Devon Viehman Named REALTOR® of the Year

Devon Viehman-Wheeldon 2013 WYOMING REALTOR® OF THE YEAR The Wyoming Association of REALTORS® announced the 2013 REALTOR® of the Year at the 61st Annual State Convention in Casper. REALTOR® of the Year, a peer recognized honor, is one of the highest awards given by the state association. Each of the 14 Wyoming local boards of REALTORS® […]

Housing Recovery Enters New Phase July’s real estate market data shows the nation experienced a 5.24 percent decline in housing inventory, which is the second month in a row with year-over-year inventory declines in the single digits. National median list prices increased 5.27 percent year-over-year while median age of inventory is down 16.67 percent. While California markets have dominated […]

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 […]