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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
11087 Elysian Circle 4 2 3,080 $368,000 $119.48 1 day
32580 Whimbret Way 4 3 3,288 $439,000 $133.52 2 days
206 Van Buren St 2 1 1,182 $125,000 $105.75 3 days
10775 Warrenton Road 5 4 3,100 $465,000 $150 3 days
31735 Raven Court 5 3 3,090 $443,792 $143.62 3 days
31775 Raven Court 4 3 2,772 $424,678 $153.20 3 days
St George Street N/A N/A N/A $64,900 Unknown 3 days
21726 Veranda Blvd 4 3 2,861 $549,900 $192.21 3 days
LOT 248 Brodick Loop 3 2 1,611 $200,000 $124.15 3 days
LOT 250 Brodick Loop 4 2 1,791 $211,375 $118.02 3 days
LOT 247 Brodick Loop 4 2 1,791 $211,375 $118.02 3 days
Via de la Rosa N/A N/A N/A $117,500 Unknown 5 days
9352 Diamante Blvd 4 3 2,891 $375,900 $130.02 3 days
1085 Sea Cliff North Unit 2B 1 1 538 $84,900 $157.81 3 days
15873 Scenic Highway 98 4 3 3,918 $2,498,900 $637.80 3 days
27732 Annabelle Lane 4 2 2,188 $268,000 $122.49 3 days
20319 Bunker Loop 3 2 1,969 $269,500 $136.87 3 days
10368 Rosewood Lane 5 4 4,783 $789,000 $164.96 3 days
21757 Pillars Street 3 2 2,586 $495,000 $191.42 4 days
109 Reilly Circle 2 2 1,400 $169,000 $120.71 4 days
Lot 202 Wales Brodick Loop 4 2 1,791 $211,375 $118.02 4 days
107 Broadmoor Drive 3 3 2,490 $239,000 $95.98 4 days
7249 Jubilee Ln 4 4 2,524 $415,000 $164.42 4 days
10891 Sterling Court 4 2 2,955 $298,000 $100.85 4 days
106 Avon Circle East 3 2 1,509 $167,000 $110.67 4 days
30767 Pinyon Drive 4 2 2,073 $235,000 $113.36 4 days
11728 Agora Drive 5 3 2,409 $290,000 $120.38 5 days
Stanton Road N/A N/A N/A $129,500 Unknown 4 days
465 Ridgewood Drive 3 2 1,598 $165,000 $103.25 4 days
107 Marilyn Avenue 4 2 1,898 $249,900 $131.66 6 days
18504 S Greeno Road N/A N/A N/A $385,000 Unknown 7 days
500 Morphy Avenue 2 2 2,199 $675,000 $306.96 5 days
1208-C Whispering Pines Rd 3 2 1,780 $247,750 $139.19 5 days
1208-B Whispering Pines Rd 3 2 1,812 $250,750 $138.38 5 days
1208-A Whispering Pines Rd 3 2 1,620 $234,750 $144.91 5 days
12585 Squirrel Drive 4 3 2,348 $299,950 $127.75 5 days
9356 Swan Point Road 3 2 1,884 $241,435 $128.15 5 days
24600 Slater Mill Road 4 2 1,835 $232,325 $126.61 5 days
24830 Slater Mill Road 4 3 2,377 $309,950 $130.40 5 days
24668 Slater Mill Road 4 2 2,047 $242,325 $118.38 5 days
9432 Swan Point Road 3 2 1,672 $236,631 $141.53 5 days
9306 Swan Point Road 3 2 1,884 $243,435 $129.21 5 days
105 Sage Lane 3 2 1,780 $230,250 $129.35 5 days
140 Pemberton Loop 3 2 1,780 $230,250 $129.35 5 days
12590 Mary Ann Beach Road 3 2 3,175 $535,000 $168.50 6 days
7578 S Tara Blvd 4 3 3,682 $425,000 $115.43 22 days
28255 Chateau Drive 3 2 1,485 $185,000 $124.58 6 days
13477 Highway 181 2 2 1,350 $1,135,000 $840.74 6 days
285 Westley St 3 2 1,921 $399,900 $208.17 6 days
Bendabout Lane N/A N/A N/A $149,900 Unknown 7 days
Average: 3.8 2.6 2,660 $340,097 $164 217 days
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Sold Properties
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Sold Price Cost per ft2 DOM Sold Date
25806 Pollard Road Unit 57 3 2 1,447 $146,900 $146,900 $101.52 226 days 12/6/19
24159 Tullamore Drive 3 2 2,093 $239,000 $236,000 $112.76 29 days 12/6/19
104 Ashton Drive 3 2 1,636 $179,900 $185,000 $113.08 50 days 12/6/19
10404 Dunmore Drive 3 2 2,183 $250,000 $245,000 $112.23 67 days 12/6/19
126 Nichols Avenue 3 1 1,490 $349,000 $318,500 $213.76 108 days 12/6/19
Rebel Rd N/A N/A N/A $89,000 $72,000 Unknown 444 days 12/6/19
8580 N Lamhatty Lane 5 4 3,312 $498,950 $490,000 $147.95 483 days 12/6/19
8129 Irwin Loop Unit 60 4 2 1,980 $221,025 $221,025 $111.63 110 days 12/5/19
19910 River Mill Drive 4 2 1,944 $230,000 $227,500 $117.03 62 days 12/5/19
512 Crackwillow Ave 3 2 1,745 $218,045 $218,045 $124.95 100 days 12/5/19
174 Turin Ave N/A N/A N/A $80,000 $80,000 Unknown 107 days 12/5/19
8206 Irwin Loop Unit 33 4 2 1,980 $222,150 $221,825 $112.03 111 days 12/5/19
8311 Harmon Street Unit 124 4 2 1,787 $213,375 $213,375 $119.40 122 days 12/5/19
86 Naples Ave N/A N/A N/A $84,000 $81,480 Unknown 188 days 12/5/19
30912 E Spanish Brook Dr 3 2 1,772 $190,000 $176,000 $99.32 209 days 12/5/19
8632 Danube Court 4 3 2,785 $395,000 $390,000 $140.04 232 days 12/5/19
11918 Jericho Drive 3 2 1,804 $245,000 $247,000 $136.92 41 days 12/4/19
9698 Camberwell Drive 5 3 3,306 $325,182 $333,000 $100.73 56 days 12/4/19
103 Clubhouse Drive 3 2 2,807 $435,000 $425,000 $151.41 64 days 12/4/19
101 Raphael Semmes 4 3 3,043 $325,000 $308,000 $101.22 159 days 12/4/19
52 N Church Street 2 2 1,645 $559,000 $535,000 $325.23 198 days 12/4/19
53 N Church Street 6 4 3,405 $699,000 $660,000 $193.83 244 days 12/4/19
31705 Wildflower Trail 4 3 3,012 $365,000 $355,000 $117.86 46 days 12/3/19
26 Summer Oaks Drive 2 2 1,603 $128,900 $122,000 $76.11 47 days 12/3/19
27057 Stratford Glen Drive 4 2 2,015 $239,999 $235,000 $116.63 53 days 12/3/19
30 Paddock Drive 3 2 2,247 $325,000 $272,000 $121.05 86 days 12/3/19
100 N Bancroft Street Unit C2 2 2 1,290 $459,000 $432,500 $335.27 116 days 12/3/19
Pecan Ridge Blvd N/A N/A N/A $39,900 $39,000 Unknown 146 days 12/3/19
14 Cavalry Charge 4 2 2,600 $219,900 $219,900 $84.58 216 days 12/3/19
27729 Rhone Drive 4 3 2,926 $395,950 $400,000 $136.71 532 days 12/3/19
27583 Claiborne Circle 3 2 1,657 $225,000 $218,000 $131.56 47 days 12/2/19
412 Ellington Ave 3 2 1,594 $199,900 $180,000 $112.92 10 days 12/2/19
706 Olive Avenue 3 2 2,330 $415,900 $410,900 $176.35 54 days 12/2/19
32298 Wildflower Trail 4 4 3,004 $350,000 $345,000 $114.85 178 days 12/2/19
17 Bugle Retreat N/A N/A N/A $13,900 $8,280 Unknown 731 days 12/2/19
24483 Alydar Loop Unit 132 4 2 1,798 $251,285 $251,285 $139.76 56 days 11/29/19
314 Gayfer Court Unit 20 2 1 1,340 $235,000 $220,000 $164.18 111 days 11/29/19
2026 Sea Cliff North Unit 2026 1 1 630 $79,950 $74,000 $117.46 43 days 11/27/19
Lyter Ln N/A N/A N/A $126,500 $105,000 Unknown 98 days 11/27/19
24535 Huxford Street 4 2 1,908 $235,000 $230,000 $120.55 131 days 11/27/19
11720 Evangeline Drive 4 2 2,314 $288,835 $287,335 $124.17 133 days 11/27/19
761 Serpentine Drive 3 2 1,993 $252,250 $245,000 $122.93 143 days 11/27/19
719 Amador Avenue 4 2 2,326 $248,175 $248,175 $106.70 236 days 11/27/19
9404 Swan Point Road 3 2 1,672 $234,631 $230,831 $138.06 257 days 11/27/19
11004 Warrenton Road 4 3 3,026 $430,995 $395,000 $130.54 267 days 11/27/19
276 Garrison Boulevard 4 3 2,693 $401,350 $399,000 $148.16 573 days 11/27/19
655 Norman Lane 3 2 2,016 $296,300 $296,300 $146.97 316 days 11/26/19
586 Stuart Street 3 2 1,650 $187,000 $190,500 $115.45 33 days 11/26/19
117 Woodside Drive 3 2 1,974 $194,900 $199,500 $101.06 34 days 11/26/19
18870 Highland Drive 2 2 1,400 $250,000 $238,500 $170.36 35 days 11/26/19
Average: 3.6 2.4 2,319 $314,534 $304,345 $136 142 days
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