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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
24786 Steadfast Court 4 2 1,802 $269,000 $149.28 6 days
8025 Creekbank Drive N/A N/A N/A $49,000 Unknown 5 days
11577 Sedona Drive 4 2 2,322 $249,900 $107.62 1 day
27927 Rigsby Rd 4 3 3,287 $574,950 $174.92 4 days
27927 Annabelle Lane 4 3 2,410 $287,900 $119.46 1 day
410 Wisteria Street 3 2 2,700 $339,900 $125.89 1 day
Eyslian Circle N/A N/A N/A $39,000 Unknown 2 days
12598 Clay City Road 3 2 1,523 $180,000 $118.19 1 day
31229 Live Oak Court 4 3 2,331 $270,000 $115.83 4 days
107 Madison Street 3 2 2,430 $320,000 $131.69 1 day
502 Calibre Street 3 2 1,920 $249,000 $129.69 1 day
101 Avon Circle East 3 2 1,628 $150,000 $92.14 3 days
26161 Gilmore Way 4 2 1,830 $210,376 $114.96 3 days
159 Sedgefield Avenue 4 3 3,054 $433,500 $141.94 3 days
11319 Warrie Creek Alley 4 2 2,189 $235,000 $107.35 3 days
161 Montclair Loop 3 2 1,823 $179,000 $98.19 4 days
11157 Redfern Road 6 4 3,720 $699,950 $188.16 4 days
Savannah Square N/A N/A N/A $67,000 Unknown 4 days
8358 Rocking Horse Circle 5 3 2,765 $318,899 $115.33 4 days
216 Lake Ridge Drive 3 2 2,701 $374,900 $138.80 4 days
25745 Austin Road 3 2 2,014 $225,000 $111.72 4 days
10074 Cumbria Drive 3 2 1,532 $199,900 $130.48 4 days
147 Richmond Road 3 2 1,200 $155,000 $129.17 12 days
27633 Rhone Drive 5 3 3,313 $463,705 $139.97 4 days
24041 Weatherbee Park Dr 5 2 2,899 $307,500 $106.07 4 days
18467 Point Clear Court 3 3 3,054 $749,000 $245.25 4 days
28274 Bay Branch Drive 4 3 2,969 $275,000 $92.62 4 days
17168 Polo Ridge Blvd 3 3 3,199 $538,521 $168.34 5 days
11535 Sedona Drive 3 2 2,368 $244,900 $103.42 5 days
9603 Callaway Drive 3 2 1,635 $275,000 $168.20 5 days
130 Clubhouse Drive 4 3 3,200 $479,000 $149.69 5 days
216 Fig Street N/A N/A N/A $229,900 Unknown 5 days
Park Drive N/A N/A N/A $59,500 Unknown 5 days
128 Wild Oak Drive 3 2 2,330 $200,000 $85.84 5 days
175 Rolling Hill Drive 3 2 2,133 $179,900 $84.34 6 days
23931 Flynt Drive 5 3 3,050 $285,000 $93.44 5 days
7849 Barrington Ln 3 2 1,706 $210,000 $123.09 5 days
8883 Bainbridge Drive 4 3 2,358 $289,900 $122.94 5 days
207 Montclair Loop 3 2 1,234 $299,999 $243.11 5 days
6375 D'olive Court 4 3 2,974 $349,900 $117.65 6 days
Delvan Ln N/A N/A N/A $32,000 Unknown 8 days
27832 Annabelle Lane 5 2 2,657 $299,000 $112.53 6 days
459 S Church Street 3 2 1,800 $450,000 $250 7 days
13995 Scenic Highway 98 4 3 2,712 $975,000 $359.51 6 days
11058 Chablis Lane 3 2 1,652 $197,900 $119.79 6 days
9665 Windmill Road 4 3 2,424 $324,900 $134.03 13 days
552 Boulder Creek Avenue 5 3 3,598 $647,500 $179.96 6 days
7370 E Highpointe Place 4 2 2,116 $235,000 $111.06 6 days
Locke Lane N/A N/A N/A $500,000 Unknown 6 days
8632 Danube Court 4 3 2,785 $419,500 $150.63 6 days
Average: 3.7 2.6 2,600 $328,425 $166 203 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
9688 Tanager Lane 4 2 2,523 $279,900 $272,000 $107.81 302 days 5/17/19
280 Fennec St 4 3 2,806 $453,319 $420,075 $149.71 2 days 4/22/19
585 Falling Water Blvd 4 3 3,642 $749,500 $745,000 $204.56 109 days 4/22/19
6 Audubon Place 5 3 4,005 $729,999 $675,000 $168.54 181 days 4/22/19
29845 St Basil Street 3 2 1,850 $194,800 $182,000 $98.38 221 days 4/22/19
11632 Burbank Ct 3 2 1,710 $229,000 $230,000 $134.50 32 days 4/19/19
106 Song Grove Blvd 4 3 2,254 $369,900 $369,900 $164.11 18 days 4/19/19
105 Seville Cir 3 2 1,551 $159,900 $159,900 $103.09 44 days 4/19/19
113 Meadow Wood Dr 3 2 1,485 $145,000 $145,000 $97.64 46 days 4/19/19
531 Salem St 3 2 2,000 $299,000 $290,000 $145 55 days 4/19/19
119 Lakeview Loop 4 3 2,372 $214,800 $195,000 $82.21 74 days 4/19/19
103 Sweetbriar Cir 4 2 2,206 $184,000 $180,000 $81.60 91 days 4/19/19
22724 Sibley Cir 4 3 2,917 $348,900 $329,000 $112.79 192 days 4/19/19
106 W Pinetop Circle 4 2 3,668 $437,000 $400,000 $109.05 238 days 4/19/19
County Road 11 N/A N/A N/A $65,000 $62,500 Unknown 13 days 4/18/19
25933 Kensington Way 4 3 2,614 $324,900 $315,000 $120.50 48 days 4/18/19
10064 Dunmore Drive 4 2 2,528 $275,000 $260,500 $103.05 65 days 4/18/19
605 W Oak Ridge Court 4 2 2,600 $325,000 $320,000 $123.08 72 days 4/18/19
7549 Avery Lane 3 2 1,409 $159,400 $159,400 $113.13 104 days 4/18/19
6571 Beaver Creek Drive 5 3 3,977 $799,000 $720,000 $181.04 184 days 4/18/19
9763 Volterra Avenue 3 2 1,736 $200,000 $203,500 $117.22 250 days 4/18/19
163 Hollow Haven St 5 4 3,123 $429,950 $429,950 $137.67 272 days 4/18/19
Atlanta Circle N/A N/A N/A $19,500 $10,900 Unknown 337 days 4/18/19
100 Kingswood Drive 4 2 2,216 $149,900 $135,000 $60.92 33 days 4/17/19
78 Paddock Drive 3 2 1,315 $319,500 $295,000 $224.33 40 days 4/17/19
908 Caroline Avenue 3 2 1,882 $169,900 $169,900 $90.28 89 days 4/17/19
15842 Keeney Drive 3 2 2,914 $589,000 $520,000 $178.45 245 days 4/17/19
26331 St. Augustine Drive 3 2 2,276 $254,900 $251,900 $110.68 47 days 4/16/19
12740 Chickadee Lane 3 2 1,666 $199,900 $196,500 $117.95 59 days 4/16/19
718 Pliska Street N/A N/A N/A $85,000 $75,000 Unknown 71 days 4/16/19
111 Ridgewood Drive 3 2 1,632 $149,000 $144,200 $88.36 141 days 4/16/19
12368 Cressida Loop 3 2 1,751 $184,900 $184,000 $105.08 193 days 4/16/19
County Road 1 N/A N/A N/A $25,000 $20,000 Unknown 503 days 4/16/19
11197 Thistledown Loop 4 3 2,343 $298,265 $298,265 $127.30 125 days 4/15/19
4 Sherwood Highl Rd N/A N/A N/A $35,000 $33,250 Unknown 35 days 4/15/19
10624 Pecan Drive 3 2 1,963 $275,000 $265,000 $135 40 days 4/15/19
10346 County Road 64 Unit 64 3 1 1,377 $249,000 $224,000 $162.67 46 days 4/15/19
731 Big Canoe Run 4 3 3,651 $739,500 $737,500 $202 52 days 4/15/19
9456 Sanibel Loop 3 2 1,843 $232,000 $225,000 $122.08 82 days 4/15/19
8308 Ogilvy Court 4 2 2,137 $228,000 $228,000 $106.69 90 days 4/15/19
800 N Section Street N/A N/A N/A $450,000 $435,000 Unknown 115 days 4/15/19
Mandrell Ln N/A N/A N/A $95,000 $90,000 Unknown 171 days 4/15/19
4 Yacht Club Drive Unit 208 2 2 1,584 $152,000 $148,000 $93.43 178 days 4/15/19
111 Kingswood Drive 3 2 1,702 $179,500 $175,000 $102.82 181 days 4/15/19
6836 Spaniel Drive Unit A 2 2 1,176 $140,000 $140,000 $119.05 182 days 4/15/19
12115 Aurora Way 4 3 2,339 $304,885 $304,885 $130.35 272 days 4/15/19
8970 Gale Rowe Lane 3 2 1,720 $215,950 $206,350 $119.97 318 days 4/15/19
306 Dryer Avenue 4 2 2,000 $349,900 $257,500 $128.75 325 days 4/15/19
Average: 3.6 2.4 2,281 $294,046 $283,427 $128 156 days
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