Dollar Volume down in 2016 as April records lowest level in 15 months

The Colbert Real Estate Report

Monthly Market Update for May 2016

Jackson Hole, WY

Summary – Apr 2016:

  • 24 :: Total residential sale transactions (similar to last month)
  • $24,700,000 :: Total residential sales volume (lowest in 2+ years)
  • $1,030,000::  Average sales price of reported and unreported sales (lowest in 9 months)
  • 96% ::  Ratio of sales price to list price (back up to typical level)
  • 210 ::  Average days on market prior to selling (similar to last month)

What it means:  Sale transactions in April were in line with March sales, which continued to lag 2015 transaction numbers. Total dollar volume dropped significantly last month, marking the lowest level since Jan 2014. Compared to last year, April’s dollar volume was less than half of what was sold in April 2015, a prevailing trend so far in 2016 (see chart below).  Given the low dollar volume, the average sales price in April also dropped as many properties sold in the lower price ranges (see What Sold below). The last time the average sales price was down near $1 million was back in July 2015.  The sale price to list price ratio rebounded from last month to more typical levels. In particular, 6 properties (or 25% of all sales) sold at or near the listing price in April, including a 3 bedroom updated Aspens condo, which sold quickly for the listing price of $990,000. The average days on market remained consistent as most properties, on average, sold in a little over 200 days of listing. In April, more than 40% of the sales occurred within 3 months of hitting the market, including a 3 bedroom townhome in E Jackson and a vacant lot in Teton Pines. This illustrates that well-priced properties in high demand market segments are selling quickly in the Jackson real estate market.





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Thinking of listing this summer?

As we approach the busy selling season, Sellers will be in a great position to benefit from low inventory levels in the Jackson Hole market. If you are curious about the value of your property in the current market, please contact me for a free and accurate market analysis. Properties listed by May 25, 2016 will be included in our RE/MAX Obsidian Real Estate Summer Brochure!