Bonifay, FL Real Estate News

By Mary Coleman
(Tri-County Realty LLC)
As Holmes County's premier (and only) country club subdivision, Dogwood Lakes also brings back fond memories of the bygone Sixties era.When the news came out that an eccentric Englishman named Charles Leslie Walker had bought land about seven miles outside Bonifay to develop, most locals reacted with equal amounts of disbelief and amusement. An older farmhouse on the property was used as headquarters, and Walker began an intensive public relations effort. The man had a natural flair for networking. He cooperated with the Holmes Creek Soil Conservation District to get engineering assistance.He held juke box parties with local professionals and politicians invited, not omitting juniors and seniors at HCHS. These teens were even treated to a moonlight hayride around the property with its 9...
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By Mary Coleman
(Tri-County Realty LLC)
Price of acreage in our area is now about double what it was before the big real estate boom of 2005-2006-- that is, $3000 - $6000 per acre, instead of $1500 - $4,000. We do not expect prices to drop further. Of course location is still the critical factor.We still have a limited housing inventory, especially in Holmes County, but there is a considerable range on the market from affordable to luxury.We are relying less on comparable sales in recent years to set listing price, trying harder to get a feel for seller's needs and buyer's ability to put some deals together.Doctors Memorial hospital held grand opening ceremony Thursday Feb. 14 and guided tours were provided throughout the day, with some jubilant Holmes Countians making the scene by wheelchair. This new $17 million facility wi...
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