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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
Secretariat Blvd Unit 101 5 3 3,113 $333,900 $107.26 3 days
Boothe Road N/A N/A N/A $1,100,000 $83,333.33 3 days
23923 Main Street 3 3 2,800 $549,900 $196.39 4 days
Greeno Road N/A N/A N/A $120,000 Unknown 3 days
34106 Burwood Drive 4 3 3,013 $357,260 $118.57 3 days
11909 Alabaster Drive 4 3 2,460 $289,000 $117.48 3 days
N Mobile Street N/A N/A N/A $295,000 Unknown 4 days
North Drive N/A N/A N/A $85,000 Unknown 3 days
N Mobile Street N/A N/A N/A $295,000 Unknown 4 days
7329 US Highway 98 3 2 1,723 $319,600 $185.49 3 days
33798 Milo Terrace 4 3 3,023 $424,900 $140.56 4 days
00 County Road 1 N/A N/A N/A $117,500 Unknown 4 days
27469 Elise Ct 4 2 1,820 $219,428 $120.56 8 days
27461 Elise Ct 3 2 1,717 $215,660 $125.60 8 days
27518 Elise Court 3 2 1,900 $235,020 $123.69 8 days
756 Truxton Street 3 2 2,173 $269,000 $123.79 4 days
2026 Sea Cliff North Unit 2026 1 1 630 $79,950 $126.90 4 days
12162 Red Barn Road 5 3 2,631 $331,293 $125.92 4 days
31593 Spoonbill Road 5 3 2,984 $329,900 $110.56 4 days
285 Saffron Avenue 4 3 2,644 $392,570 $148.48 4 days
513 Richmond Circle 3 2 1,711 $319,900 $186.97 4 days
30291 Westminster Gates Drive 4 3 3,720 $358,900 $96.48 4 days
372 Francilla Cir 3 2 1,815 $544,000 $299.72 5 days
TBD Brodick Loop 3 2 1,641 $204,375 $124.54 5 days
4 Yacht Club Drive Unit 56 3 3 1,680 $199,999 $119.05 5 days
114 Spectacular Bid Loop Unit 111 5 3 2,486 $300,000 $120.68 5 days
24644 Spectacular Bid Loop Unit 112 4 3 2,785 $321,900 $115.58 5 days
24443 Alydar Loop Unit 136 4 3 2,496 $285,800 $114.50 5 days
24435 Alydar Loop Unit 137 4 3 2,197 $274,310 $124.86 5 days
24405 Alydar Loop Unit 140 4 2 1,798 $250,000 $139.04 5 days
24425 Alydar Loop Unit 138 3 2 1,679 $247,290 $147.28 5 days
11231 Colvin Lane 5 4 3,776 $449,900 $119.15 5 days
30482 Westminster Gates Drive 4 2 2,152 $259,900 $120.77 5 days
178 Pemberton Loop 3 2 1,980 $247,500 $125 9 days
204 Beall Lane 3 2 1,800 $339,900 $188.83 5 days
11582 Yuma Lane 3 2 2,334 $255,000 $109.25 5 days
21708 Veranda Blvd 5 4 3,195 $589,000 $184.35 8 days
11408 Bradford Court 3 2 2,109 $230,000 $109.06 5 days
200 Autumn Drive Unit 3B 3 1 1,063 $75,000 $70.56 8 days
25755 Keldon Court 4 2 2,831 $239,900 $84.74 10 days
100 Tower Drive Unit 101 3 2 1,708 $176,000 $103.04 9 days
315 Bloomsbury Avenue 3 2 1,696 $194,900 $114.92 7 days
150 Alydar Loop Unit 150 4 3 2,496 $284,800 $114.10 7 days
TBD Brodick Loop 4 2 1,830 $211,375 $115.51 7 days
24685 Spectacular Bid Loop Unit 97 5 3 3,113 $334,900 $107.58 7 days
20158 Thompson Hall Road 4 3 2,349 $378,000 $160.92 8 days
405 Boulder Creek Avenue 4 3 2,901 $500,000 $172.35 7 days
25806 #23 Pollard Road 3 2 1,551 $154,900 $99.87 7 days
24413 Alydar Loop Unit 139 3 2 1,679 $244,800 $145.80 8 days
165 Montclair Loop 3 2 1,326 $169,900 $128.13 9 days
Average: 3.8 2.6 2,664 $337,778 $165 202 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
23827 Tullamore Drive 5 3 4,258 $359,900 $355,000 $83.37 248 days 10/18/19
459 N Mobile Street 3 2 3,109 $984,840 $845,000 $271.79 569 days 10/17/19
21818 Linn Ridge Dr 4 4 3,128 $285,000 $279,000 $89.19 40 days 10/16/19
6839 Falls Church Ct 4 2 1,996 $245,000 $240,000 $120.24 43 days 10/16/19
141 Kingswood Drive 3 2 1,563 $145,000 $145,000 $92.77 49 days 10/16/19
4 Yacht Club Drive Unit 166 2 2 1,040 $121,000 $121,000 $116.35 56 days 10/16/19
24564 Alex Court 4 2 1,938 $242,000 $239,900 $123.79 106 days 10/16/19
505 General Maury Drive 4 3 2,576 $220,000 $220,000 $85.40 127 days 10/16/19
113 Covey Run Place 3 2 1,590 $184,900 $178,000 $111.95 139 days 10/16/19
18204 Quail Run 5 4 3,907 $995,000 $949,000 $242.90 243 days 10/16/19
11739 Thistledown Loop 4 3 2,706 $325,900 $320,900 $118.59 386 days 10/16/19
24811 Slater Mill Road 4 2 2,047 $246,575 $243,575 $118.99 192 days 10/15/19
13416 County Road 1 1 1 750 $159,000 $161,000 $214.67 16 days 10/15/19
10082 Dunmore Drive 3 2 2,093 $247,900 $247,900 $118.44 33 days 10/15/19
County Road 11 N/A N/A N/A $49,500 $49,500 Unknown 41 days 10/15/19
9766 Ottawa Drive 4 2 2,433 $249,269 $255,000 $104.81 53 days 10/15/19
11189 Herschel Loop 4 2 1,919 $209,900 $208,000 $108.39 64 days 10/15/19
10950 Driver Court 3 2 2,268 $319,900 $310,000 $136.68 74 days 10/15/19
611 Sandpiper Ln 4 3 3,142 $379,000 $361,000 $114.89 104 days 10/15/19
261 Westley St 4 3 2,230 $449,900 $437,000 $195.96 108 days 10/15/19
119 Sedgefield Avenue 4 3 2,537 $369,000 $357,500 $140.91 122 days 10/15/19
802 Summer Lake Street 4 2 3,039 $348,000 $341,500 $112.37 147 days 10/15/19
459 S Church Street 3 2 1,800 $385,000 $370,000 $205.56 182 days 10/15/19
10210 Dunleith Loop 5 3 3,113 $309,900 $308,750 $99.18 184 days 10/15/19
308 Crane Place 4 3 2,982 $696,882 $696,882 $233.70 5 days 10/14/19
115 Easton Cir. 5 3 3,847 $469,900 $450,000 $116.97 33 days 10/14/19
34093 Burwood Drive 4 2 2,626 $338,860 $338,860 $129.04 114 days 10/11/19
24915 Bosbyshell Avenue 4 3 2,475 $335,000 $325,000 $131.31 32 days 10/11/19
519 Rolling Hill Circle 3 2 1,626 $219,900 $219,900 $135.24 37 days 10/11/19
12610 Boone Lane 3 3 1,892 $269,900 $269,900 $142.65 46 days 10/11/19
6081 Nelson Drive 3 3 3,055 $848,900 $830,000 $271.69 51 days 10/11/19
30934 Wakefield Drive 4 2 2,656 $283,900 $275,000 $103.54 49 days 10/11/19
8680 Brook Lane 3 2 1,352 $165,000 $163,000 $120.56 53 days 10/11/19
11185 Roanoke Loop 3 2 2,417 $269,900 $272,000 $112.54 67 days 10/11/19
9545 Cumbria Drive 4 3 2,848 $285,900 $277,000 $97.26 66 days 10/11/19
10481 County Road 1 4 2 1,484 $329,000 $275,000 $185.31 86 days 10/11/19
11584 Balsam Court 3 2 2,016 $232,500 $230,000 $114.09 102 days 10/11/19
135 Open Field Drive 5 3 3,076 $300,000 $300,000 $97.53 122 days 10/11/19
109 Gaston Avenue 3 3 2,482 $718,900 $690,000 $278 154 days 10/11/19
S Section Street N/A N/A N/A $925,000 $925,000 Unknown 590 days 10/10/19
19284 Highway 181 3 2 2,163 $265,000 $255,000 $117.89 85 days 10/10/19
26196 Via Del San Francesco 3 2 1,908 $219,900 $210,000 $110.06 168 days 10/10/19
31819 Kestrel Loop Unit Lot 225 4 2 1,856 $238,900 $238,900 $128.72 279 days 10/10/19
25855 Bellewood Drive 4 3 2,338 $274,900 $274,900 $117.58 315 days 10/10/19
Carolina Court 4 3 2,798 $699,500 $695,700 $248.64 247 days 10/9/19
10911 Covey Drive 4 2 2,394 $315,000 $318,000 $132.83 35 days 10/9/19
11061 Frye Lane 4 3 2,204 $350,000 $350,000 $158.80 40 days 10/9/19
12701 County Road 1 4 3 2,605 $685,000 $685,000 $262.96 45 days 10/9/19
26753 Montelucia Way 5 3 2,409 $269,900 $277,000 $114.99 256 days 10/9/19
Average: 3.6 2.4 2,336 $312,908 $302,844 $134 143 days
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