknown 6 days
357 S School Street 4 3 1,563 $335,000 $214.33 5 days
11251 Highway 104 N/A N/A N/A $199,000 Unknown 6 days
11251 Highway 104 N/A N/A N/A $229,000 Unknown 6 days
11251 Highway 104 N/A N/A N/A $249,000 Unknown 6 days
24967 Spectacular Bid Loop Unit 75 4 2 2,306 $309,475 $134.20 6 days
131 Greenbay Dr 4 2 1,644 $235,000 $142.94 6 days
409 Grand Avenue N/A N/A N/A $165,000 Unknown 6 days
11752 Alabaster Drive 4 2 2,184 $299,000 $136.90 7 days
406 Oak Ave N/A N/A N/A $375,000 Unknown 6 days
Wilson Av N/A N/A N/A $139,900 Unknown 6 days
24939 Spectacular Bid Loop Unit Lot 77 4 2 2,258 $305,575 $135.33 6 days
421 Barclay Avenue 3 1 1,064 $249,000 $234.02 6 days
Average: 3.8 2.7 2,606 $348,173 $187 236 days
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Properties Under Contract
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Cost per ft2 DOM
922 Hibiscus Way 4 3 3,270 $926,462 $283.32 0 days
95 Robbins Blvd 3 2 1,533 $195,000 $127.20 56 days
329 Pecan Ridge Blvd 3 2 2,147 $279,500 $130.18 20 days
11 Pirates Lane 3 2 2,125 $220,000 $103.53 38 days
702 Olive Avenue 4 3 2,399 $449,000 $187.16 33 days
119 Kensington Court 3 2 2,116 $289,000 $136.58 40 days
8854 Bainbridge Drive 4 3 2,390 $314,900 $131.76 31 days
109 Chatam Loop 3 2 1,618 $209,900 $129.73 41 days
114 Dewitt Loop 3 3 4,157 $329,900 $79.36 32 days
10415 Tampary Street 4 3 3,041 $499,000 $164.09 28 days
12410 Red Barn Road N/A N/A N/A $199,000 Unknown 41 days
11532 Whitaker Avenue 3 2 1,946 $278,900 $143.32 30 days
10348 Brodick Loop Unit LOT 232 3 2 1,641 $213,900 $130.35 212 days
108 Richmond Road 3 2 1,428 $185,000 $129.55 0 days
7065 Carson Lane 4 3 3,351 $529,900 $158.13 56 days
31208 Palladian Way Unit Lot 17 4 2 1,948 $265,310 $136.20 130 days
7420 Huckleberry Lane 3 2 2,040 $198,000 $97.06 37 days
143 Buena Vista Drive 4 2 2,268 $179,900 $79.32 22 days
11601 Sedona Drive 4 2 2,674 $279,900 $104.67 32 days
8611 Brook Lane 3 2 1,391 $199,900 $143.71 31 days
201 McAdams Avenue 4 2 2,860 $349,900 $122.34 48 days
364 S Church Street 3 2 1,488 $349,000 $234.54 46 days
165 Robbins Blvd 3 2 1,633 $187,000 $114.51 17 days
216 Maplewood Loop 3 2 2,025 $185,000 $91.36 36 days
10880 Gayfer Road Ext 4 2 2,133 $235,000 $110.17 31 days
314 Nichols Avenue 4 3 2,258 $799,900 $354.25 34 days
396 Nandina Loop 4 3 2,891 $405,200 $140.16 182 days
21652 County Road 13 Unit 13 5 4 4,148 $798,900 $192.60 53 days
Driftwood Lane N/A N/A N/A $62,000 Unknown 67 days
158 Pinecrest Lane 3 2 1,364 $410,000 $300.59 40 days
8021 Irwin Loop Unit 193 Cali 4 2 1,787 $219,300 $122.72 7 days
8033 Irwin Loop Unit 191 Cali 4 2 1,787 $223,900 $125.29 22 days
28609 Cherrywood Court 4 2 2,146 $244,500 $113.93 36 days
11580 Sedona Drive 3 2 2,360 $279,900 $118.60 0 days
13 Victorian Drive 3 2 2,807 $358,000 $127.54 23 days
7746 Raegan Lane 3 2 2,522 $354,900 $140.72 40 days
25806 Pollard Road Unit 8 3 2 1,551 $162,900 $105.03 66 days
20043 River Mill Drive 3 2 1,716 $199,900 $116.49 33 days
214 Maplewood Loop 3 2 2,161 $176,000 $81.44 38 days
10605 Wales Lane Unit LOT 221 4 2 1,787 $219,900 $123.06 174 days
20308 Beecher Street 3 2 2,417 $350,000 $144.81 38 days
32356 Whimbret Way 5 3 3,595 $500,000 $139.08 49 days
23821 Devonfield Lane 3 2 1,890 $244,700 $129.47 29 days
593 Ridgewood Drive 3 2 1,687 $178,000 $105.51 39 days
31780 Memphis Loop Unit Lot 56 4 2 1,948 $262,900 $134.96 168 days
31596 Memphis Loop Unit Lot 49 4 2 1,948 $259,900 $133.42 52 days
31635 Memphis Loop Unit Lot 23 4 2 1,948 $262,900 $134.96 67 days
31613 Memphis Loop Unit Lot 20 4 2 1,948 $262,900 $134.96 35 days
210 Mobile Street Unit 3 1 1 622 $220,000 $353.70 70 days
31278 Live Oak Court 4 3 2,435 $299,000 $122.79 52 days
Average: 3.7 2.4 2,337 $326,698 $144 171 days
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Viewing 1 - 50 of 517
Sold Properties
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Sold Price Cost per ft2 DOM Sold Date
119 Windsor Court 3 2 1,576 $159,900 $152,000 $96.45 30 days 11/25/20
136 Appomatox Drive 4 2 1,616 $202,000 $200,000 $123.76 56 days 11/25/20
8687 N Lamhatty Lane 4 3 3,046 $544,900 $540,000 $177.28 184 days 11/25/20
27633 Rhone Drive 5 3 3,313 $464,061 $459,900 $138.82 219 days 11/25/20
159 Turin Ave N/A N/A N/A $80,000 $77,600 Unknown 463 days 11/25/20
10890 War Emblem Ave Unit 261 4 2 1,734 $224,400 $224,400 $129.41 0 days 11/24/20
32317 Calder Court 3 2 1,945 $254,900 $258,900 $133.11 48 days 11/24/20
33965 Mendota Drive 4 3 3,010 $355,525 $355,525 $118.11 64 days 11/24/20
31690 Kestrel Loop 4 2 1,830 $257,900 $257,900 $140.93 74 days 11/24/20
11101 Lark Avenue 3 2 2,256 $298,000 $285,000 $126.33 82 days 11/24/20
10976 War Emblem Ave Unit 249 4 2 1,791 $229,848 $232,245 $129.67 100 days 11/24/20
10759 War Emblem Ave Unit 296 4 2 1,791 $228,900 $231,500 $129.26 136 days 11/24/20
24815 Spectacular Bid Loop Unit 88 5 3 2,486 $317,725 $317,075 $127.54 156 days 11/24/20
13002 Ibis Blvd 5 4 3,095 $449,750 $449,750 $145.32 326 days 11/24/20
Papas St N/A N/A N/A $57,500 $48,900 Unknown 546 days 11/24/20
SW Tennis Club Dr N/A N/A N/A $53,000 $47,000 Unknown 596 days 11/24/20
10677 Ahern Drive 3 2 2,127 $239,900 $239,900 $112.79 38 days 11/23/20
716 Oak Bluff Drive 4 2 2,850 $449,900 $435,000 $152.63 40 days 11/23/20
11460 Caye Falls Street 3 2 2,072 $289,900 $279,000 $134.65 41 days 11/23/20
24 Cora Slocomb Drive 5 3 3,389 $395,000 $368,000 $108.59 41 days 11/23/20
129 Lakeview Loop 3 2 2,119 $225,000 $228,000 $107.60 42 days 11/23/20
20637 Blueberry Lane Unit 48 3 2 1,245 $175,000 $170,000 $136.55 48 days 11/23/20
31778 Kestrel Loop 3 2 1,815 $257,900 $257,900 $142.09 52 days 11/23/20
646 Norman Lane 4 3 3,320 $429,900 $405,000 $121.99 74 days 11/23/20
27843 Annabelle Lane 3 2 1,802 $239,900 $230,193 $127.74 80 days 11/23/20
13783 Scenic Highway 98 6 6 3,342 $1,299,000 $12,500,000 $3,740.28 82 days 11/23/20
13424 Highway 181 3 2 1,755 $300,000 $293,000 $166.95 104 days 11/23/20
246 Rolling Hill Drive 3 2 1,798 $175,400 $176,000 $97.89 128 days 11/23/20
24291 Alydar Loop Unit 155 4 2 1,835 $258,990 $259,900 $141.63 186 days 11/23/20
10778 War Emblem Ave Unit 275 4 2 1,791 $234,320 $232,395 $129.76 272 days 11/23/20
31753 Raven Court 4 3 2,687 $428,694 $422,500 $157.24 279 days 11/23/20
100 N Bancroft Street Unit B1 3 2 1,597 $565,000 $558,950 $350 441 days 11/23/20
415 Nandina Loop 4 3 2,891 $392,700 $392,700 $135.84 419 days 11/23/20
215 Seminole Avenue 3 3 2,808 $370,000 $365,000 $129.99 566 days 11/23/20
202 Grand Avenue 3 2 2,468 $460,000 $460,000 $186.39 0 days 11/20/20
11248 Rosa Court 3 2 2,772 $320,000 $320,000 $115.44 61 days 11/20/20
423 Barclay Avenue 3 1 1,120 $120,000 $120,000 $107.14 16 days 11/20/20
10862 County Road 48 N/A N/A N/A $299,000 $264,270 Unknown 30 days 11/20/20
304 Crane Place 4 3 3,006 $819,500 $810,000 $269.46 39 days 11/20/20
100 Marilyn Avenue 3 2 1,725 $249,000 $255,000 $147.83 42 days 11/20/20
30275 Scotch Pine Court 4 3 3,662 $494,500 $490,000 $133.81 42 days 11/20/20
114 Lakeview Loop 3 3 3,250 $199,800 $205,000 $63.08 43 days 11/20/20
6900 Falls Church Ct 4 3 2,800 $300,000 $307,000 $109.64 43 days 11/20/20
219 Royal Lane 4 2 2,046 $299,999 $305,000 $149.07 70 days 11/20/20
12483 County Road 1 5 2 2,820 $774,900 $760,000 $269.50 79 days 11/20/20
107 Wedge Loop 3 2 2,485 $275,000 $275,000 $110.66 80 days 11/20/20
1002 Caroline Avenue 3 1 1,018 $135,000 $135,000 $132.61 81 days 11/20/20
125 Golf Terrace Unit 125 1 1 600 $87,900 $83,500 $139.17 105 days 11/20/20
102 Pebble Court 4 3 3,338 $430,000 $418,000 $125.22 130 days 11/20/20
7442 Dellwood Creek Circle 4 4 6,500 $875,000 $800,000 $123.08 141 days 11/20/20
Average: 3.6 2.4 2,334 $325,720 $324,040 $143 134 days
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