Low Inventory contributes to low sales, volume for 2015

The Colbert Real Estate Report

Monthly Market Update for February 2015

Jackson Hole, WY

Summary Jan 2015:

  • 22 :: Total residential sale transactions (down significantly from Dec’s 34)
  • $23,600,000 :: Total residential sales volume reported to MLS (down from last month’s $29.3m)
  • $1,124,000::  Average sales price of reported sales (up from last month’s $946,000)
  • 95% ::  Ratio of sales price to list price (same for the 4th month in a row)
  • 148 ::  Average days on market prior to selling (down significantly from last month’s 215)

What it means:  The beginning of 2015 was off to a slow start in terms of both transactions and sales volume, but the average sales price was up. There was only 22 sales in January; the lowest amount in over 2 years! Sales Volume remained low (under $30 million) for the third month in a row. (See charts below). Despite low transactions and volume, the average sales price increased after two months below the $1,000,000 mark. These trends are a result of a very limited inventory in the Jackson Hole real estate market – the lowest we’ve seen in 25 years!  (see Market Focus below). There was only 1 unreported sales price in the MLS in January (estimated at $850,000), however it is likely that there were several sales handled completely outside of the MLS, which is a typical occurance as inventory shrinks. The average days on market decreased signficantly (after removing two outliers) suggesting that properties are moving much more quickly (again a result of low inventory levels). As we move into 2015, we should see the trend of increasing prices continue until more inventory comes onto the market.


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