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Park City Weekend And Memorial Day Events May 27-30

By Diana
May 26, 2016

Park City Resort has announced that summer operations will begin at the Park City Base Area on Friday, May 27th!  In addition to the alpine slides, ZipRider, alpine coaster, Eagle Zip Lines, there are three new kids activities!  There will be a zipline for small children, kids' challenge course, and kids' summer tubing hill.  Here are some other fun things happening this holiday weekend in Park City:

Park City Film Series - This week the Park City Film Series will screen Robert Budreau's "Born to Be Blue," which is rated R.  Ethan Hawke stars as jazz legend Chet Baker, one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, but who also had a tumultuous life.  Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 6pm at the Jim Santy Auditorium of the Park City Library.  Tickets are $8 for general admission and $7 for students and seniors.

Michael Jackson Tribute - Who’s Bad: The Ulimate Michael Jackson Tribute will be presented at the Egyptian Theater, Friday through Sunday.  This is the ultimate tribute to Michael Jackson with a power-packed multi-media experience of the music and moves of the one and only King of Pop. A jaw-dropping, musical must-see with all Michael’s signature gravity-defying steps, beats, rhythms, and gyrations backed by a full, live band.  Tickets range from $29-$45 and showtimes are 8pm on Friday and Saturday and 6pm on Sunday.

pchs memorial 5kPCHS Memorial 5K - Come to the 8th annual Memorial 5K, sponsored by the Park City High School's National Honor Society, to remember and pay tribute to those our community has lost.  The money raised will support the Homeless Youth Center of Utah, provide scholarships for seniors, and help support humanitarian efforts.  The race takes place on Monday at Dozier Field and will start at 9am.  You can register the day of or goto:

Have a wonderful weekend!

Berkshire Goes Global

By Diana
May 24, 2016

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The new website features language, currency and measurement options for prospective buyers both in the U.S. and abroad whose native language may not be English. Global consumers accessing may search for homes in any city or state serviced by our franchisees. What they’ll find they can’t get anywhere else: full MLS data containing all listings in their search area, including our own Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices listings in their language of choice. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices . . . Good to Know. ®

To complement our international platform, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices now sends your listings to over 35 countries throughout the world! Contact us today for more information!


Hotel Site To Be Built On S.R. 248 Just Across Summit County Line

By Diana
May 23, 2016

A 250-room condo hotel project is under way on S.R. 248 adjacent to Black Rock Ridge and just across the Summit County line in Wasatch County.  The condo-hotel will be all individually owned units, and there will also be a restaurant, spa, ice skating rinks and a conference center.  The hotel is scheduled to open toward the end of summer 2017.

Wasatch County officials say some long awaited significant projects are finally starting to materialize near the Jordanelle Reservoir.  Most of the larger developments that are currently being proposed are concentrated along U.S. 40 near Deer Valley Resort.

The development is called the Jovid Mark Hotel and they are hoping with the popularity of the adjacent Black Rock Ridge development and the two indoor ice rinks, one NHL regulation size, that it will bring traveling hockey teams and large events to the venue.

SR 248 hotel *Photo courtesy of the Park Record. This map shows the location of the development under construction along State Road 248 in Wasatch County.




Kamas Trail System Coming Soon

By Diana
May 18, 2016

A new mountain biking trail is coming to the town of Kamas by the end of this summer.  The Kamas City Council approved the High Star Ranch Trails Master Plan including plans for approximately 16 miles of public trails on the city conservation easement.  High Star Ranch will built and maintain the trails, making it a win-win for the city of Kamas, who won't have any financial burden.

Kamas has ATV and equestrian trails but has lacked in non-motorized biking trails.  The new trail system will have various levels of difficulty with more than 3000 feet in elevation gains.  Work it slated to start soon and be complete by the end of the summer!

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Park City Real Estate Prices Climb

By Diana
May 17, 2016

Park City real estate prices are climbing, in city limits the median price of a single family home is  up 13% and condos are up 7%.  The Synderville Basin area has a similar story with a 13% increase in median single family homes prices and 14% increase in condo prices.

There are a few new developments being built in the next year which will offer some more affordable homes but as of right now inventory is low and demand seems high.  Contact us today for more information on the Park City real estate market.  Below is a link to the full article in the Park Record.

Park City Real Estate Prices Climbing

Beautiful home for sale in Park Meadows, one of the hottest neighborhoods right now. Home for sale in Park Meadows one of the hottest neighborhoods right now.


Deer Valley Real Estate Tip Of The Week: Guide To Concrete Flooring

By Diana
May 16, 2016

The days of concrete floors being banished to the basement or subfloor of a house are long gone. Today these floors offer a contemporary aesthetic that not only looks good but can contribute to the warmth of a house through thermal mass. Concrete also is durable, easy to care for and available in a range of textures, polishes and colors. This guide gives you the lowdown on concrete flooring.

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What Is Concrete Flooring?

Concrete is a natural composite material made from an aggregate (rocks, river stones and granite chips) combined with a cement binder (such as limestone and calcium sulfate) and water. It is the most basic flooring material and generally forms the subfloor or base of a building that may be covered with wood or tile, or left exposed.

Concrete floors can be poured as part of a new build, or an existing floor can be stripped back to its concrete slab as part of a renovation. A series of treatments can then transform the slab into a smooth and decorative surface appropriate for flooring.

What to Consider When Choosing Concrete Flooring

  • For a new build, concrete is poured early on in construction so aggregate mix, color, finishes and underfloor heating may need to be decided at this stage.
  • When it comes to stripping back a floor to reveal the concrete slab, keep in mind the original pour was not intended to be exposed. So while it will function as a flooring surface after the necessary treatment, it may have an inconsistent look — for example, areas of little to no aggregate next to areas with a lot of aggregate.
  • The level of polish will affect the overall aesthetic of the floor as well as the budget. A light polish or matte look is less expensive, gives a more natural look and doesn’t show many of the stones inside the substrate. In comparison, a heavy polish is more expensive and will expose the stones and provide a more colorful finish.
  • Other finishes can include stamping, dyeing, embossing, staining and more.
The Pros of Concrete Flooring
  • Concrete floors can be a cost-efficient option, but the finishes, treatments and installation will influence the final cost.
  • An endless variety of color and texture effects is possible. Color can be mixed directly into the concrete before the pour, or existing floors can be stained, dyed or painted.
  • Concrete is extremely tough and durable. While it is possible to chip or scratch a concrete surface, it is difficult to do so. Plus, it’s flood- and fire-resistant and will last a lifetime and beyond when polished and maintained.
  • Concrete floors can work as a thermal mass when exposed to the sun, making a big difference in comfort and utility bills. It will absorb and store the heat of direct sunlight and slowly release it over the rest of the day and into the night.
The Cons of Concrete Flooring
  • Concrete floors can look and feel cold without sun exposure, but a great rug can always help warm them up.
  • Concrete floors can injure people and damage objects if they hit the surface hard, so they’re not recommended for areas frequented by children or elderly people.
  • Concrete is susceptible to penetration by moisture if not properly sealed on both top and bottom surfaces, which can lead to the growth of mold or mildew.
  • Because concrete floors have no give, they can be hard on joints and other body parts — backs and feet especially. Rubber mats or cork cushioning in areas such as the kitchen, where lots of time is spent standing, can help reduce this, as can slippers or soft-soled shoes.
  • A lot of energy is used in the production of concrete flooring. However, this is offset by its ability to reduce future energy usage by acting as a thermal mass.
Now that you know a little more about concrete floors it can help you decide if they are right for your Park City home.

*Excerpts of this blog were taken from

Deer Valley Real Estate Best Buy Of The Week - Deer Crest Townhome

By Diana
May 11, 2016

Our Deer Valley real estate best buy of the week is a recently listed and rare Deer Crest townhome.  This 3 bedroom, 4 bath Deer Crest townhome has ski-in & out access off of Pioche Trail at Deer Valley Resort and views of Jordanelle Reservoir and distant mountains. It is very spacious with 2354 square feet and a large attached 2 car garage.

This Deer Crest best buy has a dramatic great room with floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings, views, and private deck.  The great room is open to the large kitchen with stainless steel appliances & granite counter-tops.  The master bedroom also has a fireplace, large master bath, and it's own private deck.  The downstairs features two bedrooms, two baths and a private terrace with hot tub to relax in after a long day.

This Deer Crest townhome comes fully furnished and move-in ready.  Most ski homes in Deer Crest start at 4 million and only rise from there.  This Deer Valley real estate best buy is priced at $1,400,000!  A great buy for a ski-in/out property.  Contact us today for more info.  Click the link below for more photos:

Deer Crest Townhome Best Buy

*Photo courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices- Utah

Views from the Main Floor deck Views from the Main Floor deck


Park City Happenings In May

By Diana
May 10, 2016

May may be mud season here in Park City, but that doesn't mean there isn't anything to do!  The lower elevation trails especially in the areas facing west are good for hiking and biking just as long as it didn't rain that same day.  Here are some other cool things happening this month in Park City, UT:

All Month Ritual Chocolate Factory Tours

All Month Geothermal Standup Paddleboard Yoga in the Homestead Crater

All Month Park City Film Series

5/11 Summit Land Conservancy 2016 Breakfast

5/13-5/14 Egyptian YouTheatre presents Junie B. Jones

5/20-5/22 Egyptian Theatre presents Peter Yarrow

5/20-5/21 Heber Valley Horse Sale, Rodeo, and Tack Auction

5/26 Latino Art Festival

5/27 Park City Gallery Stroll

5/28 Wasatch 360 MTB race

Yoga in the Homestead Crater  CREDIT: Re Wikstrom with Park City Yoga Adventures Yoga in the Homestead Crater CREDIT: Re Wikstrom with Park City Yoga Adventures


Utah Has One Of The Lowest Property Tax Rates In The Country

By Diana
May 09, 2016

According to the National Association of Realtors:

The average median property tax rate across the nation is 1.31 percent. That means a home owner with a home valued at $200,000, on average, pays an annual amount of $2,620 in property taxes, according to an analysis by CoreLogic’s data team.

Illinois has the highest median property tax rate at 2.67 percent. Hawaii, on the other hand, has the lowest at 0.31 percent.'

“While higher median tax rates are seen primarily among states in the northeast, a notable exception is Texas, which has a median property tax rate of 2.17 percent,” CoreLogic reports. “Typically, the states with the highest property tax rates, with the exception of Illinois, have multiple levels of tax collection. Conversely, the majority of states with low median tax rates have a single level of collection at the county level. Other than Hawaii, the lowest median property tax rates are primarily in the Rocky Mountain region and southeastern states.”

Owning a home is one of the best ways to increase your personal equity and with a property tax rate of .75%, Utah is one of the best places to start that process.

Contact us for more information.

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