Baldwin and Mobile County Real Estate News & Market Trends
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For the third month in a row, we have seen an increase in the number of homes sold and a decrease in the days active properties spent on the market in Baldwin County. Check out the full September 2019 Housing Report including a closer look at each area of Baldwin County.
8.3 acres of flat property formerly a pecan orchard located directly off Highway 181 in Fairhope just south of Hwy 104 and north of Gayfer Road Ext. The property is currently Unzoned so it's use is broad, in the county and part of the Fairhope Single Tax Colony. Acreage like this is hard to find especially in Fairhope. Small enough to be used for a single family residence or big enough to enjoy for recreational purposes, commercial applications or to buy for a future investment. With infrastructure growing and the road widening project on Hwy. 181 extending to Co. Road 104 this property is well situated to capitalize on the growth trends in Baldwin County, Al. That makes this piece of property prime for future appreciation. For more photos and info, click here!
An increase in home sales along with homes staying on the market for shorter periods of time have been the trends in Baldwin County this summer. Additionally, properties were on the market for approximately the same amount of time last month compared to July 2018. Check out the July 2019 housing report including average sales price and a look at each area of Baldwin County. https://bit.ly/31qWGlJ
Are sales prices of residential properties rising with the temperatures this summer? Baldwin County inventory is moving fast, and now is the time to connect with your favorite Realtors at Shamrock Properties! View the full April Housing Report here: https://bit.ly/2Jmwov3
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While the average sales price and active inventory dropped in February 2019 compared to February 2018, there was an increase in the sales volume and properties sold. In comparison to last year, the average days on market continues to remain steady, and homes are sitting on the market for less time each month. Baldwin Realtors’ Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reports the total amount of active residential inventory in February 2019 was 3,072.
A total of 531 properties were sold last month, which is an increase of 8.4 percent from February 2018 (490). Properties are staying on the market for approximately the same amount of time as February 2018: 94 days, a decrease of 1 percent from 95 days in 2018. February total sales volume increased 5 percent this year, $156,6368,303 from $148,935,358 in February 2018.
The average sales prices of residential properties in Baldwin County in February 2019 decreased roughly 3 percent from 2018. In 2018, the average sales price was $303,949, and in 2019, it was $294,478.
Always wear green on St. Patrick's Day, but not sure where it the holiday originated? Read below! St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on March 17, the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. On St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast–on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.
Saint Patrick, who lived during the fifth century, is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He later escaped, but returned to Ireland and was credited with bringing Christianity to its people.
In the centuries following Patrick’s death (believed to have been on March 17, 461), the mythology surrounding his life became ever more ingrained in the Irish culture: Perhaps the most well known legend is that he explained the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) using the three leaves of a native Irish clover, the shamrock.
More than 100 St. Patrick's Day parades are held across the United States; New York City and Boston are home to the largest celebrations.
Since around the ninth or 10th century, people in Ireland have been observing the Roman Catholic feast day of St. Patrick on March 17. The first parade held to honor St. Patrick’s Day took place not in Ireland but in the United States. On March 17, 1762, Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City. Along with their music, the parade helped the soldiers reconnect with their Irish roots, as well as with fellow Irishmen serving in the English army.
Over the next 35 years, Irish patriotism among American immigrants flourished, prompting the rise of so-called “Irish Aid” societies like the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick and the Hibernian Society. Each group would hold annual parades featuring bagpipes (which actually first became popular in the Scottish and British armies) and drums.
In 1848, several New York Irish Aid societies decided to unite their parades to form one official New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Today, that parade is the world ‘s oldest civilian parade and the largest in the United States, with over 150,000 participants. Each year, nearly 3 million people line the 1.5-mile parade route to watch the procession, which takes more than five hours. Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Savannah also celebrate the day with parades involving between 10,000 and 20,000 participants each. Today, St. Patricks Day is widely celebrated across the world-- A tribute to a man with a lot of green beer involved.
Since we love St. Patrick's Day, we'd like to give some goodies to our devoted followers and support small businesses along the way! Our resident Shamrock (some call him Shammy) is on the loose on the Eastern Shore! This week (3/4) & next week, he is hiding in local businesses & YOU need to find him!
Daily (starting today!) at 2:00pm, tips will be posted on Facebook & our blog on how to find him! The first person to find him gets a $50 gift card to the local business courtesy of Shammy. All you have to do is SHARE each of our posts this week & post a selfie with Shammy if you are the first to find him!
CLUE #1 (Monday, 3/4)- A huge fan of the color green, Shammy is hiding somewhere that's totally his scene. He didn't travel too far from home this week; we think he wanted to visit his cousins, so to speak.
CLUE #2 (Tuesday, 3/5)- It's Fat Tuesday on the Eastern Shore, Shammy is HERE for fresh food galore. Lots of options from which he can choose, only thing he's missing is the MARDI GRAS BOOZE!
The holidays are quickly approaching and many people on the Eastern Shore assume the housing market sees a big dip. The Baldwin Realtors Association revealed sales were up in Baldwin county in the month of November from last year 11%, the supply of available real estate was up 6% and the median sales price is slowly increasing as well.
Thinking about selling your home in Spanish Fort, Daphne, Fairhope, Foley, Robertsdale, Mobile or surrounding areas? Give Shamrock Properties a call and let us put our team to work for you. From selling to buying, to property management and renovations, we are your one stop shop for all your real estate needs. 251.533.9445
The October market stats are out! With 3,112 active properties on the market in Baldwin County, the market is booming! Don't let those numbers fool you-- the total number of properties sold has increased, and there has been a decrease of 8% in the average number of days a property stays active on the market in areas like Daphne, Fairhope, Spanish Fort, and Foley. Good news for those of you selling-- There has been an average sales price increase of 5% over the past year. We love a HOT real estate market! Call Shamrock Properties to find your next home or sell your home in the Eastern Shore fast! 251.533.9445