jackson hole: Teton County Property Taxes - 11/22/09 03:55 AM
It seems like I'm on tax theme as I blog today.  Recently I've received a lot of questions about property taxes and how they are calculated from those looking to relocate to Jackson Hole.  First Teton County enjoys one of the lowest property tax rates anywhere in the country.  In fact the only states with significantly lower taxes would be Alabama and Louisiana (2006: American Community Survey, Tax Foundation Calculations). Teton County uses a mill levy applied to an assessed value that works something like this:
Let's say the property is worth $1,000,000, and the mill levy rate is $57.32.

jackson hole: Shooting Star Golf Course - Player Report - 07/20/09 04:53 AM
I finally got to play the new Shooting Star Golf Course at Teton Village.  To say the course is picturesque is an understatement, the views from in and around the course are absolutely incredible.  With a few exceptions you barely see any homes or buildings as you play the course which a design trick favorite of Mr Fazio.  Speaking of buildings the over 40,00 sq. ft. clubhouse is very nicely finished and the men's locker room and lounge is very roomy and comfortable.  This course can be played easily from the blue or gold tees, the black tees are long and … (0 comments)

jackson hole: Recent Real Estate Sales in Jackson Hole - February 2009 - 03/22/09 08:15 AM
The number of closings in Jackson Hole picked up ever so slightly over January's .  Discussions with other real estate professionals here also reveals activity is beginning to pick up in the form of both inquiries and showings.  Our office is also seeing purchase contract activity increasing as we begin to move in the the busy summer season.  Here is an overview of the sales activity for February in Jackson Hole:
Recent Sales of Single Family Homes in Jackson Hole - February 2009
Type              Location                     List Price                      Sold Price
SF                 Melody Ranch             $1,495,000           … (3 comments)

jackson hole: Update on foreclosure sales in Jackson Hole - 03/22/09 07:59 AM
As a follow-up to an earlier post on this blog the recent announced foreclosure sales seem to be about as interesting as watching paint dry to most people. As reported in the local paper no one is showing up to place a bid on the condos that were up for auction.  Whether this is just part of the overall market malaise that is running through the system or just the fact that the offerings were not that interesting is up for speculation.  In the last week we've also seen an announced foreclosure on a single family home but that one never … (0 comments)

jackson hole: Project Greenscool - Jackson Hole - 01/17/09 06:28 AM
Many times over the years I've lived here people have asked me what is so special about Jackson Hole. For the most part they are friends who live in the city and many times people who have never visited Jackson Hole even once.  When I stop and really think about it the answer is probably the same as it would have been back in the early trapper days of Davey Jackson, the towns namesake.  To me its the people and the human spirit, plain and simple.  It seems the same things that attracted people to the area hundreds of years ago … (0 comments)

jackson hole: Interest Rates Hovering Near All-Time Lows - Buy Jackson Hole Real Estate - 01/10/09 11:20 PM
Interest rates continue to hover at an all-time low making this an unprecedented opportunity for home buying.  According to Fannie Mae these are the lowest rates they've seen since they began tracking their index back in 1971. Some owners are also taking the opportunity to lower their payments by refinancing.  One of our appraisers at Jackson Hole Real Estate & Appraisal reported he is also seeing an increase in appraisals for refinancing.  As housing has continued to slow, 30 yr. fixed mortgage rates have continued to ease over the last few months.  In the Fall of 2008 they peaked up to … (1 comments)

jackson hole: Living In Jackson Hole Joins Brokerage Jackson Hole Real Estate & Appraisal - 01/07/09 10:51 PM
  For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 8, 2009The Living In Jackson Hole Team Joins Jackson Hole Real Estate & AppraisalLiving In Jackson Hole is proud to announce the that we have become a part of the Jackson Hole Real Estate & Appraisal (JHREA) brokerage.  JHREA is Jackson Holes oldest and largest locally owned real estate company, with over 40 years of knowledge and experience to service client’s.  According to Dana Harris, founder of Living in Jackson Hole, “The unexpected shutdown of Real Estate of Jackson Hole in December created significant opportunities for brokers and realtors in the valley.  Many have taken a step … (1 comments)

jackson hole: Big Snow Storm in Jackson Hole......Finally! - 12/22/08 01:49 AM

I love seeing this on the TV as I go to bed at night.  We received almost 12" of new snow in the last 24 hours and we have a winter storm warning until later this evening.  Todays storm may bring another 12" by tomorrow morning with more snow to come throughout the week.  I guess Santa repelling out of the Tram was good karma and our early Christmas present is a really good one.  My advice, get out there and get some fresh cowboy powder this morning.  If you're sitting somewhere else reading this get up here!

jackson hole: Jackson Hole Launches New Tram - 12/21/08 11:27 AM
December 19th was the big night at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.  The new tram, affectionately known as Big Red, is officially back.  After almost 3 years and $31 million dollars the resort owners delivered on their promise to replace the signature tram that serviced the mountain for 40 years.  In true style the tram was introduced with the classic sound track played on the old tram along with fireworks and spot lights to a crowd of over 2000 who braved the cold and the snow to witness the historic event.  In a nod to the season and maybe even a … (1 comments)

jackson hole: Teton Pines Country Club - Jackson Hole - 12/18/08 04:09 AM
This beautiful course, first opened in 1987, is located just minutes from Jackson Hole on the Westbank off the Village Road.  Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is just 5 minutes North and the views of the resort and the Tetons are breathtaking.  The course is always in excellent shape and has one of the best greens-keeping staff's in the valley. 
The course is open for public play in the afternoon and will provide all the challenge a golfer is looking for whether you play from the tips or the front tees. As usual weekends tend to be a little busier than weekdays … (0 comments)

jackson hole: 3 Creek Ranch Golf Club - Jackson Hole - 12/13/08 06:03 AM
This course is beautifully situated in the middle of the valley. The first thing you notice as you step on the course are the incredible panaramic views of the valley and mountains including the Grand Teton. The other thing that becomes obvious is the openess of the course with very few trees "in play". Don't let this fool you as hazards abound and this course has the longest yardage and toughest rating of any course in the area.
I would say this is probably the most challenging, beautiful and fun to play course all in one. 3 Creek Ranches facilities are … (0 comments)

jackson hole: Jackson Hole News & Guide Now On-Line - 12/13/08 05:50 AM
Our great local paper the News and Guide is now available on-line.  The publisher will let you sign up for a trial subscription to check it out then you can sign up to pay for it if you decide you like it.  It is not only an eco-friendly option but you get it as soon as its published.  If you live out of town or travel for part of the year its a great way to stay informed about the community while on the go.  Give it a try by following the link below.  Hopefully they'll get the Daily going sometime … (0 comments)

jackson hole: Now is the time to buy in Jackson Hole - 12/13/08 05:37 AM
There was press that came out several weeks ago in an article titled "Real Estate in the Doldrums".  In the article  an experienced local realtor was quoted as saying you had to have a perfect credit score and a huge down payment to get a loan.  We've spoken to several of the local banks and they offer a different insight.  Many of these local banks have been involved in this real estate market for years and they understand its underlying value.  In addition they are saying they have money to loan and are willing to work with any customer we bring … (0 comments)

jackson hole: Affordable Luxury at The Teton Club - 12/13/08 05:06 AM
The Teton Club is Jackson Hole's premier fractional ownership club located at The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.  The club is located adjacent to the new tram in the best ski in/ski out location on the mountain.  Many people confuse fractional ownership with time shares however they are completely different.  In a time share you own the right to use a property however with a fractional ownership you actually own a piece of real estate.  It is the most practical form of ownership because you only own what you plan to use.  This hassle free ownership allows you to focus on your … (1 comments)

jackson hole: Winter Update - Snow Starts to Fall in Jackson Hole - 12/08/08 03:00 AM
Woke up this morning to snow fall, maybe we'll get some much needed coverage although the weather report is only calling for 1-3 inches.  Generally the higher elevations seem to gather a little more.  The mountain resort currently only has a couple of runs open but they are making snow where they can as the temperature has been perfect for that.  The tram is still set to open on the 20th of this month after the big opening party the night before.  Here is a picture I snapped off my front porch of the winter sunrise the other morning.


jackson hole: Jackson Hole Real Estate Market Recovery - 12/07/08 02:30 AM
I get a lot of questions from customers and clients regarding the state of Jackson's markets.  The most common question is regarding whether Jackson has seen the same type of market decline as other areas.  Let's be clear about one thing, Jackson (or Jackson Hole) does not exist in a bubble, unaffected by outside influences, as many have said for years.  While it is true that Jackson has a unique market when compared to other Rocky Mountain towns, and the rest of the country for that matter, it has experienced declines over the last year which are unprecedented in its history.  … (1 comments)

jackson hole: Things to do this winter in Jackson Hole - 11/30/08 07:37 AM
Jackson Hole is often viewed as a summer destination because of the wealth of outdoor activities one can particiapte in. It is no secret that the National Parks are a big part of that attraction.  In winter time most people think of Jackson Hole as a premier ski destination, and while it is one of the best mountains in the lower 48, it is so much more.  The town has a population of around 10,000, which spikes in season where second home owners come to enjoy the area to maybe 12,000.  The entire county only has a population of about 18,000 … (0 comments)

jackson hole: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Opens - 11/30/08 03:50 AM
The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) opened as plannned yesterday although the opening was limited.  JHMR snow making crews worked hard to ensure the Werner run on Apre Vous mountain and the Teewinot run were accesible to the willing enthusists who showed up.  I took my son up and we used it as an opportunity to test out our gear and get the legs ready for what we hope will be another great year for snow here in Jackson Hole.  I stopped by the resort this morning and snapped this picture of the new tram building and what appeared to be … (1 comments)

jackson hole: New Website Features - 11/05/08 06:29 AM
My real estate website recently became the first in Jackson Hole to implement IDX technology directly into the site.   Working with FBS Data Systems, the developer of the FlexMLS system, I embeded a code on my page that allows my clients to access the public MLS direclty from my site.  By integrating these features into my site I can collaborate with my clients on listings they are interested in and communicate with them directly through their own portal they set up.  FBS is a good company and they have continued to implement new features and functionality into the product which meshes … (0 comments)

jackson hole: Jackson Hole 3rd Quarter Market Update - 11/05/08 04:40 AM
Q3_2008_Jackson_Market_Update - Free Legal Forms Please click on the FULL SCREEN button to view the presentation in larger format. Alternately you can just scroll down on the small screen. This report is produced quarterly and is a summary of the real estate activity in Jackson Hole. If you would like to receive this report via email notice please sign up on my website. … (0 comments)

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