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Dec 06, 2017

The Winter 2017/2018 LIVING: Mountain Real Estate Guide is now available. Check it out at

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Waldorf Astoria Park City -Best Ski Hotel in the U.S.!

Dec 05, 2017

Waldorf Astoria Park City

As distinctive and timeless as you’d expect from a Waldorf Astoria destination, this unique hotel is passionately committed to the comfort of each and every guest. Waldorf Astoria Park City is the only Forbes Four-Star Hotel located at the largest ski and snowboard resort in the United States, Park City Resort.

Unwind in the comfort of one of 160 unique guest rooms and spacious residences, offering custom-designed interiors, original local artwork and grand fireplaces. Just steps from our front doors, guests will find our dedicated Frostwood Gondola, providing access to the Resort to enjoy over 7,300 acres of terrain.

The award-winning Waldorf Astoria Spa is located within the hotel with tranquil surroundings to pamper guests with a range of lavish spa treatments, custom fitness area, and beauty salon. Also on property is the hotel restaurant, Powder. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily to encourage you to treat yourself to a mouthwatering seasonal menu inspired by the finest local ingredients.

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Winter 2017/2018 Local Neighborhood Guide

Dec 05, 2017

The Winter 2017/2018 LIVING: Mountain Real Estate Guide is now available. Check it out at

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Summit County, Utah to transition to 100 percent renewable electric energy

Oct 24, 2017

Angelique McNaughton / Park Record  |  October 14, 2017

Summit County’s elected officials agreed last week to help the community completely transition to renewable electric energy by the year 2032 as part of the county’s ongoing effort to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.

The Summit County Council joined only three other confirmed counties in the country in making a similar declaration, according to a media release. It is the only resolution of its kind by a county in the state.

One hundred percent renewable electrical energy means that the amount of electrical energy that is annually consumed is equal to the amount of electricity that is produced through clean, renewable sources.

“This puts our community on the record that we are going to solve the problems that are facing the world right now,” said Glenn Wright, County Council member. “Climate change is going to have dramatic effects on Summit County.”

The resolution, approved on Wednesday, Oct. 6, recognizes the role people have played in accelerating global warming and creating greenhouse gases due to the overwhelming use of fossil fuels. According to the resolution, fossil fuel-based electricity generation causes about 30 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions in the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county, while combustion of fossil fuels due to transportation causes an additional 47 percent of gases.

It highlights the devastating effects a warming climate would have on the county, such as shorter and warmer winters, variations in snowpack and precipitation, reduced stream flow, and devastation to forests, among several others.

Reducing the electrical energy supply to 100 percent renewable would require “combining renewable power generation with energy efficiency, energy storage, demand management and an enhanced transit and transportation system,” according to the resolution.

“If you look at the scientific projections for the change in our snowpack, it will dramatically decrease over the next 20 years,” Wright said. “It will be gone in 50. The effects worldwide have the potential to be catastrophic. My view is we all have to do our part and that’s what the resolution says about Summit County.”

County Council members spent nearly an hour discussing the costs and practicality of attaining the goals set in the resolution. They discussed similar plans that have been passed in Park City and Salt Lake City.

The resolution calls for an 80 percent reduction of 2016 greenhouse gas emissions from government operations by 2040 and requires annual emissions reporting. Elected officials plan to review the county’s progress every two years.

It outlines specific objectives to guide county departments, including collaborating with Rocky Mountain Power and other municipalities to advance legislation and policies supporting the resolution.

“Rocky Mountain Power is really key to this,” Wright said. “It is very difficult to do anything without involving them. I think dealing with Rocky Mountain Power will be interesting because, I think, in some ways senior corporate officers are recognizing the problem. But, they are also tasked with making the largest return they can for their investors. We have to make sure they make the right decision.”

Erin Bragg, executive director of Summit Community Power Works, said the organization worked closely with the county throughout the Georgetown energy prize competition and is familiar with helping advance the county’s initiatives.

“We are super excited and 100 percent behind the county moving in this direction,” Bragg said. “We are happy to see them taking the lead and they are only the third county in the nation to move to a 100 percent goal of renewable energy. It will be an asset to have the same goal as Salt Lake City, Park City and Moab.”

When it comes to sustainability and clean energy, Bragg said, Summit Community Power Works can help the community follow that path.

Since at least 2015, the County Council has identified environmental stewardship as one of its strategic goals. Council members have dedicated resources and programs to exploring sustainable options for county operations and discounted services, such as solar installation, for community members.

“This is one of the main reasons I ran for the County Council,” Wright said. “I thought we had to do more.”

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Buying in a Seller’s Market: Who’s the Winner?

Oct 21, 2017

Posted on Oct 10 2017 - 11:56am by Housecall

By Liz Dominguez

For sale sign in yard of house

The change of season often brings a shift in real estate market conditions. Inventory tends to decline and buyers may become more aggressive in their home search. This change can affect real estate transactions in a variety of ways.

Here's what you need to know about buying or selling a home in a seller's market:

Time is valuable. Buyers don't have as many options as during the peak purchasing months. This means more competition because there aren't as many homes to look at in their price points. Buyers need to know what they want. If they absolutely need three bedrooms, then they'll have to ignore that two-bedroom house or risk losing out on better opportunities.

They will also need to be prepared to make offers quickly. Buyers without a preapproval will not be considered and will likely miss out on highest and best deadlines by the time they obtain one. On the other hand, sellers will have an easier time selling their home. If in good condition, their home will likely be the cream of the crop during low-inventory months.

Offers are aggressive. In a seller's market, buyers will often have to deal with multiple-offer situations. If they don't bring their best offer to the table, they will most likely lose out. Sellers can also prioritize stronger terms. They may decide to go with a lower offer if the buyer can close faster or is putting more money down.

A combination of the highest purchase price with a 20 percent down payment and a reliable lender is usually the winner. Of course, you can't forget that cash is king. An all-cash offer will likely trump any others on the table.

Negotiations are a game changer. Unfortunately, buyers may lose some negotiating power in a seller's market. Unless the seller is incredibly motivated to get rid of their property, they may take advantage by refusing to take care of some inspection items. Buyers should be wary of asking for too much, as even big-ticket items may not be taken care of. Unless something is a safety or health hazard, it shouldn't even be brought up.

Sellers may also decide to be more selective about what they are leaving with the house. They may decide not to include appliances such as a refrigerator, dishwasher or washer and dryer.

Even small things like tone in a negotiation email should be taken into consideration. Alienating the sellers this early in the game can force them to go with a backup offer.

Real estate agents are essential. Even though a seller's market clearly tips the scale in one direction, buyers are more likely to lose out if they are not working with an experienced agent. Likewise, sellers may not even be aware of their advantage without the help of a real estate professional. Agents will advocate for their clients—whether they are buyers or sellers—by helping them get as much as possible during sale price and inspection negotiations.

Things that may not seem significant—such as getting all of the paperwork submitted correctly, sending emails to the opposing agent and doing due diligence on the property—can make a huge difference in a seller's market.

Salt Lake bid for 2026 Winter Games gets new push after Innsbruck referendum fails

Oct 20, 2017

Heber City was named one of the 25 Happiest Small Towns in America

Oct 03, 2017

25 of the Happiest Small Towns in America

Apparently, water does wonders for a person's sense of content.
Ranked 14 of 25
Officials in this town believe the area's clean air and fantastic views are behind their fast growth rate ver the past few years. Even better: Employment is higher than in most of the country, since folks support small businesses.

These 4 Utah cities made Money’s top 100 “Best Places to Live” List

Oct 02, 2017

These 4 Utah cities made Money's top 100 'best places to live' list

Welcome to East Summit County

Sep 30, 2017


Welcome to East Summit County

Located below the majestic peaks of the Uintas, the mountain communities of Peoa, Kamas, Oakley, Woodland, Francis, Hoytsville, and Coalville boast stunning views and wild natural beauty. Popular with outdoor enthusiasts and ranchers, these townships offer a wide range of real estate options including farmstead estates, large lots to build your dream home on, and small subdivisons with a quiet neighborhood feel. Just a short distance to Park City and Salt Lake City, these towns have a preserved sense of nature and community without the hustle and bustle of a larger city.

From fishing, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and camping these areas provide a range of outdoor pursuits. In addition to their scenic charm, each town offers its own array of community activities including the Oakley Rodeo, Summit County Fair, outdoor summer concert series, and Kamas’ Fiesta Days. Known as the “Gateway to the Uintas” Kamas, Francis, and Woodland offer pristine mountain living with the Uinta Mountains—and their 880,000 acres of trails, streams, lakes, and mountain terrain—just out your backdoor.

Oakley, Coalville, Kamas, Woodland, and all of East Summit County are desirable places to live. Live here, work here, play here. Contact your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties professional for the most current market information on these exceptional areas.

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Welcome to UTAH

Sep 27, 2017

The Welcome to Utah guide is now available. For the digital online version

Snow has come for a visit, will it stay?

Sep 25, 2017

First snow of the season happened over the weekend. Is it time to break out the sweaters and boots?

PARK CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – It’s the first day of fall but it felt more like winter in Park City Friday morning. People living in the area woke up to snow.

“When we got up this morning, we looked out, there was snow on the cars. It wasn’t supposed to snow until this afternoon. I’m a California boy I’m not used to all this,” said Craig Marshall.

Marshall moved to Park City from California. Even after surviving four winters he says he and Mother Nature are still at odds.

“Me and the cold just don’t get along,” said Marshall.

Marshall is a chef at Deer Valley Resort.  Although he’s not ready for the snow, he loves this time of year because people from all over the world come to the resort and he gets to learn about different cultures.

Friday’s snow covered rooftops, cars and streets. There was also heavy fog along I-80.

“A little wet but traffic was really light so no big issues,” said Mike Gladson who lives in Park City.

Gladson stopped at Starbucks to pick up a hot drink then said he was on his way into the mountains with his dog.

“It’s fun to get out. It’s good for the town. I’ve got my dog in the car and we’re going to go hiking in the snow right now.”

It’s technically not even winter yet but ski shops and resorts tell ABC4 Utah that business is already booming.

“I think the town is really excited for an early season. We’ve had hit or miss winters the last six years. Last year was great. Hopefully we can follow that up with one more really good winter for the local economy,” said Mike Cremeno, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Ski Butlers.

Deer Valley® Resort #1

Sep 25, 2017

Deer Valley® was ranked the #1 Ski Resort in North America by Ski Magazine


Deer Valley Resort has once again garnered the number one spot for North American ski resorts by the readers of SKI Magazine. With more than 25,000 reviews submitted, the resort is thrilled to launch the 2017-2018 winter ski season with the announcement of this time-honored, industry-respected accolade.

SKI Magazine paired down its survey to 10 categories this year, and in addition to the #1 overall best ski resort in North America, Deer Valley Resort earned a #1 ranking in grooming, service, lodging and kid-friendly environment.

“We strive for nothing less than providing the best ski vacation experience to our guests,” said Bob Wheaton, president and chief operating officer of Deer Valley Resort. “To have that validation given through SKI Magazine’s readers’ poll means everything to us. We want everyone visiting our slopes to experience firsthand the many elements that contribute to the ‘Deer Valley Difference’.”

Deer Valley Resort was among the first resorts to make destination ski vacations a five-star experience. Featuring three elegant day lodges, groomed-to-perfection slopes, powder-laden glade skiing, 14 gourmet restaurants, uniformed ski valets, on-mountain child care and an award-winning ski school, the resort is one of the most distinguished in the world and a sanctuary to the most discerning travelers.

Receiving an average of 300 annual inches of powder and backed by state-of-the-art snowmaking, Deer Valley Resort offers one of the highest uphill capacities in the country with 21 chairlifts, 101 ski runs and more than 500 ski instructors, but maintains pristine conditions with limited lift ticket sales. In addition to the coveted SKI Magazine ranking, Deer Valley® currently holds the title of United States’ Best Ski Resort from the World Ski Awards for four years running.

For more information about the annual SKI Magazine reader’s poll and Deer Valley’s rankings, view the resort’s website. To follow resort happenings on social media, search #DeerValleyMoment.

As Silicon Slopes speeds up, Park City benefits from Utah’s tech boom

Sep 05, 2017

Officials say town’s lifestyle helps industry draw top talent

September 1, 2017

When Entrepreneur magazine recently named Salt Lake City, with its burgeoning technology industry, as the top challenger in the country to Silicon Valley, Brent Stucker was not surprised.

It's why he moved his company to Utah.

Stucker is the founder of 3DSIM, a 3-D printing software startup that relocated to Park City in 2015 after struggling to lure qualified employees in Louisville. And while Salt Lake City, Provo and Ogden often overshadow Park City in discussion about Utah's tech boom, he and other business people and officials say the town is taking part in the state's rise.

"We're seeing exactly what we hoped to see when we moved here," Stucker said. "There's a culture here in Park City that really is attracting top tech talent to little startups that put themselves here."

As Stucker sees it, the lifestyle is the best offering Park City has going for it. 3DSIM, for instance, was drawn initially to Salt Lake, but the work-life balance and recreation opportunities Park City provides — while still near an international airport — eventually swayed Stucker. Officials from other growing tech companies, such as Skullcandy, which recently built new headquarters in Kimball Junction, and Avi-on, a startup specializing in the internet of things, say they value the same thing about Park City.

And employees who prefer to live in either more urban or more rural areas can still easily commute from the Wasatch Front or surrounding Summit and Wasatch counties. That complete package is rare in the tech world, Stucker said. It has made it easy for 3DSIM to hire top software engineers from all over the country, in addition to drawing from the talent pool local colleges like the University of Utah and Brigham Young University continue to churn out.

"You have this larger culture of engaged tech people who are also very active in biking and skiing and hiking and whatever else they find here," he said. "You get this self-feeding cycle of people enjoying living and working here."

Jeff Jones, Summit County's economic development director, said the numbers back up the notion that Park City is in the midst of a tech wave. According to data from his office, Summit County has added nearly 1,000 tech-related jobs since 2010. They pay an average wage of nearly $80,000 — well above the county average of $48,200 — and account for roughly 10 percent of Summit County's gross regional product.

The trend seems unlikely to slow. Projections from Jones' office indicate 730 more of those jobs will be added within the next 10 years. Additionally, he said surveys from the American Planning Association show that baby boomers and millennials view making areas desirable places to live, complete with good schools and alternative transportation options, is the best way to make economic improvements.

Which is to say Park City is seemingly well positioned for the future.

"A great community can attract a lot more jobs as opposed to just going out and chasing companies," Jones said.

Ted McAleer is another person who believes in the future of Park City's tech scene. As the managing director of PandoLabs, a nonprofit in Jeremy Ranch devoted to nurturing startups and helping entrepreneurs, he's had a front-row seat to the growth of companies like AtlasRTX, Mountain Hub (formerly Avatech), Avi-on and 3DSIM.

But he is also adamant that much more can be done to foster the industry in Park City, which loses out on some startups to places along the Wasatch Front where it's cheaper to operate. McAleer said the topic of economic development should draw more attention from the community but is currently eclipsed by discussion of issues — albeit important — like affordable housing, traffic and energy sustainability.

"We've got this tremendous asset," he said, adding that officials should be more focused on utilizing the Park City Tech Center in Kimball Junction. "If we just promoted it appropriately, we could get a lot more tech companies coming here.

Cruising Park City on E-Bikes

Aug 31, 2017

Park City’s e-bikes make cruising around the city (and up to the mountains) a breeze.  

Insert from article: "The initial public response has been more than encouraging. In the bike share’s first month the Park City e-bikes were ridden nearly 6,000 times for a combined 19,000 miles (user stats are updated daily at, an average of 200 rides per day.

As with most programs, a credit card app unlocks the bike and the user gets charged according to how long the bike is used. The Park City prices are $2 for the first 45 minutes, then $2 for each additional 30 minutes. There are also reduced rates for monthly and yearly passes."

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Park City, Utah Real Estate Update

Aug 28, 2017


Utah is aging beautifully...

Aug 24, 2017

Utah was ranked the best state to grow old in.
A new survey from ranked all 50 states on how great a place they are to grow old in. The rankings were based on categories including quality of care, cost of living and available health care.



Breaking News: Deer Valley Resort to be acquired by newly formed multi-resort entity.

Aug 21, 2017

UPDATED: Deer Valley Resort to be acquired by newly formed multi-resort entity

Bob Wheaton, president and general manager, says deal represents an opportunity for the iconic ski area

Successful Art festival

Aug 15, 2017

After a successful Arts Festival, the Arts Festival Partners are ready to roll up their sleeves and start planning a Park City Arts and Culture District.

Kimball Arts Festival

Jul 23, 2017

Kimball Arts Festival  August 4 – 6

Park City’s Kimball Arts Festival has been taking place for 48 years. With a run like that they must be doing something right. The Arts Festival features all mediums of art and serves as the largest fundraiser for the Kimball Arts Center enabling the center to offer exhibits and exhibitions free to the public year-round.

In case you are still looking for something to do, Park City’s Egyptian Theatre programs every weekend of the year, and of course Park City’s bars and restaurants deliver an experience event worthy regularly. The Park City Gallery Association hosts monthly Gallery Strolls, and we happen to know a place or two to find your summer event wardrobe while we’re at it. Yes, Historic Park City really is the ‘Main Attraction.'

5 Fun and FREE Things to Do in Park City this Summer

Jun 30, 2017

Yes, ski towns are expensive. But it’s also true that, in Park City, some of the best things in life are still free.

By Melissa Fields 6/23/2017 at 1:31pm

Full Article: 5 Fun and FREE Things to do in Park City this Summer

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