Park City Real Estate Trends

Park City’s Real Estate Inventory Problem

By Todd Anderson
Dec 07, 2017

Like many other communities in the country, Park City, Utah is experiencing a lack of available homes for sale.

How can that be when a search of the active properties on Wasatch Back MLS (Summit and Wasatch Counties) brings nearly 1900 results?

  • Just over 700 of those listings are for Vacant Land (Acreage and Building lots)
  • Another 140+ of these listings are for Fractional Ownerships or Commercial properties
  • So, there are 1042 active listings of Homes and Condominiums on the WBMLS
  • 109 of these are outside Summit or Wasatch Counties (mostly in the greater Salt Lake area)
  • Further Subtraction of the homes in the Heber Valley, Kamas Valley and Coalville area removes another 240+ homes from the initial search results
The final tally leaves 691 Homes and Condominiums in the Greater Park City Area for sale (this includes Park City Proper, the Snyderville Basin, and the Jordanelle Reservoir area). The split between Homes and Condominiums is almost even (348 vs 343).

Park City Housing InventoryYear to date sales for homes and Condominiums in the Greater Park City area is 1335 (574 Houses and 761 Condos). This data gives a 6.7 month supply for Homes and a 5 month supply for Condos. These numbers sound very reasonable for most metro markets in the US and might even be considered a Buyer’s market by some standards. A deeper dive shows the real issues in the Park City Market.

Of the active homes for sale, 223 have an asking price of $2 million or more; this is a 17 month supply at the sales rate so far this year. At the other end of the spectrum, there are only 32 Homes listed for less than $1 million; at current sales rates would sell these homes in a mere 1.5 months. Homes between $1 and $2 show a 5 month supply at the current absorption rate.

  • Of the current active listings in Old Town, the median asking price is over $2.1 million
  • Only 6 Homes on the market in Old Town have a price under $1 million; none of these were built after 1920 and half of these are under 1000 square feet.
  • Sales prices for new construction homes in Old Town are averaging approximately $1000/sq ft.
  • The Pinebrook and Jeremy Ranch areas in the Snyderville Basin have 2.5 months worth of inventory at current absorption rates.
  • There were 62 sales this year in these areas under $1 million; there are currently 6 homes for sale in Jeremy Ranch and Pinebrook with an asking price below $1 million.
Condominium sales and active listings show similar discrepancies between inventories at higher and lower prices.
  • There are 31 active condo listings priced above $1 million, a little over 1 year’s worth of inventory at the current absorption rate (note the 5 month condo supply mentioned above).
  • The Racquet Club Condominiums in Park Meadows have seen 4 sales this year all representing the highest prices ever recorded for the area.
  • There were 46 condo sales in Pinebrook this year, there are currently ZERO on the market.
The lack of inventory in certain price points can lead Sellers to believe that they can get any price they choose, but that just really isn’t the case. The current low mortgage rates mean that many Buyers are still getting a mortgage, and in that case the property will need to appraise. Appraisals are a back-ward looking price determination based on recent sales, this keeps prices from jumping too fast or Sellers getting a high price just because they have the only one on the market. Inventory that is on the market a long time is usually over-priced; Buyers won’t pay too much over the last comparable sale unless there is truly something special.

Park City’s low inventory levels can make both Buying and Selling harder (for different reasons), but either way you’ll find that the knowledge and guidance of a local real estate professional is a must. Contact the YouInParkCity.com Group (435)962-9472 at KW Park City Keller Williams to help you through.

Park City Real Estate Sales 2016 Mid-Year

By Todd Anderson
Jul 28, 2016

With summer now in full swing in Park City and the winter firmly behind us (it probably won’t snow again for 2 months!), it is a great time to look at the real estate sales we’ve had and look forward to the rest of the year.

The statistics we use here at YouInparkCity.com are derived from the Park City Board of Realtors MLS data and focus on the Greater Park City area (Park City, Snyderville and Jordanelle). We will also make some notes and special references to the neighboring Heber and Kamas Valleys.

Park City, UT has a complex real estate market made up of many sub-markets; it is in-town vs out-of-town, in the Park City school district versus not, ski-in/ski-out versus a shuttle or walk (note that some consider this a ‘four letter word”) to the slopes, the Heber Valley, the Kamas Valley, Resort/Second home versus primary residence, dogs vs cats and more. We’ll take a look at some of these sub markets with a strong focus on prices; if we’ve missed something that is particularly important to you call or email us and we’ll give you an in depth look at the area that means the most to you as a Buyer or Seller.

Few highlights to start:

  • Inventory levels have risen in the past quarter (July tends to show a peak in Active listings)
  • Snyderville (Park City 84098) has double the single family home sales of Park City proper (84060) and a similar number of condominium sales
  • In town Park City (84060) condominium sales were down by 26% while sales out of town (84098) were up 5%; both areas saw the median sales price increase by 25%
  • Over 70% of the 69 condominium sales in the Jordanelle area were new construction completions.
  • Home sales in the Heber Valley are up 25% versus the first half of 2015 (data from Wasatch Front MLS system)
Chart courtesy of Rick Klein - Wells Fargo Private Mortgage Chart courtesy of Rick Klein - Wells Fargo Private Mortgage

Median home prices (the half-way point in terms of the sales that were made (½ above the price, ½ below the price) rose in all areas. The median sale price in Park City proper (84060) was $1.589 M the current active inventory has less than 20% below the median sales price and fewer than 10 homes are offered at less than $1M. Outside of town proper (Park City 84098) has not quite the skewed inventory of “in-town” with 30% of the available homes listed below the $1.017M median sales price. Prices were up about 8% while the number of sales was relatively constant. The Heber Valley saw the largest increase in median sales price of over 20% with the median sales price there now over $400,000.

As mentioned above, condominium sales within the city fell by 26% but the median sales price rose by 25% to $763,000. The Old Town area lead the price increase while the Empire Pass area saw a decrease in unit volume and in median sales price (both down over 20%). The Canyons Village at Park City lead the way up for the “out-of-town” Park City (84098) properties which showed an overall 5% uptick in sales at a median sales price of just under $500,000 (a 26% increase). Condominium pricing shows some of Park City’s greatest variety with studio condos starting as low as $79,000 and moving up to over $9M. Like single family homes, offerings are heavily weighted to the upper end with nearly half of all available condos asking over $1M.

Tight inventory levels continue to force quick decisions as one third of all homes and condos sold so far in 2016 only lasting two weeks before being under contract.

Our complex market in and around Park City provides many opportunities and a few pitfalls as well. Depending on your particular situation and location, the market may be both a Buyers’ or Sellers’ market. YouInParkCity.com can help you navigate both.

For assistance from REALTORS® you can trust to help you with your Park City area properties contact the YouInParkCity.com Group at KW Park City Keller Williams Real Estate: info@YouInParkCity.com (435)962-9472.

Park City Real Estate Sales 2015 Q3

By Todd Anderson
Oct 12, 2015

The Park City, UT real estate market continued its strong trends for 2015 with the highest quarterly sales for the year and the third highest quarterly sales volume (unit sales) since 2006.

As per the YouInParkCity.com norm we look only at home and condominium sales in the “Greater Park City Area” (Park City and Deer Valley, the Snyderville Basin and the Jordanelle Reservoir Area.

Park City Single Family Homes Sold Q3 2015 Sold Park City Homes Q# 2015

There were 145 Single Family Home sales in the Greater Park City area during the third quarter of 2015. This number was down slightly from the same time in 2014 by approximately 10%. Conversely the median sales price jumped by $105,000 to reach $955,000. Sales of homes under $500k have almost completely vanished as there were seven such sales in the past quarter while the same period last year had twenty.  At the time of this writing there were two available homes listed for under $500K. At the other end of the spectrum, there were thirty five sales for more than $2M the same period last year had only nineteen. The current inventory of homes listed for over $2M is over two hundred.

Condominium Sales for the third quarter saw a large jump versus the third quarter of 2014 with 227 sales versus 193 during 2014. The median price stayed about the same as last year at $421K. A large portion of the bump in sales volume can be attributed to the completion of the Newpark Terrace development with forty sales recorded. With the exception of Newpark Terrace, condominium sales in Park City were spread evenly among developments.

Once again sales are happening very quickly with 38% of the recorded sales being on the market for less than two weeks. This is more significant for homes and condominiums under the median sales price. With fewer options on the market, Buyers need to quick to react to new listings.

Scarcity is a driving factor for Park City real estate; our focus in this report is Park City area homes and condominiums. Areas immediately outside Park City make up 25% of the sales across the Park City MLS system. The Kamas and Heber Valleys as well as Wanship & Coalville areas can provide viable alternatives to Park City with more property inventory and less scarcity.

For assistance in marketing your property for sale or finding a property to purchase contact a realty professional with the YouInParkCity.com group at KW Park City Keller Williams Real Estate (435)962-9472.

Data herein was compiled from the Park City Board of Realtors MLS System.  Information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.

What’s new in Historic Old Town Park City real estate?

By Todd Anderson
Oct 06, 2015

One of the areas in Park City where there is value being created by scarcity is Old Town. In the span of years from the mid 1800’s until now most of the lots have been built on. In a typical real estate cycle homes will age and then be torn down to develop new product. The difference in Old Town is that there are a significant number of structures on the Historical Register and these cannot be removed to build new structures. These structures include homes, sheds, garages and even chicken coops. Depending on the historical designation many of these structures cannot even be moved. This is why new construction in Old Town is so valuable.

That being said there are some exciting new construction opportunities in Old Town Park City.

The Parkite & 820 Park Ave

The Parkite:

This redevelopment of the Main Street Mall is nearing completion. Located on upper Main Street these 15 condos located in the heart of Old Town’s Historic District is a must see for Park City’s luxury buyer. For more information or to view available listings click The Parkite.

820 Park Avenue:

There are only three condominium subdivisions contiguous to the Town Lift Plaza ski lift and 820 Park Avenue, which is nearing completion, will be the newest most luxurious of the three. All ten of these condos are under contract.

Single Family Homes:

Sampson Ave, Echo Spur and King Rd

There is a s home on King Road that is under construction with an undetermined completion date. It will be between 1800 and 2100 sf and have three bedrooms and three baths. There is a possibility that there will be a basement added but at this point we are unsure.

A recent sale of a home on Sampson In the historic district that had all of the bells and whistles. There was no detail over looked. This home had 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms with a total sf of 3,870. This home sold at $4,000,000 for a per sf price of $1,034.

Echo Spur:

Echo Spur is a new Subdivision of 7 homes on Rossi Hill. Most of the homes will have exceptional views up to Empire Pass in Deer Valley. The most unique element to these homes will be the developer’s commitment to building a “Green Home”

45 King Road:

We identified a 10,000+ sf parcel that had a historic home on it and, for one of our investors, spearheaded the process with the city staff, historical planners and the City Council to get it re-platted. A typical Old Town lot is 1,875 sf. By combining parts of 8 different lots that made up this parcel we were able to create two 5000+ sf lots. We also worked to get the design and plans approved for a new home that incorporates the historic home. Construction is now underway on a 3400 sf home 1 ½ blocks from the top of Main Street on a flat lot a shared private drive. The views are exceptional. This home should be available in early summer of 2016. For more information contact Rob@YouInParkCity.com

There are other homes and condominiums in the design or construction phase. To find out which home might be the best fit for you or to determine the value of your property in Old Town contact the  YouInParkCity.com Group at KW Park City Keller Williams Real Estate (435)962-9472.

Park City Real Estate Competition by Price Point

By Todd Anderson
Sep 29, 2015

Whether you are a Buyer or a Seller in the Park City Real Estate market, the price point that you are buying or selling in can have dramatic impacts on how easy or hard the process is.

The Park City Real Estate Market has seen its strongest 12 month period for sales since 2006. Inventories are low and prices in many areas are above their historic peaks.  With that said it does not mean that there are no deals to be found or that the property you list for sale will be gone in a matter of days. There are many factors that make up the ultimate value of a home or condominium in Park City and of course location is the most important; the age, shape, layout, views and design also contribute to the value. Once all of the of the value factors of a home are considered, the ultimate price has an impact on what competitive part of the market you are buying or selling in.

Queen Esther at Deer Valley, Park City, UTah Under Contract in less than a week $549,000

A look at the past year’s sales, current under contracts, and active inventory in the Park City Real Estate Market homes and condominiums provides a lot of insight to the competition levels at different price points.

The Park City MLS recorded 844 condominium sales over the past 12 months and there are 395 currently listed for sale which gives us about 5.5 months of inventory at the past 12 months sales rate. This absorption rate though is dramatically different depending on the price range you are searching. For condominiums under $500K, that supply drops to months and increases to 20 months for condominiums listed for sale at over $1 million.

On the Market amid heavy competition $8 million - Courtesy KW Keller Williams Park City On the Market amid heavy competition $8 million - Courtesy KW Keller Williams Park City

Single family homes in the Park City real estate market show similarities: the current 388 homes listed for sale would be gone in 8.4 months at the past 12 month’s sales rate, but when broken down into price points a different storyline appears. The inventory of homes priced under $1M would last only 3.7 months at the current absorption rate while homes priced over $2M have an inventory that would last nearly 2 years (23.2 months) at the sales rate of the past 12 months.

Lower priced homes and condominiums are more competitive on the Buying side while higher priced homes and condos have more competition when it comes to Selling. To truly understand the implications of this we need to delve further into specifics of a Buyer or Sellers’ individual property types, subdivision, state of repair and of course location.

For a professional assessment and action plan for your Park City Real Estate needs contact a realty professional with the YouInParkCity.com Group of KW Park City Keller Williams Real Estate.

Jeremy Ranch Real Estate Park City 2015

By Todd Anderson
Jun 18, 2015

Real Estate information for the Jeremy Ranch area of Park City, Utah for the first half of 2015.

The Jeremy Ranch area of Park City is the sunny side of the highway across from Pinebrook. The neighborhood surrounds the private Jeremy Ranch Golf and Country Club golf course. Jeremy’s northern open space boarder is a great elk habitat and a number of hiking and biking trails accent the area. The local elementary school is considered one of the best in the state and the proximity to Salt Lake City and Park City makes this a very desirable community.

Real estate in Jeremy Ranch is experiencing similar market pressures as seen in other Park City communities; high buyer demand with relatively low inventory for sale.

Jeremy Ranch homes for saleOn June 10, 2015 there were 30 single family homes and no condominiums for sale in Jeremy Ranch. The last six months has seen 19 home sales and 11 condominium sales. Single family home sales are the same as a year ago but the median price of the homes sold has risen nearly 30% to $875,000. Condominium sales nearly doubled from the same period last year, but the median sales price has only risen by 15%. This mirrors most of Park City as recent sales prices for single family homes have risen more than condominium sales prices.

A quick look at the pending sales shows that homes priced well are moving quickly. Of the ten current pending sales in Jeremy Ranch, six (60%) were on the market less than two weeks. Normally only 25% of active listings sell in the first three weeks, indicating that current buyer demand is strong.

This strong demand for homes in Jeremy Ranch is great for Sellers but bad for Buyers. Working with the YouInParkCity.com Group at KW Park City Keller Williams Real Estate will give you an advantage whether you are Buying or Selling. Contact us to discuss the advantages of putting us on your side.

Pinebrook Real Estate Park City 2015

By Todd Anderson
May 27, 2015

Real Estate information for the Pinebrook area of Park City, Utah as of Memorial Day Weekend 2015.

The Pinebrook area of Park City remains a desirable primary home as well as second home location offering great trails, parks, local amenities and easy access to Park City’s Resorts and Main St. as well as Salt Lake City. Pinebrook Homes and Condos For Sale | Park City, Utah The current housing market in Pinebrook mirrors the real estate market in Park City with limited supply of homes and condos for sale and great Buyer demand.

There are 18 active Single Family Home listings across the Park City Board of Realtors MLS with prices ranging from $449,000 to $1.5 million. There were 18 sales in the past six months ranging from $550,000 to $1.2 million. This translates to a six month inventory supply (a limited supply in terms of Park City due to its combined primary and second home nature). Looking back at the same time period last year, there were also 18 single family home sales BUT the values of the homes sold has increased dramatically. In the last six months there were six sales over $900,000 while the same time last year had zero. Of the eight current pending sales three have asking prices over $1.3 million. The median sales price over the past six months was $797,125 while for the same period last year it was $696,500.

The lack of Pinebrook homes and condominiums for sale represents obstacles for both Buyers and Sellers. The YouinparkCity.com group at KW Park City Keller Williams Real Estate is ready to help you navigate the Park City real estate market.

For Buyers we will educate you and keep you informed of market changes, recent sales, pending sales, back on market listings and homes not available on the MLS. In today’s market finding a house is often the easy part; negotiating the contract, working through the discovery and remediation processes of due diligence, navigating the financing appraisal hurdles while keeping a cool head with a focus on the end goal are just part of what we do.

For Sellers we pre-market and market your home in such a way that the buyers and their agents are educated to the value it represents to ensure you get the most you can from your home with the least amount of hassle in a timeframe that suits your needs. Similar to the Buying side, getting an offer is often the easy part of the process; negotiating for you while navigating multiple offers, repairs, addenda, title issues and more again are just part of what we are doing behind the scene of your sale.

If you or someone you know is thinking of buying or selling a home or condo Pinebrook or the greater Park City area, contact a YouInParkCity.com realty professional.

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Park City Real Estate Sales 2014 Q2

By Todd Anderson
Jul 08, 2014

Real estate sales in Greater Park City for the second quarter of 2014 present quite a few different talking points regarding the Park City, UT real estate market.

The combine number of sales for single family homes, condominiums and vacant lots fell by 12% compared to the same quarter last year. This is the first comparative drop in quarterly sales volume in nearly 4 years.

The drop in sales was lead almost entirely by a drop in single family home sales. But while the number of sales dropped, the median Park City area single family home sales price rose by 5%. Inventory levels have also risen, so we may be seeing a slight “push back” from buyers to the price increases.

Park City Real Estate Trends

Home sales in the $500K-$750K represent the hottest portion of the market. This market segment in the Park City area saw 43 sales last quarter with 46 currently available or effectively a 3 months’ inventory supply.

Inventory of single family homes between $1M and $2M has been increasing and the current supply would take well over a year to sell at last quarter’s sales rate. Beyond $2M the supply grows to over 2 years at current absorption rates.

Greater Park City area condominium sales for the quarter were almost identical to the same period last year, but the median sales price was up over 10% and the average sales price was up nearly 20%.

The sales of new condominium product in the Jordanelle area remains very strong and the pending sales for models that are still under construction will likely keep this trend going for the foreseeable future (note the previous YouInParkCity.com blog on Park City under construction).

The sales of residential condominiums currently show a much higher demand versus resort condominiums and the same is true for single family homes. This trend is especially true in the Deer Valley area (although pre-sales for the Stein Eriksen Residences bucks this trend).

All of the points above point to a complex and very localized Park City real estate market. The trend in one neighborhood is not necessarily the same for the next. Call or email us to analyze and discuss your particular Park City real estate situation; (888)968-4672 or info@YouInParkCity.com.

Park City Real Estate Sales 2014: Q1

By Todd Anderson
Apr 09, 2014

Park City Real Estate Stats Real Estate Sales in Park City, UT by quarter

The first quarter of the year is historically the slowest for sales in the Park City real estate market. This often puzzles people as it also represents one of the busiest times in terms of people in town. Maybe our guests in Park City are too busy skiing, dining and enjoying all that Park City has to offer to spend their time hunting for properties; maybe it is the time delay between writing an offer and closing a sale; maybe once the decision to buy here has been made, buyers want to do more research and see all of the options while they are easy to see (not while renters are in town). In any case, January through March is the slowest time for Park City real estate sales.

 

The first quarter of 2014 saw a nearly 20% jump in condominium sales for the greater Park City area versus 2013 and it was the best first quarter since 2007. Almost all of the increase came in condominium sales with the Old Town area leading the way. Old Town saw a 40% increase in the number of condominium sales versus the first quarter of last year. The median sales price of condominiums in the greater Park City area also increased from $430,000 to $445,000.

 

Single Family home sales for the quarter were flat for the quarter versus quarter comparison, but the median price did rise by $10,000 to $875,000.

 

Inventory levels rose during the quarter, but there is still a lack of supply of properties below the median sales price. Fewer than 70 homes are available for less than the median sales price from the first quarter which translates to just over 4 month’s supply at the current absorption rate. Similarly, condominium inventory below the median sales price for the quarter represent only a 6 month supply at the current sales pace.

 

The lack of inventory has not translated to large price increases and it is those homes that show well and present a strong value that are selling quickly.

 

Some neighborhoods are experiencing price increases while others have stabilized. For assistance in Buying or Selling in Park City, UT contact the YouInParkCIty.com Group for in depth analysis and expert advice focused on the property type and area of town that matters to you (888)968-4672.

Why Now IS A Good Time to Buy a Ski Vacation Home

By Todd Anderson
Mar 20, 2014

 

The 2013/2014 ski season is nearly over, but the storm that blew through Park City, UT Tuesday is a reminder that there will be fresh powder to reports still to come this Spring. There are still four plus weeks of good skiing left in the season. Spring skiing in Park City brings great opportunities to diversify your day, ski the morning and go fishing or play golf in the afternoon… a 20 minute drive to the Heber Valley makes this more than viable now that daylight savings has kicked in and the sun is out until nearly 8PM.

 

With the season coming to a close, it is the perfect time to think about buying. How many years have you been thinking it would be great to own in Park City? If you don’t get to it now, another year will likely pass you by. Purchasing now would give you time to come out during the summer (you’ve heard every local tell you “they moved for winter and stay because of summer”) and add the touches to make it yours. If you decide to make bigger changes or things that need a contractor, it is best not to wait until the fall… you’ll only to find that the contractors are all busy with every other job that waited until the last minute.

 

Purchasing real estate in Park City now will make all of the planning easier. You’ll likely have to force yourself into making an extra ski vacation next year (darn!). But, you can work around your schedule instead of trying to find a rental.

 

Buy a Park City Home or Condo Now

 

Sellers are ready to move on; it can be a good time to make a deal. There’s no need to hassle with existing rentals and management contracts. Sellers know they are moving into the slow season and will have higher upcoming carrying costs.

 

We are not advocating that you buy a Park City vacation home now because there won’t be another chance in the future, we are just pointing out that there are many good reasons not to wait until next year.

 

There is a chance that if you start thinking about the 2014/2015 ski season now, you may actually find time to get in shape for it before it gets here.

The Best Ski-In/Ski-Out Deer Valley Homes & Condominiums

By Todd Anderson
Dec 17, 2013

Ski-in-ski-out homes and condominiums are the pinnacle of mountain resort properties. These slope side homes and condominiums are the ultimate in ease, convenience and time savings for your ski holidays. In Park City, Utah Deer Valley Resort has the most offerings when it comes to ski-in/ski-out real estate opportunities. There are currently just over 150 homes and condominiums in the Deer Valley area that can be classified as ski-in/ski-out (for our purposes, we will consider anything that is a shorter jaunt from the door to skiing than from the resort parking lots to the lifts to be ski-in/ski-out).

 

Of course, not all ski in and ski out locations are equal and there are many considerations that need to be made when it comes to choosing the location that is right for you. Which runs are most easily accessible? Some ski-in/ski-out locations may require advanced skiing level capabilities to ski in and out (this might be similar to a beachfront home with big surf, great if you are a big wave surfer, but if you want to swim you may need to drive to a calmer location). What non-skiing amenities are nearby? Maybe this trip you just want to relax, take a walk, spa, etc. How far will you have to go to get a coffee and catch up on some reading? Are there restaurant options nearby (and how many of them)? Most of the Deer Valley real estate options have a full kitchen, but if you don’t want to cook or bring in a private chef, how easy is it to go out for a quick bite? How are the neighbors and the neighborhood? Arriving to your single family home tucked in the trees and next to the ski run is far different from pulling into the multi-story full service hotel; there are positives and negatives to each. The question is which one is right for you.

 

There are four different areas defined by the Park City Board of Realtors that include ski-in/ski-out Deer Valley properties: Deer Crest, Empire Pass, Upper Deer Valley, and Lower Deer Valley. Each of the areas offers a different feel, ski access and nearby amenities. The Lower Deer Valley area contains only a handful of options that meet our ski-in ski-out criteria while the other three have the majority of their properties fall into the ski-in/ski-out classification. Contact a resort real estate professional with YouInParkCity.com to help you understand the differences and purchase the ski property works best for you. (888)968-4672

 

Here are a couple of our favorite ski-in/ski-out Deer Valley homes and condos:

 

Bellearbor Home in Upper Deer Valley

Trails End 1

Park City Utah’s Hottest Real Estate Neighborhood

By Todd Anderson
Jul 31, 2013

Park City Real Estate prices have been trending up for the past year or two now (we here at YouInParkCity.com called the market bottom around February of 2012). Some areas are seeing prices rise much faster than others.

 

Summer generally sees an increase in sales of the low to middle price point single family homes in Park City and this year has been no exception. Areas with easy access to Salt Lake City as well as local Park City amenities are in the greatest demand.

 

A few of the areas that we generally see heat up during the summer include Silver Springs, Park Meadows, Trailside Park, and Jeremy Ranch, Pinebrook and Prospector. The first half of the year shows Trailside pricing up by 23%, Park Meadows up by 25%, and Pinebrook up by 15%. The variables of the home sizes and age make the relatively small number of homes sold a year ago have the ability to skew the numbers, so while prices are definitely up, home values have not increased by these amounts.

 

home prices in Park City, Utah are on the riseThe Snyder’s Mill area of Silver Springs though may actually have seen this type of increase. While the Park City Board of Realtor statistics show only a 7% rise in prices for the Silver Springs area, sales in Snyder’s Mill represent one of the hottest neighborhoods in Park City. This year has 4 of the top ten highest sold prices that have ever been paid for a home in the Snyder’s Mill subdivision of Park City. Three of the homes have sold recently are the 2nd, 3rd and 4th highest per square foot values that have ever been paid in the Snyder’s Mill area. Current pricing and sales are eclipsing the peak pricing from 2007. When the subdivision was originally built in the early 1990’s, homes sold for as little as $90/sq ft. Tastefully remodeled homes in Snyder’s Mill are now selling for over $300 per square foot.

 

The combination of a well-kept neighborhood in a central location with easy access to Park City (historic as well as the new area at Kimball Junction) and pricing in the sweet spot of the Park City real estate market ($500K-$800K) make Snyder’s Mill one of the hottest real estate neighborhoods in Park City, UT.

 

For information on buying or selling in Snyder’s Mill or any Park City area neighborhood contact a real estate professional with YouInParkCity.com (888)968-4672.

Park City Real Estate Sales 2013

By Todd Anderson
Jul 06, 2013

Real estate sales in Park City, UT so far in 2013 continue to show strength.

 

Sales when compared with the first half of 2012 were up by 13% in unit volume. Single Family home sales in Park City remained relatively flat, but the median sales price was up by nearly 10%. Condominium sales saw a 10% rise in unit volume along with a 10% rise in the median price of Park City condominiums sold for the six month period. Vacant lot sales saw the largest increase with an increase in sales of over 30%.

 

When compared to the last half of 2012, the Park City real estate sales data is actually down slightly in condominium sales and single family home sales, but up in building lots. However, median sales prices are up by approximately 10% in all categories.

 

park city real estate inventory supply

 

The increase in pricing correlates well with the low inventory levels. The same is true for the increase in building lot sales as potential buyers that cannot find properties that suit their wants and needs turn to building instead. Single family home inventory in the greater Park City area is now at a level of less than 10 months’ supply. But the supply for homes under $1M is less than 6 months at the current sales pace. The situation is similar for condominiums in Park City: current supply is just less than 6 months at the present absorption rate when considering options listed for less than $500,000.

 

The lack of inventory and the current demand especially in the non-luxury price points (less than $500,000 for condominiums and less than $1 million for homes) represent a big change during the past year. Sellers are welcoming the change while buyers have been caught off-guard.

 

Every neighborhood in Park City is different and may have its own unique pricing influences. Contact us for an in depth conversation about the Park City property type and neighborhood that interests you (888)968-4672 or info@YouInParkCity.com.

Victory Ranch Golf Real Estate Update

By Todd Anderson
Jun 04, 2013

Victory Ranch & Conservancy Golf Victory Ranch & Conservancy Golf

The golf course at Victory Ranch (about 25 minutes from Park City, UT) has been open for nearly a month now and the real estate opportunities at Victory Ranch & Conservancy were re-released just over two months ago. The real estate options changed with prices being reestablished to fit the current market and the number of lots and overall size of the development being drastically reduced. The golf course remains unchanged; still deserving of its #2 ranking in the state by Golf Digest in 2012. Access is and will remain limited.  

During the period while the development moved through loan default and the subsequent purchase by Sterling Bay Companies, the property and facilities were maintained and available for use by the owners. Sterling Bay has re-envisioned (and employed Meriwether Companies to assist the luxury development and management of) the property limiting the development to 200 single family homesites and ranchettes plus 100 golf cabins. Four thousand acres of the 6700 acres will remain untouched “backcountry”.

 

The result of this limited development will be a community that feels away from it all. Most of the golf course will be surrounded by golf course and backcountry views; not homes. This, along with the private four mile stretch of Upper Provo River makes this a very different golf community. Truly Victory Ranch and Conservancy is an outdoor community designed to allow you to get away from it all that happens to have a great golf course.

 

Four lots have sold and four more have pending contracts since the re-release of the building lots at Victory Ranch. This puts the total number of ownership possibilities for single family homesites in Victory Ranch at about 140. The one hundred golf and family cabins are soon to be released with a target price for the finished product in the $400-$450 per square foot range.

 

In terms of golf course related Park City real estate, we believe that Victory Ranch is truly in a class by itself. To learn more about Victory Ranch and to gain a better perspective as to how it fits in the golf course communities of Park City contact a golf real estate professional at YouInParkCity.com (888)968-4672 today.

Red Ledges Golf Real Estate & Community Update 2013

By Todd Anderson
May 16, 2013

The Jack Nicklaus signature course at Red Ledges just seems get better every time we play it. In 2010 and 2011 Golfweek Magazine ranked it as “Best of State” and we think it is certainly in the top 3. There were no major changes made on the course last year. The reworking of several of the greens that was done a few years ago to make those greens more receptive and hold shots has paid off. The bent grass greens have had a couple of growing seasons since the alterations and they are rolling true and holding good shots. Red Ledges Golf - Park City

 

Red Ledges, one of Park City Real Estate’s premier golf communities, sold 48 properties in the in the past 12 months. For the same time period last year there were 36 sales. This shows a very healthy improvement. Part of what we see as very encouraging (for Park City’s golf community market) is that 10 lots were sold to smaller builders who intend to break ground on spec homes. New homes being built and in the planning stages is yet another sign that the Park City Real Estate market is turning the corner. Another positive indicator that Red Ledges is healthy is that a new neighborhood is breaking ground. It is called Mountain View. Mountain View will offer 4 models that will be priced in the $500,000 to $700,000 range. Red Ledges is differentiating itself in Park City’s golf market by offering homes in more price ranges than the other golf communities. With a few lots still available for under $200,000 and single family homes starting in the $500,000 range Red Ledges has with increased their pool of buyers compared to the other Golf communities. Golf or lifestyle memberships are currently included in developer sales but we expect that to come to an end soon.

 

Red Ledges amenity package now includes the Jack Nicklaus 18 hole championship signature course, a comprehensive practice facility, the Jim McLean Golf School, the Cliff Drysdale Tennis academy, a golf shop, and swimming pool and equestrian programs. The most exciting news is that they will be breaking ground on the Clubhouse next month. The current goal is to have all of the planned amenities in place in the next 5 years.

 

For more Red Ledges real estate information or for a tour of the community and facilities contact a realty professional with the YouInParkCity.com Group at (888)968-4672.

Glenwild Golf Real Estate Update

By Todd Anderson
May 06, 2013

Glenwild is without a doubt one of the best golf courses in Utah and a premier Park City real esate area; in 2006 the course was rated as “Best in State” by Golf Digest and it has remained at the top of lists ever since. It should, without a doubt, be on your list if you are considering a second home in one of Park City’s golf communities. Located only 20 minutes from downtown Park City or Salt Lake City it should also be a consideration for families wanting to live in Park City who commute to Salt Lake. The par 71 championship course was designed by Tom Fazio and plays up to 7451 yards from the tips but with four tee boxes there is enough variation in yardage for players of all abilities to enjoy the experience. Last summer the greens, which are perfectly manicured, stimp as high as 12. Glenwild Golf and Real Estate

 

Now to Glenwild real estate. Of the 200 luxury homes and home sites at Glenwild there are 12 homes and 12 lots for sale currently. In the past 12 months there were 7 Glenwild homes sold. During this time 20 lots sold. The average price per square foot of the homes sold was $378 while the average for homes for sale is $419 per square foot. The active buyers in the Park City Real Estate market seem to be saying that they are willing endure the building process unless the price of an existing home is very compelling. The YouInParkCity.com group, as a member of the “Builder Services” division of Keller Williams Park City Real Estate works with many of the Park City builders and has access to a wealth of information regarding building trends and costs and what buyers are saying makes a lot of sense. At the builder service practice group we leverage these contacts and information to help ensure the design build process goes smoothly for our clients.

 

What makes Glenwild unique among Park City’s 5 golf communities, in our opinion, is that it offers a more intimate setting than most of the other golf developments which are substantially larger. The amenities which, in addition to golf, include an exceptional trails system, state of the art spa, spacious swimming pool, tennis courts, an elegant clubhouse and an inviting restaurant are sized to accommodate the limited membership. Glenwild is also the only gated golf community in Park City to offer memberships to people that don’t own property in the community.

 

There are currently 36 of the 325 memberships available. The price for a golf membership is $75,000 with annual dues running $12,000. Social memberships are also available for $15,000 with annual dues costing $6,000.

 

For more information about the real estate opportunities and how the Glenwild community may fit your lifestyle contact a local realty expert with YouInParkCity.com at (888)968-4672.

Park City Private Golf Community Udpate

By Todd Anderson
May 01, 2013

Golf in and around Park City, UT is near and dear to the YouInParkCity.com group so with the days getting longer and the golf season fast approaching; it is time to take a look at the past 12 months in the five amazing private City golf communities. The communities of Glenwild, Promontory, Red Ledges, Tuhaye and Victory Ranch are home to some of the top courses in the state; all of the courses have received national recognition. Which course ranks where is a matter of opinion but in terms of layout and condition they are all exceptional. The courses are all relatively young and are only improving. Golf in Park City Utah

 

In the past 12 months there have been 149 sales plus 35 pending sales in Glenwild, Promontory, Red Ledges, Tuhaye and Victory Ranch combined. This number includes vacant land, single family homes and condos. For the same time a year ago total sales were 127 properties. Both years had approximately two dozen distressed sales. Current distressed inventory makes up less than 5% of the current available inventory.

 

The more than 15% rise in sales has been accompanied by an increase in prices with the average selling price of vacant lots up by nearly 30%. Market indicators for Park City area real estate are very strong and this bodes well for the private golf course communities in Park City as well. In the next few weeks we here at YouInParkCity.com will break down the real estate sales for the past year and review the upcoming and ongoing improvements being made at each of the five private golf course communities in the area.

 

All of the local Park City area public golf courses are already open and the private courses will be open by Memorial Day. For specifics on a particular golf course community homes in Park City, UT contact the YouInParkCity.com Group at (888)968-4672.

Park City Real Estate Sales and Info Q-3 2012

By Todd Anderson
Oct 07, 2012

The third quarter of 2012 has slipped by and fall is in the air in Park City, Utah. Real estate sales for the area are changing focus a bit from single family residential to vacation second homes and condominiums more focused toward winter sports.

 

Year versus year sales data for Park City real estate shows a market gaining strength. Single family home sales so far for the year are up 6% versus the first three quarters of 2011 and condominium sales in Park City have seen a 10% increase.

 

Sales comparisons for the most recent quarter show condominium sales rising quickly in Park City. Sales of condominiums for the third quarter were up by nearly 25% from the same time period last year. This increase represents nearly the total difference in sales when comparing the quarters. A large portion of this was a bulk sale at the Newpark Hotel. When excluding this bulk sale, sales were still up by over 10%. Also of note in Park City condominium sales is the fact that the median price of the condominiums sold is that the median sales price was up over 10%. The median sales price of $315,000 ($340,000 excluding the bulk sale) would indicate that over half of the sales are condominiums that would be classified as vacation rentals.

 

Single family home sales by contrast have seen a decline in their median sales price ($705,000 in Q-3 of 2012 versus $750,000 for Q-3 of 2011). Sales Prices for homes in Park City, Utah

 

The impact of distressed sales fell again this past quarter with only 25 sales that were bank owned properties. This was down from 38 for the same quarter last year; a 35% decrease. Competition in purchasing bank owned homes and condominiums in Park City continues to be fierce; most experience multiple offers, sales prices above asking price and almost all end in a cash purchase sales.

 

Real estate sales in Park City, UT are location specific and many factors specific to location should be considered when determining which area or subdivision is best for you. Contact a Park City realty professional with YouInParkCity.com at (888)968-4672 for more information.

 

This data has been derived from sales statistics as posted on the Park City Board of Realtors MLS using only statistics involving single family homes, condominiums, and vacant land in the greater Park City areas (1-23). Data is considered accurate, but not guaranteed.

What’s that New Construction in Park City?

By Todd Anderson
Aug 27, 2012

The Park City Heights development has started work.

 

Park City Heights Development - Park City, UTWhat is the Park City Heights Development? It is a Master Planned Development near the corner of Highway 40 and State Road 248. The Quinn’s Junction area commonly referred to as the ‘back door’ into Park City, UT. The development when completed will cover 239 acres and have nearly 240 residences.

 

The location is just behind the much disputed film studio that was approved earlier this year. Unlike the film studio, this master planned development worked with the city and has met all of their guidelines regarding density, impacts, etc. Because there aren’t any neighborhoods nearby, the public was largely silent during discussions about the new neighborhood. I expect that there will be more of an uproar now that the construction process has started and as the impacts become more visible.

 

The original Master Plan was a collaboration between Park City and The Boyer Company (which is currently developing the Tech Center at the other entrance to Park City (Highway 80 and State Road 224). The construction of the development has since been transferred to Ivory Homes (one of Utah’s largest builders). Ivory homes is known for entry level home communities throughout the state, but has also recently added some higher end product in the Red Ledges Community in Heber City just south of Park City, UT. Over 70% of the development will be open space. The community will have a 3000’ community center/ club house as well as 15000’ of community garden space. Trails, both paved and dirt will run through the community and connect to other trails in Park City.

 

Park City Heights construction

 

The Park City Heights community is slated for 160 market rate cottages and single family homes plus 28 deed restricted townhomes and 41 other deed restricted (affordable) units. Questions about the need or possible overbuilding of the deed restricted or workforce housing components of developments like this have been prevalent with the downturn in the economy. These 79 units will have the added benefit of being within the city limits.

 

Future residents in the area will have great access to the Quinn’s Junction recreational amenities (Park City’s Ice Arena, soccer and ball fields, the dog park as well as Round Valley Trails and the Rail Trail. The area will though add traffic to the already congested roads in front of the Tri-school area on SR248. This new construction will also have effects on real estate sales and values in the Prospector area as well as the new construction developments in the Jordanelle area (Black Rock Ridge, Parks Edge, and the Retreat at Jordanelle).

 

For more information about Park City Heights and its impacts on the Park City Real Estate Market contact a Park City Real Estate professional with YouInParkCity.com at (888)968-4672.

A Sellers Market in Park City(?)

By Todd Anderson
Jul 29, 2012

Are we entering a Seller’s Market in Park City, UT?

 

The Salt Lake Tribune reported that the median sales price for single family homes in Salt Lake County rose last quarter for the first time in 5 years. Will Park City real estate see similar statistics soon?

 

National statistics are beginning to show strength and there are many reports indicating prices on the rise (similar to the reports from Salt Lake City). Park City and other resort communities tend to lag the national indicators as people must feel comfortable with their primary home before purchasing secondary homes and condominiums.

 

Sales statistics so far for the year have been flat with the previous year in terms of volume and again this last period showed a slight decline in the median sales price for single family homes in Park City. The decline was not even across all areas and some areas experienced an increase in median sales prices. Inventory levels are having an impact on sales in most areas and especially in the lower price points in all neighborhoods. Park City Median Home Sales Price

 

Recent Park City area home sales statistics report that inventory levels are at a five year low. This lack of inventory shows very prominently in the lower price levels in all neighborhoods and also can be seen in the lack of REO product. For example, single family homes in Park City under $500K that aren’t considered cabin properties actively for sale numbers under 50 while over 100 such homes have sold in the past 12 months. A look at the Promontory area shows 14 home sales (non-“cabins”) in the past 12 months under $1.5M and only 9 active non-cabin listings offered at under $1.5M. Park City Home Sales and Inventory

 

The lack of inventory is causing multiple offer situations in many situations as well as frustration on buyer’s sides trying to purchase a deal.

 

Lower inventory levels and lower prices will not last long as the demand will begin to force prices up.

 

As mentioned above, sales statistics and inventory levels vary between Park City neighborhoods and price ranges. Contact YouInParkCity.com for specifics about the price point and neighborhood matters most to you (888)968-4672.

 
 
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