Our subject matter is largely made up of questions we are asked by clients and other individuals considering Park City as a place to own or to visit. Most of the questions we are asked pertain to our Golf and Ski communities, but we welcome any questions relating to the Park City market or any real estate topic. We will address every question honestly and answer to the best of our ability. We respect our competition but we don’t shy away from discussing differences in product and services when asked. In addition to answering your questions, we enjoy sharing stories of our clients successes, open houses and Golf, Ski and community events of significance.


How Is The Snow In Park City and Should I Buy Real Estate?

By Darrick Olsen
Feb 14, 2015

Let's get it all out on the table, right up front.  When it is February, nearly 60 degrees and sunny in a ski town, you still won't find better snow or have a better ski vacation than you will in Park City/Deer Valley, Utah.  And as you can see from my photos, the Canyons Plaza and Cabriolet is  definitley a cool place to be.  The views from the top of the Canyons are - in the words of the two self proclaimed  "surfer - snow boarders", who rode the lift with me, "Dude, this is totally dope!"  Seasoned by his buddy with insightful follow-up, "Yeah, totally dope!"

On the ride up the lift, I had already discovered they were visiting from "SoCal".  Curiosity got me.  What inspired them to spontaneously drive to Park City from Southern California?  "Oh, Dude.  The Epic Pass, man.  It's totally sick".   "We decided to jet up for the long weekend and chillax, then jet back to P.V."   (We decided to drive up, have fun, relax; then drive back to Palos Verdes whenever we feel like it)  "Park City rocks!!" need for me to sell it.

Back to Real Estate - Two guys in their late twenties.  One is single.  One is married and has two children.   One is in the tech industry.  One is in sports marketing.   Both are very astute.  And, both are bi-lingual.  The generational board dude lingo quickly morphed into an MBA exam.    Their questions to me?  1- Where can  we send the ladies shopping and meet them for dinner?   2- Is now a good time to buy?   After answering the first question, I went right to the second.    Answer - YES!  It's a very good time to buy.   A few reasons to buy?  1- Vail Resorts and their proposed $150mm capital investment in Park City Mountain Resort and the Canyons.  2- Supply is is shrinking.  3- The cost to develop new product has increased and will require increased sales prices.   4- Where else can they buy a second home that is 30 minutes from an international airport,  a 90 minute flight or one day drive from California and has the endless year -round amenities we have in Park City, Utah?   As the saying goes, you come for the winters, but stay for the summers.    It's all about lifestyle, Dude!!

A Cool Place To Be A Cool Place To Be

"Dude, This Is Dope...Totally Dope" "Dude, This Is Dope...Totally Dope"

We Are Bullish On Park City and Deer Valley

By Darrick Olsen
Nov 24, 2014

Bulish on Park CityAfter spending two full days scoping out real estate, everything we have seen tells us the real estate market is improving and will keep improving.   Not only is new construction underway in every neighborhood we visited, each neighborhood has multiple homes in various stages of construction and re-model.  It seems spending $4.5m for a home and another $2m remodeling it is the new normal.   The dramatic increase in the amount of commercial construction provides additional validation that we are in a Bull Market.  Not a speculative market, but a solid and legitimate increase in real estate prices and value.   What did we confirm on our two day tour?   Approximately 90 percent of the new residential construction are custom built homes.  An almost equally large percentage of development product has reservations made and end users waiting.   The commercial development under construction is owner use or has already been leased.  Overall inventory is low.  So, what's missing? Answer:  New homes in ski and golf communities.  It's no secret buyers want new.  It is very difficult to find a buyer a new or very recently remodeled and updated product of quality that has a modern/contemporary, new and fresh feel; and a simple, functional floor plan.  Not only did Joe and I spend two full days last week, we spend at least one day a week every week - much like a picker hunts for art and antiques - looking for the best lots, builders, architects and locations for our clients.  We know Park City, Deer Valley and the surrounding areas.  If you want to know what we know, give us a call or contact through our web site.  Bulish on Park City

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