The real estate market in Star Valley showed a positive increase in the number of sales for both single family homes and building
sites in the first half of 2015 when compared to the first half of 2014. The total number of transactions increased 21%, from 140
sales in 2014 to 170 sales YTD 2015. Sales volume increased from $30,447,586 to $34,526,148, but the average sales price actually
decreased from $217,483 to $203,095. This decrease can be attributed to the large number of vacant building site transactions
which lowered the total average sales price by nearly 71% across the board.
Regarding inventory, at mid-year 2015 there were 750 active listings in the Star Valley area. This is about a 1% decrease from 761
active listings at mid-year 2014.
SINGLE FAMILY SEGMENT
As of 2015 mid-year, there were 99 single family homes sold, an approximate 12% increase when compared to 2014 mid-year
(88 single family homes sold). Total dollar volume in the single family segment was up from $24,023,561 to $27,797,836 in 2015.
Average sales price increased about 2% from $272,995 to $280,786. Single family homes on average sold for 97% of last list price.
At mid-year 2015, there were 198 single family listings on the market, a 23% decrease from mid-year 2014 where there were 258
single family listings.
THE TOTAL NUMBER OF TRANSACTIONS INCREASED 21% IN THE STAR
VALLEY REAL ESTATE MARKET WHEN COMPARED TO MID-YEAR 2014.
RESIDENTIAL BUILDING SITE SEGMENT
Building sites experienced a 34% increase in number of transactions, from 44 sales in 2014 to 59 sales mid-year 2015. This actually
contributed to a 22% decrease in total dollar volume, from $5,092,513 mid-year 2014 to $3,968,173 mid-year 2015. The average
sales price fell 41%, from $115,739 to $67,257. Inventory was still high in this segment of the market at mid-year 2015, with 458
building sites on the active market. This was an 8% increase from mid-year 2014 where there were 423 building sites available for
Commercial sales doubled from three to six sales mid-year 2015. The average sale price was up 85% from $111,004 to $204,500.
Total dollar volume jumped 270% from $333,012 to $1,232,399. Of the few commercial properties that sold through mid-year
2015, the sales prices averaged 76% of the last list price.
CONDOMINIUM & TOWNHOME SEGMENT
This segment of the market didn’t see much activity in the first half of 2015, with only 3 transactions. Total sales volume jumped,
from $498,500 mid-year 2014 to $633,000 in 2015. The average sales price increased from $124,625 to $325,000.
As of mid-year 2015, the least expensive active listing in the Star Valley market was a .30 acre building site in Star Valley Ranch,
listed for $7,000. The most expensive listing in the Star Valley market was a 245 acre ranch on the Salt River, with a 7,260 square
foot home, listed for $7,750,000.
The least expensive Star Valley listing sold through mid-year 2015 was a 1 acre building site in Star Valley Ranch listed for $14,900.
The most expensive Star Valley listing sold was a home in the Alpine Airpark Refuge listed for $2,700,000.