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Jackson Hole Real Estate Market Update for March 2014 – Sold Results

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Yesterday Jackson Hole Mountain Resort closed for the 2014 winter ski season.  As most of you know, we had incredible snow conditions and we ended with 494 inches of total snowfall (41 feet) and our last recorded base was 140 inches.  Jackson Hole Mountain Resort was rated #1 ski resort in the county this year and you could tell that we had many visitors come to see for themselves why we were ranked #1.  All winter we had strong tourist interest and as a local we saw some of our largest lift lines ever.  Of course it helped that we had the best ski conditions in the county too.

Did the extra tourist visitation result in stronger real estate activity?  Not really….but we did see a continuation of a very healthy market.  March 2014 was on average with our 2013 results.  We had slightly lower total sales volume but had just about the same number of transactions (36 in 2014 vs. 38 in 2013).    One of the biggest differences between the two years is that we had 8 vacant land transactions vs. only 2 in 2013.  Another huge difference was “Days on Market”.  In 2014 days on market averaged 187 days vs. 356 days in 203.  That is a great improvement!

The Town of Jackson saw the most activity with 9 sales, next was Teton Village with 5 and the rest of the locations in the valley (Wilson, North, South) all averaged 3 sales during the month.  The highest sale recorded was a beautiful estate located in Teton Village which was listed at $12.5 million.  There were 10 sales that were listed for over $1 million.

The friendly competition between Jackson Hole Sotheby’s and Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates resulted in very similar results.  There were a total of 40 sales in March 2014 including timeshare product.  This means there are 80 transaction “sides”.  Sotheby’s recorded 33 sides and JHREA recorded 31 sides.  This means 80% of the market involved Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates or Jackson Hole Sotheby’s!

The Jackson Hole Experts – Christy and Garth Gillespie had a great month of March with 7 transaction sides representing almost 9% of the market.  Our sales volume was $5,775,000 in March.  Thank you Jackson Hole!

If you would like additional information on the current real estate market in Jackson Hole please do not hesitate to call us at Christy and Garth Gillespie 307-413-5243

***All statistics above were gathered from the Teton Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service

Quick Glance at Jackson Hole Real Estate Sales in January 2012

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Published closed sales transactions fell in January 2012 in Jackson Hole.  Only 18 home and land sales took place in the month with a sales volume estimate of about $25 million.  Last year, January 2011 we saw 22 sales and probably the same volume.  We used an estimate because there were 4 non-disclosed sales published in the month.  What’s interesting in this data is that of the 18 sales 6 of them were vacant land.  The median sales price was $850,000.  The average days on market for the 18 sales was 414 days! 

The sales varied through out the valley with transactions taking place in the Town of Jackson, South of town in Dairy Ranches, Polo Ranches and 3 Creeks, a couple on the Westbank.  The highest sale was undisclosed and was a 35 acre lot in Crecent H Ranch which was listed at $5,950,000.

For additional information on the Jackson Hole Real Estate market please feel free to contact the Jackson Hole Experts — Christy and Garth Gillespie – at 307-413-5243 or email us at garth.gillespie@jhsir.com.

2011 Shows Improvement in the Middle Market, Unit Sales Increase

First quarter results for the Jackson Hole Real Estate Market show encouraging trends. Teton County has experienced a slight increase in sales volume, and over 57% increase in units sold for the first quarter of 2011 vs. Q1 in 2010. This is a positive indicator for potentially continued improvement in the market.

Teton County Multiple Listing Service (MLS) also shows a significant increase (over 85%) of units sold in the under $1 million segment.  In the above $1 million segment, MLS reports a 23% increase in units sold in Q1 2011 over Q1 in 2010. Regarding dollar volume of sales, overall in Teton County, Q1 2011 is 12% above 2010. As such, the overall average sales price is down to $1.176 million in Q1 2011 due to the increase in volume in the middle market (under $1m.

Buyers in Jackson Hole are taking advantage of opportunities in the middle market in addition to the high-end market, which has already shown signs of stabilization in 2011. Please contact The Gillespie Real Estate Team at 307-739-8078 to learn about these great opportunties in Jackson Hole real estate.

Where was real estate selling in Jackson Hole in 2010?

Teton County real estate sales totaled $387 million for 2010, which includes Jackson Hole, Wilson, Teton Village, South of Town, North of Town, and West of the Snake River (Wilson).  The Town of Jackson aside, all areas reported susstaintial improvement in sales and unit volume. The area West of the Snake River saw the largest increase over 2009 of 136%, spurred by 4 large land sales and several single family home sales in Teton Pines.  Teton Village, at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, also saw a 74.5% increase in real estate sales over 2009, perhaps fueled by the new Aerial Tram and several bank owned condominium sales.

Teton County Units sold in 2010 totaled 261 transactions. The most sales (78) occurred in the Town of Jackson, however the Town experienced the smallest increase (13%) over 2009.  The highest increase (66.7%) in properties sold occurred in the South of Town locations, including Rafter J, Melody Ranch, and Hoback Junction – there were 50 sales in that area.

Average Sales Price increased in all areas, except the Town of Jackson, which experienced a decrease of 16.5% in the average sold price when compared to 2009. Properties West of the Snake River, including Teton Pines & Wilson, saw the largest increase of 93.8% over last year’s average sold price. Again, 4 large land sales and several Teton Pines home sales (averaging $2.8 million each) contributed to this increase. Average days on market were also higher than 2009. The overall all average days on market for sold properties was 282 days in 2010. This is 38% higher than in 2009.  Leading the way was North of Town, where properties were on the market for 367 days, and increase of 75% over last year.

The Gillespie Real Estate Team at Jackson Hole Sotheby’s Internation Realty has access to much more detailed information – call us at 307-739-8078 for a copy of the entire report of the 2010 Jackson Hole Real Estate Market Update.

Jackson Hole: 2010 Final Stats on Sales Volume in Teton County

Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty has analyzed all real estate sales in Teton County, Wyoming from the Teton County Multiple Listing Service for the year 2010. The big picture, and good news, is that sales volume is up from 2009, and is parallel with 2003 sales numbers. Sales volume for 2010 totaled $387,800,000 which is an 69% increase over 2009 ($229,200,000) and unit volume of 261 is up 28% from the 203 sales registered in the MLS in 2009.  However, 2010 sales volume was still less than 1/2 of what is was in the peak of 2007, which saw real estate sales top out at $792,000,000 from 581 sales in Teton County.

It should be noted that not all real estate sales are registered in the MLS. In fact approximately 1/3 of all sales are not reported in the MLS. Over the past 10 years, approximately 37% of the units sold and 32% of the sales volume was NOT reported in the Teton County MLS. Therefore, the 2010 MLS volume of $388 million suggests that ACTUAL sales volume was about $510 million.

Teton Village, Wyoming Real Estate Market Update December 2010

The winter season is upon us and we wanted to give you an update on the Teton Village real estate market. We are hearing the questions…Is the market getting stronger? What are you seeing with the market? Is it going to be a strong winter season for sales? Christy and I have been in the real estate business for 15 years so we know how hard it is to predict the future but we will tell you that we have a sense that the market is strengthening. When we say strengthening we mean that there is an indication that interest has increased and some sales have taken place but we don not necessarily mean that prices have bottomed out let alone start to increase.

There are currently 100 active listings in the Teton Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. This does not include fractional ownership opportunities like the Teton Club or The Four Seasons. The active listings range from a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo priced at $259,000 all the way up to a fabulous ski home retreat priced at $29,500,000. A third of the inventory is priced under $1 million, a third between $1 and $2 million and a third $2 million and over.

In the past year – data since January 1, 2010 – there have been 31 disclosed sales with an average sales price of $1.675 million. The closed data almost mirrors the active market in the sense of percentages. Some interesting sales – A Tram Tower Townhome located below the Tram was listed at $1.9 in 2007 and just closed for $915,000! A Granite Ridge Timbers unit listed for $2.7 in 2009 just sold for $1.9 and another Timbers unit listed for $3,750,000 in 2008 just closed for $1.9 million. On the lower end a condo in the Gros Ventre complex just sold (as a bank sale) for $239,000. This condo was 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 800 square feet in size. A like unit sold in 2006 for $435,000. Not all the transactions are this extreme but this illustrates how value was created for a buyer in a difficult market.

As we reported in the last entry – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is in the best shape it has almost ever been in this early in the season. The lower part of the mountain – including the Hobacks – are skiing as well as they do in February. Bookings at the Four Seasons resort are looking strong for the season so 2001 is looking to start off on the right foot.

If you would like additional information about the real estate market in Jackson Hole — pick up the phone and give us a call – 877-739-8056. We are excited to answer any questions you may have. You are also welcome to visit us at www.jacksonholeexperts.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.

Teton County, Wyoming – Jackson Hole – 1st Quarter Preliminary Real Estate Results –April 6, 2009

1st Quarter Real Estate Results for Jackson Hole, Wyoming

It will go down as a quarter to forget… Probably the weakest quarter of results that Teton County, Wyoming has seen in recent history. This on the heels of a rather bleak report in the 4th quarter of 2008 where we only had 48 units sold (wait till you read below the 1st quarter results) and volume of just over $100 million.

The preliminary results that we have gathered are taken strictly from the Teton County Multiple Listing Service data. There are always transactions that take place off to the sidelines but with all the reporting we do we always use the data supplied to us by the MLS and the agents that report the results to the board. During the 1st quarter of 2009, Christy and I wondered where the buyers had gone. There were very few transactions taking place and although we did show property, we DID NOT see many offers. That was the case throughout the real estate business in Jackson Hole.

During the months of January, February and March there were 17 reported closings in all of Teton County, Wyoming. The sales volume is an estimated $36 million as 4 closings did not report the closing price and one of the 4 unreported closings was listed for $10,500,000. Taking a closer look at the 17 closings – 1 was a lease, 2 were fractional ownerships, 3 were commercial properties, 2 were condos and 9 were single family homes. The most activity occurred in Melody Ranch with a total of 4 single family homes sold!

The pending transaction data leaves us questioning where we are heading. We recently reported that most of the pending transactions are from soon to be completed development projects (Terra/Sweetwater Lodge in Teton Village, Pine Glades in the town of Jackson and 270 W. Pearl) and that has not changed. There are currently 39 pending transactions with 29 of them being “pre-sale” purchases. In reality that leaves us with 10 pending “deals”. To make the numbers even better (wink, wink) of the 10 remaining – 4 are fractional sales. That leaves us with only a condo in the Aspens, a townhome in the town of Jackson, a home in South Park, a Four Seasons Resort penthouse and 2 commercial purchases as the only property pending. The biggest void in all of these numbers is transactions below $500,000. Currently, there are NO pending transactions in condos under $500,000 in the town of Jackson, south of town or on the “West Bank”. If we are to look for the root of our stalled real estate market Christy and I will put the blame on the complete failure of the “low-end” market. We often use the analogy of tipping over dominos in real estate – need one domino to fall to get another to fall. Well – no one is tipping over the first domino.

Active inventory has been staying fairly stable as we are witnessing a lot of potential sellers keeping their properties off the market and waiting to see what happens. Inventory has actually dropped (40 units) since February. There are currently 516 residential units and 143 vacant land parcels for sale in Teton County.

As more data is released and when Sotheby’s International Realty – Jackson Hole Brokerage computes their data we will update our report. Christy and Garth Gillespie – the Jackson Hole Experts – are happy to compile this information so if you would like to discuss the current data, are considering listing your home or interested in learning more about the Jackson Hole real estate market please do not hesitate to call us toll free at 877-739-8056. We also have a great feature we call the Top Picks — which are Christy and Garth’s top real estate values in Jackson Hole – feel free to check them out.

Where’s the Jackson Hole Real Estate Market Headed – Feburary Review

That’s a good question. Currently we are at a stand still as transactions are almost nonexistent. The month of February will go down as a month to forget or should I say a month that was forgotten. Totals for sales volume and units sold are unbelievably small.

Okay – enough baiting. When looking back on the month of February for sales in the entire Teton County Multiple Listing Service we find a grand total of 3 transactions! Since there are only three I can actually list them: 1. Fractional Sale at the Teton Club, 2. 1 Bedroom Condo, 500 square feet in the Town of Jackson for close to $300,000 and 3. a small single family home with development potential for a little over $600,000. That’s it. Sales Volume totaled close to $1,000,000.

How about new activity? Well, we did see some activity in Melody Ranch. 2 homes which were priced at, or above $1,000,000 this past summer, had some very aggressive price reductions which motivated a couple of buyers. Both transactions, if they close, with be under $700,000. There are a total of 41 pending residential transactions. Interesting to note – of the 41 pending transactions almost 30 of them are in the construction phase of development. 6 of the pending transactions are priced above $1,000,000 and 1 of those transactions is listed for $10.5 million! There are also 4 fractional units pending.

Current active inventory is at 708 listings, 506 of which are residential, 48 are fractional units and there are 152 building sites. Of the 152 building sites there are 5 pending transactions (2 in my opinion are suspect) and the other 3 are Commercial properties.

Where are we headed? …as I mentioned above – Good question. It is our opinion that until we see some light at the end of the tunnel with our economy our real estate market will stay in hibernation. We are still waiting to see some significant price reductions – especially on the lower/lowest end of the market. Christy and I see a solution to get our market moving but that takes the low end to move another 20% to 25% downward. This would stimulate first time home buyers. From there, the sellers of these properties could make a move at the next tier and so on.

The stimulus plan does give some incentives for first time home buyers ($8,000 tax credit) and interest rates are at historically low-low rates (under 5%). Incentives, low interest rates and lowering prices – bring it on. Christy and Garth Gillespie are eager to help. We want to be part of the “Jackson Hole Stimulus Plan”. Call us and let us help you make a move in this market. Read our blogs, our top picks or call for a free consultation.