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Jackson Hole Year End Market Report

A few weeks ago, Andrew Cornish, owner and president of Rocky Mountain Appraisals in Jackson Hole, Wyoming released his Year End Report. The main conclusion: Despite an increased number of real estate sales in 2010, home values in Jackson Hole continued to decline, with entry level homes hit the hardest.

  2008 2009 2010 2009/2008 2010/2009
Total Residential (Single-Family, Condo,Homesite) Transactions 388 224 296 -42.27% 32.14%
Average Price of Transaction $1,606,595 $1,404,296 $1,462,113 -12.59% 4.12%
Total Sales $623,358,973 $314,562,360 $416,702,350 -49.54% 32.47%

 

Andy Cornish explains that while the number of sales in Teton County, WY was up over 32% from last year,  certain segments of the market are still experiencing value losses up to 30-40% from peak values in 2007 and 2008.  The single family home market saw the average transaction price increase by over 12% in 2010.  However, Mr. Cornish explains, this is due to a prevalence of higher-end transactions, not an increasing value trend.

Available Inventory (homes for sale on the market) has remained relatively constant between 2009 and 2010, however currently inventory levels are double of that in 2007.  The type of inventory is interesting to note as well. According to the Teton County MLS, the least amount of ‘distressed’ properties exist north of town, while the greatest concentration of distressed properties exist in the Town of Jackson and South of Town, where an estimated 12% of homes for sale are described as bank-owned or have short sale potential.

Conclusion – According to Mr. Cornish’s Year End Report, while the real estate market continued to lose value in 2010, an increase in the number of transactions can provide hope that a market stabilization is in sight. For the entire Year End Report, visit Rocky Mountain Appraisals or contact The Gillespie Real Estate Team at 307-739-8078 or by visiting www.jacksonholeexperts.com

Jackson Hole Update – Real Estate in 2009

The final, final statistics are not quite finished but Sotheby’s International Realty Jackson Hole Brokerage has compiled the final sales numbers from the Teton Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service for 2009.  The past year will go down as one of the most difficult real estate years in history.  With financing difficult to find and more importantly a complete lack of buyer interest, sales across the entire spectrum slowed t a crawl.

The year did not start out well at all with only 20 transactions in the first quarter!  The second quarter improved a little with 63 transactions.  Finally during the last half of the year we started to see some activity market wide and had a total of 143 deals take place.  The totals are incredible when compared to the previous few years.  Unit volume declined 28% vs. 2008 and 65% vs. 2007.  Sales volume was even worse being 52% lower than 2008 and 71% lower than in 2007!

From Garth and Christy’s perspective the Jackson Hole market has a ways to go before we see any type of recovery.  There are chunks of the market that have not realized the decline in sales and prices and have refused to adjust with the current market.  There are 53 active listings between $2 and $3 million with only 1 pending sale in this price range.  The low range in the market $350,000 and below has barely adjusted which is resulting in a completely stalled market. 

What does this mean?  I will be updating the blog in the next few weeks and I’ll try to lay the frame work for recovery.  We have seen some motivated sellers which have resulted in sales so we are hoping sellers and the real estate community is starting to grasp the severity of the declining market.  The only way we recover is for the market to reflect the 30% to 40% decline and adjust the prices accordingly.

Jackson Hole is still a fantastic community.  It offers good schools, a top notch hospital, incredible arts and social environment, fabulous resturants and that small town charm many people desire.  Wyoming still offers incredible tax savings, abundant wildlife, great ski resorts and ample space for recreation.  These aspects are still here so we see a lot of opportunity for Jackson and the real estate market to rebound.

Stay tuned for additional information and thank you for visiting the Jackson Hole Experts Blog provided by Garth and Christy Gillespie.

What’s Under Contract in the Jackson Hole Real Estate Market

In the past week we have seen an increase in activity in the Jackson Hole real estate market. The market is not on fire by any means but again we are starting to see some activity that indicates the market has some life. The most interesting aspect of the current activity has been the variety of properties going under contract.

There are currently 16 “Under Contract” residential properties which does NOT include pre construction projects (Terra, Pine Glades, 199 Pearl) or vacant land. There are 8 propeties under $1,000,000 and 8 properties over $1,000,000. There are only 3 condos verse 13 single family homes. In the past week, the most exciting activity we witnessed was a property north of town listed for $5,150,000 go under contract (both sides of the transaction are being represented by Sotheby’s International Realty – Jackson Hole). There are currently 4 properties under contract listed for more than $4.8 million. There are 5 under contract vacant land parcels.

As for Active Listings….there are 571 Residental Properties for sale in Jackson Hole and 214 Vacant Land Parcels for sale in Jackson Hole! There have been 54 closed transactions reported in the Teton Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service since January 1st, 2009.

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We hope this helps you understand the current market activity in Jackson Hole. If you would like us to expand our thoughts or if you have any additional questions please email or call the JacksonHoleExperts – 877-739-8056.

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Sotheby’s International Realty — 61.8% Market Share!

 

2007 was a record year for the Jackson Hole real estate market, and even better one for Sotheby’s International Realty Jackson Hole Brokerage, which increased its local market share to 61.8% based on its sales volume contrasted against Teton County total sales as reported by the Teton County Assessor’s office.

Looking at the market as a whole, the total dollar volume of sales reported through the Teton Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in 2007 rose 9.1% over 2006.  Even in the fourth quarter, a rocky period for the national real estate market, sale volume was up 5.6% over the same period in 2006.  Sotheby’s sales associates outpaced their competitors for the year, boosting the MLS sales volume in 2007 by 12.2%.  Based on the Teton County Assessor’s numbers, which include both MLS and non-MLS transactions, Sotheby’s associates handled 61.8% of the $1.055 billion real estate sales volume in the Jackson Hole region.  The company’s average market share for the past five years is now 58.2%.

As the result of agent’s efforts and enhanced support they receive, listings with Sotheby’s International Realty in 2007 resulted in an in-house sale nearly 60% of the time.  This was more than 50% better than the company’s nearest competitor – Real Estate of Jackson Hole.  Sotheby’s agents do 88% more transaction sides per agent and 83% more dollar volume than their closest competitor.

This story was written by Sotheby’s International Realty Jackson Hole Brokerage with contributions and editting by Garth Gillespie, sales associate. 

For more information on these statistics or if you have any questions about the Jackson Hole Market please feel free to visit JacksonHoleExperts or to call me at 307-413-5243.