On behalf of our team of dedicated professionals at Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates, we are pleased to present our comprehensive 2017 mid-year market report. In this detailed report, you will find information on the market segments making up the Jackson Hole area. As the market leader in Jackson Hole, we have developed a more dynamic report that sheds fresh light on the insights and trends that are shaping our real estate market.
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%.