November 2015

Found 3 blog entries for November 2015.

Estate Size Property- In Park City and Deer Valley

Using the term "Estate" may bring forward images of expansive, mansion style homes, located behind gates, built on many acres.  For others, it may mean simply having privacy, stream or lake frontage, and for many, owning a large homesite may allow for horses and other toys- all within Park City.   Park City and Deer Valley do offer many residences that meet  all of those wants, and there is something for everyone.  Rustic or upscale, refined or mountain ranch style.  Skiing and ski access may also be a high priority, and if you've dreamed of owning a private ski retreat set on many acres, we have options for you as well.

If you want real estate that meets one of those descriptions, you may be

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Canyons Real Estate- Times Have Changed


Vail took over operation of the Canyons in May 2013, and immediately started adding improvements on the ski area, and in the base village.  Vail also acquired Park City Mountain Resort in September 2014, and has now connected the two ski areas, creating the largest ski area in the United States.  As a base area, The Canyons now has it’s own, stand alone identity- visitors and owners can have a complete vacation experience at the Canyons.   
When we moved to Park City in 1981, The Canyons was Parkwest.  Best case, Parkwest ski area was known locally for fewer crowds, and a more rustic experience.  To me, Parkwest mostly was a smaller mountain, old chairlifts, and low elevation terrain.  Parkwest briefly

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Are building costs rising?  How much per square foot do people expect to spend on new construction?  

The Park City and Deer Valley real estate market has become more competitive for buyers in the last few years.  When faced with limited choices of existing homes, building a new home can sometimes be a good option.  As a Park City Realtor, my clients sometimes ask:  Is there more value in purchasing an existing home, or vacant lot and building a new home?  I am also asked about the approximate costs to build a home in Park City and Deer Valley.  

The decision making process is difficult- and even if, on paper, there appears to be value in building, there are certainly many other issues to consider.  I'm not a contractor, and when clients ask about

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