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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
209 S Tee Drive 3 2 2,823 $415,000 $147.01 1 day
31500 Plover Court Unit Lot 212 3 2 1,814 $239,900 $132.25 1 day
31797 Kestrel Loop Unit Lot 229 4 2 1,835 $240,900 $131.28 1 day
31515 Plover Court Unit Lot 207 4 2 1,948 $245,900 $126.23 1 day
31595 Scarlett Avenue 3 2 2,937 $365,000 $124.28 1 day
31779 Kestrel Loop Unit Lot 231 4 2 1,948 $243,900 $125.21 1 day
31524 Plover Court Unit Lot 214 4 2 1,948 $243,900 $125.21 1 day
31761 Kestrel Loop Unit Lot 233 4 2 1,856 $237,900 $128.18 1 day
31499 Plover Court Unit Lot 209 4 2 1,835 $243,900 $132.92 1 day
500 Washington Drive 3 3 3,306 $374,900 $113.40 2 days
23690 2nd Street 6 4 3,509 $759,500 $216.44 2 days
410 Fairwood Blvd 3 2 2,264 $439,000 $193.90 3 days
505 Sherwood Ln 3 3 1,957 $247,900 $126.67 2 days
North Drive N/A N/A N/A $28,900 Unknown 2 days
Sandstone Ct N/A N/A N/A $34,900 Unknown 2 days
20940 Langford Rd 3 2 1,870 $249,900 $133.64 3 days
508 Boulder Creek Avenue 4 3 2,876 $520,000 $180.81 2 days
29957 St Helen Street 3 2 1,495 $182,500 $122.07 2 days
204 Shady Lane 4 4 5,206 $1,250,000 $240.11 4 days
33831 Milo Terrace 4 3 2,349 $364,900 $155.34 2 days
7242 Rushing Water Court 4 3 4,247 $535,900 $126.18 2 days
101 Pippin Cir N/A N/A N/A $9,000 Unknown 3 days
123 Buena Vista Drive 3 2 1,717 $199,900 $116.42 3 days
503 Crackwillow Ave 3 2 1,648 $209,900 $127.37 3 days
550 Jan Drive 3 2 1,980 $299,000 $151.01 3 days
297 Bronze Street 4 2 1,986 $242,900 $122.31 3 days
104 Lejay Cir 3 2 1,967 $159,900 $81.29 4 days
25501 Austin Road 3 2 2,243 $387,500 $172.76 4 days
17351 Oakwood Trail 4 4 4,018 $769,000 $191.39 15 days
34088 Burwood Drive 5 3 3,352 $397,915 $118.71 3 days
390 Surtees Street 5 4 3,122 $440,000 $140.94 4 days
7869 Landing Eagle Drive 3 2 1,730 $208,000 $120.23 4 days
107 Veranda Blvd N/A N/A N/A $99,000 Unknown 7 days
10659 Orkney Way 3 2 1,733 $200,000 $115.41 4 days
4 Yacht Club Drive Unit 16 3 3 1,680 $214,900 $127.92 6 days
17647 Woodmere Court 3 2 1,500 $169,900 $113.27 4 days
657 Fairhope Avenue 3 2 1,730 $499,000 $288.44 23 days
15873 Scenic Highway 98 4 3 3,918 $2,750,000 $701.89 5 days
Colton Lane N/A N/A N/A $109,900 Unknown 5 days
16848 Ferry Road Circle 5 4 4,066 $1,295,000 $318.49 5 days
Mandrell Ln N/A N/A N/A $90,000 Unknown 5 days
Mandrell Ln N/A N/A N/A $90,000 Unknown 5 days
102 Piedmont Circle 3 2 2,504 $199,900 $79.83 6 days
31618 Dewpoint Lane 5 3 3,279 $515,412 $157.19 9 days
103 Hanover Drive 3 2 1,870 $179,900 $96.20 6 days
9229 Coles Court 3 2 2,010 $250,000 $124.38 5 days
33686 Boardwalk Drive 5 4 4,312 $529,625 $122.83 6 days
135 Open Field Drive 5 3 3,076 $330,000 $107.28 5 days
503 Bartlett Avenue 4 3 2,390 $379,000 $158.58 6 days
9477 Ottawa Drive 3 2 1,821 $222,000 $121.91 6 days
Average: 3.7 2.6 2,663 $335,649 $172 210 days
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Sold Properties
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Sold Price Cost per ft2 DOM Sold Date
11523 Arlington Blvd 5 3 2,409 $285,900 $282,500 $117.27 479 days 11/1/19
207 Great Lakes Loop 5 4 3,771 $759,950 $738,440 $195.82 612 days 7/27/19
11350 Belize River Street 3 2 2,119 $278,500 $290,000 $136.86 31 days 6/14/19
468 Ridgewood Drive 3 2 2,116 $179,900 $179,900 $85.02 31 days 6/14/19
122 Marilyn Avenue 3 2 2,058 $259,900 $259,900 $126.29 37 days 6/14/19
27586 Lachlan Court 4 3 2,403 $334,900 $335,000 $139.41 50 days 6/14/19
25176 Mount Vernon Court 4 3 2,923 $315,000 $315,000 $107.77 50 days 6/14/19
27832 Annabelle Lane 4 2 2,657 $279,000 $278,000 $104.63 58 days 6/14/19
3 Soldier's Route 4 2 1,996 $229,900 $230,000 $115.23 62 days 6/14/19
10721 Redfern Road 4 3 3,120 $450,000 $430,000 $137.82 65 days 6/14/19
27236 Bay Branch Drive 4 2 2,203 $239,000 $240,000 $108.94 68 days 6/14/19
100 Morphy Avenue 4 4 3,475 $899,000 $864,000 $248.63 70 days 6/14/19
6576 Willowbridge Drive 3 2 2,564 $398,500 $371,000 $144.70 112 days 6/14/19
12442 Lone Eagle Dr 4 3 2,371 $318,305 $318,305 $134.25 300 days 6/14/19
11168 Warrenton Road 5 3 3,072 $421,760 $419,000 $136.39 367 days 6/14/19
Aidan Street N/A N/A N/A $78,000 $75,000 Unknown 1515 days 6/14/19
20319 River Mill Drive 3 2 1,516 $185,000 $180,000 $118.73 37 days 6/13/19
18467 Point Clear Court 3 3 3,054 $749,000 $729,000 $238.70 55 days 6/13/19
9886 Merritt Court 3 2 2,135 $210,000 $205,000 $96.02 58 days 6/13/19
23932 Flynt Drive 3 2 2,170 $234,900 $228,000 $105.07 65 days 6/13/19
427 Clubhouse Drive 4 3 3,229 $395,000 $380,000 $117.68 91 days 6/13/19
110 Fairhope Avenue Unit 7 3 2 1,230 $439,900 $435,000 $353.66 115 days 6/13/19
10144 Bay Haven Drive 2 1 1,184 $164,900 $167,650 $141.60 180 days 6/13/19
207 S Mobile Street Unit 210 2 1 913 $199,900 $193,000 $211.39 34 days 6/12/19
23930 Dublin Drive 3 2 1,746 $209,000 $203,000 $116.27 43 days 6/12/19
8681 Rosedown Lane 3 2 1,852 $254,900 $254,900 $137.63 50 days 6/12/19
10074 Cumbria Drive 3 2 1,532 $199,900 $195,900 $127.87 54 days 6/12/19
11397 County Road 1 3 3 2,142 $599,900 $555,000 $259.10 58 days 6/12/19
185 Robbins Blvd 3 2 1,416 $174,999 $175,000 $123.59 98 days 6/12/19
726 Oak Bluff Drive 3 2 2,353 $324,900 $310,000 $131.75 110 days 6/12/19
326 Stave Mill Drive 4 2 2,355 $287,400 $281,000 $119.32 118 days 6/12/19
9321 Clayton Drive 4 2 1,948 $235,000 $228,000 $117.04 127 days 6/12/19
25806 Pollard Road Unit 70 3 2 1,516 $144,900 $144,900 $95.58 177 days 6/12/19
753 Winesap Drive 4 3 2,942 $327,900 $329,162 $111.88 179 days 6/12/19
Lot 3 Stagecoach Commercial Park Circle N/A N/A N/A $350,000 $290,000 Unknown 441 days 6/12/19
10272 Jacob Court 4 2 1,950 $219,900 $213,000 $109.23 35 days 6/11/19
404 Grand Avenue 1 1 801 $185,000 $175,000 $218.48 40 days 6/11/19
11092 Herschel Loop 4 2 1,991 $210,000 $210,000 $105.47 48 days 6/11/19
900 Dauphine Circle 3 1 1,548 $124,900 $124,900 $80.68 84 days 6/11/19
8317 Harmon Street Unit 125 3 2 1,687 $203,000 $203,000 $120.33 84 days 6/11/19
6440 Harbor Place Drive 4 3 3,194 $509,000 $495,000 $154.98 102 days 6/11/19
Mobile Street N/A N/A N/A $397,500 $335,000 Unknown 747 days 6/11/19
126 Dunbar Lp 3 2 1,619 $161,000 $161,000 $99.44 35 days 6/10/19
19018 Scenic Highway 98 5 5 4,595 $1,200,000 $1,100,000 $239.39 31 days 6/10/19
111 Savannah Square 4 4 4,434 $599,000 $605,000 $136.45 39 days 6/10/19
27060 Creekwood Drive 4 3 2,603 $300,000 $300,000 $115.25 47 days 6/10/19
115 Sandy Shoal Loop 4 4 4,190 $524,900 $502,900 $120.02 73 days 6/10/19
110 Georgia Avenue 3 2 1,394 $139,900 $139,900 $100.36 85 days 6/10/19
27437 Elise Court 4 2 1,820 $213,500 $210,900 $115.88 84 days 6/10/19
13430 County Road 1 1 1 800 $162,000 $155,000 $193.75 89 days 6/10/19
Average: 3.6 2.4 2,299 $299,443 $289,502 $132 154 days
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