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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
112 Chatam Loop 3 2 2,056 $199,000 $96.79 10 days
104 Kemper Lane 3 2 1,590 $169,000 $106.29 3 days
31142 Buckingham Blvd 4 2 2,616 $314,900 $120.37 10 days
8206 Irwin Loop 4 2 1,980 $222,150 $112.20 4 days
100 N Bancroft Street Unit C2 2 2 1,290 $459,000 $355.81 11 days
7016 Ponce De Leon Drive 4 2 2,765 $270,000 $97.65 4 days
Rosewood Lane N/A N/A N/A $119,500 Unknown 4 days
18447 S Greeno Road N/A N/A N/A $780,000 $62,400 5 days
500 Grant St Unit 103A 2 1 873 $75,000 $85.91 6 days
26481 Montelucia Way 5 3 3,154 $342,000 $108.43 4 days
13928 Sherwood Highl Rd 3 2 1,670 $198,450 $118.83 4 days
County Road 1 N/A N/A N/A $40,000 Unknown 5 days
30885 Pine Court 4 4 3,145 $400,000 $127.19 4 days
Rock Creek Parkway N/A N/A N/A $356,000 Unknown 5 days
Rock Creek Parkway N/A N/A N/A $199,000 Unknown 5 days
20260 Azul Avenue 3 2 1,965 $269,000 $136.90 8 days
503 Richmond Circle 3 2 2,426 $399,900 $164.84 21 days
31160 Thicket Way Unit C 3 2 1,783 $189,800 $106.45 5 days
305 S Tee Drive 3 2 2,352 $349,900 $148.77 5 days
165 Pecan Avenue 4 3 2,742 $799,000 $291.39 7 days
11553 Arlington Blvd 5 3 3,076 $312,000 $101.43 5 days
108 Georgia Avenue 3 2 1,331 $150,000 $112.70 5 days
12089 Ariel Way 5 3 2,520 $302,000 $119.84 7 days
514 Richmond Circle 4 3 3,195 $589,900 $184.63 5 days
6296 Garrison Drive 4 3 2,661 $396,900 $149.15 5 days
182 Bay View Drive 3 3 3,230 $214,500 $66.41 5 days
16596 Scenic Highway 98 5 3 4,612 $1,495,000 $324.15 22 days
Blakeley River Road N/A N/A N/A $67,500 Unknown 5 days
167 Montclair Loop 3 2 1,596 $159,900 $100.19 5 days
11368 County Road 54 5 4 3,215 $425,000 $132.19 7 days
8737 Ash Court 4 3 3,119 $360,500 $115.58 6 days
401 McAdams Avenue 4 4 3,739 $478,900 $128.08 6 days
21 Hoffren Drive 2 2 1,660 $174,900 $105.36 6 days
509 Lillian Circle 3 2 1,694 $265,000 $156.43 8 days
163 Hawthorne Circle 3 2 2,399 $259,000 $107.96 6 days
Bugle Retreat N/A N/A N/A $27,500 Unknown 6 days
24613 Seattle Slew Way 4 3 2,586 $395,758 $153.04 7 days
24637 Seattle Slew Way 4 3 2,593 $409,505 $157.93 7 days
24599 Seattle Slew Way 4 3 2,435 $389,561 $159.98 7 days
24625 Seattle Slew Way 4 3 2,437 $391,034 $160.46 7 days
7650 Charleston Oaks Drive 4 3 2,298 $214,900 $93.52 12 days
11795 Aspira Cir 4 3 2,495 $299,900 $120.20 7 days
404 Tulip Terrace 4 3 2,103 $399,000 $189.73 7 days
114 Marc Cir N/A N/A N/A $10,000 Unknown 7 days
8327 Harmon Street 4 2 1,980 $217,350 $109.77 115 days
12618 Clay City Road N/A N/A N/A $38,000 Unknown 7 days
11189 Herschel Loop 4 2 1,919 $213,900 $111.46 8 days
29865 Gregor Street 3 2 1,870 $220,230 $117.77 8 days
Spanish Lane N/A N/A N/A $25,000 Unknown 8 days
127 Marikesh Drive 4 2 2,338 $199,900 $85.50 8 days
Average: 3.7 2.6 2,637 $328,411 $170 214 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
307 Ridgewood Drive 3 2 1,540 $159,900 $142,000 $92.21 34 days 8/19/19
8162 Pine Run 4 4 3,135 $449,000 $424,000 $135.25 77 days 8/19/19
137 Michael Lp 3 2 1,928 $179,900 $178,000 $92.32 80 days 8/19/19
7216 Sibley Street 4 3 5,188 $1,350,000 $1,250,000 $240.94 139 days 8/19/19
29882 St Helen Street 3 2 1,981 $209,900 $209,900 $105.96 154 days 8/19/19
9825 Cobham Park Drive 4 3 3,010 $315,900 $315,900 $104.95 446 days 8/19/19
142 Donna Circle 3 2 1,500 $165,000 $167,000 $111.33 53 days 8/16/19
110 Avon Circle East 3 2 1,600 $142,900 $142,000 $88.75 85 days 8/16/19
12419 Lone Eagle Dr 4 3 2,359 $329,443 $329,443 $139.65 198 days 8/16/19
Watts Ln N/A N/A N/A $195,000 $195,000 Unknown 73 days 8/16/19
33785 Rutland Lane 4 3 3,350 $404,465 $404,465 $120.74 105 days 8/16/19
403 Pensacola Avenue 2 2 912 $225,000 $218,000 $239.04 36 days 8/16/19
8594 Rosedown Lane 3 2 1,611 $240,000 $238,000 $147.73 55 days 8/16/19
20615 Lowry Drive 4 3 2,452 $270,000 $253,000 $103.18 53 days 8/16/19
111 Terry Street 3 2 1,495 $179,900 $179,000 $119.73 58 days 8/16/19
33850 Boardwalk Drive 4 3 4,126 $524,900 $518,000 $125.55 60 days 8/16/19
16034 Keeney Drive 1 1 220 $175,000 $160,000 $727.27 84 days 8/16/19
24229 Tullamore Drive 3 2 2,070 $225,000 $227,000 $109.66 172 days 8/16/19
7203 Penbridge Avenue 5 4 3,610 $599,900 $577,500 $159.97 206 days 8/16/19
277 Westley St 3 2 1,887 $399,500 $395,000 $209.33 283 days 8/16/19
106 Ingleside Ter Cir 3 2 1,950 $275,000 $255,000 $130.77 336 days 8/16/19
111 Creekside Drive N/A N/A N/A $1,000 $1,000 Unknown 512 days 8/16/19
26073 Montelucia Way 5 3 2,409 $269,900 $282,455 $117.25 182 days 8/15/19
104 McIntosh Bluff Road N/A N/A N/A $90,000 $80,000 Unknown 317 days 8/15/19
11639 Forsyth Loop 4 2 2,314 $267,900 $270,575 $116.93 114 days 8/15/19
431 Nandina Loop 4 3 2,891 $368,200 $368,025 $127.30 171 days 8/15/19
355 Majestic Beauty Avenue 3 2 1,683 $229,000 $224,000 $133.10 65 days 8/15/19
112 Cherryhill Drive 4 2 1,651 $160,000 $158,000 $95.70 25 days 8/15/19
18105 Scenic Highway 98 3 2 2,250 $1,450,000 $1,200,000 $533.33 55 days 8/15/19
10659 Orkney Way 3 2 1,733 $200,000 $200,000 $115.41 64 days 8/15/19
10080 Alder Avenue N/A N/A N/A $30,000 $32,500 Unknown 113 days 8/15/19
210 Pecan Avenue 3 2 1,822 $425,000 $416,500 $228.59 170 days 8/15/19
14 Audubon Place 4 3 2,999 $569,500 $520,000 $173.39 189 days 8/15/19
541 Falling Water Blvd 5 4 4,961 $799,999 $775,000 $156.22 219 days 8/15/19
33985 Mendota Drive 4 2 2,771 $351,890 $348,000 $125.59 231 days 8/15/19
604 Johnson Avenue N/A N/A N/A $162,900 $156,400 Unknown 248 days 8/15/19
Park Drive N/A N/A N/A $15,000 $15,000 Unknown 421 days 8/15/19
113 Valrie Lane N/A N/A N/A $20,000 $20,000 Unknown 303 days 8/14/19
10589 Brodick Loop Unit 140 4 2 1,980 $213,375 $215,414 $108.79 181 days 8/14/19
419 Rosa Av 3 2 1,219 $228,540 $230,000 $188.68 28 days 8/14/19
21701 Veranda Blvd 5 4 3,165 $599,000 $595,000 $187.99 46 days 8/14/19
102 Ashton Drive 3 2 1,594 $175,000 $170,028 $106.67 56 days 8/14/19
9211 Huckleberry Drive 4 2 2,134 $219,900 $215,000 $100.75 121 days 8/14/19
Lot 44 Creeping Willow Court N/A N/A N/A $44,750 $42,500 Unknown 182 days 8/14/19
406 Sandy Shoal Loop N/A N/A N/A $59,900 $55,000 Unknown 469 days 8/14/19
107 Avon Circle 3 2 1,500 $159,900 $154,450 $102.97 67 days 8/13/19
10210 Fionn Loop 3 2 1,430 $175,000 $170,000 $118.88 109 days 8/13/19
26627 Fescue Court 4 2 2,533 $262,500 $258,000 $101.86 130 days 8/13/19
12966 Sanderling Loop 4 2 2,306 $281,090 $281,090 $121.90 127 days 8/12/19
Average: 3.6 2.4 2,317 $300,322 $290,754 $132 152 days
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