2020: May New Listings in Jackson Hole

What happened in May?

New Listings

While the COVID-19 pandemic no doubt kept new listings quiet in April, it appeared many sellers were feeling more confident in May, collectively putting 76 new properties on the market in Jackson Hole. These new listings represent 75% of the new listings seen in May of 2019, a strong number considering our current economic environment. Overall listing volume was $175 million in May, the highest monthly volume since August 2019. The average listing price of $2.3 million was down from April's high of $3.3 million, but in line with the average listing price seen last year in May ($2.22 million). The median listing price dropped significantly, down $800,000 from April to $1.56 million in May, which is slightly below the average median list price seen throughout the last year. Why did the average and median price listing price drop in May? While the majority (39) of new listings were priced between $1-3 million, 26 new listings came on line under $1 million (2 of those under $500,000), the highest monthly inventory seen in this price range since Aug 2019.
Twenty condo / townhomes were listed in May, with 15 of those priced under $1 million, a great selection for local buyers and second homeowners looking for a Jackson Hole getaway. Surprisingly, 20 vacant lots were listed in May, the highest number of monthly lot listings in the past year. Thirteen of the 20 new lots were listed over $1 million, including a large 21 acre redevelopment parcel on the Westbank, currently home to the Bar J Chuckwagon, listed for $14 million. The least expensive new lot listing is a .32 acre lot on Snow King Ct with stunning Teton views over the Elk Refuge.

New Listings

$175,284,000

New Listing Volume

20

Vacant Lot Listings

$2,306,368

Average List Price

$1,567,500

MEDIAN LIST PRICE

2

listings under $500,000

50

Listings over $1M

Is now a good time to buy?

With the recent effects of the coronavirus, is now the right time to buy? Interest rates are historically low, but will values in Jackson Hole go down in the next 6 months? Will places like Jackson Hole become more enticing with out of town buyers seeking less densely populated areas? Should we expect to see any price adjustments this summer? The reality is that no one has a crystal ball and each market segment will react differently. I'm here to help you navigate this unprecedented time. Please reach out for an informal discussion; let's chat about market indicators and trends.
Note: All statistics are pulled from Teton Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service for residential sales/listings in Teton County, WY for the dates specified above. It is estimated that sales outside of MLS account for an additional 10-20% of transactions/volume. Contact Katie for more details.

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