What happened in November?
November is typically a very slow month for new real estate listings, however this month 44 new properties hit the market, a slight increase (4) over October’s new listings. While the number of new listings are still down significantly from the summer highs of 2020, November’s new inventory is about 40% higher than November of 2019. The dollar volume of new listings also increased from October, up $40M, totaling $172M. With only 4 more listings and $40M more in volume, we are clearly seeing a higher price point of inventory hit the market in November. The average list price increased yet again to just shy of $4M! The median list price also increased significantly to $2.7M, up from $1.95M in October. The over $3M price point accounted for just under 50% of the total listings that hit the market this month.
While we continue to see more sales than new inventory, the gap between property leaving the market and property entering the market did start to shrink in November, a welcomed sign for the currently low inventory market. November saw 4 new vacant lots hit the market, which represents a decrease in land inventory levels that sold this summer. Fifty percent of new listings in November were single family homes, a segment that continues to dominate in terms of new inventory and sales transactions. The question remains: With extremely low inventory levels, and continued high demand for Jackson Hole real estate, will the available inventory “run out”? Will this trend continue to push up pricing? Or will it deter demand? For how long?