Less than 3% of the land in Teton County, Wyoming is privately owned and developable. The remaining 97%+ is undevelopable because it’s federally owned or under some degree of a conservation easement, leaving an abundance of open space for unobstructed views and room for wildlife to roam freely. This ensures that our stunning scenic corridors and abundant wildlife will remain protected.
Yellowstone, the first established national park in the United States, is only 57 miles from the Town of Jackson with a portion of the park located in Teton County. Within Yellowstone’s 2.2 million acres, visitors have unparalleled opportunities to observe wildlife in an intact ecosystem, witness geothermal areas that contain about half the world’s active geysers, and view geologic wonders like the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.
Farther south and closer to the Town of Jackson, the Teton Mountain Range towers over our region representing a monument to our predecessors who fought to protect it. This foresight formed Grand Teton National Park where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the mighty Snake River, and enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.
It’s no secret that Jackson is known for its winter sports. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Snow King Mountain, and Grand Targhee Resort (a short drive over Teton Pass) offer skiing and snowboarding for both beginners and the most advanced riders. Other popular winter activities in the region include snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dog sledding and relaxing in the local hot springs.
The summer months are gorgeous and popular, with warm, sunny days followed by crisp, cool evenings. Outdoor activities include hiking, fishing, boating, rock climbing, mountain biking, camping, wildlife viewing, tennis and golfing. The long summer days and jaw- dropping summer sunsets do not disappoint in Jackson Hole.
The Jackson Hole Airport is conveniently located only 9 miles from Town and about 20 miles from the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. With non-stop flights from 16 major US cities, Jackson Hole is the most accessible resort destination in the Rockies, offering convienence like nowhere else.
Wyoming stands out as a beacon for savvy real estate investors and homebuyers seeking a blend of financial benefits and a high-quality lifestyle. This state, known for its sweeping landscapes and robust economic policies, offers a unique proposition for those looking to make a wise investment in their future. Wyoming’s tax-friendly environment, coupled with its natural beauty and tranquility, makes it an ideal destination for anyone looking to capitalize on the advantages of living and owning property in this remarkable state.
Personal and corporate incomes are not taxed by the state, so you have more disposable income.
Using a Wyoming dynasty trust, you can shield your real estate from federal estate taxes for up to 1,000 years for the benefit of your family or other beneficiaries. Multiple generations can enjoy the property, without paying estate taxes or worse, having to sell it to pay the taxes. You must administer the trust within the State of Wyoming.
People who use Wyoming as a second home may have retirement income from other states where they live. If the participant is a Wyoming resident when they take that income, then the original state cannot tax that income as well.
Those who own real estate in Wyoming can ‘gift’ it to their heirs without paying state gift taxes.
Inheritance taxes are not assessed in Wyoming.
Compared to other states, Wyoming has very low property taxes. The taxes that you do pay here are based on the assessed value (9.5%) of the property.
Whether you fill up your car with gas or buy groceries, you won’t be charged any excise taxes in Wyoming.
Many states charge owners a tax on their mineral ownership, but Wyoming does not.
Bonds and stocks aren’t taxed in Wyoming.
Join close-knit communities that value connection, shared experiences, and a slower pace of life.
Real estate is a personal business, something we take to heart.
Keller Williams is one of the leading luxury real estate brokerages in the region, with a team of experienced agents who have a deep understanding of the Jackson Hole real estate market.
Whether you are looking for a mountain retreat, a family home, or a luxury condo, our brokerage is committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service.
The initial phase of the buying process involves educating yourself on the current market trends, area details and property offerings in the area – all something our buyers guide is designed to assist you in!
Right here! Our Jackson Hole Buyers Guide has all the key information you might need to make an informed decision about buying your next dream home right here in Jackson Hole. Find the full guide here.
It’s recommended to consult with banks or mortgage lenders who have a strong understanding of the Jackson Hole real estate market and its unique aspects. These financial experts can offer tailored advice and solutions that align with your specific financial situation and property aspirations. Additionally, engaging with a financial advisor or mortgage broker can provide a broader perspective on the best financing options available. For a more streamlined process, a Keller Williams Jackson Hole agent can also recommend trusted lenders who have a proven track record of successful collaborations in the area, ensuring that your journey to homeownership in Jackson Hole begins on solid financial footing. FInd your trusted agent here.
This phase helps buyers in making a well-informed decision that aligns with their needs, budget, and long-term plans.
Three quarters of the way through 2023 the real estate market in Jackson Hole is holding firm. It has been over a year since the real estate market experienced a shift in buyer sentiment, triggered by increasing mortgage rates and threats of a national recession. While many buyers have decided to put their purchasing plans on hold driving transactions down, pricing has remained robust compared to a year ago with the average sale price increasing 14%. Read more on the Q3 report here.
Your location in Jackson is an extension of your home and the surroundings, tributaries, views and access to amenities vary across the valley. Our local agents play an active role in this community and are equipped to assist you in identifying what location suits your needs. Learn more about the neighborhoods and local amenities here.
Once you’ve narrowed down your list and have a clear favorite, collaborate with us to make an offer on a home.
Your Keller Williams agent will have the most recent standard purchase offer forms that comply with state and local laws.
The crucial period between an offer and a final contract is an important time to stay in close contact with your Keller Williams agent so you’re equipped with all the information you need to make smart decisions.
Your Keller Williams agent can guide you, but you also need to decide how much you want a particular property and what you’re willing to accept to get it. You may want to let go when:
As soon your offer is accepted, you should schedule your home inspection and home warranty. If you’re buying in a busy season, it may take time to find an available inspector, so rely on your Keller Williams agent to recommend trusted home inspectors.
Your home inspector will check a massive list (more than 1,000 items) of systems, appliances and structures in your home to evaluate its condition. You’ll get a written report that identifies potential problems and future maintenance issues. It’s up to you to decide whether the report means you want to walk away from a house or ask the sellers to make repairs. You can also have an “information only” inspection, which means you’re buying the house as is, but want to know its condition.
To choose a good home warranty, you and your Keller Williams agent should review:
You can always ask your real estate agent for home warranty recommendations and advice.
While you may feel jittery before your closing, your KW agent and lender should have you fully prepared for the day. As the buyer, you choose the title company for your title search and the closing. Your agent and lender can recommend reliable title companies.
After your closing:
Congratulations! You’ve got the keys to your new home! Stay in touch with your Keller Williams agent for future recommendations and service.
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