Baldwin and Mobile County Real Estate News & Market Trends

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Nov. 12, 2019

October Housing Market Update!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

 

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – The Baldwin County housing market experienced an increase in the average sales price last month, while inventory decreased according to the October 2019 Housing Report. Baldwin REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reports 666 properties were sold in October 2019, which is an 8.6% increase from October 2018, when 613 properties were sold.

Total sales volume in October 2019 increased by 14.5% from the previous year totaling $205,489,070, compared to $179,484,470 in October 2018. The average sales price of residential properties in Baldwin County increased by 5.4% totaling $308,542, compared to $292,849 in October 2018. The total amount of residential active inventory in October 2019 was 3,052 properties, a decrease from 3,112 in 2018.

 

Residential MLS Stats by Area:

Central Baldwin

Residential Properties sold in October 2019: 162

Average Sales Price: $232,798

Average Days on Market: 74

Average Sales Price Change from October 2018: Increase 17%

 

Coastal Condos

Residential Properties sold in October 2019: 123

Average Sales Price: $409,466

Average Days on Market: 94

Average Sales Price Change from October 2018: Increase 6%

 

Coastal Homes

Residential Properties sold in October 2019: 77

Average Sales Price: $467,072

Average Days on Market: 92

Average Sales Price Change from October 2018: Increase 4.2%

 

Eastern Shore

Residential Properties sold in October 2019: 187

Average Sales Price: $300,547

Average Days on Market: 74

Average Sales Price Change from October 2018: Increase less than 1%

 

North Baldwin

Residential Properties sold in October 2019: 28

Average Sales Price: $177,715

Average Days on Market: 88

Average Sales Price Change from October 2018: Increase 4% 

Posted in Market Updates
Oct. 17, 2019

September Market Update

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.

https://bit.ly/2IWP9nR

 

 

Posted in Market Updates
Sept. 17, 2019

8.3 Acres of Land Available in Fairhope off Highway 181!

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!

Posted in Land for Sale
Sept. 3, 2019

Summer Market Stats Update!


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

Posted in Market Updates
May 9, 2019

Housing Market Update from Shamrock Properties

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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Posted in Market Updates
March 19, 2019

February Market Report

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.

All information provided by Baldwin Realtors

Posted in Market Updates
March 12, 2019

Our FAVORITE DAY of the Year!



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.

 

All information from history.com

March 4, 2019

Giveaway on the Eastern Shore!

☘️GIVEAWAY!☘️

 

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!

 

 

 

Jan. 8, 2019

Mardi Gras in Baldwin County!

Looking for the 2019 Fairhope Daphne Gulf Shores Spanish Fort Foley Mardi Gras Schedule? You've come to the right place! Here are the details!

 

Friday, February 22 6:45pm - Apollo’s Mystic Ladies - Daphne

Saturday, February 23 2019 3pm - The Haven’s Mystic Mutt’s - Fairhope

Saturday, February 23 2019 6:45pm - Knights of Ecor Rouge (KOER) - Fairhope

Friday, March 1 2019 6:30pm - Mystical Order of Miriams - Orange Beach

Friday, March 1 2019 6:45pm - Maids of Jubilee - Fairhope

Saturday, March 2 2019 11am - Foley Parade - Foley

Saturday, March 2, 2019 12pm - Mystic Revelers - Bay Minette

Saturday March 2 2019 2pm - Krewe of Mullet Mates - Mullet Point

Saturday, March 2 2019 5:30pm - Mystics of Pleasure - Orange Beach

Saturday, March 2 2019 6:45pm - Shadow Barons - Daphne

Sunday, March 3 2019 2:29pm - Loyal Order of the Fire Truck - Daphne

Lundi Gras - Monday, March 4, 2019 6:45pm - Order of Mystic Magnolias - Fairhope

Fat Tuesday - Tuesday, March 5 2019 10am - Gulf Shores Parade - Gulf Shores

 

Fat Tuesday - Tuesday, March 5 2019 2pm - Orange Beach Parade - Orange Beach

While you're out and about in Baldwin County, check out the homes on the market in each specific area here!

Dec. 11, 2018

November Housing Market Stats

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

Posted in Market Updates