Jackson Hole Report Back In Action – 2009 To Date Market Report

After a two week hiatus I am back bringing you updated information on the Jackson Hole Real Estate Market. Christy and I have seen a continued “look and wait” attitude in the market. We currently have over 20 listings in all price ranges so we have a pretty good pulse on the market. Also here at Sotheby’s International Realty – Jackson Hole Brokerage – we have the agents that do the most business so we have access to any behind the scenes activity that may not show up in the Teton County MLS system.

The statistics for the first 2 quarters of 2009 are bleak at best. Transaction data is the lowest we have seen in recent history with just 57 closings for a sales volume total of $80 million. The data will probably not get much better as units sold in June were down 53% from last year meaning that the market is not exactly picking up speed. Unit volumes are down a dramatic 84% from their peak in 2005 and 2009 sales volume is down 79% from the peak in 2007.

Active Residential and Building Sites in Jackson Hole and Teton County continue to build. Currently there are 815 active listings on the market. This is a new high in recent history. Active inventory is 40% higher than last year and 105% higher than in 2007! In segments of price range there are 660 listings of properties listed under $3 million and 160 listings over $3 million. Over $3 million inventory has jumped 31% when compared to 2008 and 2007.

In Summary —
Under $1.5 million: *77% of units sold in 2009 vs. 67% in 2008. *Units sold declined 58%. *Sales volume is down 63%. *Average sales prices are down 12%. *Listing inventory is up 49%.

Over $1.5 million: *23% of units sold in 2009 vr. 33% in 2008. *Unit sales are down 73%. *Average sales price is up 16% (due to few sales). *Active listings are up 31%.

Come back soon as we will be posting a lot of current information in the next few days. If you would like additional information on the Jackson Hole Real Estate Market please feel free to contact the Jackson Hole Experts – Garth and Christy Gillespie – associates at Sotheby’s International Realty. We can be reached toll free at 877-739-8056 or email me at garth.gillespie@sothebyshomes.com.