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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
20079 County Road 13 Unit 13 3 3 2,084 $425,000 $203.93 1 day
321 J Michael St 3 2 1,598 $275,000 $172.09 32 days
9155 Brookshire Loop 3 2 1,500 $195,000 $130 1 day
9612 Canterbury Court 3 2 1,700 $239,000 $140.59 1 day
17929 Orchards Lane 6 5 4,506 $1,350,000 $299.60 1 day
6401 Thompson Drive 5 4 5,754 $695,000 $120.79 1 day
9680 Terrace Drive 3 2 2,050 $254,900 $124.34 1 day
10036 Dunleith Loop 4 2 2,314 $311,595 $134.66 1 day
11628 Sedona Drive 4 3 2,291 $284,900 $124.36 1 day
506 N Westchase Court 3 2 1,247 $182,000 $145.95 1 day
7125 Forest Park Dr 4 4 3,078 $535,000 $173.81 74 days
123 Lake Front Drive N/A N/A N/A $17,000 Unknown 2 days
30362 Middle Creek Circle 4 3 3,944 $409,900 $103.93 2 days
506 Rolling Hill Circle 3 2 1,644 $234,900 $142.88 3 days
668 Fairhope Avenue 2 1 968 $399,900 $413.12 2 days
8830 Pine Run 4 3 3,042 $450,000 $147.93 3 days
30833 Pine Court 3 3 2,700 $375,000 $138.89 41 days
708 Oak Bluff Drive 3 2 2,051 $339,000 $165.29 2 days
8048 Irwin Loop Unit 169 Cali 4 2 1,791 $234,800 $131.10 2 days
12812 County Road 1 N/A N/A N/A $73,000 Unknown 2 days
125 Marikesh Drive 3 2 1,950 $209,000 $107.18 2 days
12122 County Road 32 3 2 1,765 $415,000 $235.13 2 days
205 Pecan Avenue 4 4 3,768 $1,125,000 $298.57 2 days
E Bay Bluff N/A N/A N/A $69,000 Unknown 2 days
28716 Canterbury Road 3 2 1,840 $230,000 $125 3 days
8 Speckle Trout Route 4 3 3,041 $410,000 $134.82 45 days
12096 Red Barn Road 5 3 2,890 $469,900 $162.60 3 days
11251 Highway 104 N/A N/A N/A $169,000 Unknown 3 days
10514 County Road 1 3 2 1,800 $399,500 $221.94 3 days
12115 County Road 54 N/A N/A N/A $139,900 Unknown 3 days
16280 Scenic Highway 98 2 2 1,764 $349,000 $197.85 18 days
Sea Cliff Drive N/A N/A N/A $130,000 Unknown 42 days
11 Greenbrier Lane N/A N/A N/A $77,500 Unknown 4 days
15290 Scenic Highway 98 4 3 2,380 $465,000 $195.38 4 days
19849 Quail Creek Drive 3 2 1,728 $284,900 $164.87 4 days
203 Rock Creek Parkway N/A N/A N/A $25,000 Unknown 4 days
103 Sandhill Ct 5 4 3,796 $725,000 $190.99 4 days
28458 Bay Cliff Lane 2 2 2,988 $409,000 $136.88 4 days
53 Deferriet Court 3 2 1,330 $575,000 $432.33 5 days
9610 Volterra Avenue 4 2 1,954 $264,142 $135.18 7 days
901 Geranium Drive 3 2 1,811 $560,000 $309.22 6 days
31565 Shadwell Drive Unit Lot 41 4 3 2,304 $324,900 $141.02 6 days
31585 Memphis Loop Unit Lot 16 4 2 1,948 $264,900 $135.99 6 days
30208 D'olive Ridge 4 4 3,129 $465,000 $148.61 6 days
10054 Rosewood Lane 5 4 4,446 $785,000 $176.56 7 days
11251 Highway 104 N/A N/A N/A $129,500 Unknown 8 days
141 Ornate Avenue 4 3 2,324 $359,524 $154.70 7 days
9466 Volterra Avenue 4 2 2,142 $355,450 $165.94 7 days
105 Penny Lane N/A N/A N/A $12,500 Unknown 7 days
8418 Mackie Lane 4 2 2,326 $285,000 $122.53 7 days
Average: 3.8 2.6 2,611 $358,563 $212 249 days
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Properties Under Contract
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Cost per ft2 DOM
33929 Mendota Drive 4 3 3,022 $376,955 $124.74 41 days
338 Bronze Street 3 2 1,648 $248,910 $151.04 46 days
6 Yacht Club Drive Unit 110 1 1 680 $75,000 $110.29 10 days
9956 Dunleith Loop 5 3 2,890 $325,855 $112.75 28 days
492 Boulder Creek Avenue 4 3 2,493 $445,000 $178.50 66 days
9720 Camberwell Drive 4 3 3,296 $374,900 $113.74 31 days
9908 Hollowbrook Avenue 3 2 1,618 $229,000 $141.53 38 days
7263 Saluda Blvd 4 2 2,950 $449,500 $152.37 38 days
9173 Thoroughbred Run 4 3 2,600 $299,000 $115 21 days
710 S Mobile Street Unit 9 2 2 1,800 $339,900 $188.83 3 days
510 College Avenue 3 2 1,800 $315,000 $175 32 days
11533 Plateau St 3 2 1,800 $249,900 $138.83 31 days
333 Knollwood Ave 4 2 1,903 $289,500 $152.13 31 days
102 Bell Circle 3 2 2,691 $229,000 $85.10 44 days
9531 Bay Meadows Avenue 3 2 1,669 $250,000 $149.79 20 days
7262 E Highpointe Place 4 2 2,165 $245,000 $113.16 31 days
5 Viale Trentino 3 2 2,456 $495,000 $201.55 35 days
7079 Windmere Place 5 4 4,000 $539,000 $134.75 73 days
118 Meadow Wood Loop 3 2 2,609 $269,900 $103.45 39 days
28091 Annabelle Lane 3 2 2,118 $307,000 $144.95 31 days
8759 Riverton Court 4 3 2,417 $339,900 $140.63 41 days
10228 Canal Circle 3 2 1,993 $329,000 $165.08 48 days
8084 Irwin Loop Unit 164 Cali 4 2 1,791 $234,800 $131.10 92 days
24517 Kipling Court 3 2 1,871 $259,900 $138.91 41 days
576 Crackwillow Ave 3 2 1,936 $260,435 $134.52 28 days
154 Oakwood Avenue 3 2 1,379 $189,000 $137.06 22 days
34311 Burwood Drive 5 3 3,265 $396,095 $121.32 30 days
17330 Bedford Court 4 4 4,013 $1,250,000 $311.49 47 days
303 S Greenbriar Cir 3 2 1,694 $179,000 $105.67 33 days
31945 Butler Drive 4 3 3,019 $450,000 $149.06 33 days
9878 Dunleith Loop 4 2 1,986 $262,960 $132.41 29 days
578 Musket Avenue 4 3 2,611 $414,900 $158.90 30 days
353 A Grand Avenue 3 3 3,482 $897,500 $257.75 39 days
10655 Cresthaven Drive 4 2 2,771 $363,610 $131.22 52 days
510 Lea Avenue 3 2 1,485 $215,000 $144.78 43 days
374 Surtees Street 5 3 3,684 $465,000 $126.22 51 days
112 Cherryhill Drive 4 2 1,651 $189,000 $114.48 32 days
301 S Bayview Street N/A N/A N/A $669,000 Unknown 44 days
23906 Doireann Street 4 3 2,559 $349,900 $136.73 44 days
7808 Elderberry Drive 4 3 2,700 $415,900 $154.04 45 days
30594 Middle Creek Circle 5 4 4,092 $589,000 $143.94 45 days
8797 Longue Vue Blvd 4 3 2,435 $375,000 $154 31 days
8767 Riverton Court 4 3 2,353 $345,000 $146.62 51 days
8542 Buckingham Court 4 2 2,354 $325,000 $138.06 34 days
25700 Austin Road 3 2 2,111 $349,900 $165.75 47 days
306 Hemlock Drive Unit Lot #70 4 3 3,018 $526,955 $174.60 276 days
25806 Pollard Road Unit 108 3 2 1,331 $148,500 $111.57 31 days
9501 Hackberry Court 4 3 2,733 $425,000 $155.51 17 days
31120 Blakeley Way 3 2 2,600 $147,500 $56.73 31 days
33142A Stables Drive Unit 8A 2 2 1,186 $149,000 $125.63 33 days
Average: 3.8 2.5 2,402 $353,847 $149 161 days
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Sold Properties
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Sold Price Cost per ft2 DOM Sold Date
548 Crackwillow Ave 4 2 2,314 $282,080 $282,080 $121.90 16 days 2/26/21
23743 Shadowridge Dr 5 4 3,524 $369,210 $369,210 $104.77 17 days 2/26/21
11611 Whitaker Avenue 4 2 2,314 $339,900 $335,000 $144.77 25 days 2/26/21
6 Sumac Circle 2 2 1,792 $239,900 $242,000 $135.04 51 days 2/26/21
31470 Spoonbill Road 5 3 3,025 $365,000 $365,000 $120.66 127 days 2/26/21
9330A Chasewood Place 4 4 3,308 $359,900 $356,500 $107.77 133 days 2/26/21
102 N Bancroft Street 3 1 1,025 $525,000 $495,000 $482.93 148 days 2/26/21
10246 Dunleith Loop 4 3 2,794 $316,505 $316,505 $113.28 148 days 2/26/21
10234 Dunleith Loop 5 3 3,133 $328,700 $328,700 $104.92 148 days 2/26/21
34214 Burwood Drive 4 2 2,626 $347,360 $347,360 $132.28 155 days 2/26/21
223 Ridgewood Drive N/A N/A N/A $8,800 $7,000 Unknown 165 days 2/26/21
23988 Songbird Drive 4 2 1,791 $218,275 $218,275 $121.87 198 days 2/26/21
Lot 1 Dressage Way N/A N/A N/A $210,000 $197,000 Unknown 291 days 2/26/21
27592 Rhone Drive 4 3 2,592 $412,008 $412,008 $158.95 375 days 2/26/21
Falling Water Blvd N/A N/A N/A $179,999 $175,000 Unknown 387 days 2/26/21
9115 Pine Run 4 3 4,271 $457,000 $445,000 $104.19 621 days 2/26/21
Keller Rd N/A N/A N/A $22,500 $22,500 Unknown 21 days 2/25/21
811 Morphy Avenue 2 1 1,238 $249,500 $220,000 $177.71 30 days 2/25/21
505 Lake Forest Blvd 3 2 1,793 $239,900 $235,000 $131.07 37 days 2/25/21
604 College Avenue 5 2 2,884 $395,000 $410,000 $142.16 36 days 2/25/21
18117 Scenic Highway 98 Unit 200 3 2 1,456 $549,000 $570,000 $391.48 37 days 2/25/21
30635 Middle Creek Circle 5 4 3,085 $440,000 $450,000 $145.87 42 days 2/25/21
19758 Highway 181 4 2 2,519 $349,000 $315,000 $125.05 69 days 2/25/21
1000 D'olive Springs Drive Unit D-4 3 2 1,136 $149,750 $144,500 $127.20 72 days 2/25/21
9346 Swan Point Road 3 2 1,794 $253,016 $253,016 $141.03 104 days 2/25/21
129 Kingswood Drive 3 2 1,700 $189,900 $189,900 $111.71 112 days 2/25/21
106 White Avenue 3 3 1,771 $725,000 $700,000 $395.26 132 days 2/25/21
23635 Blythewood Lane 3 2 1,833 $253,225 $253,225 $138.15 142 days 2/25/21
24475 Tepin Lane Unit 243 3 2 1,641 $226,250 $229,090 $139.60 185 days 2/25/21
10968 Atrium Ave 4 3 2,729 $550,000 $562,170 $206 220 days 2/25/21
237 Divot Loop Unit Lot 110 3 2 1,861 $315,545 $315,545 $169.56 250 days 2/25/21
Tennis Club Dr N/A N/A N/A $60,000 $47,500 Unknown 297 days 2/25/21
249 Blue Island Street N/A N/A N/A $649,000 $525,000 Unknown 421 days 2/25/21
13753 Scenic Highway 98 4 3 2,400 $795,000 $775,000 $322.92 605 days 2/25/21
204 Margaret Drive 3 2 1,753 $262,500 $262,500 $149.74 0 days 2/24/21
543 Calibre Street 3 2 1,959 $279,000 $277,100 $141.45 48 days 2/24/21
8276 Irwin Loop 3 2 1,687 $229,000 $229,000 $135.74 54 days 2/24/21
6400 Jackson Oak Drive 4 3 2,863 $529,900 $500,000 $174.64 107 days 2/24/21
Lavender Ln N/A N/A N/A $140,000 $100,000 Unknown 299 days 2/24/21
24824 Slater Mill Road 4 2 1,921 $289,950 $289,950 $150.94 41 days 2/23/21
363 Majestic Beauty Avenue 3 2 1,832 $254,900 $245,000 $133.73 94 days 2/23/21
774 Truxton Street 4 3 2,155 $262,000 $259,000 $120.19 111 days 2/23/21
24233 Alydar Loop Unit 162 4 2 1,798 $259,080 $259,080 $144.09 179 days 2/23/21
19741 Bunker Loop 3 2 1,951 $349,900 $349,000 $178.88 279 days 2/23/21
30713 Azalea Court 5 3 4,558 $530,000 $515,000 $112.99 418 days 2/23/21
27545 Tecumseh Court 4 3 2,926 $332,500 $330,000 $112.78 21 days 2/22/21
9230 Timbercreek Blvd 4 4 4,979 $699,900 $675,000 $135.57 31 days 2/22/21
9 Founders Lane 3 2 2,070 $695,000 $675,000 $326.09 46 days 2/22/21
305 Bronze Street 4 2 2,314 $310,000 $305,000 $131.81 67 days 2/22/21
20637 Blueberry Lane Unit 5 3 2 1,214 $164,900 $163,400 $134.60 82 days 2/22/21
Average: 3.7 2.4 2,358 $331,764 $323,756 $143 141 days
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