Low inventory levels increase vacant land sales in Teton County, while under $500,000 sales continue to decline

The Colbert Real Estate Report

Monthly Market Update for March 2015

Jackson Hole, WY

What Sold in Feb 2015? 

  • 29% :: Percentage of single family home sales (nearly half of last month’s 55%)
  • 37% :: Percentage of condo/townhome sales (similar to last month’s 36%)
  • 34% :: Percentage of Land Sales (up significantly from last month’s 20%)
  • 0 :: Number of distressed property sales (No bank or short sales)
  • 54% :: Percentage of residential properties selling for over $1 million (vs. 23% last month)
  • 46% :: Percentage of residential properties selling for under $1 million (down from a high of 77% last month)
  • 23% :: Percentage of residential properties selling for under $500,000 (down again from last month)

What it means: The breakdown of property types was very atypical last month. Single family homes sales only represented 29% of all sales (they usually represent around 50%). Land sales dominated in February, with 12 sales representing a whopping 34% of land sales (lot sales usually account for around 20% of all sales). This is the 2nd time in the last 5 months that land sales have exceeded 1/3 of monthly sales (see chart below). Low levels in single family home and condo/townhome inventory have no doubt pushed people to land – if they can’t find it, then they will buy land and build it! Buyers were purchasing many lots that had sat on the market for quite some time. In particular, of the 12 lots last sold in February, the average days on market was 526 days! There were no bank or short sales again last month and there continue to be no distressed sales on the market, suggesting that the ‘shadow’ inventory has been fully absorbed. The percentage of properties selling for over $1 million jumped up in February (to the highest % in the past year), thanks to several high end sales including two Four Seasons condos (selling for $3.25m and $3.95m), a beautiful home in Dairy Ranches (pictured below), which sold for north of $7 million, a 4.24 acre lot in Indian Springs (selling for $3.5 million), and a home in Granite Ridge selling for just under $4 million.  Properties selling for under $500,000 continue to decline (see chart below), as overall prices continue to go up.  The least expensive single family home sale in February was for an older home on Aspen Drive (4 bed / 1 bath) which sold for the list price (with multiple offers) of $650,000.





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