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What Is Your Home Worth?

by Teri McCarthy

 

What is my home worth?  This is the most frequently asked question I’m hearing these days. We have seen the national real estate market begin to rebound, and expect Jackson home values to soon start to reflect movement as well. Most local homeowners are in the habit of keeping an eye on area home values. But especially for anyone considering buying or selling this spring or summer, estimating their home’s value is one of the first items on the agenda. 
 
To get you started, there are a couple of different methods to help establish a ballpark estimate of what your home may currently be worth.  There are two good online options to determine the current value of your home, both free and without having to speak with a Realtor. The quickest is a market report that is generated automatically and emailed to your inbox. Click here for a sample report.  Then just complete and submit the form at www.TetonHomeValue.com with your property address.
 
Another great option to determine the value of your home, condo, townhome or vacant land in Teton County, Wyoming is www.HomeValuesInTetonCounty.com.  Both methods use the Teton Board of Realtors MLS data combined with Teton County public record data to produce an estimate of home values. 
 
While these calculators are great at aggregating data, nothing replaces human input.  Real estate is, after all, the very definition of a local occurrence, so if you’re looking for more than an estimate, or you have a very special property, it may be time to call a local expert.  When an experienced agent creates their professional estimate, it not only takes into account the trends for properties closest to yours, but also incorporates real life features -- such as the curb appeal your home and garden offers right now. The better kept your property is at any given time, the greater its estimated value should be. An agent can also suggest the small changes that work best to enhance a property’s value.
 
If you have been considering selling a home and are curious about today’s home values in Jackson Hole and the surrounding communities, call me anytime for a complimentary consultation! 
 

It's Now Easier To Get to Jackson Hole with More Direct Flights

by Teri McCarthy

Thinking of visiting Jackson Hole this summer?  Well, it just got easier and quicker. Several non-stop flights have been added, for the summer months, from airports around the country.

Non-Stop Jet Service to JAC Summer 2012
City Airline Frequency Start Date Stop Date
         
Atlanta Delta Sun 6/24/2012 9/2/2012
Chicago United Daily 6/7/2012 10/2/2012
Chicago American Sat 6/16/2012 8/18/2012
Dallas/Ft Worth American Daily 6/15/2012 9/29/2012
Denver United Daily year-round  
Houston United Sat ,Sun 6/9/2012 8/26/2012
Los Angeles United Sat, Sun 6/7/2012 8/27/2012
Minneapolis Delta Thurs-Mon 7/2/2012 8/26/2012
Salt Lake City Delta Daily year-round  
San Francisco United Daily 7/2/2012 8/27/12
         

Flight times may change throughout the season so check with your carrier.

Did you know that the Jackson Hole Airport lies within Grand Teton National Park, and it is the only commercial airport within a national park in the Lower 48? 

Jackson Hole Airport

Now Is The Best Time to See Wildlife Babies in Yellowstone

by Teri McCarthy

Springtime Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park

Spring is a great time of year to visit Yellowstone National Park especially if you love to watch wildlife.  Crowds are few and wildlife are roaming Grizzly Bear and Cub in Yellowstone Parkabout, many with their newborn babies. May is the best time of year to see bear cubs, elk and bison calves, and wolf pups. Spunky and frisky, these adorable babies amaze and delight but remember to keep your distance, as they are wild. Wild animals, especially females with their young, are unpredictable and dangerous. Remember to bring your binoculars or spotting scope.
 
The two best places to see wildlife in Yellowstone Park are Hayden Valley, between Canyon and Lake Area, and Lamar Valley. Here’s a guide to where in Yellowstone to find wildlife
 
Take a peak at wildlife you might see in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem including Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 
 
Wildlife of Spring in Yellowstone Video
 
If you prefer to let someone else do the driving, there are many tour companies that can show you where the wildlife are. Wildlife tour company listings below are provided by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce.
 

 

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Whether you’re relocating to Jackson Hole, or want to buy a vacation home, primary residence, second home, resort property, condo, townhome, land, horse property, Teton view home, golf estate or ski-in/ski-out home, you’ll find all Jackson, Wilson, and Teton Village real estate listed for sale here. You need an advocate, a buyer's agent to represent your best interest, with confidentiality, Teri will you acquire a Jackson Hole property for your 1031 exchange, investment, second home or future retirement.  Take advantage of the many tax benefits of Wyoming residency. Already own a home in Jackson Hole?  Interested in knowing the value in today's market? Thinking about selling? Talk with Teri about creative marketing to attract qualified buyers for your home.  Teri McCarthy is the Broker/Owner of Jackson Wyoming Real Estate.  Teri holds the designations of ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) and RSPS (Resort and Second Home Specialist) matching buyers and sellers with Jackson Hole properties since 1989. All rights reserved 2015 Teri McCarthy Inc and Teri McCarthy, Realtor, ABR, CRS, RSPS.