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February Real Estate Results for Jackson Hole, Wyoming

 

 A little bit of a mixed bag for real estate results in February 2012 for Jackson, Wyoming.   The bad news is that our sold transaction total fell from 18 transactions in January to 17 closed transactions in Feb.  The average price also fell to $857,976 and the median sale price of $476,000.  The highest sale for the month was a home on the West Bank in Lake Creek Acres .  It sold for $2,300,000. 

On a positive outlook we had 3 land sales in Feb. and we just had 3 additional lots go under contract in the past few weeks.  Land prices have fallen, construction costs are lower and finding professional works is much easier at this point.  My other theory is that the consumer is going to demand a newer homes in a few years and there simply will not be any due to the lack of construction and spec building during the past 4-5 years.  The opportunity is there for owners to start construction on a new home with the idea of living in it or selling it after or during construction.

Finally – the pending outlook is strong.  There are 54 pending transactions at the moment.  44 of those are priced below $1 million.

For additional information on the Jackson Hole Real Estate market please contact the Jackson Hole Experts – Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty – Christy and Garth Gillespie. – 307-413-5243 or garth.gillespie@jhsir.com

Real Estate Activity for January 2010 – Jackson Hole

The headlines could be misleading if taken out of context when reviewing the recent sold activity in the Jackson Hole real estate market.  “Sales transactions and volume more than double from previous year!” or “2010 starts off with a bang!”  You never know what some agents will report if you do not know their agenda.  Here at the Jackson Hole Experts Blog we try to give the facts but also try to give you our opinion as to where the markets are trending.  Our agenda is to give you a feeling of what we are seeing in the field and follow that up with the statistics that the MLS reports.

January felt very slow and quite possibly worse than this time last year.  The economy and job outlook in Jackson feels like it is slower and weaker than in years past.  With that said we did see activity more activity than we witnessed last year and sales did double and sales volume more than doubled so our “gut impressions” did not hold up when reviewing the past’s months activity.

 When looking very macro – Teton County MLS recorded 10 closings with a sales volume around $19 million.  This compared to 2009 when we had 4 transactions and just over $7 million in sales volume.  2009 was just plain awful so to compare any month to January 2009 we are bound to report better results.  One issue when looking at the 2010 numbers is that there were 2 very large transactions ($8.2 and $3.8 million) which account for $12 million in volume!  Remove those 2 transactions and we have volume numbers that are almost identical to lasts years awful results.  As we continue to go micro with the stats we can see how those 2 “big transactions” play with the data.  When including all 10 transactions the average sold price is $2 million.  When we peel away the Indian Springs transaction ($8.2) the average sold price slides to $1.2 million and if we also peel away the Four Seasons penthouse sale the average sales price slides to $900,000. 

 To wrap up the report I’ll pass on a few more statistics:  Of the 10 reported sales there are a total of 20 transaction sides.  Sotheby’s International Realty – Jackson Hole Brokerage represented half (10) sides.  The rest of the sides are spread out but coming in second was our friends Jackson Hole Real Estate and Appraisal with (3).  There was 1 sale in Crescent H Ranch, 5 sales in the town of Jackson, a sale in Teton Pines, 2 sales in Teton Village (includes the above mentioned sale) and the Indian Springs sale.  The average days’ on the market was 262.

In the next update we will detail the pending transactions currently reported in the (MLS).  There is a little upside as we see a good set of inventory under contract.  Stay tuned!

For more information about the Jackson Hole real estate market please feel free to call us – Christy and Garth Gillespie at 307-739-8056.  We are full time Realtors who enjoy their jobs….

December 1st – Jackson Hole Real Estate Update

It has been a while since this site has been updated – we are sorry. The Jackson Hole Experts – Christy and Garth Gillespie of Sotheby’s International Realty – have been extremely busy over the past 4 months and unfortunately our Blog fell silent.

We are excited about getting back into posting current information about Jackson Hole and the Jackson Hole Real Estate Market. 2009 has been a challenging real estate climate nationally and locally. Financing continues to be a struggle and declining property and home values are creating a burden for many homeowners. We understand these issues and hope to cover topics within our blog that offer solutions and opportunities.

In our first Blog back we want to bring people back up to speed on the current market statistics. We will be updating the information soon as our last current review of the market is thru October 2009. Year to Date there have been a total of 152 closings with a sales volume of $182 million as reported by Teton Board of Realtors (TBOR) MLS system. When comparing this information to 2008 unit volume was down 41% and down 70% from 2007. Sales volume is down 58% from 2008 and 73% from 2007. Positive news is that in October we had 29 closings which was the high for 2009 and also in October we saw 7 sales over $2 million.

Christy and I believe that Sotheby’s International Realty – Jackson Hole Brokerage offers our customers the best opportunity for success. If you are a seller, hands down there is nobody in Teton County that can offer you so many marketing opportunities and exposure to the most buyers. For buyers – the same can be said – we work extremely hard in the office to educate each other on the most up to date statistics which offers our sellers the most educated price analysis. This in turn offers a buyer the opportunity to look at properties that are priced correctly for the market. We have incredible tools for both Buyers and Sellers as too how the real estate process works in Jackson Hole.

The statistics uphold our thoughts above. In October alone, Sotheby’s was involved with 23 transaction sides (a transaction = 2 sides a buyer and a seller). This equaled a 62% market share. Year to date Sotheby’s has sold 72 properties and has assisted 61 buyers complete a transaction. This equals 133 transaction sides or 55% market share. These are fantastic numbers.

As for Christy and Garth Gillespie – we continue to work extremely hard to produce results for our sellers. We have sold 8 listings so far in 2009 and have been involved in 14 transaction sides. When compared to years past we are lagging our average but we are proud of our efforts and continue to learn more about our market every day.

If you would like additional information, please feel free to call us at 307-413-5243 or email me at garth.gillespie@sothebyshomes.com. Thanks for visiting our site and we hope you stop by again real soon.

Welcome to the Jackson Hole Experts Blog

Welcome to the Jackson Hole Experts Real Estate Blog
  • What is a blog? The name comes from “web-log” and is sometimes referred to as “The Web 2.0.” It is basically a website that allows interaction.
  • What is the Jackson Hole Experts Real Estate Blog intended to be? We’ll blog with the goal of being an up-to-date resource for our community, emphasizing Jackson Hole and Teton County, Wyoming real estate, but also just about living in our great community – Jackson.
Christy and I are both excited about this new opportunity to communicate with our customers but to also reach out to new residents or individuals who are eager to learn more about Jackson Hole and our real estate market. The Gillespie Real Estate Team is here to personalize your real estate experience – to work with you how and when YOU want, whether you’re planning to buy or sell. We bring depth of experience locally and a diversity of backgrounds – we think of ourselves as your guides with your interests at the top of mind. Information is readily available, but good interpretation is not as easy to find.
 
Real estate is partly about lifestyle as well, so we’ll share our views of the lifestyle and the surroundings. We may get off topic, much as we would if we were spending hours in a car with you, going from neighborhood to neighborhood. The Jackson Hole Experts Real Estate Blog will be concentrating on market updates, new developments, community news, restaurant reviews and other areas of interest. Please feel free to sign up for updates and email us with any topics you would like us to discuss. Jackson Hole is such a complex place with so many interesting people and stories our goal is to bring some of them to light and to add our insight on many of the topics.  
 
Of course, we’ll also hope that our readers will think of us when they hear of anyone who wants to buy or sell Jackson Hole residential real estate, because that’s how we make our living. You can see more about who we are at www.JacksonHoleExperts.com. Your comments are not only welcomed, but encouraged. Ask us questions, ask for advice, use us as your sounding board. We believe in long relationships, which are grounded in trust, caring and mutual respect. We not only want to make your real estate transactions memorable, we want you to refer us to your family, your friends, your colleagues, your acquaintances – and people you just meet. We thrive and grow because of you and your referrals.

 Stay tuned for our next post as we will be highlighting a new development in the Town of Jackson, Pine Glades.  Pine Glades was just approved by the Town of Jackson and consists of 27 luxury townhomes overlooking Snow King and the Town of Jackson.