October real estate transactions and volume dipped slightly, but remain strong in Jackson Hole market

The Colbert Real Estate Report

Monthly Market Update for October 2015

Jackson Hole, WY

Summary – Oct 2015:

  • 46 :: Total residential sale transactions (down slightly after 2 high months)
  • $89,000,000 :: Total residential sales volume (including unreported sale prices)
  • $1,940,000::  Average sales price of reported and unreported sales (similar to last month)
  • 96% ::  Ratio of sales price to list price (consistent for past 6 months)
  • 196 ::  Average days on market prior to selling (back up after a low month in Sept)

What it means:  After a very strong performance in August and September, both real estate transactions and sales volume dipped slightly in October, but remained robust. Sales transactions in October were the fifth highest in the past 12 months, while sales volume (including unreported sale prices*) was the fourth highest in the previous year. The average sales price in Teton County remained consistent with the past 2 months, hovering just under $2 million. Properties continue to sell, on average, at a 4% discount to the current listing price.  The average days a property sits on the market before selling increased slightly after a low in September and is right near the 12-month average of 193 days. In particular, there were 3 properties that sold last month after more than 2 years on the market, including a Bed and Breakfast on Teton Village Road, that sold for 97% of its original listing price when it first came onto the market back in July 2013. We continue to see well priced and/or in high demand properties selling very quickly and close to asking price. In October, 16 of the 46 sales (35% of all sales) closed within 3 months of being listed. Additionally, 7 sales in October sold at or ABOVE the listing price, including a rare Grand Teton National Park in-holding, which sold for $1.795m after 150 days on the market.

*Note that in previous reports, I separately tracked sales that were reported to the MLS and transactions where the sales price was withheld from the MLS. Lately, there have been several significant sales each month that are not reported to the MLS. Given that these undisclosed sales are a valuable component in tracking the overall market trends, going forward, I will be reporting the COMBINED total sales volume and average sales prices, including those sales reported to the MLS and making an estimate for sale prices not reported to the MLS.





Click HERE to read the full Monthly Market Update for November 2015.


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