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Sundance, Rentals & Fun Things To Do

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jan 22, 2019

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival individual ticket sales are open. Tickets are available online or in person at all three box office locations until the end of the Festival. Buying your tickets online? Make sure that you have a supported browser (ChromeFirefox, or Safari) and that you can log in to your Sundance.org account (or create a new account). If you need assistance, please contact sundance.org/customersupport.

The New York Times recently asked the question Are Winter Rentals a Good Investment? The answer is Yes, if you buy in the right place. Vacation rental properties can be a solid investment, depending on the location. To help potential buyers decide where to invest, Vacasa, a vacation rental property management company, crunched data on about a half-million rental properties in popular winter destinations in the United States.

Cap rate is calculated by comparing a home’s sale price to what is left of the annual rental revenue after expenses are met. For example, if a home sold for $100,000 and there was $1,000 left at the end of the year after expenses, the cap rate would be 1 percent. The more money in your pocket at the end of the year, the higher the cap rate. The cap-rate equation, however, does not include mortgage costs. So it is most useful to investors who can buy a home outright. But even if you factor a mortgage into the calculations — a 30-year, fixed-rate loan at 4.58 percent, say, with a 25 percent down payment — most of the places on the following list were still very profitable, Vacasa found. Park City, Utah comes in fourth out of the top ten on good investments at 5.5 | $557,700

Park City Magazine has shared 9 Off-Slope Adventures the Whole Family Will Love - Look no further than these fun, cross-generational activities:

Outdoor Wonders - If your legs are done with the slopes but you’re still craving some downhill speed, Soldier Hollow Nordic Center has 1,200 feet of tubing lanes, all accessible by the magic carpet—it’s all the downhill fun, none of the uphill work. 2002 Soldier Hollow Lane, Midway, 435.654.2002

Discover activities for all ages and curiosities at the 1,200-acre Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter. Kids can test their vertical skills on the indoor climbing wall, track wildlife on a snowshoeing adventure, or color their way through Craft Sunday. 1258 Center Dr, 435.649.1767

The ice-blue wonderland of the Midway Ice Castle is not to be missed. Explore an acre of rooms, tunnels, and slides made entirely of ice and illuminated by a kaleidoscope of LED lights. Dress for the chilly night air and wander through a crystalline fairyland. Located near the Homestead Resort in Midway. Advance tickets only. 866.435.2850

Spin a little mountain-town vacation magic at the Park City Resort Ice Rink. Twinkle lights, hot cocoa, and music set the stage for making memories gliding (or falling) together. Complimentary skate walkers make it easy for the littlest skaters. 1415 Lowell Ave, 435.615.8165

Grow Your Budding Artist - Stoke your artistic flame at Red Flower Studios, where kids from 2 to 99 years old use breath and fire to make hand-blown glass creations. From abstract trinkets to a new favorite smoothie cup, here the transformative power of fire lights imaginations. 1755 Bonanza Dr, Unit C, 435.602.1949

At Paint Fusion, kids of all ages can choose from several hundred ceramic objects and paint them however they like. Decorate animals, fantasy creatures, platters, mugs, or even candy bowls. The work is kiln-fired for a professional finish, so plan on a couple days before picking up your masterwork. You can also up the artistic ante with a custom glass fusion piece. 1635 Redstone Center Dr, #115, 435.575.6463

Think you can’t paint? Think again. At the Paint Mixer, professionals lead you and your crew, step-by-step, in the creation of your own masterpiece. Your house will be the perfect showcase of the talent you didn’t know you had. 738 Main St, 435.604.0820

Keep the Good Times Rolling - Bowling, billiards, and video games at Jupiter Bowl provide hours of family fun. While you’re there, call dinner done by ordering a round of gourmet burgers or a hand-tossed pizza; and grown-ups can top off the high-octane revelry with a cocktail from the bar. 1090 Center Dr, 435.658.2695

Part intimate arcade, part upscale tavern, Daly’s Pub & Rec at the Montage is as much geared toward your inner foodie as it is the kid in you. Play video games or tabletop shuffleboard, and don’t miss the main attraction, the four-lane bowling alley—right next to the gourmet kitchen. Call ahead for availability. 9100 Marsac Ave, 435.604.1532 

 

2018 Annual Market Report

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jan 16, 2019

This week we wanted to share the 2018 Annual Market Report. You can read about this report below as well as clicking to the entire report on our Facebook page.

This comprehensive year end report provides an overview of the Summit and Wasatch County real estate markets. We believe it’s important that our clients have access to information that facilitates thoughtful real estate decisions. These markets remain highly segmented. Our town, its neighborhoods and outlying areas differ significantly in terms of price, home type, home condition, features, and amenities. For example, while Park Meadows and Upper Deer Valley share the same zip code, average and median home prices in these two neighborhoods vary significantly. This winter Alterra announced enhancements throughout Deer Valley® Resort (including the new Ikon Pass) and Vail Resorts® continues their commitment to Park City Mountain, focusing on upgrades throughout Canyons Village. We believe these factors will continue to drive our markets in a positive direction. In the meantime, as the market begins to stabilize, we see increased buying opportunities in Summit and Wasatch counties especially in Heber Valley, Jordanelle, and East Summit County neighborhoods.
The 2018 Annual Market Report

Looking to plan a vacation in February. Chron.com has listed out The 13 best places to visit if you're planning a trip in February and Park City makes the list. There is a reason the United States Ski Team calls Park City, Utah home. Simply put, Park City is a winter sports lover's paradise. The town offers more than 400 downhill trails for skiing and snowboarding covering 3,300 acres. It also hosted events in bobsledding, skeleton, and luge during the 2002 Winter Olympics. After you hit the slopes, you can take a stroll through the quaint, Old West-style Main Street or catch a show at the famous Egyptian Theater, the site of the Sundance Film Festival in January. Conveniently, a town lift can transport you directly from the mountains to the center of town.

Already in town or live in Park City - well the Midway Ice Castles are open for the season. Since 2011, Utahns have visited a winter wonderland in Midway. Icy fortresses, slippery slides and frozen waterfalls decorate an acre of land at Ice Castles at the Homestead Resort in Midway.

Visitors are drawn in by interactive light and music displays. The design of the castles changes year to year, with 20 to 40 ice artisans tasked with creating structures formed from thousands of icicles. Construction on the castles began in November, and Ice Castles typically opens between Christmas and early January, depending on how many warm days there are during the building process.

With six locations—five throughout the U.S. and one in Canada—Ice Castles CEO Ryan Davis explains how the structures, comprised of more than 20 million pounds of ice, come to life each year.

Next week we will get you ready for Sundance and share some of the great things happening during the Film Festival.

Sundance & World Championships

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Dec 12, 2018

Park City Magazine reminds us that is is time to start making your list of the films you’re dying to watch at the upcoming 2019 Sundance Film Festival (Jan. 24 - Feb. 3) because the Sundance Institute just released the feature film line-up for the fest. True to the Sundance Institute’s ongoing mission to provide a platform for underrepresented voices, the program includes films from 33 different countries, 45 by first-time filmmakers.

Reflecting on independent filmmaking and this year’s crop of films, President and Founder of the Sundance Institute Robert Redford said “Society relies on storytellers. The choices they make, and the risks they take define our collective experience. This year’s Festival is full of storytellers who offer challenges, questions and entertainment. In telling their stories, they make difficult decisions in the pursuit of truth and art; culture reaps the reward.

More announcements will be coming soon, but in the mean time, feel free to peruse the entire selection below. Ticket packages and passes are currently on sale via the Sundance Institute website. Individual tickets for Utah locals go on sale January 17.

In February, Park City will be the epicenter of the competitive skiing universe. That's when Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort will host the FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships. Over the course of 10 days, some of the best athletes in the world will vie for gold medals in more than a dozen disciplines, such as moguls, snowboardcross and halfpipe skiing. The Park Record has all the information about this exciting upcoming event.

February 1 Snowboardcross Final Solitude Mountain Resort

February 2 Opening Ceremonies Canyons Village/Park City Mountain

Skicross Final Solitude Mountain Resort

Freeski Big Air Final Canyons Village/Park City Mountain

February 3 Team Snowboardcross Final Solitude Mountain Resort

February 4 Snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom Final Park City Mountain

February 5 Snowboard Parallel Slalom Final Park City Mountain

Snowboard Big Air Final Canyons Village/Park City Mountain

February 6 Freeski Slopestyle Final Park City Mountain

Freestyle Aerials Final Deer Valley

February 7 Freestyle Team Aerials Final Deer Valley

February 8 Snowboard Halfpipe Final Park City Mountain

Freestyle Moguls Final Deer Valley

February 9 Freeski Halfpipe Final Park City Mountain

Freestyle Dual Moguls Final Deer Valley

February 10 Snowboard Slopestyle Final Park City Mountain

Closing Ceremonies Main Street, Park City

Feeling the holiday spirit - there is still time to check out fun holiday events:

Now through Dec. 22: Heber Valley Railroad North Pole Express - This 90-minute round-trip ride to the “North Pole” includes hot cocoa, Mrs. Claus’ chocolate-chip cookies and a special gift from Santa. Tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for children. Visit the Heber Valley Railroad website for departure times and more information.

Now through Jan. 2: Christmas Lights at Temple Square - The Christmas lights at Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City will be illuminated until Jan. 2. The lights will be on 6-7:30 a.m. and 5-10:30 p.m. daily. The lights will be on until 11 p.m. during the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square concerts, and on New Year’s Eve they will be on until 12:30 a.m. at Temple Square and until 1 a.m. at the Church Office Building, Main Street and Conference Center Plazas. Find more information here.

Now through Dec. 29: Savior of the World - This musical drama about the birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ is based on the scriptural account. Weekly performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on Saturdays at 2 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Conference Center Theater. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.

Now through Jan. 5: Luminaria at Thanksgiving Point - The Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point come alive for the Christmas season with thousands of twinkling, sparkling and color-changing lights that will be on through Jan. 5. The mile-long walk features 6,500 programmable lights at Thanksgiving Point, 3900 N. Garden Drive, in Lehi. Admission is from 5-8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Find more information about ticket pricing here.

Now through Dec. 31: Christmas in Color - More than 1.5 million Christmas lights are synced with holiday music in this annual display in Provo and South Jordan. You can visit either the Provo Towne Center Mall or the Salt Lake County Equestrian Center in South Jordan. It’s open from 5:30-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5:30-10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $25 per car on weekdays and $30 on weekends. Find more information here.

Now through Dec. 22: Christmas Cruise at CLAS Ropes Course in Provo - This 25-minute boat ride takes people past thousands of lights reflecting off the water of the Provo River and features Christmas music and visits from Santa. Tickets are $8 per person. Find the schedule and more information here.

Now through Dec. 22: “A Christmas Carol” at Hale Center Theater in Orem - The Hale Center Theater, 225 W. 400 North in Orem, is staging the classic Christmas tale. Tickets start at $25, and children ages 4-11 get $6 off the ticket price. Purchase tickets here.

Now through Dec. 31: ZooLights at Utah’s Hogle Zoo - More than 200 animal and holiday-themed light displays will be illuminated at the zoo for their 12th annual display. Tickets are $9.95 for adults and $7.95 for kids. Find more information here.

Now through Jan. 1: Fantasy at the Bay Christmas Lights and Santa - Celebrate the holiday season with drive-thru holiday lights at Willard Bay State Park, 900 W. 650 North, in Willard. Enjoy holiday music, food and more. Enhance your experience with 3D snowflake glasses. There’s also visits from Santa each Friday-Monday. Admission is $10 Tuesday-Thursday, $15 Sunday-Monday and $20 Friday-Saturday. Find more information here.

Now through Jan. 1: Spanish Fork Festival of Lights - Spanish Fork’s Canyon View Park, 3300 E. Powerhouse Road, will be illuminated through New Year’s Day. The cost is $8 per car, and it's open daily from 6-10 p.m. Find more information here.

Now through Jan. 1: Ogden Christmas Village - Christmas Village will illuminate Ogden's downtown area with displays and holiday lights through New Year’s Day. Spectators find themselves in a dazzling winter wonderland set aglow with Christmas lights and a setting of cottages modeled after Santa's village at the North Pole. The lights are on at Christmas Village from 5 p.m. to midnight every night and admission is free. Find more information here.

Sundance 2018

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jan 17, 2018

This week we wanted to share a little about Sundance, the Park City School District and the Berkshire Hathaway 2017 Year End Market Overview. Sundance is almost here with 110 Independent Films From 29 Countries. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 18th –28th. Robert Redford, President and Founder of Sundance Institute, said, “The work of independent storytellers can challenge and possibly change culture, illuminating our world’s imperfections and possibilities. This year’s Festival is full of artfully-told stories that provoke thought, drive empathy and allow the audience to connect, in deeply personal ways, to the universal human experience.”

For the 2018 Festival, 110 feature-length films were selected, representing 29 countries and 47 first-time filmmakers, including 30 in competition.These films were selected from 13,468 submissions including 3,901 feature-length films and 8,740 short films. Of the feature film submissions, 1,799 were from the U.S. and 2,102 were international. One-hundred feature films at the Festival will be world premieres. In 2017, the Festival drew 71,638 attendees, generated $151.5 million in economic activity for the state of Utah and supported 2,778 local jobs.

Starting January 16 at 10:00 a.m. MT, individual tickets will be released for purchase online and at box offices as they become available up until 2 hours before showtime.

If you're looking for Box Office Hours, information on our eWaitlist, or other Frequently Asked Questions, CLICK HERE

News Update - FASHION magazine recently posted a lovely little article If You Ski, Add Utah’s Wasatch Mountain Range to the Bucket List - Imagine sunrise yoga in a 10,000-year-old crater, afternoon ski lessons with an Olympian and a six-course Norwegian dinner at 2,652 metres.

The Park City School District is in the News - There are nearly 100,000 elementary, middle, and high schools in the US. The best districts are coveted, and a high-caliber school system can be a key factor when a family decides to relocate to one city over another. Niche, a company that researches and compiles information on schools, provides a ranking of the best school districts in America — that is, the collective quality of all the schools in a district determined by a grade of overall experience. The ranking includes key factors such as the strength of academics, health and safety, diversity, and the quality of teachers. This year the Park City School District is #1 for the state of Utah.

The 2017 Year End Wasatch Back Market Overview is here. For the complete digital online version, click here.

Navigating Sundance

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jan 18, 2017

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We hope to see you at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, but if it's not in the cards, Sundance.org is presenting tons of live video and editorial coverage of film premieres, panels, and music, as well as around-the-clock updates on Twitter, Instagram, and other social media. If you can't be in Park City for the festivities this year, Sundance has got your back. Read on for all of the ways the Festival can come to you direct from Utah.

The excitement of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival happens both on-screen and off, with a robust slate of panels and music performances, many of which are free and live streamed so independent film and music fans can tune in from anywhere. Sundance Panels are where its at -Al Gore returns to the Festival and talks about the role visual storytelling should play during climate, political, and cultural shifts. Filmmakers and journalists talk post-truth. Jon Hamm and Sam Elliott chat together for Cinema Cafe. You checked out the films, now see what's happening off the screen.

SERVING WITH THE STARS: PARK CITY RESTAURANTS OPEN DURING SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL - These are some of the bars, lounges and restaurants that will be open during the film festival January 19th - 29th. Dozens of Park City’s world famous restaurants, bars and lounges will stay open when Hollywood comes to town for the Sundance Film Festival from Thursday, January 19th, to Sunday, January 29th. Read on for your dining guide for the festival. Each establishment in town will be operating with normal business hours unless otherwise stated or reserved for private parties.

During Sundance please follow all posted signs and barricades related to parking and shuttles. Please be respectful when driving through residential areas—mind the speed limit and posted signs and watch for pedestrians and children in the area. Remember, help reduce Park City’s carbon footprint—Take Transit, Walk or Bike and Carpool. If driving, please remember—Turn your Key and Be Idle Free!

The Richardson Flats Parking Lot will be available with transit to and from to the High School from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. January 20 — 23. From the high school you can transfer on transit or walk to venues in Prospector. On January 19 and January 24 — 29, this lot will be available for carpool parking only with no transit service. Parking in this lot is free throughout the festival.

China Bridge Parking Structure— access from Marsac Avenue - $25 Entry* (starting Thursday, January 19, 2017) | $10 Entry* (starting Tuesday, January 24, 2017)

STREET CLOSURES & TRANSPORTATION:

Parking & Street Closures - During the following dates, parking and traffic will be closed at the following locations.

Bob Wells Plaza – Closure January 7 – February 5

Lower Main Street – Closure Sunday, January 15 through January 31

*World Cup concert will keep road closed through the 1st

5th Street – Closure January 17 through January 29th

Brew Pub Lot – Closure January 18 through January 29th

No Parking from West Side of Main Street – Tuesday, January 17 – 29

No Parking from all of Main Street – Thursday, Jan 19–29

No Parking on Park Avenue from Heber to 13th Street – Thursday, Jan. 19th–29

*East Side only to 10th Street

Still have questions or concerns? - The Sundance Film Festival Customer Service is available at 888.285.7790 or 435.776.7878 Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m. –4:00 p.m. MT 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. through the Festival CustomerService@sundance.org

Sundance Film Festival Tickets

Sundance January 19-29

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jan 11, 2017

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Passes and ticket packages for Sundance are on sale now for Sundance Institute members, Park City locals and well everyone. The 10-day festival brings more than 40,000 people to Park City, Utah each January to celebrate the work of independent storytellers in film. Thousands of films are screened in 13 venues throughout town. In addition there are a number of music cafe's and presentations during the festival. See you around town!

During your movie watching check out some of the other Sundance sponsored activities going on around town:

The Festival Base Camp Presented By Canada Goose is located at 475 Swede Alley, Park City Friday, January 20–Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 11am–10pm. Just off of Main Street, this thriving hub combines music performances, panels, art, film, and fun. The Main Stage tent will host nightly musical artists, while the daytime events will revolve around panel discussions, live streaming, and performances.

The Festival Co-op at 608 Main Street - visit with some of the 2017 Festival sponsors, including American Airlines, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, SundanceTV, and S’well, and participate in a variety of offerings and demonstrations. Friday, January 20–Friday, January 27, 2017 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 28, 2017 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. The Festival Co-op is free and open to all Festival Credential Holders and to the general public.

The Filmmaker Lodge A casual meeting place and café designed to cultivate dialogue among filmmakers, industry leaders, and the press, the Filmmaker Lodge presents Cinema Café and Filmmaker Lodge—a series of lively panel discussions and conversations on a range of current issues. You'll find everything about documentary and fiction filmmaking, as well as a cozy setting to engage with fellow festivalgoers. Located in the Elks Building at 550 Main St., 2nd Floor. This is open to all Festival credential holders and the general public on a space–available basis. Friday, January 20 - Saturday, January 28, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 29, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The New Frontier An experiment in Festival presentation, New Frontier is a social and creative space that showcases media installations, multimedia performances, transmedia experiences, panel discussions, and more. Located at 573 Main Street in Park City, New Frontier is open to all Festival Credential Holders.

The Sundance Film Festival also presents the Sundance ASCAP Music Café, a dynamic showcase dedicated to exceptional live performances of new, emerging and established talent. Stop in during the day to hear a range of exciting songwriters and artists from across the musical spectrum in a program produced by ASCAP. Located at the Rich Haines Gallery at 751 Main Street Friday, January 20 - Friday, January 27, 2017 Open from 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. This is open to all Festival Credential Holders (21 and over) as space allows.

Lower Main Street is also home to the Sponsor Village during Sundance between 7th Street and 9th Street.

Looking to be involved with Sundance? Every year, more than 1,800 volunteers help create a global platform for independent film. Volunteers are needed to assist in all areas of the Sundance Film Festival--from theater entrances to shuttle stops. Of course, there are exciting benefits such as being among the first audiences to see world premieres of the best new independent films. But the real benefits of volunteering aren't things, or even films--they're the experiences. The application for Sundance Film Festival 2017 is now officially closed. But, applications generally open in mid-August for the following year's festival.

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Happy New Year

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jan 04, 2017

IMG_1126It's snowing in Park City! Yesterday the Park City schools were closed for the first time in many years as kids and adults spent most of their day outside enjoying winter activities. It is snowing again this morning and if you have not been on the mountain yet, now is the time. Not a mountain skier or snow boarder like me? Well, this town is full of other activities for you like - snow shoeing, fat-tire biking, skate skiing, cross-country skiing, hiking, sledding, ice skating, and the list goes on.

Sundance is around the corner with the 2017 competition lineup including sixty-six provocative films from 22 countries running January 19th - 29th right here in Park City. The five main categories include: The U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION - presents the world premieres of 16 narrative feature films, the Dramatic Competition offers Festivalgoers a first look at groundbreaking new voices in American independent film. U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION Sixteen world-premiere American documentaries that illuminate the ideas, people and events that shape the present day. WORLD CINEMA DRAMATIC COMPETITION - Twelve films from emerging filmmaking talents around the world offer fresh perspectives and inventive styles. WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION - Twelve documentaries by some of the most courageous and extraordinary international filmmakers working today. NEXT - Pure, bold works distinguished by an innovative, forward-thinking approach to storytelling populate this program. Digital technology paired with unfettered creativity promises that the films in this section will shape a “greater” next wave in American cinema - Presented by Adobe. Read the full article at The Park Record.

Individual tickets for Sundance will go on sale to Park City and Salt Lake City from January 11th -13th after which sales will open to the general public. For more information click here.

Travel+Leisure loves our little town. In this month's edition the latest article The Best Places To Travel In January adds Park City, Utah to the list. If you prefer to take advantage of the snowy winter while you still can, nothing beats the slopes of Whistler and Park City. America’s largest ski destination is now under new ownership by Vail Resorts. The mining village still maintains much of its charm—the boutiques on Main Street, the ski-in, ski-out distillery—but now has all the perks of a major resort, like ultra-speedy lifts and great restaurants. Best of all, the snow is as great as ever. 

Park City Happenings:

All Month Park City Film Festival

All Month Man of La Mancha at Utah Opera

All Month Midway Ice Castle at Homestead Resort

January 4-8 Village People at the Egyptian Theatre

January 7 Criminal Justice Reform with Van Jones at the Eccles Center

January 13 Jessica Lang Dance at the Eccles Center

January 14 BT at Park City Live

January 19-29 Sundance Film Festival

January 20-26 Slamdance Festival

January 27 Kathy Griffin at the Eccles Center Salt Lake

January 30 - February 5 FIS Nordic Junior Championships

Balancing Work & Life

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Sep 28, 2016

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Starting from an early age, as most of you reading this blog, we begin working full-time. The Wife and I love our life in real estate and to be the best real estate agents we can be we take little breaks and see this great country. The perk of smart phones, tablets, laptops and hot spots is that they allow us to be available for our clients and by having a team agent cover the home front makes all the difference as we travel. We have learned some helpful tips in our work -life balance and think some are of useful benefit in adult lives.

We decided to start with our first (and favorite) - Go On Vacation. In any field of work we all need a vacation as it is necessary for ourselves, clients, employees, etc. We do better in life when we have some down time to relax and recharge. A good vacation allows one to take a breather and renew excitement for the work that allowed them to take the vacation in the first place. Now, vacations are usually far and few between so in the meantime, pick one day a week to take off - recharge and explore your own town, read a book, or kick back and take a nap. The key to a successful and relaxing while on vacation is (in our case) to have a reliable REALTOR® (or agent on your team) cover you while you’re away.

The hard part for most people is to put themselves first and realize that our own well being should be a priority. In an effort to do more for ourselves the Wife and I try to schedule one hour a day to do something for ourselves - to make this easier we started getting up a little earlier in the morning to enjoy our cup of coffee a little bit longer. A couple other tips we have found that help us is deciding on your business hours and expectations with your clients and employees, which can be a bit tricky, but worth the effort to re-evaluate. And, one of the hardest things in the work-life balance is to not be afraid to say no.

All of our tips are easier said then done, but with little adjustments here and there to find more time for yourself and your family will help you to be more productive and happier in the long run.

We have a few ideas to help kick off your break time:

Now through mid October the Wasatch Front is a great place for a drive or a hike to take in the beautiful Fall Foliage. It’s difficult to predict the exact dates of the leaves turning, because there are a number of factors involved. But a good gauge is to assume that the best fall foliage viewing season begins in the highest elevations is now and through early-October in most places.

Take a Halloween Cruise October 1 - October 31 at the CLAS Ropes Course - Provo. Enjoy a themed adventure riverboat ride on the Provo River as they cater to the young at heart so be ready for family friendly fun!

The Sundance Scenic Lift Full Moon Ride runs October 13 - October 15 at the Sundance Mountain Resort. For a truly unique experience, enjoy the Sundance lift ride by the light of the full moon. Be sure to bundle up as temperatures can become chilly at night in the mountains.

Philanthropy and Fun in Park City

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jun 21, 2016

ImageSummer is here and Park City has fun and philanthropy for the entire family. The Park Record newspaper shares all the activities going on in and around Park City and the many volunteer opportunities available. The Wife and I love to participate with and donate to many organizations. I have had the privilege for the past 4 years of being a part of the Park City Board of Realtors' Philanthropic Committee. This is very rewarding as we spread the $1,000's and $1,000's of dollars that Realtors in Park City donate. This year we had the privilege to be a part of $20,000 in scholarships awarded to students at Park City High School, South Summit High School, North Summit High School and Wasatch High School. The Park Record shared -  Lea, president of the philanthropic committee, called the scholarships the focal point of the foundation. Gomez, the group's treasurer, said it is "the most rewarding thing we do." To read the article in its entirety - click here.

The Basin Parks-Trails Recreation Fieldhouse is expanding again! Phase III of The Fieldhouse expansion is starting soon and they are adding some incredible features to be completed by March 2017 to include: 15,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose gymnasium for basketball, volleyball, and fitness classes; 2,000 sq. ft. cardio, stretching, and core fitness space; 4-lane outdoor lap pool for masters swimming and open lap swimming; andZumba, and water aerobics and an outdoor hot tub. In the meantime, take advantage of their Summer Pass Sale ending June 30th.

If you are up for a scenic drive the 2016 Sundance Bearclaw Supper Club has some great events coming up. The Chef’s Seated Tasting Menu is a luxurious six-course tasting menu served at communal tables with live entertainment. There are available dates on Saturday, June 25, July 30, and August 27 all at 5:00 pm.  Tickets are $195 per person and this includes tax & gratuity - alcohol may be purchased separately. The Supper Club Soirée is a sparkling reception-style supper club with heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music and special action stations where chefs prepare savory dishes before your eyes.  There are available dates on Saturday, July 16,  and August 13 all at 5:00 pm. Tickets are $115 per person and this includes tax and gratuity - alcohol may be purchased separately.

Here are some of the events coming up the next two weeks in Park City: 6/22 Mountain Town Concert at Deer Valley 6/23-6/25 Asleep at the Wheel at the Egyptian Theatre 6/24 Park City Gallery Stroll 6/25 Discrete Peak Series at Deer Valley Resort 6/25 Historic Home Tour 6/30 Oakley Rodeo and 4th of July Celebration

Exciting news - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is expanding globally! I am proud to be part of the global expansion and a Certified International Property Specialist. I will share more in next week's blog, call me today with any questions.

Sundance Film Festival

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jan 20, 2016

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Sundance Film Festival kicks off tomorrow and we would like to share some helpful links, tips and some impressive stats. The 2016 Sundance Film Festival had 12,793 submissions from 120 countries with only a small percentage of the  films making the Festival cut. There will be 98 world premieres and 72 short films, and there are even movies for kids in Sundance Kids.

Architectural Digest posted a great article - Where to Stay, Eat, and Drink in Park City for the Sundance Film Festival - and it has some great suggestions for your visit to Park City.

Sundance is a great time and there is so much to see and do; we like this article by The New York Times as it helps you prep to make the most of your time during the Festival -  How to Do Sundance and Leave a Little Cash for Popcorn.

As I posted in my last blog, Sundance provides a great opportunity to hit the slopes without as many people on the mountain. Park City Mountain Resort offers night skiing, so after a day of movies you can hit the slopes before you head out for the evening shows.

When you have free time this Sundance experience, check out our Winter Guide or reach out to us if you would like to check out your next home-away-from-home.

Sundance January 21-31, 2016

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jan 06, 2016

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Sundance is only a couple of weeks away and with all the visitors in town it is a great time to be a local. Locals can purchase special tickets and packages with access to all the great perks of the Sundance Film Festival. All the locals packages are sold out, but the locals single ticket sale starts January 14th. The sale runs from January 14-15 and starts at 10 am on January 14 - online only - and ends at 4 pm on January 15th. You must provide either a Utah driver's license or Utah state ID at time of ticket pickup.

One of the best parts of Sundance for me is that while the movies are running from early in the morning to late at night the ski resorts are almost empty. This is one of my favorite times of the year to snowboard as you feel as though the mountain is just for you.

This is also a great time to check out homes on the market. The Gomez Team is here all of Sundance for your real estate needs, just give us a call or send us an email. See you on the mountain.

 
 
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