You've heard the news about Vail's acquisition of Park City Mountain Resort and the $50 million they are investing to create the nations largest ski resort. You have probably also heard of Deer Valley's acquisition of Solitude, plans for future expansion on the Mayflower parcel and the proposed gondola linking Main Street to Deer Valley Resort.  Clearly the arrow is pointing up for Park City in all aspects, and certainly chief among them is the future value of real estate.

The problem for many buyers is the lack of properties with the key elements of a vacation home; those being generous size, multiple bedrooms and living areas, views, privacy, access to town and skiing. While these properties do exist, the price tag can run well into the millions of…

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Deer Crest Ski Home on the Auction Block

Deer Valley ski-in/ski-out homes with premium views and ski access are harder and harder to find...particularly with a motivated seller!

If you have been waiting for a trophy Deer Valley® property to appear at a potentially distress sale price, this "king of the hill" home is worth your serious consideration.


This 11,575 square foot Deer Valley ski estate is located on a ridge-line lot at the pinnacle of Deer Crest Estates.  It sits on one of Deer Crest's very best lots--one of very few homes that offers direct ski access to the Snow Park base area in addition to the private ski trails of Deer Crest. 

This magnificent ski home offers post card views, eight bedrooms (two master suites), twelve…

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The real estate market in and around Park City continues to strengthen, with low inventory and much shorter marketing time for properties. Distressed sales are becoming rare and competition amongst buyers for deals is very strong. If you have been waiting and watching the market here for an opportunity, do not despair, there are still good deals to be had, but for how much longer?!

Both the number of sales and the median sales price are up over last year's numbers in the Greater Park City Area according to this press realease of 2nd quarter statistics released by the Park City Board of REALTORS®.

With a total of 991 sales to date — a 19% increase over the same time period in 2012 -

the first half of 2013 had the highest number of sales since the…

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In a clear sign of the rebound the real estate market has made here in Park City, Promontory has risen from near failure to a thriving mountain community unequalled in the West. This is where families can truly enjoy a mountain lifestyle for all seasons.

The pace of sales of lots and homes in Promontory has soared. Just a couple years ago the community was replete with half finished homes in foreclosure, and now it has a new clubhouse, The Shed, with more ameneties planned including a new pool, a dog park, and a million dollars being spent on trees and landscaping throughout the neighborhood.

Over 800 lots of the 1925  lots available in the 11 square miles of Promontory have been sold, and lot prices have risen above $300,000 again and homes over $3…

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Park City Real Estate Market Update 2013

If you were waiting for the market to hit bottom here in Park City before you made your move into the market you missed it...sorry...

The bottom of the market is clearly in the rear view mirror as evidenced by the year we had in 2012. Low inventory, multiple bidders, higher prices and a shrinking of distressed sales all indicate that we turned the corner and are now in an ascendiing market.

If you are interested in buying a Park City property, all is not lost, there are still deals to be had and interest rates are low, but the competition is fierce and frankly, time is not on your side.  Prices have not risen in all areas, but given current activity and inventory levels it is evident that prices are going to…

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 The Park City Board of Realtors just put out this press release, which is a must read for anyone interested in buying or selling real estate in this area


Park City, Utah -- The year-end 2012 statistical report released by the Park City Board of REALTORS® indicates an increase in the number of sales and total dollar volume, with inventory the lowest it has been in over six years. It also shows a slight gain in median prices compared to 2011. The total volume of real estate sold for the entire market area (Summit and Wasatch Counties) reached $1,240,542,783 in 2012 -- a 15% increase over 2011.


The number of sales continued to climb in 2012 with a nine percent increase over 2011 in all property types combined, reaching 1,817 total…

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While much of the country is bemoaning their weather, Utah is celebrating the start of what could be another great winter. Late last week we transitioned the best way we know how, golfing in shorts on Thursday, to playing in the snow on Friday.

Thursday was windy and warm, and there were less golfers than turkeys and deer on the Wasatch Mountain State Park golf course, where yours truly was just six inches from carding his first ever hole in one on the 190 yard par 3 hole number 8.(Made the tap in birdie, thank you)

Then came 'Brutus'...apparently we are now naming winter storms...and the mountains were inundated with snow.

Four feet of snow fell in the Cottonwood Canyons. Alta Ski Resort is reporting 48 inches and a 43 inch mid mountain base…

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Our team's philosophy is to help our clients understand the market here in Park City so that they can be successful in the purchase or sale of real estate in our area. We strive to educate, not pontificate, and we let our clients set their own timetable without pressure from us.

I have recently been struggling as to how to communicate the realities of our market to buyers without sounding like a used car saleman. Nobody wants to hear that you must buy today or you will pay more tomorrow, it is too slick and smacks of self interest as a realtor to say that. But the realities of our market are clear to those of us that are actively involved in helping buyers search for properties, and here it is...

The longer you wait to purchase a property in and…

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It is easy for locals to love Park City, and maybe we brag about our town a bit too much, but there are times when the accolades must be shouted from the mountain tops. Such as now....

Ski Magazine readers have just ranked the three resorts in Park City in the Top Ten in North America,

Recognizing what locals and part time residents have long known. That is, Park City is the best ski town in this country, and possibly the best town period.

Deer Valley Resort ranked #2, Park City Mountain Resort ranked #4, and Canyons ranked # 10

For snow sliders, this easy to reach mountain mecca offers nearly 400 trails on more than 9000 acres of terrain on three world class resorts with the 'greatest snow on earth'. This picturesque town offers over 100 bars and…

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Deer Valley has a well deserved reputation for being a great place for family ski vacations and Travel & Leisure has just named the St. Regis at Deer Valley as the Number One Hotel for Families in the U.S.

That is high praise for this relative new comer to Park City especially considering the other 5 Star family friendly resorts such as the venerable Stein Eriksen Lodge and the acclaimed Montage at Deer Valley.

Now, the snowboarders in the family can not rip the famed courduroy of Deer Valley as it is a skiing only mountain, but Park City has a ridiculous abundance of ski and snowboarding choices, with no less than 9 world class resorts less than an hour's drive from this bucolic mountain town.

The ease of access from Salt Lake International…

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