Spring breakers are still out of town and it’s quiet’n JH this week. Late season snow storms have provided some of the best skiing of the year in the last ten days.
Grand Targhee extended their season to 4/18/10 and the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is now closed until the 2010-2011 season. New real estate activity has been slight in the last two weeks, but look for new listings and some great bargains in the near future.
There’s been some good activity in Melody Ranch lately. For the past few years there have been between 12 and 18 single-family homes on the market at any point in time, and the absorption has been quite healthy in this neighborhood. The most motivated sellers are pricing to sell.
There are have been some fantastic sales in Jackson Hole in recent weeks. Although the common trend is supporting decreasing real estate values across the board, there have been sales in John Dodge and HHR Ranch that have bucked the trend, giving the Gold Medal and top podium spot to the Seller. With interest rates looking like they are on the rise and the pending reality of Capital Gains taxes increasing, more deals are getting done as 2010 seems to be the best choice to buy and sell.
The Jackson Hole real estate market is tracking for its fourth quarter in a row of increased transaction numbers. 2009 ended up with about 225 total deed transfers in Teton County, WY. It’s likely 2010′s numbers will be considerably higher, indicating great values from the banks and more sellers who are motivated to sell.