August Updates

Orange Beach, Gulf Shores & Perdido Key Real Estate Updates

Can you believe it is almost fall?! Our son, Attison, will start back to school on Monday and (don't tell him) we are excited to have him out of the house for several hours each day. I am loving seeing all of your facebook and instagram posts with your kids and grand kids heading back to school. You can look for ours on Monday.
Since we are almost 3 quarters through the year, I figured I would do a year to date update for you with both home and condo sales here on the coast. 
There have been 240 homes that have sold since January 1st of this year in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores (south of the intracoastal) and Perdido Key. This is 31 more homes sold than the same period last year and the average selling price has increased by about 41k as well. This is great news as the housing market has lagged behind the condo market as far as the recovery has gone. 

(240 listings)
Low High Average Median Total
List Price $62,000 $2,500,000 $422,742 $328,750 $101,458,100
Selling Price $58,500 $1,850,000 $393,264 $317,000 $94,383,414
Sold/List(%) 74.00% 102.67% 94.33% 95.22% --
Price/SqFt ($) $47.62 $711.54 $169.51 $149.00 --
Days on Market 1 1695 188 142 --

Condo sales have been strong this year with 889 unit selling since January. This is 44 units more than the same period last year. Unlike home sales, the average condo sale this year is about 40k LESS than last year. One of the reasons for this is Phoenix West II sales. 

(889 listings)
Low High Average Median Total
List Price $62,900 $1,400,000 $346,590 $319,000 $308,118,177
Selling Price $50,500 $1,400,000 $331,231 $298,000 $294,464,264
Sold/List(%) 56.36% 109.66% 95.50% 96.00% --
Price/SqFt ($) $60.05 $438.94 $244.59 $253.10 --
Days on Market 1 3034 176 104 --

If you back out Phoenix West II sales from this time period last year, the number are remarkably similar to our YTD numbers for this year. There were 131 units that sold at Phoenix West II at an average price of 613k. 

(714 listings)
Low High Average Median Total
List Price $39,900 $2,190,000 $345,748 $289,000 $246,864,062
Selling Price $30,000 $2,190,000 $331,919 $276,950 $236,989,870
Sold/List(%) 60.12% 102.86% 95.39% 96.02% --
Price/SqFt ($) $48.55 $625.00 $235.05 $245.00 --
Days on Market 0 2236 147 90.5 --

There is still plenty of time to purchase your dream home on the Gulf Coast before the year is over. We are licensed in Alabama and Florida.

Thinking about selling your home or condo? Let us know and we will be happy to provide you with a market analysis as well as an in depth review of your property so that you can price it right and get the most for your sale. 

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