Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Fishtober is here!

October is  my favorite time of the years in Jackson Hole to fish.  The rivers are empty and fish are still actively feeding, and just so you don’t think I am telling you a fishing story here is some proof:

Bill catching a brown trout

For more details on what to fish, check out the latest fishing report from Snake River Anglers.

One of my favorite excerpts from the above fishing report is: Streamer fishing is not producing consistently, and hasn’t for much of the year since runoff subsided in July. This should change in the coming weeks.

There is nothing Barbara and I love more than catching big fish on streamers. It is one of the many reasons why we live here.  Give us a call to talk about the fishing, or talk about the real estate. And check out this listing of ours, one of the premier live water properties in the valley.


Introducing the 2017 Summer Catalog of Fine Properties

Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to release the Summer 2017 Catalog of Fine Properties—a collection of the finest real estate offerings in Jackson Hole, Teton Valley and beyond.

Allen & Van Gelder Ranked Among Top in Wyoming

Real Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents

To be included in the ranking, agents must have closed at least 50 transactions or $20 million in closed sales volume in 2016. Teams must have closed 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume in 2016. All production numbers are independently verified by a third-party to ensure accuracy and report integrity. Barbara Allen & Bill Van Gelder ranked #9 in Teams by Volume for Wyoming.

Strong Demand Drives Days on Market Down

2017 inventory levels continue to stabilize across market segments.

JACKSON, WY – The past several years have seen a noticeable decline in active listings on the market for properties under $850k in Teton County, Wyoming.<.p>

Properties within this market segment have seen a corresponding decline in absorption rates as buyers looking for single-family homes and condominiums are jumping at the opportunity to own a piece of Jackson Hole. Available listings have continued to correct from a peak established in 2012 (See Figure 2) with levels normalizing within the last two years.

Inventory of listings priced between $850k and $1.5M have seen only a slight decline through seasonal averages during the same period, while listing inventory numbers in the luxury segments of the market at $3M and above have remained essentially constant.

Across the market as a whole, the average number of days-on-market is down as buyers move quickly to secure quality inventory.

With the increased desire for lifestyle-inspired home purchases and a continued need for workforce housing solutions within Teton County, the lower-priced market segment continues to see robust activity amidst tightening inventory levels.

Wyoming still has the best business tax climate in the U.S.

New Yorkers who fall in love with Wyoming’s natural beauty during visits to Jackson Hole have another reason to consider relocating. For the fifth year in a row, the Cowboy State will take the top ranking in the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index, due out Wednesday.

Wyoming is followed closely by South Dakota and it’s easy to see why. Both states collect neither an individual nor corporate income tax. Rounding out the top five are Alaska, Florida and Nevada, which also have no income tax.

A northeasterner thinking of putting down roots in one of these friendly climes wouldn’t be the first. Providing a powerful incentive to go west, New Jersey once again finished dead last, slightly worse than 49th-ranked New York.

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