We’ve been tracking Wyoming real estate values for the last few years, and we’ve noticed a consistent pattern in the state.
Wyoming is a real estate powerhouse, boasting a population of roughly 7.5 million and a median price of around $2,800 per square foot.
But Wyoming realtor Brian Kranz points out that even as the state has developed, it’s become a realtor’s dream to live in the mountains.
Kranzen, who has lived in Wyoming for nearly 20 years, explains: We want to be able to be in the middle of the country, in the foothills, and to be part of that culture.
Krantz’s home has always been his family business, but after a couple of decades as a real-estate agent, he decided to start building his dream house.
Krants home, the Biltmore, is just one of the thousands of properties he’s purchased in the last five years.
Kramz bought the home in 2013 from his wife for $2 million.
He’s currently renovating the place and has a few additions planned.
“I’ve never been a big house builder,” Kranzes mother, Lisa, told Polygon.
“But when I got here, it was just like, I don’t want to have to do any of that stuff.
I just want to do the work.
I want to build a house.”
Lisa Krantzes home is a bit different than most homes in Wyoming.
Lisa Kranzers home has a basement, so she’s always had to put up walls and ceilings, but her new home has no walls.
The exterior is covered in glass, and the kitchen is outfitted with a gas oven.
The kitchen also features a countertop with a built-in sink.
The Krantzers recently added a new set of cabinets, and they also installed a large window for extra natural light.
The new kitchen is the same size as the one in Lisa Kramzes previous home.
Lisa and her husband purchased the Basketville home in 2010 for $1.6 million.
“This house was always a little bit bigger than other houses,” Lisa said.
“We just wanted to be comfortable.
We wanted to have a great kitchen, but also, we wanted to get away from the city a little more.”
Lisa also says she has noticed an increase in demand for her new house.
“It’s been very quiet here,” Lisa told Polygons staff.
“People have come to the house more than ever.”
Lisa says the house has become an important part of her life, and it’s a testament to the value of the property she bought.
“If it wasn’t for the house, I probably wouldn’t be here,” Krantys wife said.
Lisa has been spending more time in the backyard, and she said she loves her new place so much.
“There’s a lot of fun to be had,” Lisa Kraetz said.
It’s not just the weather that’s changed in the house.
Lisa says she’s noticed that the property has become a destination.
“Everyone’s really into it,” Lisa says.
“They go there to relax.
And then, the kids like it too.
They go there for the play dates and to hang out with the other kids.”
Lisa has noticed a lot more people wanting to live there, too.
“When you have the kids and the kids have the house,” Lisa explains, “it just makes it feel like you have a whole community around you.”
Lisa’s parents have also noticed an uptick in demand.
“In the last couple years, we’ve seen a lot less people leaving,” Lisa explained.
“The kids just love it.
And it’s really nice, I’m glad we’re able to do this.
I think it’s been really good for the kids.”
In addition to being a great place to live, Lisa says it’s also great for the city.
“Every year, we see the increase in activity,” Lisa added.
“And it’s nice for us to have that activity.”
Krantzos family is a pretty typical middle class family.
He works as a computer programmer, and he says he and his wife both graduated from college and are working toward their degrees.
“All of the things that we’re working towards are our jobs,” Kramzi said.
Kranez has lived the American dream for more than 25 years, but he says it didn’t start out that way.
“My family didn’t really have much money,” Kranezi said, adding that he grew up in an area of Wyoming that was relatively remote.
“That was the first place I ever saw people driving and doing things, and I was like, that’s cool, but not as cool as the mountains.”
Kranezing grew up working as a security guard, and his family worked their way up the ladder as an accountant and a mortgage broker.
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