What happened in January?
The New Year started out strong with 41 real estate sales in January 2020, an increase of 20% from December 2019. Those 41 sales translated to $90 million in sales volume, the highest monthly volume in the past 3 months. As a result, the average sale price for January 2020 reached $2.2 million, breaking $2 million for the first time since August 2019. The median sale price dropped $130,000 to $1.27 million in January with 34% of all sales occurring under $1 million and another 12 sales occurring between $1,000,000 – $1,300,000. Days on market increased slightly in January, with the average property selling in 191 days, however high demand and well priced listings are selling much more quickly. The sale to list price ratio remained at 95% for the third month in a row, with 7 of the 41 sales occurring at or above the listing price including a stand-alone townhome on East Hall, that received five offers in the first few days of listing, quickly selling for full price of $1,095,000 . The majority (41%) of the sales in January were single family homes, while townhomes accounted for 37% of all sales. Interestingly, there were 9 lot sales in January representing nearly 1 in every 4 sales last month, quite the increase considering that vacant land accounted for an average of 14% of all sales over the last 8 months. Nearly half (44%) of all sales occurred in the $1-3 million range, perhaps signalling a trend after representing 50% of all sales in Dec 2019. The high end segment started the New Year strong with 9 sales over $3 million in January, including several homes around Teton Village in Shooting Star, Granite Ridge, and Lake Creek Ranch.