On behalf of our team of dedicated professionals at Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates, we are pleased to present the Jackson Hole Real Estate Market Report – 3rd Quarter 2015. The summer season is winding down in Jackson Hole, but the real estate market is still in full force. The third quarter of this year brought forth a continuation of the momentum experienced throughout the first half of the year, with increased transactions, rising prices and decreasing inventory.
Overall Market: Every segment of the market showed continued growth when compared to this time last year. The overall market experienced a 17% increase in the number of transactions, and the total dollar volume increased approximately 30%. A shift in the price range of transactions was a continued trend through the third quarter. There were 15% fewer transactions under $500,000 and 110% more transactions over $5 million. This trend in the over $5 million segment was evident when considering the increased median sale price, up 15%. The summer season brought reprieve to the inventory drought in some segments of the market, however, the overall supply of inventory decreased by approximately 8% when compared to this time in 2014. The market appears to be positioned for continued growth through the remainder of the year with approximately 80 properties under contract at the end of the third quarter.
Single Family Segment: The single family segment ofthe market remained healthy with notable gains when compared to this time last year. The number of transactions increased 5%, while the average and median sale prices increased 10% and 5%, respectively. The single family segment experienced an increase in total dollar volume, up 20% when compared to this time last year. Through the third quarter of 2015, there was only 1 single family home transaction under $500,000 and comparatively, there were 10 single family home transactions in this price range during the same time last year. The majority of single family home transactions (about 41%) were in the $500,000-$1 million price range. The number of transactions over $5 million doubled when compared to this time last year, with 16 transactions in 2015. The area with the most single family home transactions was the Town of Jackson. This area experienced an average sale price increase of approximately 11%. The shortage of inventory varied greatly by area and price range, however, single family inventory decreased 3% compared to a year ago.
Condominium & Townhome Segment: The condominium/townhome segment remained strong through the third quarter of 2015 with 190 transactions, up nearly 25%.The average sale price increased an astounding 39%. This increase can be attributed to the sellout of a new luxury townhome development in Teton Village. The median sale price, a more accurate sale price indicator, was $505,000, a 12% increase. There were approximately 17% fewer condominium/townhome transactions under $1 million. Conversely, the number of condominium/townhome transactions over $3 million doubled when compared to last year. The Town of Jackson, where the majority of transactions took place, experienced an approximate 15% increase in average sale price. Condominium/townhome transactions in Teton Village increased nearly 80% largely due to the surge of transactions in the Shooting Star development. The condominium/townhome segment was the only segment of the market where the inventory increased by approximately 7%.
Vacant Land Segment: The vacant land segment of the market continued to show gains due to the inventory shortage in single family homes. The number of transactions increased dramatically (a 37% increase) when compared to the end of the third quarter of 2014. Even more dramatic was the approximate 60% increase in median sale price and 40% increase in total dollar volume. This was primarily the result of a shift in the price range where buyers purchased vacant land. The market share in the $1 million – $2 million range was slightly less than the under $500,000 range, 23% and 29% respectively. Vacant land transactions over $2 million represented nearly 30% of total vacant land transactions. Teton Village experienced the majority of land sales spurred by the popularity of the Shooting Star development. As the vacant land segment of the market continues to grow, inventory continues to diminish; down approximately 15% when compared to this time in 2014.
While this report gives a snapshot into today’s real estate market, Jackson Hole properties are all unique. If you would like more detailed information about your neighborhood please don’t hesitate to contact us at anytime.
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