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By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Mar 13, 2019

This week we dive into home updates, starting with 6 Master Bathroom Trends to Watch. Grays, mixed metals, and farmhouse styles are some of the most popular trends for remodelers taking on sprucing up their master bathroom. The U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study is based on a survey of more than 1,100 homeowners who are planning or recently have completed a master bathroom renovation.

Some of the trends that emerged from the report:

1. Seeing gray: Gray colors continue to dominate for walls and flooring in the bathroom. Gray cabinets are also gaining popularity.

2. Taking the upgrade: More homeowners are upgrading their master bathrooms with special features when they remodel. The most popular premium features are dual showers, one-piece toilets, vessel sinks, and built-in vanities.

3. Mixing up the metals: Two in five renovating homeowners do not match metal finishes across fixtures and hardware in master bathrooms. Of the 58 percent of renovating homeowners who do match metal finishes, the most popular options are matte nickel and polished chrome (38 and 28 percent, respectively).

4. Going a little country: Farmhouse styles are jumping in popularity. While contemporary style continue to be the leading choice among renovating homeowners, the style has dropped over the past three years. Farmhouse style, on the other hand, has more than doubled in popularity.

5. Making it accessible: The majority of baby boomer homeowners (ages 55 or older) are addressing aging-related needs during master bathroom renovations. Nearly half of renovating baby boomers are changing the bathroom layout, and one-third are removing the bathtub. Other upgrades include installing accessibility features like seats, low curbs, grab bars, and non-slide floors in upgraded showers and bathtubs.

6. Building a master suite: The study found that homeowners are focusing on their master suite as a whole, not just the bathroom in their updates. Nearly half of master bathroom projects also were accompanied by master bedroom renovations (46 percent). Some homeowners are making their master baths even larger than their bedroom. One in ten master bathrooms is the same size or larger than the master bedroom (11 percent).

Not ready for a huge remodel, here are 10 DIY ways to spruce up your home by MarketWatch- Renovations for the thrifty homeowner.Whether you’re preparing to sell your home or staying put and craving a refresh, you may be concerned about how renovations can impact your budget. If you’re willing to put in some time and get a little dirty, these DIY projects will help you update your home without taking out a second mortgage.

1. Clean your vinyl siding - “Cleaning vinyl house siding can be accomplished with nothing more than a long-handled scrub brush, good-quality cleaner, a garden hose, and a little elbow grease.”

2. Repaint the front door and update exterior accents - Whether your exterior has siding, paint, shingles, or stone, updating your front door can boost the curb appeal of your home. For an even easier project, “change out your house numbers and possibly your mailbox.

3. Apply removable wallpaper - Removable wallpaper is a stylish and affordable way to update your space with minimal investment. Moreover, it’s a really easy way to add color or pattern to your space with little commitment.

4. Paint your walls - If you prefer a painted surface to wallpaper, you may be surprised by how easy it is to paint a room yourself. The caveat is that you do have to take your time for quality results, especially with project setup.

5. Refresh your cabinets - Old-looking cabinets can make for a dreary kitchen. Rather than replacing them, Anthony Navarro, author and co-creator of the online talk show The Wedding Planners, recommends painting them and switching out the hardware for a dramatic update. “If you are not adventurous enough to paint your cabinets, consider changing out one cabinet door in the kitchen to glass, so you can highlight your entertaining glassware, serving pieces, and china,” he recommends.

6. Apply a new backsplash - A fresh backsplash can give the impression of a much bigger renovation, and the Kubiaks suggest peel-and-stick tile, rather than the real thing. “A new kitchen backsplash is surprisingly affordable and DIY-able for homeowners,” they say. “Peel-and-stick tile makes it a DIY project that can be completed without complicated or expensive tools. These tiles can be cut to size with ordinary tin snips and stick to the wall without added adhesives.”

7. Rejuvenate your bathroom - upgrade hardware and fixtures, but keeping it easy.When replacing cabinet pulls, choose new ones that can fit into the same holes so you don’t have to patch old ones. You can also replace your shower door and fixtures.

8. Hang wall art - You can change the look of a room by simply hanging artwork.

9. Put up window coverings - New window treatments can dramatically enhance a room without requiring a ton of effort.

10. Update old floors- Worn out, old floors can set the tone for an entire room, but re-sanding and finishing your floors could be beyond your capabilities. Basher has a fix: “Whether you have old carpet or beat up hardwood floors, a little measuring and a few hours of work over a weekend can spruce up your floors and change the complete look of a room. A couple coats of durable floor paint or peel-and-stick tiles from your local home store can go a long way.”

With remodels now on the brain, remember that most anything is better than a dungeon. Park City Magazine shares a Step Back (And Down) Into Time at the Park City Museum’s Dungeon. The town’s original territorial jail was no joke during the mining era. Walking down Historic Main Street, with its cute shops, colorful historic buildings, clean sidewalks, and pleasant mountain air, it can be difficult to imagine what Park City looked like 100 years ago. Things were almost exactly the opposite. During the heyday of the mining era, Park City was not the picturesque mountain escape by any means; it was filthy and full of promiscuity. After long, hard, and hazardous days in the mines, miners flocked to Main Street to drown their worries at one of the dozens of local watering-holes. They weren’t the only ones; mining towns drew all manner of depravity. Needless to say, petty crimes, drunkenness, prostitution, and general rowdiness were common and often resulted in a stint at Park City’s territorial jail, a.k.a. the dungeon.

Built in 1885, the jail was nothing short of dreadful. Dark, dank, and cold, it offered no running water or electricity, just a dirt floor with a wood stove in the middle, its only creature comfort. When a concrete floor and toilet were added in 1906, the Park Recorddeclared the jail was finally, “fit for human beings to live in.” Today, the dungeon is one of the biggest attractions at the Park City Museum, but according to Park City legends, the dungeon is haunted (at least if you believe what they say on the Ghost Tours). You can step inside the jail for yourself and find out more about its unsavory history and the prisoners who were kept there by visiting the Park City Museum.

Second Quarter 2016 Park City Stats

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Aug 17, 2016

FullSizeRender_3It is time for our Second Quarter Market Report for Park City and its neighboring areas. This 26 page statistical overview provides an in depth, neighborhood-by-neighborhood breakdown of sales, prices, and trends taken from Park City MLS data system dating from January 1, 2016 - July 1, 2016. Second Quarter 2016 Quarterly Report

To continue with our local reports we like to share some of the Park City second quarter stats from Rick Klein of Park City - a Private Mortgage Banker with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Rick can share with you the latest mortgage rates ranging from 3.50% -3.750% for a 30 year fixed and 2.750% - 3.375% for a 7/1 ARM (rates are always subject to change).

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We always like to post local news and not only has Park City been named the Greatest Resort Town, according to Travel&Leisure, this week we’re also the most bargain-friendly according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

Events Around Park City This Week:

Park City Farmers' Market  Canyons Village Cabriolet Lot

Main St. Plaza Summer Music Series August 17 - August 31

Guided Historic Main Street Walking Tours August 17 - September 2

Grand Valley Bank Community Concert Series at Deer Valley August 17

SUP Yoga Adventure August 18

London Suite Presented by The Neil Simon Festival August 18 - 20

Newpark Town Center Free Summer Concert Series August 18

Questions about the Park City market or interested in more Stats - visit our website or give us a call at 435-640-0590. To see all the available properties on the market - our website allows you to search from the comfort of your own home.

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Happy Thanksgiving

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Nov 25, 2015

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This is the perfect time of year ...to let you know that we are very thankful for your Friendship and your Business.

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.

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Ski Season Starts This Weekend

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Nov 19, 2015

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Park City Mountain Resort opens on Saturday, November 21st and Deer Valley opens on Saturday, December 5th for the winter season. For those who live in Park City we have the option for Local Passes at both Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resorts, but time is running out for the discounted prices.

Here are some upcoming events around Park City for the rest of November:

Young Frankenstein is playing at the Egyptian Theatre November 20-29th                        Park City Film Series  - 5Point Film Festival November 19th at 7:00 pm                                  IBSF Para World Cup at the Utah Olympic Park November 19-22nd                                   Future in Review Speaker Series - Mark Anderson at 7:30 pm November 20th                        Nature Walk/Snowshoe Tours 8:30 am - 10 am  November 21 - February 27th

When you are not on the slopes or participating in the activities mentioned, we have a wide variety of homes and lots on the market for you to tour as well as years of experience to help you find your next or even second home.  Check out our website or give us a call (435) 640-0590 as The Gomez Team is here to help.

Glenwild Homes For Sale

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Nov 12, 2015

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Coming soon... our newest listing in Glenwild. This stunning home pictured above will be on the market soon and we will be sharing more information in the upcoming weeks.

Regarding the Glenwild Community, we just closed on this beautiful home pictured below earlier this week. This is a new construction home that we had a pleasure of being a part of from the ground up.

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We have two more beautiful homes for sale in Glenwild and we would be more than happy to set up a time for you to preview your future home. Contact us and we can show you the amazing community of Glenwild.

 

7418 Glenwild Drive is 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms listed at $10,000,000.00

7097 Glenwild Drive is 3 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms listed at $2,799,000.00

 

3663 Oakwood CT

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Nov 04, 2015

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Our newest listing, 3663 Oakwood CT., is nestled in The Oaks at Deer Valley with amazing mountain and valley views.

This home feels like a home not just a house... your family will make lasting memories to treasure in this comfortable floor plan. The home is ideal for family living and entertaining with a large kitchen with granite counters, pantry, wood ceilings, wood floors, spectacular valley views from cathedral windows, and river rock fireplaces. There are two master suites, a hot tub room with steam shower, a fitness room, walk in storage closets on multiple levels and heated driveway.

This home has 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms with 7,500 square feet of living nestled on 0.32 of an acre.

Our first Open House is Wednesday, November 11th, check out our website for more details on this home and all of our other listings.

Halloween Special

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Oct 27, 2015

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Halloween Special! This is not a Trick... Just a Treat... $100,000.00 off if under contract by November 3rd 2015 on these two homes!!!

1075 N Chimney Rock Road, Heber City, UT 84032 in Red Ledges

7097 Glenwild Drive, Park City, UT 84098 in Glenwild

Open Houses will be at both homes this Friday and Saturday.

Friday, October 30th from 1 pm - 4 pm

Saturday,  October 31st from 1 pm - 4 pm

 
 
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