Single family home sales drop in November, as condo/townhomes sales surge

The Colbert Real Estate Report

Monthly Market Update for Dec 2015

Jackson Hole, WY

What Sold in Nov 2015? 

  • 46% :: Percentage of single family home sales (sharp drop)
  • 46% :: Percentage of condo/townhome sales (huge increase this month)
  • 8% :: Percentage of Land Sales (another decrease)
  • 37% :: Percentage of residential properties selling for over $1 million (large drop from last 3 months)
  • 63% :: Percentage of residential properties selling for under $1 million (up significantly from last few months)
  • 20% :: Percentage of residential properties selling for under $500,000 (up from last month)

What it means: After two strong months, single family home sales dropped significantly in November, representing less than 1/2 of all sales in Teton County. On the other hand, condo/townhome sales increased significantly last month, accounting for nearly 1/2 of all sales in November and marking the highest monthly percentage seen in the past year. The higher than usual condo/townhome sales helps explain the lower sales volume and lower average sales price (see Summary above), as most condo sales are in the lower price points.  In particular, there were 9 condo sales under $600,000 last month including two condos in the Aspens, selling for $55,000 and $70,000 under list price. There were also several high-end condo sales over $1 million including a townhome in Teton Pines, a Moose Creek townhome in Teton Village and a penthouse unit at Teton Mountain Lodge, which sold for just under $2.3 million (pictured below).   Building lot sales took yet another dip as many potential lot buyers are most likely waiting until after winter to make a purchase so that they can break ground after the spring thaw. Properties selling for over $1 million also took a sharp drop in November, representing less than 40% of all sales – the second lowest percentage seen in the last 6 months. Again, this is connected to the higher than usual condo/townhome sales. Last month there were only 3 sales over $3 million including homes in 3 Creek Ranch, Teton Village and Tucker Ranch. Conversely, there were 8 sales under $500,000, representing 20% of all sales, an increase after several months of up and down. Last month, we saw a rarity: two single family home sales under $500,000 – a 1 bedroom 626 sq ft home on Aspen Drive (technically zoned a townhome) and a log home up in Moran, which sold for $490,000.





Penthouse in Teton Mountain Lodge in Teton Village – Sold in Nov 2015


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