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Quality lots driving uptick in Jackson Hole land sales

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Three of the 38 building site sales in Teton County during the last 12 months were in Bar BC Ranch, located at the confluence of the Snake River and Gros Ventre River.

In my most recent post on jhpropertyguide.com, I discuss the slowly improving market for building sites in Teton County. And by slowly I do mean S-L-O-W, with just 38 sales* in the last 12 months compared to an average of 125 in the five years between October 2003 and October 2008.

The uptick is measurable, however, as the sales since October 2010 are an increase of 61 percent over the previous 12 months (23) and a jump of 85 percent compared to the 12 months between October 2008 and October 2009 (20).

Driving the building site market in Jackson Hole are premium lots in higher-end subdivisions such as 3 Creek Ranch (6) and Bar BC Ranch (3). This is evidenced by a median sales price of $875,000, which is more than $200,000 higher than the median sales price for residential sales in Teton County during the last 12 months.

Top Jackson Hole neighborhoods such as Crescent H, Gros Ventre North, Bar B Bar Meadows, River Meadows, Elk Ridge, Fairway Estates and Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis also recorded sales.

Interesting, but not surprising, is that five (13 percent) of last year’s sales prices were not reported. The list prices of these five properties totaled more than $33 million.

One of the three Town of Jackson building site sales during the last year included a half-acre site on the banks of Flat Creek.

The highest reported sales price for a building site was the resale of a 41-acre site at Bar BC Ranch listed at $9.5 million. Additional highlights among the 38 sales in the previous year include:

  • Total sales volume is approximately $66 million, with 90 percent of list price used to estimate the five unreported sales.
  • The largest lot sale included 130 acres south of Wilson listed for $13.9 million. Sales price not reported.
  • Just three of the sales were in Town of Jackson.
  • Just three of the sales included less than a half-acre of land.
  • The smallest lot sale included 0.43 acres on Flat Creek in North Jackson listed at $895,000. The second-smallest lot sale included 0.47 steep acres on the east side of Nelson Drive listed at $225,000 that closed after 51 days on market.
  • Ten of the 38 sales were for less than $600,000, totaling $4.265 million.
  • Twenty-four of the sales were for below $1 million.

Contact me for more information on building sites in Jackson Hole or for a more personalized look at the real estate market.

* Since that post was written a fourth building site sale in October was reported to Teton County Multiple Listing Service. The 0.56-acre parcel (2 lots) in East Jackson were listed at $225,000.

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