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The Kamas Lifestyle

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Aug 30, 2017

KamasKamas, Utah is considered the gateway to the Uinta Mountain Range. This high country town has a population of around 2,000 people and a ranch mentality carried over from the earlier settlements. Today the town defines itself by vast tracts of open space, access to recreation and family friendliness. Stay for a flick or local dining, including Mirror Lake Diner, Gateway Grille, Hi-Mountain, Summit Inn Pizza, and El Jalisciense. You will find a variety of local businesses to outfit your next outdoor adventure or offer advice on great campsites or adventures in the vast Uinta Mountains and High Uintas Wilderness. Find out more about the town of Kamas by giving us a call and check out Visit Utah - Life Elevated.

Kamas2315 N Deer Mountain Boulevard Kamas, UT - This meticulously maintained and updated 4 Bedroom 3 full Bathroom Deer Mountain Property offers un-paralleled Deer Valley Resort, Timpanogos and the Jordanelle Reservoir views from the second deck while maintaining personalized custom touches of the perfect Park City getaway. The inviting open floor plan allows ease and comfort of main level living. The lower level boasts 9 foot ceilings, family room, natural hardwood floors, a rustic wet bar, pool table area as well as exercise room and a generously sized steam room. An absolute must see 10-minutes outside Old Historic downtown Park City, this diamond in Deer Mountain is truly one of a kind. (4,422 sq. ft. on 0.22 acres Year Built: 2003) Click here to view additional images.

Kamas148 Sky Lane, Kamas UT - Looking for horse/toy property? You and your horses can move right into this 4,852 sq ft custom built log home with 6 bedrooms, 2.46 acres with nice mountain & valley views. A warm and inviting floor plan includes a large kitchen with custom hickory cabinetry, master bedroom located conveniently on the first floor. Relax on the large covered deck while watching your horses in one of the three pastures. A four stall barn with tack room and feed area plus metal shed has a separate drive to barn areas for trucks & trailer access. Click here to view additional images.

Looking for something to do tonight or tomorrow night, here are a few events:

Lady Antebellum August 30 USANA Ampitheatre - West Valley City Lady Antebellum comes to USANA on August 30th for their “You Look Good” World Tour! $32.75 - $66.25

Utes vs North Dakota August 31 at the Rice-Eccles Stadium - Salt Lake All single game ticket prices are subject to Demand Based pricing adjustments. The ticket office will adjust the prices for individual home games based on demand for the game.

Asteria: A Cirque Style Show August 31 Rose Wagner Center - Salt Lake Asteria, daughter of the Sun and Moon, has fallen from the sky. Follow her in her journey home through the elements, depicted through cirque-style acrobatics, hand balancing, contortion, and original Aeris-designed aerial apparatuses and costumes. Come enjoy this adventure with the whole family! $7 - $20

 

 

Homes of Park City

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Feb 23, 2017

Judy and I have the pleasure of representing amazing clients - here are some of the beautiful homes that we currently have listed on the market in the Park City area.

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No other home is as inviting as this Stone Mountain Chateau Estate, nestled on a private hillside in the corner of prestigious Glenwild, a privately gated community, with the number one rated golf course by Golf Digest since opening ...As you enter thru the iron gates through a covered Stone Passage, you will desire to stay on the private deck/patio with views, a fire pit to relax by, privacy and elegantly designed with a sunken hot tub and a beautiful dining deck, surrounded by stone half walls. I have not seen a patio ever done better...When you do enter the home through Custom Mahogany doors, you are greeted by a floor to ceiling stone fireplace and picture windows that truly make you say "Wow", with views overlooking Glenwild golf course and in the distance views of Deer Valley Ski Resort. The Craftsman ceiling beams are the perfect accent, as you walk thru the home on 8 inch hardwood plank floors you will notice quality everywhere. A private entrance to a 1 bdrm guest house. (7,146 square feet, 2.42 acres, 4 bedrooms, 6.00 bathrooms)
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7185 Canyon Drive in Pinebrook - Upon arriving through the private driveway gate, you will know that you have "Arrived Home". This elegantly finished home is finely crafted with Main Floor living, Large floor to ceiling windows allowing light and views, yet while providing privacy due to its location.On the lower walkout level you will find two family rooms, one a game room and one with a drop down large TV screen, plus a fine wet bar, wine room, 4th bedroom and office. Decks off the large master and great room provide great viewing. The landscaping is relaxing with a water feature and attention to detail. (4 bedrooms, 6.00 bathrooms, 6628 square feet and 0.60 acres)
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338 W Willow Ct. - Woodland and Francis - This great horse property home is located in the Wild Willow subdivision on a little over a half acre of land. The home has 5,009 finished, 395 unfinished square footage plus 2,200 square garage. You can park your RV or horse trailer using the 12 ft door in the garage and still have room for storage and autos. There are 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, great room, family room, a spacious kitchen and an unfinished room that could be storage, a theatre or exercise room - anything you want. Back deck is beautiful with massive beams and landscaped yard. You should make sure to see this home.
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3584 E Ridgeway Drive - Jordanelle - Surrounded by the Tuhaye Golf Course and breath taking mountain views, the backdrop of this home has become its focal point, with architecture that integrates the interior and exterior, celebrating the scenery at every turn. Elegant, yet with a rustic touch, describes this fully furnished, large open floor plan with a main floor master. A gourmet kitchen is ready to entertain family and friends. Theater room and bar are located next to a large family room on lower level. There are an additional 4 en-suite bedrooms. The details in this home are amazing. Fine light fixtures, 8 inch base and case through-out home, decorative sinks, the list goes on and on. (5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 6745 square feet on 1.44 acres)
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4047 W Moosehollow Road - Jeremy Ranch If you are looking for that "Special Home" in Park City that is not the run of the mill mountain home, you need to come and see this very elegant, finely appointed quality constructed home in the gated community of Moose Hollow... Australian Jarrah wood floors, Cherry Paneled Library, formal dining room, Crystal chandeliers, crown moldings, miles of uninterrupted views, privacy. This home has a kitchen that chefs love with butcher block island, Subzero, Bosch, and Dacor Appliances. The guest bedrooms are large and have on-suite baths. The spacious master boasts floor to ceiling windows, large walk-in closet, and the master bath is marble. Other features include.. and outdoor swim spa that has an electric cover.. 4 car garage, large mud room, exercise room, family room, game room, lower level walk-out and a craft/office room. Plus this location provides you with extremely easy access to both Salt Lake City and to Old Town Park City. (5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 8442 square feet on 2.59 acres)
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8936 S Quail Run Drive - Wasatch Front (Salt Lake City - Ogden - Provo) This home is located in desirable Willow Creek Heights of Sandy, UT. Owners have lived & cared for this home since construction and is in "Great Classic Original" condition, extra parking for your toys, the backyard is nicely landscaped, 4 fireplaces, 3 wood, 1 gas, thermal pane windows. (4 bedrooms, 4.00 bathrooms, 4396 square feet on 0.24 acres)
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7474 Foxglove Court Glenwild / Silver Creek - This beautiful Mountain Contemporary starting soon...on the main floor master with large walk-in closet (with washer/dryer hookups), office, great room/kitchen, hearth room, pantry and mud room...the lower level features 3 bedrooms all en-suite, great room, bar and approximately 600 sq ft unfinished room. This home has expansive decks off the great room overlooking the 10th green and 11th tee of the Number One rated private golf course in Utah. Plenty of open space and spacious entertaining areas...Even a viewing deck on the front of the home. (4 bedrooms, 5.00 bathrooms, 6560 square feet on 1.02 acres)
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1333 Snow Berry Street - Glenwild / Silver Creek - A must see, this exquisitely finished home with unobstructed views....Sit out at the fire pit as you enjoy the mountain views and sunsets.. or slide over to the hot tub located on the precipice of this lot. The dueling staircases are just one of the several highlights of the expansive great room/kitchen/dining area... all with views worth savoring. Radiant flooring heat to keep you toasty warm in the winter while sitting in front of the massive stone fireplace. the 8 inch wood planks provide an added warmth to this home, the master is of course on the main floor with its own sitting are, steam shower and views from your bed of the mountains. Come and see just too many features to list here. (5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 8118 square feet on 2.69 acres)
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784 E Longview in Jordanelle - Lot location above Outlaw Golf Course with great views of the Jordanelle, Deer Valley, and Mt. Timpanogos. 8 miles from downtown Park City. Enjoy hiking, walking, biking and snowshoe trails. Builders and Architects welcome. Adjoins common space allowing privacy and views. (0.49 acres)

 

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12315 N Deer Mountain Boulevard - Jordanelle Year round views of snow covered ski resorts and mountains and views in the summer of deep blue Jordanelle Reservoir. When home was purchased it was 5 bedrooms, the current owners combined two bedrooms into one with large walk-in closet, they added a fitness room and wet bar. The lower walkout level is incredibly large and a joy to be in. A very large steam room is located next tot he fitness room. The home has zoned heating....new carpet in the front office of which could be an office or dining room or a sitting room your choice. The master is on the main level, and a nice deck to view the lake and mountains....really this is a home you should come and see before you buy anything else. (4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4422 square feet on 0.22 acres)

The 2016 Market Reprot

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Feb 01, 2017

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The 2016 Market Report Year End is full of great information about Park City. This comprehensive year end market report provides an overview of both Summit and Wasatch County real estate. The statistics provided in this report are based upon the Park City Board of Realtors MLS data for the period of January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

Park City proper’s long standing residential neighborhoods have lower inventory levels, and as a result, have experienced a slight decrease in number of sales. Neighborhoods just outside city limits like Silver Springs, Redstone, and Old Ranch Road, have shown increasing prices with constrained inventory. Similarly, in response to inventory and pricing, many Millennials seem to be looking to the Canyons, Jordanelle, and Wasatch County areas for first time homes.

The number of sales of single family homes in our city limits and Snyderville Basin saw a very gradual increase from 2015, and several areas saw a decrease in properties sold. However, average prices are up. There are pockets of high activity in areas like Summit Park. East Summit and Wasatch counties continue to bring tremendous buyer interest. Here are the Snyderville Basin Stats:

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The market as a whole has shown measured improvement that is slightly more robust than average U.S. trends in home price and sales volume. We are now seeing home prices and sales numbers that are slightly above those before the recession. In summary, our market looks healthy and shows signs of steady growth.

Did you know that in Park City we have 8,000 acres of open space and 400 miles of trails! There are also 1.8 million season skier days with an average snow fall of 350 inches and an average Winter temperature of 22° to 33°. Park City's population is 8,200 people and Summit County as a whole is roughly 38,500 people.

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If you have any questions about the Park City real estate market please let me know and I am happy to answer any questions. Here is the The Full 2016 Market Report Year End for your review. Have a great week.

The Berkshire Hathaway Prediction for 2017 - We expect additional new developments to come to market in 2017 in the Jordanelle, Heber, and Canyons areas. Inventory will remain low in many areas, especially in Park City proper residential neighborhoods. Finally, while mortgage rates will continue to rise mildly, we do not see this trend influencing buyer demand significantly.

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A Home With A View

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Dec 21, 2016

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We are proud to have beautiful homes listed on the market and this week were are spotlighting a few of our listings. Check out our website for all of our current listings and read on to find out about upcoming events in the Park City area.

526 West Inverness Lane in Heber

This single family home with a fabulous view of the Heber Valley. New granite, new carpet, refinished oak floor, new paint, 100% finished lower level with a kid friendly stairway nook, main floor master, and vaulted ceilings make this home a must see. It features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, great room, family room, office/study, and a 2 car garage. The fully fenced backyard backs up to Spring Creek, a feeder spring to the Provo River and the North Fields. The Wasatch Back and Mt Timpanogos make a fabulous backdrop to the new deck and outdoor living space. (4 bedroom & 3 bathrooms - 2,406 sq. ft. on .15 acres)

8936 S Quail Run Dr. Wasatch Front (Salt Lake City - Ogden - Provo)

This home is located in desirable Willow Creek Heights of Sandy, UT. Owners have lived & cared for this home since construction and is in "Great Classic Original" condition, extra parking for your toys, the backyard is nicely landscaped, 4 fireplaces, 3 wood, 1 gas, thermal pane windows. (4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4396 square feet and 0.24 acres)

7185 Canyon Drive - Pinebrook

Upon arriving through the private driveway gate, you will know that you have "Arrived Home". This elegantly finished home is finely crafted with Main Floor living, Large floor to ceiling windows allowing light and views, yet while providing privacy due to its location.On the lower walkout level you will find two family rooms, one a game room and one with a drop down large tv screen, plus a fine wet bar, wine room, 4th bedroom and office. Decks off the large master and great room provide great viewing. The landscaping is relaxing with a water feature and attention to detail. (4 bedrooms, 6.00 bathrooms, 6628 square feet on 0.60 acres)

6816 Mineral Loop - Promontory Area

This beautiful home is located in the Silver Gate Ranches subdivision on a little over a half acre of land. The home has 3,702 finished square footage with another 2,377 unfinished square feet of possibilities. Stunning views await you as the home faces the beautiful mountains of Park City. There are 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 fireplaces, an office and a den in this beautifully designed mountain contemporary home. (4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 6080 square feet on 0.53 acres)

The 2017 Sundance Film Festival is coming up January 19 - 29th. For the 2017 Festival, 113 feature-length films were selected, representing 32 countries and 37 first-time filmmakers, including 20 in competition. These films were selected from 13,782 submissions including 4,068 feature-length films and 8,985 short films. Of the feature film submissions, 2,005 were from the U.S. and 2,063 were international. Ninety-eight feature films at the Festival will be world premieres. In 2016, the Festival drew 46,600 attendees, generated $143.3 million in economic activity for the state of Utah and supported 1,400 local jobs.

Park City Happenings

Snowfest - December 21 - January 1, 2017 - Park City Mountain Resort

Winter Solstice Ceremony Celebration - December 21, 2016 - HeartSpac

Kurt Bestor - December 22 - December 25, 2016 - Egyptian Theatre

Park City Film Series - Little Men - December 22 - 24, 2016 Jim Santy Auditorium

Lil Jon - December 23, 2016 - Park City Live

Fox School of Wine's Weekend Wine Series - December 24 - April 1, 2017 Silver Baron Lodge

Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade - December 24, 2016 - Park City Mountain Resort

Santa Claus Visits Deer Valley Resort - December 24, 2016 - Deer Valley Resort

Climbing Wall - December 25 - December 31, 2017 - Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter

Second Quarter Park City Market Update

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jul 27, 2016

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The total sum of all sold transactions in Park City from the first six months of 2016 suggests steady, but measured growth. The total volume of sales, roughly $800,200,000, is up 12% from the same time last year. This increase in sales volume can be attributed to a 20% increase in Single Family homes during the first six months of this calendar year.

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Sales volume is up: The number of closed properties in Park City showed a recovery from a slight downturn in the first quarter of this calendar year. Looking year-over-year, closed sales have remained fairly flat the last four years with the number of closed transactions at the second quarter benchmark remaining right around 400.

Sales are steady and have been for the last four years: Listing inventory in Park City, while still a bit constrained, has remained level for the last 12 months. There are currently 1,186 listings as of July 1 of 2016 compared to 1,170 from the same time last year, suggesting a stabilized inventory level.

Listing inventory has remained steady at around 1,000 active listings for the past 2 years: The current absorption rate, which is the rate at which available homes are sold in a specific market during a time period, suggests a much higher demand for anything under $660,000 for condos and anything under $1.6 million for family homes. Condos under $660,000 have an absorption rate of 4.6 months; whereas, condos over $660,000 have an absorption rate of 15.4 months. As the absorption rate is calculated by looking at the ration between available homes and monthly sales, these indicators suggest the importance of accurately pricing with the help of a seasoned professional. Overall, the absorption rate is gradually decreasing.

The absorption rate is decreasing, suggesting the importance of accurate pricing and strong buyer demand at the right price point: Prices are increasing both in and around Park City at a steady clip. Since January of 2012, the median price of single family homes in Park City has increased at an average of 7.2% per calendar year. The rolling median is up 12% from 2015, with the average price of single family homes increasing at a rate of 12.8%, suggesting a bullish local market. Prices are increasing, but a gradual rate.

The Condominium Market is also doing well and here are some tips to help you prepare your condo for the Park City market.

Decide when to sell your condo - time of year, current competition in your building and similar buildings, your personal goals and the state of the overall real estate market will affect the sale of your condo.

Prepare your condo for sale - declutter, stage every room for optimal use, and clean every inch. Optimize your storage by decluttering parking space(s) and lockers too.

Pricing your condo - important factors include views, ceiling height, layout, location in the building and the size of the condo. Supply & Demand in your building and similar buildings will affect price as well as recent renovations, maintenance fees, developer upgrades, parking, outdoor space, amenities, reputation of building and the ratio of renters to owners.

Marketing - your agent will market your condo with high resolution photos, brochures, flyers, videos, 3D tours, host open houses and be at every showing.

Our team is here to help market OR find your next home or condominium in the Park City area. Let us put our 18+ years of service to work for you.

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Click here to view our Berkshire Hathaway Living Mountain Real Estate Guide

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Click here to view our Berkshire Hathaway Local Neighborhood Guide

Visit our website for more information or give us a call to discuss Park City real estate.

Beautiful Homes in Park City

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jun 08, 2016

This week we would like to share a sampling with you of some of the beautiful homes and land we have listed for sale in the Park City area.

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7097 Glenwild Drive is a truly special single floor living home. The wide open floor plan has spectacular views of both ski resorts and the Olympic Park. This home is finished in the most elegant and extraordinary ways - Luna Bronze stone fixtures are inside and outside the home; with three water features - one at the front entrance, one inside the home that is part of a 11,500 lb. rock feature, and one on the back porch. The four car garage has built-ins and the master bedroom has his and her bathrooms with one featuring a heated stone tub.

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12928 S Hickory Knolls Ct is in Draper with contemporary elegance and special attention to craftsmanship, such as wood carved doors, beautiful light fixtures, all within a floor plan that will fit you like a glove. The kitchen and great room offer the perfect setting for entertaining your friends and family inside and outside with views to savor from every room. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this home offers privacy and a secluded fully landscaped backyard. An extremely large Master Suite on the main floor offers a see-thru fireplace, private sitting area and your own private deck.  The main floor garage has room for four cars while on the lower level this is a large 10+ car garage with 14 foot doors, storage and it's own bathroom.

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3284 Big Spruce Way came on the market and immediately went under contract. This beautiful home is in the Pinebrook community of Park City.

 

 

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7418 Glenwild Drive is a palatial home accessed via a custom designed heated driveway lined with immaculate landscaping highlighting the local flora. Located in the prestigious, secluded and gated Glenwild Golf Community with over 11,000 square feet this home will capture you with its superior design, elegant lines and striking details. This immaculate home offers spectacular views of Park City, America’s largest ski resort, and sits on the Tom Fazio designed 14th hole at Glenwild, Golf Digest rated #1 Utah golf course since 2001.

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9601 Eagle Crest Lane is a stunning 17 acre lot that is perched high in The Preserve, offering you spectacular views of the Park city valley below and America's largest ski resort. Being at the end of this short street provides the new owner with privacy and views galore. This property also backs up to 408 acres of Open Space. Come and see why this could be the very best lot for the price.

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1333 Snowberry Street in Glenwild is a must see. This exquisitely finished home has unobstructed views....Sit out at the fire pit as you enjoy the mountain views and sunsets.. or slide over to the hot tub located on the precipice of this lot. The dueling staircases are just one of the several highlights of the expansive great room/kitchen/dining area... all with views worth savoring. Radiant flooring heat will keep you toasty warm in the winter while sitting in front of the massive stone fireplace in the great room. The master bedroom is on the main floor with its own sitting area, steam shower and views from your bed of the mountains.

MooseHollow.jpeg4047 Moose Hollow Road is that "Special Home" in Park City that is not the run of the mill mountain home, you need to come and see this very elegant, finely appointed quality constructed home in the gated community of Moose Hollow. The main floor of this home has Australian Jarrah wood floors, a Cherry Paneled Library, formal dining room, Crystal chandeliers, crown moldings, miles of uninterrupted views and privacy. This home has a kitchen that chefs love with a butcher block island, Subzero, Bosch, and Dacor Appliances. The guest bedrooms are large and have on-suite baths. The spacious master boasts floor to ceiling windows, large walk-in closets, and a marble master bath. Other features include: an outdoor swim spa with electric cover,  4 car garage, large mud room, exercise room, family room, game room, lower level walk-out and a craft/office room. This location provides you with extremely easy access to both Salt Lake City and to Old Town Park City.

Exterior_1800x1200_2276465Looking for a home to rent in the prestigious Glenwild community... 7710 Purple Sage is calling. Give me a call to find out more information about this stunning home or any other homes in this blog

Heber Valley Market

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jun 01, 2016

RL2 copyHeber Valley is only fifteen minutes from Park City and thirty minutes from Provo, the majestic Heber Valley is perfectly situated at the base of the mighty Wasatch mountains. Home to some of the most beautiful ranch property in the country, the Heber Valley offers breathtaking views of the nearly 12,000 foot Mt. Timpanogos and has the Jordanelle Reservoir to the North and Deer Creek Reservoir to the south, both offering a wide variety of water sports including fishing and boating. Property types range from charming historic single family homes to expansive ranches and luxury golf properties. Heber Valley is a golfers dream with over 100 holes of golf at the Wasatch Mountain State Park, Soldier Hollow, Quarry Springs, and the private gated community of Red Ledges. Heber City was recently named as one of the greatest towns in America.

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Midway, home to Swiss Days and the Olympic-designated Nordic track at Soldier Hollow, has several new developments in addition to its lovely ranches and bungalows. Midway is also home to 100 holes of golf at 5 different courses and the Soldier Hollow cross-country ski track. Midway offers a slower pace lifestyle, that allows equestrian pursuits as well as close proximity to the hustle and bustle of Park City and Salt Lake. Homes here have a charming mountain setting that is peaceful and quaint and command a premium over the rest of the Heber Valley.

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Heber and Midway boast award-winning restaurants, champion-designated golf courses, parks, and expansive trail systems. Whether you love horses, hiking, golfing, fishing, or enjoying the best of the American West, Heber Valley is not to be missed. Check out the upcoming events in the Heber Valley and peruse the  2015 Heber Valley Market Report.

 

Upcoming Events in Heber:

6/3 Commemorative Air Force Swing Dance at Heber City Airport

6/4 Free Fishing Day at Wasatch Mountain State Park

6/4 National Trails Day at State Parks

6/16 Heber City's Farmer's Market on Main Street

6/17-6/18 Ragnar Relay Running Series

6/25 Wasatch Chevy's "Back to the 50's" Car Show Main Street

7/4 Homestead Old Fashion 4th of July

7/14-7/16 IRHA Intermountain Reining Horse Association

7/16 Fire on the Water at Jordanelle

7/30 Wasatch County Demolition Derby at Wasatch County Events Complex

8/5-8/6 Utah Commemorative Airforce Classic Car Show at Heber City Airport

8/6-8/7 Tour of Utah

8/20 National Ability Center's Summit Challenge Bike Race in Midway

Call us with any questions about the Heber Valley or visit our website to search all the homes currently on the market.

The Importance of a Great Agent

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Apr 13, 2016

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The wife and I moved here in 2001 when I was the opening General Manager for Glenwild Golf & Spa and we fell in love with Park City. We decided to make the move here permanent, so for the last decade we have focused on selling luxury homes and properties in the Park City area after a forty year career in hospitality. In 2014 we decided to expand our team and brought in Sara Sergent, a Realtor, with a background in Human Resources and organization management.

In the greater Park City area we work with individuals selling their first homes, second homes and even third homes. We make it our priority to attend showings and most importantly - communicate with you. We have our professional photography team capture the best of your home and our marketing campaign reaches thousands each week. We are involved in the community, reach out to our network routinely, and constantly share your home in local and national publications and internet campaigns.

We also work with buyers from across the country and are always on the lookout for our clients needs. Whether you are moving into another home in Park City or moving in from out of state our team is here to help search out the perfect property for you. We help you every step of the way from on-line tours to in-person tours to going under contract as we help you navigate the seller's market.

Call us today so we may share with you our listing presentation or find you your next home here in the Park City area.  Put our team's 18 years of real estate service to work for you.

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Ramon Gomez, Jr. Associate Broker, ABR, RSPS, SFR, PCBR                         Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Luxury Collection Specialist 435-640-0590

Judy Gomez, SFR, ePro - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Sara Sergent, NAR Green Designation - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

If you already have a strong working relationship with a Park City Realtor we are by no means trying to interfere with that relationship.

Park City Awards

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Apr 08, 2016

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We are very proud to announce that we have been awarded the 2015 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Platinum Chairman's Circle Award. This distinguishing honor represents that we are again in the top 1% of the Berkshire Hathaway network nationwide for the second year in a row! We truly appreciate the loyalty and referrals from our buyers and sellers across the country over our many years here in Park City. We look forward to continuing our tradition of exemplary client service and being among some of the best Realtors in the industry.

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Visit our website to meet the team, check out our listings (two of our listings have gone under contract just this past week), access all properties for sale in the Park City market through our local MLS system, read our weekly blog and find out about this great place we call home.

Remember to get the last of your Park City ski season in this weekend as Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley are ending their ski seasons on Sunday, April 10th. As the resorts get ready for the next season so do many of the restaurants here in town, check out this article to see What Park City Restaurants Are Closing for Shoulder Season.

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    Great ariclte, thank you again for writing.

Spring is Here

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Mar 24, 2016

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Spring is here in Park City and in the last few days we have seen 60 degrees and sunny and under 30 degrees with blustering snow. The latest storm brought close to nine inches of snow to the mountain resorts and more reason to hit the slopes before both Deer Valley  and Park City Mountain Resort close their skiing on April 10th.

Organic Spa Magazine reminded us that as the skiing wraps up the spa treatments in Park City get better with services at Montage Deer Valley and such treatments as the Apre``s Ski Soak & Muscle therapy and the Ski Boot relief to revive achy legs and feet. If you head towards Canyons Village Park City Mountain Resort you will find Serenity Spa at Westgate with 30,000 square feet of relaxation, complete with 14 treatment rooms, a tranquil spa with waterfall and magnificent amenities. Serenity Spa captured the prestigious Best of State Award in 2013, 2014 and 2015 for "Best Destination Spa."

On your way to the spa after a day of skiing you may pass a four legged furry friend on the mountain. Most visitors to Park City comment during their stay that there are great dog parks and amazing amenities for our four legged friends. Interesting stat - there are more dog licenses in this fair town than full time residents - and on that note we wanted to share a little bit about a dog named Rogue. Ski Utah recently posted  Utah's Cutest Resort Professionals and featured Rogue who was awarded Puppy Weekly’s cutest dog of the month December, 2016 and the cutest dog in all the United States, making her the perfect ambassador for Park City Mountain Resort.

Aside from cute puppies, spa treatments and skiing - here are a few activities in Park City for the rest of this week:

March 23-27 Spring Gruv at Park City Mountain Resort

March 23-24 Kimball Art Center - Illuminations of Africa's Wildlife

Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays Ritual Chocolate Factory Tours

March 24-April 15 Park City Food Tours

March 25-27 Park City Film Series - The Lady in the Van

March 26 - April 2 Fox School of Wine Weekend Wine Series

There Is More Than Skiing In Park City

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Mar 16, 2016

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Park City is a town for those who love the outdoors and adventure, and during the snow months we have more than just the mountains to play on. StayParkCity posted 10 Winter Activities That Don't Require Skis as hiking, bowling and spa treatments are just the tip of the iceberg, and SKIMAG.com has put together a Guide to Park City's Best Shopping as there is always something for everyone. Utah is a great place for ski resorts (14 world-class ski resorts) and boasts the largest resort in the U.S., scores the country's most consistent snowfall, but did you know that one Utah resort has the nicest ski bathrooms anywhere? - Ski Utah shares 14 Reasons to Ski Utah.

Park City Mountain Resort has seen 17 inches of snow in the last 48 hours  adding some much appreciated powder to our favorite slopes. I made it up the other day and took my snowboard from the Canyons Village to Downtown Park City and rode the new lift back to take in the incredible view. S Media Snowports Culture posted a great episode about Park City skiing and the fact that flying into Salt Lake City gives visitors and residents alike access to 11 of the 14 ski resort within an hours drive.

If you have time to give back this weekend, Operation Smile will be in Park City and locals and celebrities will be out raising awareness and funds for a great cause. Operation Smile started in 1982 and has provided surgeries for hundreds of thousands of kids in more than 60 countries. For more information, visit operationsmile.org.

With Spring around the corner, some of our friends were just telling us about Via Ferrate - a climbing adventure will be added to our list for warm weather activities. The Utah Adventure Center offers Via Ferrate: Guided Cable Assisted Climbing. Via Ferrata (Italian for "iron road") is a mountain-climbing method that lets less experienced climbers enjoy the adrenaline rush and spectacular scenery usually reserved for elite climbers. The "iron road" is now available in Utah with the Waterfall Canyon Via Ferrata.

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Beautiful Homes in Heber Valley

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Mar 09, 2016

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The beautiful Heber Valley is 15 minutes south of Park City and consists of long-term and second home buyers. The Wall Street Journal cited this area as one of the “best resort value communities”. The Heber Valley offers breathtaking views of the nearly 12,000 foot Mt. Timpanogos and has the Jordanelle Reservoir to the North and Deer Creek Reservoir to the south, both offering a wide variety of water sports including fishing and boating. To the west of the Jordanelle Reservoir, is the base of the Deer Crest gondola allowing access to the Deer Valley resort without having to drive into Park City. Heber Valley is a golfers dream with over 100 holes of golf at the Wasatch Mountain State Park, Soldier Hollow, Quarry Springs, and the private gated community of Red Ledges. The Heber Valley has a newer high school, library, senior center, horse back riding, free concerts and a new fairground arena for Friday night rodeos.

In the Red Ledges Gated Golf Community we have a beautiful home with stunning views of the Mt. Timpanogos mountain range and sits on the new Jack Nicklaus Signature short course - 1075 N Chimney Rock Road is 4,801 sq feet with  4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.

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This amazing newer construction home has a floor plan that boasts a main floor master, large gracious great room, large covered deck, a gourmet kitchen, an office, main floor laundry, and Costco Room. The lower level walkout provides privacy with views, 3 bedrooms (2 have ensuite bathrooms), a nice family room, wet bar, and a large storage room. The outside is gorgeous with a gas fire pit, plumbed for gas BBQ upstairs and downstairs, and soft landscaping surrounding the residence. It is prewired for security, media, and generator; and has an over-sized garage with hose bibs, sloping floor and is plumbed for heat.

Our website allows you access to everything on the market in the Heber Valley.

Park City Stats Review

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Feb 10, 2016

IMG_4853Last week we touched briefly on real estate stats in Park City and I wanted to share some more about the local market. Rick Klein provided our team with  informational graphs reflecting the 2015 real estate market in the Greater Park City area and we would like to share some with you. The  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties 2015 Market Report is also now available and covers both Summit and Wasatch County.

The stats in this first graph reflect that closed sales show a slow, but consistent increase starting in 2009 with a 23.6% increase in home sales from 2012 to 2015. (Condos are in purple, Single Family homes are in pink and Vacant Land is in yellow)Chart 14 for Blog.jpeg

 

 

 

The next graph reflects the local Condo market showing prices in our current market versus the high and low points in the market between 2008 to 2015.statsblog2

 

 

 

The following graph reflects the Single Family home market showing prices in the same way as the graph above with current market numbers versus the high and low points in prices between 2008 and 2015.

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Overall, the last 12 months of residence prices in the Greater Park City area are 6.1% over the residence prices in 2014 and 14.7% over the residence prices in 2013.blog4.jpeg

 

 

 

As our market continues to grow, Park City keeps finding its way into the news with The Dallas Morning News recently postingGo big: Ski Utah's mega-resort  which shares our local Waldorf Astoria's recent four-star rating by Forbes.  Utah as a whole has also been in the news as Fodor's Travel rated Utah the Top Destination in the World to Visit in 2016. And even though Sundance has come and gone for 2016 here are the winners as shared by Kate Erbland of Indiewire.

If you would like more information on the stats above or any of the information we have shared today remember that we are just a click or call away and our team is here to help you with all your real estate needs.

Property Prices Rise in 2015

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jan 28, 2016

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The year-end statistics reported by the Park City Board of REALTORS® indicated a consistent annual increase in both the number of closed sales and the median sales price for single family homes, condominiums and vacant lots in Summit and Wasatch Counties. Click on the highlighted neighborhoods below for a short video about that community and check out the latest Welcome to Park City video.

 

Single Family Home Sales

Old Town Park City saw a 6% increase in median sales price to $1.31 million, while Thaynes Canyon median sales price went up 46% from 2014 to $1.82 million. In Park Meadows the median sales price went up 11% to $1.44 million, and in Prospector the median sales price increased 6% to $740,000.

Within the Snyderville Basin (84098), there was an 18% jump in the median sales price reaching $912,500. The median sales price shot up 23% in Jeremy Ranch to $874,000 and 25 % in Silver Springs to $960,000. With the new construction in Promontory, there continued to be an upward trend with a median sales price of $1.67 million, and in Jordanelle area sales were up 85% from last year with a median sales price of $900,000.

In the Kamas Valley, there was a 10% increase in the number of sales with a 4% increase in median sales price to $310,500.

Condominium Sales

Within the Park City Limits, the number of condominium sales went down 13% from 2014, but went up 11% in median sales price reaching $605,000, which demonstrates how low inventory of active listings can affect the number of sales in certain neighborhoods.

The median sales price for a condominium went up 9% in Lower Deer Valley to $780,000... the median sales price went down 35% in Upper Deer Valley to $995,000 and down 24% in Park Meadows to $585,000... but, went up 15% in Old Town to $450,000...and up 27% in Prospector to $155,000.

The overall Snyderville Basin condo market was up 35% in the number of sales and had a median sales price of $400,000. The strongest condo markets were Kimball Junction and Jordanelle which averaged a sale every two days and a median sales price of $375,000. The number of units sold in the Sun Peak/ Bear Hollow neighborhood was 71% higher in 2015 than 2014 and had a median sales price of $394,000. Jeremy Ranch was up 36% in the number of sales and had a 15% increase in median sales price to $574,000. At the Canyons, the median sales price was $401,000 and the number of sales were comparable to the year before.

Vacant Land Sales

Vacant Land sales were 9% higher than the year before with the median sales price up 13%  and total dollar volume up 8%. The median sales price for a lot in the City Limits was $677, 000, in Park Meadows it was $970,000, and in Old Town it was $575,000.

Vacant Land Sales

Vacant Land sales were 9% higher than the year before with the median sales price up 13% . The median sales price for a lot in the City Limits was $677, 000, in Park Meadows it was $970,000, and in Old Town it was $575,000.

In the Snyderville Basin, there were 170 lots sold in 2015. The Glenwild / Silver Creek area saw increased activity and a 19% median sales price increase to $443,000. Promontory had a median sales price of $305,000, and Jordanelle had a median sales price of $250,000. The median sales price in both Heber and Kamas Valley increased by 15% in both areas reaching $205,000 in Heber and $101,000 in Kamas.

Check out our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties Mountain Real Estate Guide for information & maps about the Park City area and give us a call with any questions or to schedule your next home tour.

Park City Market in the New Year

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jan 14, 2016

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As the New Year is officially in full swing I wanted to share some of the Park City stats and some videos of the different neighborhoods.

Old Town Park City has Single Family homes ranging from $435,000 - $15,000,000, Condominiums from $150,000 -$2,400,000 and Homesites from $249,000 - $3,499,000 (numbers change regularly). Main Street hosts several events including the Kimball Arts Festival, Savor the Summit, the Independence Day Parade, Halloween for the whole Family, and just around the corner - Sundance. Check out this video for a Welcome to Park City.

Park Meadows is another great area of Park City with Single Family homes ranging from $889,000 - $6,790,000, Condominiums from $325,000 - $2,075,000, and Homesites from $445,000 - $1,100,000. Park Meadows is home to a golf course/country club and the M.A.R.C. Rec Center. Check out this video for the amazing neighborhood of Park Meadows.

I will round out this blog with the Synderville Basin. Single Family homes range from $1,599,000 to $7,995,000, Condominiums from $159,995 - $9990,000, and Homesites from $619,000 - $2,650,000. The Snyderville Basin has many neighborhoods, shopping at Kimball Junction, and at the center Willow Creek Park which has dog park, sand volleyball courts and other multi-useplaying courts.

Realtor.com has posted a great article that helps to kick off the New Year with some very useful information about the real estate market and 6 Stellar Reasons to Buy a Home in 2016.

Next week I will share information about Sundance and more about the many great neighborhoods in Park City. In the meantime, check out the Berkshire Hathaway Local Neighborhood Guide.

Events In And Around Park City

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Dec 01, 2015

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As we kick off a new month I wanted to post some activities that will be happening in and around Park City this December. Judy and I have lived in Park City for 14 years and we enjoy all that this great town has to offer as well as the opportunities to give back in our great community. This weekend we are working with Shop With A Cop, a project very dear to our hearts, and we thank everyone who has already donated to this great cause.

Upcoming Events:

All Month Park City Film Series

12/3 Utah Jazz vs. Orlando Magic

12/3 Winter Kickoff Mixer at Legacy Lodge

12/4-12/18 A Christmas Carol

12/5 Opening Day at Deer Valley Resort

12/5 2015 Utah Santa Run

12/5 2015 Winter Market

12/10 - 12/27 The Nutcracker at Ballet West

12/11 University of Utah Women's Gymnastics Expo

12/11 - 12/13 Park Silly Holiday Bazaar

12/12 Eileen Ivers at the Eccles Center

12/18 Park City Singers Christmas Concert

12/18-12/20 Holiday Spectacular and Sing Along at the EgyptianTheatre

12/19 Here Comes Santa Clause! at Abravanel Hall

12/24 Annual Torchlight Parade at Park City Mountain Resort

12/31 New Year's Eve Celebration at Canyons Village

Continuing Our Green Efforts

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Oct 22, 2015

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To do our part for future generations we continue to build on our current Green practices on a daily basis. We encourage carpooling when taking clients to listings and touring for showings. We provide digital marketing on all our listings as the days of multiple copies are behind us, and we strive to become as paperless as possible. Our team has already started to work on our Green Designation so we may better help our clients in the purchase and sale of Green homes in the  Park City area. We were able to preview Echo Spur yesterday, Park City's first sustainable development, and see first hand a Green project in the works. When searching for a new home or getting ready to sell your current home we are here to help you in researching your walkability score, home certifications and ratings, and sharing our Green REsources with you.

4047 Moosehollow Drive

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Sep 17, 2015

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If you are looking for that “Special Home” in Park City that is not the run of the mill mountain home, you need to come and see this very elegant, finely appointed quality constructed home in the gated community of Moose Hollow... Australian Jarrah wood floors, Cherry Paneled Library, formal dining room, Crystal chandeliers, crown moldings, miles of uninterrupted views, privacy. This home has a kitchen that chefs love with butcher block island, Subzero, Bosch, and Dacor Appliances. The guest bedrooms are large and have ensuite baths. The spacious master boasts floor to ceiling windows, large walk-in closet, and the master bath is marble. Other features include.. and outdoor swim spa that has an electric cover... 3 car garage, large mud room, exercise room, family room, game room, lower level walk-out and a craft/office room. Plus this location provides you with extremely easy access to both Salt Lake City and to Old Town Park City.

4047 Moosehollow Rd. Park City, Utah 5 Bedrooms & 7.5 Bathrooms

Ramon Gomez Jr., Associate Broker ramon@rgomezjr.com (435) 640-0590

Park City Area Showcase of Homes September 4th-7th

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Sep 02, 2015

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Park City Area Showcase Homes September 4th-7th 

Friday Hours 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come visit us in Red Ledges as we show 1075 N Chimney Rock Road (PCMLS # 11503402   $1,499,000 4,801 Sq. Ft. 4 Beds and 6 Baths)

To schedule your own private tour of homes call us today and in the meantime check out our listings below.

Ecker Hill in Pinebrook

Back Nine in Jeremy Ranch

The Trails at Jeremy Ranch

Moose Hollow

Glenwild 5 Bedroom

Glenwild 3 Bedroom

Glenwild Lot 11.09 acres

Glenwild Lot 17.10 acres

 

 

 
 
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