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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

Housing and the Stimulus Package – Jackson Hole Status Report

February 17, 2009

Christy and Garth Gillespie, the “Jackson Hole Experts” have reviewed the Stimulis Bill and Treasury announcements made last week and being signed today and here are our thoughts.

We were in support for a $15,000 tax credit but that was defeated. We are very excited to report much of what the National Association of REALTORS campaigned for was introduced and kept into the bill and are equally excited to see the already established tax breaks stay in effect.

So here’s what is part of the package: 1) the loan limits will be raised to $727,000 in high cost areas, 2) the tax credit will be raised to $8,000, 3) the bill has over $50 billion in it for foreclosure mitigation, 4) Fannie has just agreed to lift the cap of 4 investment properties eligible for loans and raise it to 10.

In addition, the Government preserved what we have – mortgage interest deductability, real estate tax deductability, and the $250,000/$500,000 cap gains exclusion (an overall package worth more than $100 billion).

We also reviewed where the $727 billion dollar stimulus package was being spent – unfortunately NOT in Teton County, Wyoming or Idaho….

We will continue to update the benefits of the Stimulus Bill as more details are released. For more information on the Jackson Hole Real Estate market please feel free to contact us at 307-739-8056 or send us an email to gillespie@NUMBER1EXPERT.com.