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Top Real Estate Values in Jackson Hole – Ask the Experts

Top Pick?  Click link to see....

Top Pick? Click link to see....


Christy and Garth Gillespie, the Jackson Hole Experts at Sotheby’s International Realty, have just updated our Top Picks for April 23, 2009. Just about every 2 weeks we take a look at the Jackson Hole real estate market and look for the current “deals” in the market. We also review the current situation with pending transactions, closed transactions and noteable price reductions.

This week we note that there were 34 price corrections in the past 2 weeks. For Christy and I this is a good signal that sellers are becoming motivated to jump start the market. For the past 4 months the Jackson Hole real estate market has been painfully slow. We have credited alot of this “non-action” on the fact that sellers have been sitting back and waiting for the buyers to arrive. Well, here at Sotheby’s International Realty – Jackson Hole Brokerage, we have seen our fair share of buyers but very little contract activity. The economy has shown signs of stabilization or at least of bottoming and the result has been a slight increase in buyer activity and inquiries. The federal government has been helping by putting pressure on mortgage rates (lowering) and offering incentives for first time home buyers. To support this thinking we have seen 7 new pending transactions from all over the market. They include 4 single family homes ranging from $599,000 to $895,000, 1 Aspen’s home and a townhome at Teton Village priced at $1,795,000. Congrats and good luck to all the involved Jackson Hole real estate agents.

To find out what we choose as out Top 3 Picks click the link. If you have any additional questions or thoughts about available Jackson Hole homes, vacant land or current activity please feel freee to contact us – the Jackson Hole Experts – Christy and Garth Gillespie toll free at 877-739-8056

Jackson Hole Bank Update – Mortgage Rates for March 27, 2009

One of the finest loan representatives in the Jackson Hole area is T.R. Pierce from the Bank of Jackson Hole. T.R. Pierce is the senior vice president loan officer at the largest “local” bank in Jackson Hole and for the past few years has been educating the Jackson Hole real estate agents on the current local mortgage rates. As part of our weekly updates we will be posting T.R.’s report about once a week. This should give readers a good idea of local rates. We of course recommend calling T.R. Pierce, SVP Residential Loans, 307.734.8111 for an appointment if you would like additional information on mortgages. Today’s report is below:

Conforming interest rates are down this morning after consumer spending rose in February… rebounding for the second straight month! The Commerce Department reported that spending by individuals rose 0.2% last month after a revised increase of 1.0% in January. Some economists feel that “the majority of the declines in consumer consumption are behind us” and another indication that the economy may be improving is the 20% gain in stocks Wall Street has enjoyed in last three weeks!

Residential Mortgage Rates for March 27, 2009

The following rates are thirty (30) day quotes for fully documented, owner-occupied and/or second home loans for borrowers with a minimum credit score of 700 which feature a one (1%) percent loan origination fee and the escrow of taxes & insurance.

PLEASE NOTE THAT CONFORMING LOAN AMOUNTS OVER $417,000 TO $625,500
ARE AVAILABLE AT HIGHER INTEREST RATES THAN INDICATED BELOW.

PROGRAM CONFORMING

(Loans to $417,000)
JUMBO
(Loans over 417,000)

30 Year Fixed
4.500%
7.875%

15 Year Fixed
4.500%
6.875%

10/1 ARM
5.250%
7.875%

7/1 ARM
4.625%
5.000%

5/1 ARM
4.125%
4.750%

3/1 ARM
5.250%
6.625%

30 YEAR FIXED RATE FHA LOANS TO $693,750: 5.000%
PRIME RATE: 3.250%
ONE YEAR LIBOR RATE: 2.010%

Thanks T.R. for the report. We appreciate the updates. Christy and I are excited about those 4.5% rates on conforming 30 year fixed! This should motivate all of you first time home buyers or owners that want to move up or around in Jackson. Guess what? This weeks movement in the stock market motivated a few buyers. We saw a piece of vacant land go under contract! We also heard of a contemporary townhome that went under contract! Great news…

If you would like additional information on the Jackson Hole Real Estate market please contact us – the Jackson Hole Experts – Garth and Christy Gillespie. Feel free to call us toll free at 877-739-8056.

Local Jackson Hole Mortgage Rates and Information

One of the finest loan representatives in the Jackson Hole area is T.R. Pierce from the Bank of Jackson Hole. T.R. Pierce is the senior vice president loan officer at the largest “local” bank in Jackson Hole and for the past few years has been educating the Jackson Hole real estate agents on the current local mortgage rates. As part of our weekly updates we will be posting T.R.’s report about once a week. This should give readers a good idea of local rates. We of course recommend calling T.R. Pierce, SVP Residential Loans, 307.734.8111 for an appointment if you would like additional information on mortgages. Today’s report is below:

“Conforming fixed rates are down again this morning after it was announced that Treasury Secretary Geithner will present a financial sector stabilization plan that will include government guarantees of losses on some assets and greater assistance for troubled homeowners. Plans like the Federal Reserve’s Term Asset Backed Lending Facility (TALF) hold great promise for restarting private credit flows again. Buyers of triple-A rated securities backed by credit cards, student loans and other assets can swap those bonds for Treasury securities that they can use for new financing.”
Residential Mortgage Rates for February 10, 2009
The following rates are thirty (30) day quotes for fully documented, owner-occupied and/or second home loans for borrowers with a minimum credit score of 700 which feature a one (1%) percent loan origination fee and the escrow of taxes & insurance.

PLEASE NOTE THAT CONFORMING LOAN AMOUNTS OVER $417,000 TO $625,500

ARE AVAILABLE AT HIGHER INTEREST RATES THAN INDICATED BELOW.

PROGRAM CONFORMING

(Loans to $417,000)
JUMBO
(Loans over 417,000)

30 Year Fixed
4.750%
7.875%

15 Year Fixed
4.625%
6.875%

10/1 ARM
5.750%
7.875%

7/1 ARM
5.500%
5.875%

5/1 ARM
4.625%
5.625%

3/1 ARM
5.375%
6.625%

30 YEAR FIXED RATE FHA LOANS TO $625,500: 5.375%
PRIME RATE: 3.250%
ONE YEAR LIBOR RATE: 1.987%

Thanks T.R. for the report!

For more information on the Jackson Hole real estate market please feel free to call us – the JacksonHoleExperts at 877-739-8056 or visit or website at ChristyandGarth.com