Baldwin and Mobile County Real Estate News & Market Trends

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings and renovation projects. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

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
Nov. 13, 2018

October Housing Market Stats

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

Posted in Market Updates
Nov. 8, 2018

Kahalley to Serve on Baldwin Realtors Board of Directors

Not only has the Baldwin County Association of Realtors undergone a massive re-branding, they have appointed a new Board of Directors for the coming years. We are proud to have Shamrock Properties represented on the board and we are hopeful for what is to come with the organization. David Kahalley, President and Owner of Shamrock Properties, anticipates positive growth for the future of Baldwin Realtors. "At some point in every realtors career, I believe it's important to get involved in the governing of their association," Kahalley said.  
"It's time consuming; it'll pull one away from their day to day business, and the decisions that have to be made will not always be popular." According to Kahalley, "This is exactly why it's important to become a voice in the association."
With a diverse group coming from various backgrounds on the Board of Directors, we optimistically anticipate what's to come.
Sept. 4, 2018

Shamrock Turnkey Services in Historic Malbis

Right out of the gate, employees at Shamrock Turnkey Services are up and running assisting clients all over the Eastern Shore. Serving clients who want to sell their homes is a major component of the duties of the STS team in addition to working with clients who want small renovations or have large, time consuming projects in mind. This particular client wanted to sell his property-- but wanted the biggest bang for his buck, so he enlisted the STS team to get the property ready to sell.

Before the renovation began, our experienced STS team evaluated the property to determine necessary projects to get it sold quickly. "At first glance, we knew we had a lot of work that needed to be completed," said Roamie Richards, with STS. "Our task list was long, but we have the right contractors to do the jobs, so I knew we could get it done quickly." After the client approved the task list, contractors were hired and the work began!

 

 

 

The 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom property needed a lot of work. All of the plumbing had to be reworked, cabinets & flooring had to be replaced, walls had to be repaired and painted, ceilings painted, and the outside of the property needed a good pressure washing among other things. 

 

The STS team coordinated and scheduled all contractors to complete the projects at hand in a timely matter. 

 

 

Selecting finishes can be a challenging task when you are in a time crunch and want a good end product, but with an inexpensive price tag. The STS decorator worked with the client to select finishes that would sell the home the quickest! Stylish, low maintenance LVT flooring that is inexpensive but looks top dollar was installed throughout the home. Additionally, a fresh light neutral paint color was selected.

Renovated and ready, 29919 St. Helen Street is on the market for $189,500! Don't blink-- This one will sell fast! 

 

  

  

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Aug. 9, 2018

Why Choose Shamrock Properties?

 

 

Our last Home sold for $7000 over appraised value!!  Thinking about selling your property in Baldwin County or Mobile County?  Not getting the showings you think you should?  Wondering why your home isn’t selling as quickly as it should in such a booming area as the Eastern Shore? 

Call us for a FREE market evaluation and consultation.

We’ll help you identify what your home is worth in this hot market, how best to market it for sale, and why our boutique services are the BEST way to go when it comes to getting your home marketed to other real estate agents and the public so we can identify a buyer. And sell it quickly for top dollar.

 

Don't believe us? Ask our clients.

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