Park City Real Estate Blog

Park City Food And Wine Classic Is Next Weekend!

By Diana
Jun 29, 2016

The annual Park City Food and Wine Classic is 3 full days of fun that starts on Thursday July 7th.  The events get kicked off with the Wine on the Mountain event that will be held at the High West Distillery at Blue Sky Ranch this year.  Then there will be endless spirit educational workshops, outdoor activities including hiking, biking, and many food experts and Master Sommeliers from around the country.

The biggest event, Wine on the Mountain is on Saturday at the Montage Deer Valley.  Over 500 wines will be part of the event!  Tickets are still available but going fast for many events so head over to the Park City Food and Wine Classic website to reserve your's today!

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Deer Valley Real Estate Tip Of The Week: Bretix Potential Impact on U.S. Real Estate

By Diana
Jun 27, 2016

There is a lot of uncertainly surrounding the recent decision for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union but how will if affect real estate here in the U.S?  According to Real Trends they think it will strengthen the U.S. dollar and it will keep interest rates low into 2017.  People also may be turning to income producing residential and commercial properties for somewhere safe to place their assets.

Read more here.  Please contact us today if you have questions concerning real estate here in Park City and Deer Valley.

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Park City Historic Home Tour This Saturday

By Diana
Jun 23, 2016

The Park City Historical Society and Museum is holding their annual Park City Historic Home Tour this Saturday June 25th!  This is the 19th year that this event is being held and you can get a glimpse into Park City's past.  This year there are 10 homes located in the Lower Park Avenue and Lower Woodside Avenue areas featured on the tour.  It starts at the Miners Hospital which is also on the tour, where you can buy tickets or turn in ones you got in advance and get a map and program.  Tickets are $15 for museum members and $20 for non-members.

There will be volunteers at every home, each with knowledge of the historic homes, and a wealth of knowledge to share.  The home tour goes from 10am to 3pm.  You can buy advance tickets at Park City Museum at 528 Main Street.

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Park City Named One of Ten Best Suburbs In 2016

By Diana
Jun 22, 2016

Park City was named the 4th best suburb in the US for 2016 by a company called Niche.  Things they factor in were things like:  low crime rate, quality public schools,  cost of living and amenities,  and many other things that make city-adjacent communities desirable.  Park City was the only town in Utah that was in the top ten!

See more by clicking on the article below:

10 Best US Suburbs

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Introducing Viridian Park City

By Diana
Jun 21, 2016

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Introducing Viridian · Park City Presenting 21 Contemporary Residences on Park City's New Canyons Golf Course

www.virdianparkcity.com

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Presenting a new Canyons Village aesthetic, Viridian offers a collection of 21 distinct contemporary residences nestled along the 11th fairway of the magnificent Canyons Golf Course. Featuring a variety of flexible floor plans, residences are designed to engage with the landscape and take full advantage of every possible viewpoint, from the rolling golf course greens to the soaring mountain ridges.

Viridian offering 21 Residences

Prices range from $555K –$2.0M+

Featuring a range of bedrooms 1, 2, 3 & 4

1 & 2 Story Residences

Floor plans spanning 790 - 2,800 sq ft*

          *approximate

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Amenities

ENJOYED IN THE COMFORT OF HOME

Viridian was designed as a place for friends, families and like-minded individuals to come together and relish in the rejuvenating, active lifestyle and stunning natural beauty of Park City Resort. Designed to reflect the spirit of its coveted location, Viridian’s private amenities include:

A Heated Outdoor Pool

Putting Green

Ski & Sports Gear Storage

Heated Underground Parking

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A Remarkable Location

Summers on the fairways, winters on the slopes — this is how Park City Resort was meant to be enjoyed, with every vibrant season more spectacular than the last. From its sublime golf course setting, Viridian is ideally located for enjoying four seasons of invigorating mountain leisure.

PARK CITY RESORT

7,300 Acres of Spectacular Skiing

360” Average Annual Snowfall

400 Miles of Hiking & Mountain Biking Trails

350 Steps From Viridian is The Frostwood Gondola

CANYONS GOLF

18 Holes

97 Acres

Par-70 Course

Over 500 Feet of Elevation Changes

Please contact us today to find out more about this new development!

Do New Construction Homes Need Inspections?

By Diana
Jun 20, 2016

Our Deer Valley real estate tip of the weeks concerns whether you should get a home inspection when buying a new construction home.  The answer is yes and here is why:

1. Codes Are Just a Bare Minimum

The first thing you should understand about building codes is they are basically a set of minimum standards by which constructing a home to any lessor degree is essentially illegal. So building to local building codes is simply complying with local minimum standards; it does not guarantee that “best practices” are used in constructing the house.

2. Construction Varies Regionally

The next thing to understand about codes is that they are based on national standards, and quality construction is very much a regional concern; you do not want to construct a house in Mississippi in the same way you would build a house in the mountains of Colorado, it just makes no sense. Building codes do adjust for this with different wind, climate and seismic zones, but the nuance of regional construction methods, materials, techniques and environmental challenges makes it difficult for codes to adopt perfectly to localized standards and necessities.

3. Building Officials Have Very Little Time

The degree to which local building officials are able to check on construction will vary by city, state and county, but in my experience, building inspectors and building departments are generally overworked and the fee structure for permits is not adequate for detailed on-site inspection of every system. I have found local building codes and local code enforcement really helps with inspecting the structure and wiring in houses, beyond these systems, I find that inspection is inconsistent or completely lacking. I have been unable to find a study about this, but it would not surprise me if total on-site time for building officials during construction of a residential house is less than 4 hours – that is not much time to check more than 3000 components.

4. Building Codes Defer to Manufacturer’s Specifications

Many important house systems such as roofs, siding and furnaces need to be installed according to manufacturer’s specifications. Building code may have some basic standards, but proper installation will require following manufacturer’s directions and there is generally nobody checking these things.

In summary, building codes and building departments do an excellent job in helping to ensure that safe and reliable houses are being constructed, but houses are very complex systems comprised of many components that are installed by a small army of different contractors; even the best builders with the best intentions will have difficulty executing everything on a residential build and there is a huge gray area of workmanship that exists between code and best practices. It simply cannot hurt to have a fresh set of eyes look over the house to see what can be found.

A good new construction home inspection should give you the benefit of a third party looking at the house. You should gain insights into the houses’ attributes and vulnerabilities; all houses have both. A third party home inspection can add value by evaluating the overall quality and design of the building and it will give you a good idea of maintenance items to keep your eyes out for. It will almost certainly come up with a helpful punch list of small repair items that were overlooked. Occasionally, significant problems are uncovered that can save the home buyer and builder thousands of dollars and a nightmare of complex litigation and repairs.

Happy house hunting, please contact us if you need help finding a Deer Valley or Park City home.

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Park City's Golf Communities

By Diana
Jun 16, 2016

Park City offers many breath-taking golf communities and this is the perfect time of year to see what they are all about! From Park Meadows Country Club to Promontory, Glenwild, Jeremy Ranch, Park City Municipal, and more there are many to choose from.  Watch the great video below to learn a little more about Park City's golf communities.

New Water Park Open At Jordanelle

By Diana
Jun 15, 2016

Utah's first open water park is here just in time for summer!  AQUA x Zone water park located inside of Jordanelle State Park is open now until the end of summer for all swimmers ages 6 and up.

Now thru June 23rd you can visit the water park Fri-Sun 11a-4p. From June 24th until summer is over the park will be open Mon-Thur 11a-4p and Fri-Sun 10a-7p. Prices vary depending on age.

You must be at least 6 years old and 48” tall to participate. Life Jackets are provided.

This Friday, June 17th from 9a-11a the public is invited to come and play.  What a perfect way to spend a hot day!  Click the link below to learn more:

Jordanelle Water Park

jordanelle water park The water park will look similar to the one pictured above.

Park City Real Estate Best Buy - Prospector Park Home

By Diana
Jun 14, 2016

Our Park City Real Estate best buy this week is a amazing deal in the Prospector area.  Finding a Single family home in Park City limits under $1M is almost impossible but finding one that has been remodeled and has a beautiful yard is extremely rare!  That's why we picked this Prospector Park home for our best buy!  This 5 bedroom, 4 bath home is just under 2500 square feet and sits on almost a quarter acre.  The yard had a total makeover just last year, with an extended patio/fire pit area, beautiful plants beds, raised garden beds and  a new over-sized shed to keep all your equipment.

This Park City home has granite counters, WOLF range, double ovens, stainless appliances, newly painted interior, expanded family room with real rock surround fireplace, and new French doors to the patio area.  The basement is bright and light with 9 foot ceilings.  The best part is your are within walking distance to Park City schools, and only 3-4 minutes to Old Town!

Please contact us today to learn more about this Park City home for sale, it won't last long!  Click here to see the price and more photos.

*Photos courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Utah Propertiesprospector home backyard

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Deer Valley Is Becoming A Major Mountain Bike Destination

By Diana
Jun 13, 2016

Last year, Deer Valley® embarked on a massive trail improvement project enlisting the assistance of Gravity Logic, one of the top mountain bike trail designers in the nation.  It has paid off with the construction of "flow trials" which are mountain bike trails built with both sustainability and rhythm in mind. Visualize a roller-coaster built from dirt and wood.  There are no abrupt corner or obstacles making you "flow" down the trail.

Deer Valley's investment and five year contract with Gravity Logic is paying off they were just named one of the Top 5 Best Bike Parks 2015 by the MTBParks.com.  If you haven't experienced Deer Valley's mountain bike trails this is the summer to do it, with over 70 miles of trails and lift access from several different points on the mountain.  They also offer a Deer Valley Mountain Bike School to improve your skills whether your just beginning or looking to become an expert rider.  See more about Deer Valley's mountain bikes trails on Skiutah.com:

Deer Valley A Destination For Mountain Bikers

Photo courtesy of Skiutah.com blog Photo courtesy of Skiutah.com blog

 
 
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