This Playground for the Rich Is the Most Economically Unequal City in America Chris Matthews Jun 17, 2016 When the average person thinks of a place where the super rich are getting even richer, it’s likely that places like New York City or Silicon Valley come to mind. But according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute, the most economic unequal metro area in America […]

Summer housing trends: Will home sellers still have the upper hand? By: Crissinda Ponder Activity in the housing market has been heating up just in time for the summer season. The number of single-family home sales is rising and more first-time homebuyers are making their way into the market, according to data from the National Association of Realtors, or NAR. “We’re seeing more activity in […]

Jackson Hole Report Celebrates 20 Years

A 20th anniversary is a milestone by any stretch of the imagination. But 20 years of success in a market as dynamic as Jackson Hole’s is truly worth a toast: When we embarked on this analytical adventure in 1994, we set out to understand the subtleties beneath reported sales by tracking down every single real […]

Falling Mortgage Rates Fuel Buying Activity By: Chrystal Caruthers Mortgage interest rates rolled back to 2013 levels this week on disappointing housing and economic activity. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.59% this week, down from 3.66% last week. A year ago this time, it was as high as 4.32%, according to the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey. “Mortgage rates […]

Forbes Ranks Jackson Hole Mtn. Resort #1

Ranked #1 Ski Area in the United States by Forbes Magazine, Three Years in a Row! Forbes Magazine uses the criteria of “Awesomeness” and Jackson Hole has come out on top three years in a row (2011, 2012 and 2013). Forbes ranking of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort highlights new lift improvements, great snow and our […]

Seller beware: 6 common pricing mistakes to avoid

If you’re getting ready to sell your home, you want to get the most money for your investment, right? One of the key factors that will sell your home is price, and having a sound pricing strategy is a must if you want to find the right buyer. Here are six common pricing mistakes all […]

NAR Annual Survey Reveals Notable Decline in First-time Buyers

NAR Annual Survey Reveals Notable Decline in First-time Buyers Media Contact: Adam DeSanctis / 202-383-1178 / Email WASHINGTON (November 3, 2014) – Despite an improving job market and low interest rates, the share of first-time buyers fell to its lowest point in nearly three decades and is preventing a healthier housing market from reaching its […]

Top Reasons Millenials Shouldn’t Buy A Home…Yet

There are many reasons to buy your first home, including dozens of financial benefits and lifestyle benefits. And right now, it’s a buyer’s market; interest rates are still low, hitting 4.34% for a 30 year fixed loan this month. According to the latest Trulia survey, 68% of Millennials are in the market for a home priced at $200,000 […]

US Tax Court Ruling Could Save Real Estate Trusts Millions

US Tax Court Ruling Could Save Real Estate Trusts Millions According to an article on real-estate resource Inman News, the U.S. Tax Court recently overturned the IRS by ruling that a trust can qualify as a real estate professional, a decision that confers attractive tax benefits on trusts with significant real estate holdings. Now, qualifying […]

Middle Class Home Ownership is Slipping.

As many Jackson Hole locals struggle to buying their first home, nationally the percentage of home ownership is slipping too. In a May 21 article appearing in Roll Call, 2014 NAR President Steve Brown urged Congress to embrace policies that will stem the decline in middle class home ownership. “For decades, the purchase of a […]