When comparing the first half of 2017 to the first half of 2016, the overall number of transactions increased 10%. The area furthest south of Jackson experienced the largest increase in transactions, up about 1200%. The Town of Jackson continued in popularity garnering the most transactions of any area in the valley with 115 transactions. The price segment with the most market share was the $500,000 – $1 million price segment, 40% of the transactions. Approximately 40% of the transactions in the first half of 2017 were cash transactions.
The lack of inventory continued to be a significant issue in the Jackson Hole real estate market. As of mid-year 2017, there were 12% fewer listings when compared to this time last year. The inventory shortage was a contributing factor in increased sale prices, average sale price was up about 5%.