If you’ve been keeping an eye on market reports and property sales throughout Teton Valley in 2017 when compared with the year prior, you’ll notice that sale prices are on the upswing, the median home price has increased, and the total volume has also increased. This is all great news for our local real estate market, but what are the driving factors?
Building site sale volume has steadily increase since 2012. Total volume for 2012 including Alta Wyoming totaled 89 sales. 2013 increased to 114 sales, 2015 again increased to 206 sales, 2016 increased to 222 sales, and 214 sales occurred in 2017.
The statistics over the last 2 years would indicate that buyers tend to be opening their wallets for more expensive parcels with an 11% increase in the average sales price. The median sales price along with the number of lots sold over the past two years would indicate that parcels seem to be selling at the same rate, and approximately the same price.
As with 2017, we have determined that the number of sales was 214. If we divide that by 12 months in a year, we come up with 17.83 sales per month. If we divide this by the number of current listings which is 518, we have 29 months worth of listings currently on the market. This is far fewer than projected numbers provided by professionals throughout the market recession. It is, however, anticipated that the number of new listings will meet the approximate number of parcels currently being absorbed into the marketplace as the number of active listings has been similar over the past several years.