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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
31133 Spoonbill Road 5 3.0 2,409 $303,900 $126.15 1 day
59 Brown Street 3 2.0 1,700 $354,000 $208.24 1 day
12174 Squirrel Drive 4 2.0 2,693 $295,000 $109.54 1 day
11156 Chablis Lane 3 2.0 2,070 $215,000 $103.86 1 day
8839 Longue Vue Blvd 4 3.0 2,511 $339,660 $135.27 2 days
53 Canal Circle N/A N/A N/A $65,000 Unknown 2 days
27535 Claiborne Circle 3 2.0 1,983 $245,000 $123.55 1 day
252 N Summit Street 4 3.0 3,572 $1,135,000 $317.75 3 days
237 Garrison Boulevard 3 2.0 21,238 $339,145 $15.97 2 days
Timberline Drive N/A N/A N/A $45,000 Unknown 2 days
211 Rock Creek Parkway N/A N/A N/A $78,900 Unknown 1 day
9101 (A) Morphy Avenue 3 2.0 1,987 $204,000 $102.67 2 days
24158 Limerick Lane 3 2.0 2,387 $239,900 $100.50 2 days
311 Knollwood Ave 3 2.0 1,727 $219,900 $127.33 2 days
North Circle N/A N/A N/A $33,000 Unknown 2 days
363 Stave Mill Drive 4 2.0 2,306 $249,525 $108.21 2 days
9561 Timbercreek Blvd 5 5.0 5,005 $629,900 $125.85 4 days
765 Winesap Drive 4 3.0 2,942 $339,575 $115.42 2 days
114 Oakwood Avenue 3 2.0 1,437 $180,000 $125.26 2 days
Mary Ann Beach Road N/A N/A N/A $143,000 Unknown 2 days
25030 Fairfax Road 4 2.0 2,748 $299,000 $108.81 2 days
769 Winesap Drive 4 3.0 2,496 $316,675 $126.87 2 days
9236 Coles Court 4 3.0 1,980 $243,450 $122.95 4 days
430 Breckin Drive 4 3.0 2,491 $305,580 $122.67 2 days
24980 Trott Lane 1 1.0 1,200 $175,000 $145.83 4 days
11147 Thistledown Loop 4 3.0 2,491 $308,465 $123.83 2 days
59 Morphy Avenue 2 1.0 1,149 $289,900 $252.31 2 days
North Circle N/A N/A N/A $33,000 Unknown 2 days
Tennis Club Dr N/A N/A N/A $95,000 Unknown 2 days
17030 Tennis Club Dr 4 3.0 3,180 $389,900 $122.61 3 days
30362 Crepemyrtle Ct 3 3.0 2,772 $369,900 $133.44 3 days
18183 Quail Run 6 5.0 6,956 $699,000 $100.49 7 days
765 Serpentine Drive 3 2.0 1,993 $244,715 $122.79 3 days
13759 William Childress Lane N/A N/A N/A $45,000 Unknown 3 days
100 Deer Court 4 3.0 3,448 $999,000 $289.73 3 days
16484 Wood Acres Road 4 4.0 3,703 $825,000 $222.79 3 days
29180 Vlahos Ln N/A N/A N/A $225,000 Unknown 4 days
505 Sherwood Ln 3 3.0 1,957 $249,900 $127.70 4 days
24011 Trowbridge Court 5 2.0 2,208 $269,000 $121.83 4 days
10116 Papas St 3 2.0 1,459 $199,900 $137.01 4 days
25351 Misty Glen 5 2.0 2,949 $359,900 $122.04 4 days
145 Willow Lake Drive 4 3.0 5,750 $847,700 $147.43 4 days
711 Daphmont Drive N/A N/A N/A $15,000 Unknown 4 days
Daphmont Drive N/A N/A N/A $15,000 Unknown 4 days
707 Daphmont Drive N/A N/A N/A $15,000 Unknown 4 days
440 Ridgewood Drive 3 2.0 1,505 $151,499 $100.66 12 days
29400 Hidden Creek Circle 4 4.0 3,271 $425,000 $129.93 4 days
119 Club Drive 3 2.0 1,786 $219,000 $122.62 10 days
112 Cedar Pointe N/A N/A N/A $72,900 Unknown 4 days
20235 River Mill Drive 3 2.0 1,520 $190,000 $125 11 days
Average: 3.7 2.6 2,677 $307,738 $150 231 days
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Sold Properties
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Sold Price Cost per ft2 DOM Sold Date
679 Whittington Ave 4 2.0 2,091 $238,375 $234,975 $112 474 days 3/6/19
100 Wedge Loop 3 2.0 2,277 $245,000 $245,000 $107 13 days 4/19/18
853 Sea Cliff Drive 3 3.0 4,450 $1,969,000 $1,825,000 $410 27 days 4/19/18
8926 Lake View Drive 4 2.0 2,400 $300,000 $290,000 $120 57 days 4/18/18
9609 Hollowbrook Avenue 3 2.0 1,609 $192,500 $189,000 $117 50 days 4/18/18
541 North Station Drive 4 3.0 2,350 $274,900 $271,500 $115 61 days 4/18/18
11025 Wren Av 3 2.0 1,610 $179,500 $175,600 $109 72 days 4/18/18
31490 Tara Blvd 5 3.0 3,671 $429,900 $415,000 $113 79 days 4/18/18
558 Johnson Avenue 3 2.0 1,844 $449,000 $425,000 $230 93 days 4/18/18
19523 Quail Creek Drive 3 2.0 2,378 $275,000 $262,000 $110 118 days 4/18/18
Lot 57 Warrie Creek Alley N/A N/A N/A $29,500 $26,166 Unknown 191 days 4/18/18
Jackson Oak Drive N/A N/A N/A $595,000 $525,000 Unknown 294 days 4/18/18
9830 N Alder Avenue 4 3.0 2,651 $299,900 $305,000 $115 77 days 4/17/18
12039 Jericho Drive 3 2.0 2,212 $249,900 $245,000 $110 54 days 4/17/18
10240 Bay Haven Drive 4 2.0 2,230 $379,000 $365,000 $163 182 days 4/17/18
11417 River Birch Street 4 2.0 2,106 $225,000 $219,000 $103 38 days 4/16/18
28110 Annabelle Lane 4 2.0 2,240 $244,999 $244,999 $109 39 days 4/16/18
8842 Bainbridge Drive 4 3.0 2,850 $324,900 $320,000 $112 42 days 4/16/18
105 Richmond Road 3 2.0 1,479 $149,900 $152,000 $102 49 days 4/16/18
1205 Captain O'Neal Drive 3 2.0 2,847 $465,000 $455,000 $159 47 days 4/16/18
16389 Scenic Highway 98 3 4.0 3,154 $1,950,000 $1,850,000 $586 49 days 4/16/18
181 Richmond Road 3 2.0 1,348 $149,900 $145,000 $107 56 days 4/16/18
4 Yacht Club Drive Unit 2 3 3.0 1,680 $199,900 $190,000 $113 55 days 4/16/18
500 Grant Street Unit D-216 2 1.0 873 $72,000 $70,000 $80 61 days 4/16/18
8 General Canby Drive 5 2.0 2,600 $279,000 $274,900 $105 77 days 4/16/18
107 Bucu Circle 3 2.0 1,882 $107,900 $105,000 $55 82 days 4/16/18
9825 Aspen Circle 4 3.0 4,200 $388,800 $365,000 $86 312 days 4/16/18
34178 Farrington Lane 4 3.0 3,625 $568,661 $550,000 $151 348 days 4/16/18
11710 Thistledown Loop 4 3.0 2,349 $289,870 $289,870 $123 114 days 4/13/18
56 Caisson Trace 4 3.0 2,700 $189,500 $179,900 $66 36 days 4/13/18
9281 Old Mobile Road 2 1.0 740 $24,500 $26,500 $35 39 days 4/13/18
6839 Falls Church Ct 4 2.0 1,996 $219,900 $219,900 $110 42 days 4/13/18
11217 Herschel Loop 3 2.0 1,543 $179,900 $170,000 $110 53 days 4/13/18
10891 Roanoke Loop 3 2.0 2,299 $248,000 $244,000 $106 70 days 4/13/18
379 Ridgewood Drive 4 2.0 2,051 $164,900 $165,000 $80 83 days 4/13/18
431 Breckin Drive 3 2.0 2,217 $295,960 $289,875 $130 253 days 4/13/18
303 De La Mare Avenue 3 2.0 2,859 $849,900 $775,000 $271 190 days 4/13/18
31402 Hoot Owl Road 4 3.0 2,498 $282,900 $279,250 $111 202 days 4/13/18
9845 N Alder Avenue 5 3.0 2,659 $302,900 $296,842 $111 207 days 4/13/18
11547 Plateau St 3 2.0 1,860 $210,550 $210,550 $113 253 days 4/13/18
10521 Dunmore Drive 4 3.0 2,496 $256,600 $256,600 $102 281 days 4/13/18
113 Mockingbird Lane 3 2.0 2,700 $270,000 $250,000 $92 290 days 4/13/18
116 Creekside Drive 3 2.0 1,367 $130,200 $130,200 $95 1 day 4/12/18
17484 Bankhead Blvd 3 2.0 1,661 $199,000 $199,000 $119 0 days 4/12/18
23687 N River Road N/A N/A N/A $67,500 $59,900 Unknown 25 days 4/12/18
23597 N River Road N/A N/A N/A $59,900 $57,500 Unknown 29 days 4/12/18
34055 Mendota Drive 4 3.0 2,350 $303,000 $300,000 $127 45 days 4/12/18
420 Surtees Street 4 3.0 2,754 $335,000 $334,000 $121 45 days 4/12/18
9890 Suburban Drive 3 2.0 2,040 $234,477 $225,500 $110 52 days 4/12/18
10054 Rosewood Lane 5 4.0 4,387 $590,000 $590,000 $134 92 days 4/12/18
Average: 3.8 2.5 2,347 $310,398 $298,753 $128 165 days
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