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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
30120 Persimmon Dr 3 2.0 1,900 $259,900 $136 1 day
Dublin Drive 4 3.0 2,942 $291,475 $99 1 day
21415 Roundhouse Road 3 2.0 2,063 $219,900 $106 1 day
0126 Paisley Avenue 3 2.0 1,618 $194,555 $120 1 day
862 Onyx Lane 4 2.0 2,000 $286,375 $143 1 day
26660 Montelucia Way 5 3.0 3,113 $331,000 $106 2 days
25806 Pollard Road Unit 211 3 2.0 1,566 $119,900 $76 2 days
9461 Sweet Gum Ct 4 3.0 3,238 $415,000 $128 2 days
21485 Brick Stack Lane 3 2.0 2,391 $249,000 $104 2 days
18204 Quail Run 5 4.0 3,890 $675,000 $173 2 days
26632 Montelucia Way 4 3.0 2,942 $330,975 $112 2 days
Lot 66 Scarlett Avenue N/A N/A N/A $52,000 Unknown 2 days
26612 Montelucia Way 5 3.0 2,409 $308,575 $128 2 days
103 Crofton Court N/A N/A N/A $109,000 Unknown 2 days
181 Richmond Road 3 2.0 1,348 $149,900 $111 6 days
31775 Rhett Cir 4 3.0 2,397 $399,000 $166 3 days
12794 Keller Rd 3 2.0 2,198 $110,000 $50 3 days
6797 B Spaniel Drive Unit 35-B 3 2.0 1,703 $179,900 $105 3 days
445 Colony Drive 4 4.0 3,125 $875,000 $280 6 days
10907 Elysian Circle 4 3.0 3,174 $322,500 $101 3 days
25902 Royalty Drive 4 3.0 2,774 $299,000 $107 11 days
34414 Paisley Avenue 3 2.0 1,590 $189,900 $119 4 days
652 Bellangee Avenue 4 2.0 2,444 $394,500 $161 3 days
161 Rolling Hill Drive 3 2.0 1,538 $159,900 $103 4 days
20690 Blueberry Lane 3 2.0 2,095 $274,800 $131 3 days
7877 Barrington Ln 3 2.0 1,706 $199,900 $117 3 days
11219 County Road 1 2 2.0 1,630 $298,000 $182 3 days
420 Azalea Street 3 2.0 1,984 $469,000 $236 4 days
US Highway 31 N/A N/A N/A $249,000 Unknown 5 days
12039 Jericho Drive 3 2.0 2,212 $249,900 $112 3 days
541 North Station Drive 4 3.0 2,350 $269,900 $114 9 days
125 Cherryhill Drive 3 2.0 1,604 $164,700 $102 4 days
20637 Blueberry Lane Unit 28 2 2.0 992 $125,000 $126 4 days
520 General Gibson Drive 4 2.0 2,542 $224,900 $88 4 days
19154 Highway 181 3 1.0 1,454 $179,000 $123 4 days
Powell Avenue N/A N/A N/A $449,900 Unknown 5 days
125 Tomrick Circle N/A N/A N/A $5,000 Unknown 5 days
7500 Spanish Fort Blvd N/A N/A N/A $689,000 Unknown 2182 days
123 Tomrick Circle N/A N/A N/A $5,000 Unknown 5 days
32309 Burbank Ct 3 2.0 1,710 $216,825 $126 96 days
204 Heather Lane 4 3.0 3,000 $249,900 $83 5 days
11656 Balsam Court 4 2.0 2,065 $229,900 $111 5 days
29990 D'olive Ridge 4 3.0 2,639 $450,000 $170 5 days
112 Golf Terrace Unit 1-G 2 2.0 900 $91,900 $102 13 days
447 Boulder Creek Avenue 4 3.0 3,144 $549,900 $174 6 days
27591 Red Eagle Drive 4 2.0 3,062 $349,800 $114 5 days
4 Yacht Club Drive Unit 2 3 3.0 1,680 $199,900 $118 5 days
27324 Creekwood Drive 5 3.0 3,184 $355,000 $111 5 days
27450 Elise Court 3 2.0 1,668 $193,900 $116 5 days
11619 Burbank Ct 4 2.0 1,986 $238,135 $119 5 days
Average: 3.7 2.6 2,593 $305,706 $144 249 days
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Sold Properties
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Sold Price Cost per ft2 DOM Sold Date
27437 Bay Branch Drive 4 2.0 2,281 $221,900 $218,000 $95 464 days 12/15/18
435 Colony Drive 4 3.0 2,455 $530,692 $530,692 $216 267 days 2/25/18
207 S Mobile Street Unit 214 2 1.0 913 $149,900 $138,750 $151 50 days 2/23/18
23900 Flynt Drive 4 2.0 2,091 $234,500 $234,500 $112 220 days 2/23/18
125 Lake Front Drive 3 2.0 1,579 $137,900 $135,000 $85 309 days 2/23/18
12158 Coyote Drive 5 4.0 3,687 $569,950 $577,815 $156 386 days 2/23/18
12366 Lone Eagle Dr 4 3.0 2,371 $284,913 $285,038 $120 447 days 2/23/18
32277 Calder Court 3 2.0 1,770 $223,710 $223,710 $126 106 days 2/22/18
10489 County Road 1 1 1.0 750 $750,000 $675,000 $900 0 days 2/22/18
Danne Road N/A N/A N/A $39,000 $32,000 Unknown 21 days 2/22/18
27468 Hobby Horse Lane 5 2.0 2,696 $220,000 $215,000 $79 77 days 2/22/18
205 W Avon Circle 4 2.0 1,995 $169,900 $168,000 $84 126 days 2/22/18
115 Wilson Dr 4 1.0 1,734 $154,900 $157,000 $90 130 days 2/22/18
31791 Bobwhite Road 5 4.0 3,141 $409,900 $405,000 $128 203 days 2/22/18
433 Breckin Drive 4 3.0 2,349 $300,080 $300,080 $127 111 days 2/21/18
9112 Thoroughbred Run 4 2.0 2,405 $315,000 $295,000 $122 80 days 2/21/18
170 Rolling Hill Drive 3 2.0 1,674 $159,000 $159,000 $94 111 days 2/21/18
2022 Sea Cliff North Unit 2022 1 1.0 538 $82,500 $76,000 $141 112 days 2/21/18
12035 Balsam Court 3 2.0 1,875 $235,000 $225,500 $120 117 days 2/21/18
111 Brentwood Drive 3 2.0 1,572 $105,000 $105,000 $66 13 days 2/20/18
512 Lake Forest Blvd Unit 127-G 2 1.0 873 $73,900 $70,400 $80 35 days 2/20/18
314 Gayfer Court Unit 4 2 1.0 1,340 $215,000 $210,000 $156 46 days 2/20/18
30816 Joseph Dr 3 1.0 1,660 $145,000 $145,000 $87 48 days 2/20/18
12841 Dixie Road 4 2.0 2,600 $144,000 $133,000 $51 84 days 2/20/18
9269 Marchand Avenue 3 3.0 2,316 $284,999 $275,000 $118 0 days 2/19/18
165 White Avenue 6 5.0 4,101 $899,999 $860,000 $209 69 days 2/19/18
7699 Kari Lane 3 2.0 1,566 $189,000 $181,000 $115 98 days 2/19/18
Badger Court N/A N/A N/A $74,900 $69,000 Unknown 98 days 2/19/18
119 Orleans Way 3 2.0 2,152 $209,800 $206,500 $95 261 days 2/19/18
114 Powell Avenue 3 3.0 2,690 $649,500 $632,000 $234 404 days 2/19/18
25547 Ravenwood Circle 4 3.0 2,738 $280,000 $280,000 $102 25 days 2/16/18
6824 Spaniel Drive Unit C 3 2.0 1,783 $175,900 $172,000 $96 39 days 2/16/18
11675 County Road 1 N/A N/A N/A $250,000 $250,000 Unknown 77 days 2/16/18
8967 Parliament Circle 4 3.0 2,984 $319,900 $319,900 $107 91 days 2/16/18
17175 Bankhead Blvd 3 2.0 1,989 $185,000 $192,000 $96 135 days 2/16/18
305 Potters Mill Avenue 5 2.0 3,756 $419,800 $398,000 $105 150 days 2/16/18
27073 Allenbrook Court Unit 13 4 3.0 2,325 $284,520 $282,520 $121 174 days 2/16/18
State Highway 225 N/A N/A N/A $170,000 $130,000 Unknown 220 days 2/16/18
Butler Drive N/A N/A N/A $130,000 $120,000 Unknown 220 days 2/16/18
7614 Charleston Oaks Drive 3 2.0 2,069 $189,900 $178,000 $86 226 days 2/16/18
10185 Wexford Lane 5 3.0 2,409 $259,900 $259,900 $107 250 days 2/16/18
1115 Captain O'Neal Drive 4 3.0 3,581 $625,000 $625,000 $174 38 days 2/15/18
104 Thyme Ln 3 3.0 3,300 $735,000 $735,000 $222 12 days 2/15/18
30864 Stanton Road 3 2.0 1,740 $139,900 $139,900 $80 43 days 2/15/18
517 Richmond Circle 4 4.0 3,184 $339,900 $322,500 $101 62 days 2/15/18
31304 Oak Ridge Court 4 2.0 2,150 $238,000 $228,000 $106 78 days 2/15/18
10137 Emmanuel Street 4 3.0 3,119 $384,900 $352,000 $112 133 days 2/15/18
112 Lake Ridge Drive 4 3.0 2,875 $299,000 $270,000 $93 161 days 2/15/18
302 Idlewild Drive 4 3.0 3,010 $346,920 $346,920 $115 196 days 2/15/18
441 Colony Drive 3 2.0 1,930 $494,392 $494,392 $256 257 days 2/15/18
Average: 3.8 2.4 2,342 $302,975 $292,825 $126 165 days
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