Nordic option good for business

Locals know Jackson is more than just downhill skiing. Letting the rest of the country know is the challenge. Every year, Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce staffers hear the same thing from marketers and potential visitors, communications manager Kate Foster said. “Everybody’s always asking, ‘What’s new, what’s new, what’s new?’’’ she said. “People are always looking for a new angle … Read More

Pending Home Sales Edge Up in November

WASHINGTON (December 30, 2013) – Pending home sales stabilized in November with a slight gain, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Monthly increases in the South and West offset declines in the Northeast and Midwest. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, inched up 0.2 percent to 101.7 in November from a downwardly revised … Read More

For Those Who Held On, Equity Has Returned

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, December 23, 2013 Home prices surged 11.3 percent this year compared to 2012, the latest housing data by the National Association of REALTORS® shows. A rise in home prices has pulled more home owners out from underwater with the return of equity this year, NAR notes. On NAR’s Economists’ Outlook blog, researchers explain that … Read More

Grand Targhee snowmobile hill climb revs up for spring

The Skyliners Motor Club has teamed up with Grand Targhee Resort to bring a two-day snowmobile hill climb event to the slopes of the resort this spring. The race will be sanctioned by the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hill Climb Association {RMSHA} and the inaugural competition could become an annual event in the valley. Grand Targhee will close normal winter operations … Read More

Teton Valley Trails & Pathways Promotes a Connected Community

Mission statement Teton Valley Trails and Pathways (TVTAP) promotes a trails and pathways connected community. The organization brings together citizens, businesses, and local governments to expand the Valley’s opportunities for outdoor recreation and nature appreciation, while linking communities, providing access to National Forest trails, and promoting healthy mountain lifestyles. Goals To build and maintain a complete, connected network of pedestrian … Read More

New-Home Construction Hits Fastest Pace in 5 Years

Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, December 19, 2013 Homebuilders are ramping up new-home construction at the fastest pace in more than five years, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. Construction of single-family homes and apartments in November rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million, a 23 percent increase over October’s pace. It marks the fastest pace since … Read More

Economists: Growth in Home Prices Will Slow by Half in 2014

Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Economists are predicting housing prices to continue to rise next year — but only at about half the rate that they did in 2013, Money Magazine reports. However, “for a sustainable recovery, you want to see more balance between buyers and sellers,” says David Stiff, chief economist at CoreLogic Case-Shiller. Home … Read More

Wyoming National Parks Kick Off Winter Season

It’s still a week until the official, astronomical end of fall, but both of western Wyoming’s national parks kick off their winter seasons Sunday. That means the start of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and skate skiing, among other outdoor activities. In select places in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, snowmobiling is allowed. Yellowstone also offers snow coach rides. The opportunity … Read More

How to Buy In A Seller’s Market

Prices are rising and perhaps there are fewer homes for sale where you want to live. What can you do to put the odds in your favor? First, get preapproved by a lender. That means sharing your financial information, going online and playing with a mortgage calculator. Give the lender the documentation she needs, such as salary stubs, revolving credit … Read More

Housing Inventories Drop, List Prices Rise

Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, February 21, 2012 In a growing number of housing markets, sellers are facing less competition now compared to a year ago. Inventory of for-sale homes has dropped by about 23 percent compared to this time last year, and fell by 6 percent alone from December 2011 to January 2012, according to data. The … Read More