Baldwin County Real Estate Market Reports - December 2017

The numbers are out!  Below you will find the major cities and real estate markets in Baldwin County AL, including information on both, Sold and Active homes.  You’ll see average prices, how many days on the market, average price per square foot, and the ratio of selling price to listing price.  

All of the figures below are generated from the real estate activity from Baldwin County in December 2017 for the cities of Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Foley, Fairhope, Daphne, and Spanish Fort.  This data does not include real estate sales from the smaller towns of the county.

Homes that have sold in Baldwin County

ORANGE BEACH REAL ESTATE

Single Family Homes

  • 18 homes were sold
  • Average list price – $348,602
  • Average selling price – $338,714
  • Selling to listing ratio – 97%
  • Average days on the market – 122
  • Price per square foot – $210
  • Average square feet of homes sold – 1,940

Condos

  • 53 condos were sold
  • Average list price – $521,907
  • Average selling price – $504,828
  • Selling to listing ratio – 96%
  • Average days on the market – 81
  • Price per square foot – $346
  • Average square feet of condos sold – 1,393

GULF SHORES REAL ESTATE

Single Family Homes

  • 48 homes were sold
  • Average list price – $377,930
  • Average selling price – $360,820
  • Selling to listing ratio – 96%
  • Average days on the market – 126
  • Price per square foot – $164
  • Average square feet of homes sold – 2,199

Condos

  • 50 condos were sold
  • Average list price – $294,317
  • Average selling price – $284,621
  • Selling to listing ratio – 96%
  • Average days on the market – 78
  • Price per square foot – $255
  • Average square feet of condos sold – 1,201

FOLEY REAL ESTATE

  • 52 homes were sold
  • Average list price – $200,697
  • Average selling price – $196,959
  • Selling to listing ratio – 98%
  • Average days on the market – 102
  • Price per square foot – $105
  • Average square feet of homes sold – 1,857

FAIRHOPE REAL ESTATE

  • 67 homes were sold
  • Average list price – $426,397
  • Average selling price – $395,840
  • Selling to listing ratio – 95%
  • Average days on the market – 106
  • Price per square foot – $161
  • Average square feet of homes sold – 2,559

DAPHNE REAL ESTATE

  • 53 homes were sold
  • Average list price – $288,941
  • Average selling price – $273,621
  • Selling to listing ratio – 96%
  • Average days on the market – 162
  • Price per square foot – $116
  • Average square feet of homes sold – 2,337

SPANISH FORT REAL ESTATE

  • 20 homes were sold
  • Average list price – $287,639
  • Average selling price – $282,814
  • Selling to listing ratio – 98%
  • Average days on the market – 108
  • Price per square foot – $116
  • Average square feet of homes sold – 2,451

Who says that homes don’t sell in December?  361 single family homes and condos sold last month for the major cities of Baldwin County.  That’s 57 more than the previous month.  And, that doesn’t even include the smaller towns of the county, commercial, or land sales.  You can tell by looking at the selling to listing ratio that Baldwin is still in a buyer’s market with buyers getting anywhere from 5% off the list price in Fairhope to 2% off in Spanish Fort.  

With an average of over 10 closings every single day in December, I would say that the market is hot in Baldwin County.

Recap based on November’s statistics:

  • If you’re buying a condo at the beach, units in Gulf Shores are selling for $91 less per square foot (on average) than their sister city, Orange Beach.
  • Are you wanting to buy a single family home near the Gulf Coast?  Foley homes are selling for $59-$105 a foot less than those in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
  • For single family homes on the Eastern Shore, Spanish Fort and Daphne have the lowest price per foot at $116 followed by Fairhope at $161 per foot.

Real Estate and Community Guides for:

Spanish Fort
Daphne
Fairhope
Foley
Gulf Shores
Orange Beach

Baldwin Residential Sold Homes

Click on the image above to use this interactive stat maker.  Click then scroll down.

 

Homes for Sale in Baldwin County

ORANGE BEACH REAL ESTATE

Single family homes

  • 169 homes for sale
  • Average list price – $660,679
  • Average price per square foot – $354
  • Average days on the market – 167
  • Median house size – 2,064

Condos

  • 305 condos for sale
  • Average list price – $578,807
  • Average price per square foot – $347
  • Average days on the market – 161
  • Median condo size – 1,542 square feet

GULF SHORES REAL ESTATE

Single family homes

  • 285 homes for sale
  • Average list price – $531,795
  • Average price per square foot – $232
  • Average days on the market – 190
  • Median house size – 2,170 square feet

Condos

  • 363 condos for sale
  • Average list price – $444,834
  • Average price per square foot – $290
  • Average days on the market – 171
  • Median condo size – 1,318 square feet

FOLEY REAL ESTATE

  • 224 homes for sale
  • Average list price – $237,626
  • Average price per square foot – $124
  • Average days on the market – 114
  • Median house size – 1,930 square feet

FAIRHOPE REAL ESTATE

  • 332 homes for sale
  • Average list price – $503,248
  • Average price per square foot – $176
  • Average days on the market – 142
  • Median house size – 2,600 square feet

DAPHNE REAL ESTATE

  • 280 homes for sale
  • Average list price – $318,736
  • Average price per square foot – $118
  • Average days on the market – 135
  • Median house size – 2,410 square feet

SPANISH FORT REAL ESTATE

  • 146 homes for sale
  • Average list price – $336,613
  • Average price per square foot – $125
  • Average days on the market – 118
  • Median house size – 2,548 square feet

Overall residential report for Baldwin County

TOTAL RESIDENTIAL SALES

For the month of December, there were a total of 470 sales for both single family homes and condos.  This is a o.6% increase over homes that were sold in December of 2016.

Breakdown of sales:
 12/201612/2017
Single Family Homes285235
Condos130113
New Construction52122

MEDIAN SALES PRICES

Median = the middle value, out of all the home prices this is the price in the exact middle – not average.  Half of the prices are listed both above and below.

The median sales price has increased with a 2.3% gain from the same time last year.

Breakdown of median sale prices:
 12/201612/2017
Single Family Homes$216,250$198,900
Condos$322,750$339,000
New Construction$231,913$261,000
   

AVERAGE SALES PRICES

Average = taking the sum and dividing it by the number of prices.  The average sales price is 2.1% higher than December a year ago.  It’s safe to say that homes, in general, have appreciated about 2-3%.

Breakdown of average sale prices:
 12/201612/2017
Single Family Homes$275,015$272,024
Condos$366,797$371,602
New Construction$282,217$286,168
   

DAYS ON THE MARKET

Days on the market is a great indicator of the pulse of the real estate market.  You can see here that demand is much larger this year than last year.  These numbers indicate a 37.3% decrease for time on the market.

Breakdown of time on the market:
 12/201612/2017
Single Family Homes15090
Condos16687
New Construction181128

TOTAL LISTINGS

There was only a 3.5% increase in total listings from a year ago.

Breakdown of listings:
 12/201612/2017
Single Family Homes1,6101,480
Condos719668
New Construction189649
   

INVENTORY TO SALES RATIO

Months of supply = the inventory for sale divided by the current monthy sales volume.  The real estate market is said to be equal at a 6 months supply.

Baldwin County has a 6.0 months supply which is a -3.6% decrease over a year ago. 

These numbers indicate signs that demand is overtaking supply, resulting in an eventual seller’s market.

For additional information about homes or condos that are for sale in Baldwin County, please contact me at:

Jeff Nelson
IXL Real Estate – Eastern Shore
251-654-2523
jeff@livegulfshoreslocal.com

 

 

 

 

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