Jackson Hole High School No.1 in Wyoming

Jackson Hole News & Guide By Brielle Schaeffer, Jackson Hole, Wyoming April 29, 2013 Jackson Hole High School tops the state in academics, according to U.S. News and World Report. The magazine released rankings last week that showed the secondary school is the best public high school in Wyoming. Jackson Hole High School bested No. 2 […]

Wyoming Tax & Trust Benefits

Wyoming has ranked #1 for business-friendly taxation on Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index every year since 2003. Taxes-what taxes? No state income tax No state corporate income tax No state gift tax No state estate tax No excise tax No intangibles tax No inventory tax No tax on mineral ownership Low real estate […]

Housing Values Start to Appreciate

Data-driven report for the first three months of 2013 Appreciation is the increase in value of a property over time due to inflation, supply and demand, capital improvements and other factors. In today’s local market, appreciation is due to supply and demand. Oversupply of properties the past few years caused our real estate values to […]

America’s Best Retreats

Barron’s Penta SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2013 America’s Best Retreats By STEVEN M. SEARS, CRYSTAL KIM, SANDRA WARD, AND JONATHAN R. LAING Second-home prices surged in late 2012, particularly in low-tax states. Penta’s 20: Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Palm Beach, Fla.; Hanalei, Hawaii (Kauai); Park City, Utah; North Lake Tahoe, Calif.; Mount Desert Island, Maine; Austin, Texas; […]

Wyoming Named #2 Best Run State

The Best and Worst Run States in America: A Survey of All 50 24/7 Wall Street  2. Wyoming > Debt per capita: $2,694 (18th lowest) > Budget deficit: 10.3% (32nd largest) > Unemployment: 6.0% (7th lowest) > Median household income: $56,322 (13th highest) > Pct. below poverty line: 11.3% (6th lowest) Wyoming is not the best-run state in the nation this […]

The Bottom Line of the Amended Taxpayer Relief Act

In the wee hours of New Year’s Day 2013, the Senate passed by bipartisan vote an amended version of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. How will that translate to your tax return? Marginal Rates: For taxpayers earning less than $400,000 (single) or $450,000 (joint filers), income tax rates remain unchanged. Above these thresholds, […]

Estate of the Art – Financial Times

By Laura Battle, Financial Times View the Article > Following the financial crisis, two markets have emerged as relatively safe havens for international money: art and prime property. For some, the ongoing economic crisis has been little more than an idle diversion, something of a soap opera. There are those who hit rare good fortune on […]

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Named #1 in Forbes “Top 5 Ski Resorts in the United States”

The Top 5 Ski Resorts in the United States Christopher Steiner, Forbes Staff When I became serious about skiing, I wanted to know where, exactly, I should be spending my time and my money.  I approached the problem as an engineer might.  I used quantitative methods: which resort gets the most snow, which has the […]

The 3.8% Tax Is Not a Real Estate Transfer Tax

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine National Association of REALTORS® Shortly after the federal government enacted sweeping healthcare reform earlier this year, there was considerable concern over a last-minute addition to the legislation: a 3.8 percent tax on investment income of upper-income households to help shore up Medicare. The tax takes effect in 2013. Among […]