Derby Woods Subdivision -A 15 year view

by Wendell Browne on February 3, 2016

Derby Woods is a single family residential development in Lynn Haven, Fl. offering homes that were built in the late 70’s and early 1980’s. The predominant age of homes in the subdivision were built in mid 1980’s. The project features a mixture of homes ranging from approximately 1,500 square feet to 3,000 square feet and above.

The development is fairly homogeneous in terms of Bay County real estate with the main differences in properties being size and/or swimming pools.

Market Peak

The subdivision experienced increasing values from 2000 to 2006 with the development peaking in 2006. From mid 2006 through 2012 the subdivision experienced a cycle of decline. This is typical of many single family projects comprising the Bay County market.

The first chart below depicts the overall sales volume on an annual basis indicated by the horizontal bars. The red line running on the right axis reflects overall values on a per square foot basis.

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Derby Woods Price Change from the Market Peak

The next chart reflects market change using 2006 as a base year as this period reflects the peak for this specific development. As of the end of 2015, overall values were down nearly 24% from the peak of the market. On a positive note, the decline terminated in 2012 and the area has been slowing recovering over the last 3 years.

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Final Thoughts

The take away from this is that if you are an owner who purchased several years ago, you might have negative equity in the residence. On a positive note, values in the area have been recovering since 2013.  If our firm can be of assistance to you in determining your equity position, feel free to visit our  main website –OurAppraiser or contact our office at 850-785-0062.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ryan Lundquist

The peak of the graph compared to current values looks about similar to how many areas in my market in Sacramento have trended. As always, I enjoyed the read and the images.


2 Wendell Browne

Interesting, Ryan. It’s fascinating to view how local markets compared on a national level during that historic period. I appreciate your thoughts and thanks for reading.


3 Tom Horn

This is a great info. to know for all homeowners in Derby Woods as it helps them to determine if they can take the first step in possibly selling or stay put for a while until the market recovers even more and they build more equity.


4 Wendell Browne

You bet. My intent when I wrote the article was to provide some meaningful info that owners could use for making an informed decision. Thanks for reading !


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