Park City Real Estate Trends

Making Sense of Park City, UT Housing Prices

By Todd Anderson
Dec 02, 2017

Park City, Utah home and condominium prices in general are still rising, but a few things have had me scratching my head recently.

Wasatch Back MLS Market WatchI study the data on the Wasatch Back (formerly Park City) Multiple Listing Service (MLS) daily. I watch the new listings, pended sales, completed sales, removed listings and price changes depending on the day of the week, there are 35-75 daily changes.

Price Changes can really give an idea of which way the market is trending although in some cases they make me wonder “what was that agent or owner thinking?” when they priced it originally. Recently I sent a new listing to a client with a note stating, “this is priced well and likely won’t last long”.  Two weeks later it still hadn’t sold which made me question my knowledge, but then a price increase on the property showed up with the price going UP by nearly 35%. I somewhat wrote this off to an agent with little experience in our market, but I noticed something similar from a seasoned agent that knows our Park City real estate market well. This time it was a 20% price increase, but both properties remain on the market a few weeks later waiting for offers on their increased prices. Maybe we can chalk it up to greedy Sellers(?).

While price increases on listed Park City properties are fairly rare outside of new construction which often sees pricing go up as the projects are closer to complete, price reductions are common. Owners may like to “test” the market with a high initial price only to lower it after a few weeks. Lately though it has not been uncommon to see prices be lowered by 20% or more. Seeing a $500,000 drop on the price of a home is surely a good talking point, but I’m not convinced that it is a great marketing strategy. Buyers will tend to not even look at a property that is too far above the market and Sellers often get “anchored” to their original price whether or not it was realistic.

The Park City real estate market has a lot of moving parts and inventory can be quite slim depending on what exactly you have to sell or are looking to buy. Properties that are priced well move quickly, but it doesn’t mean that you can get or need to pay 20% more than the market value.

If you are looking to Buy or Sell property in the Park City, Utah area or just want a better feel for what is going on in the market, contact a realty professional with the YouInParkCity.com Group

(435)962-9472.

Real Estate Sales in Park City. Q1, 2017

By Todd Anderson
Apr 12, 2017

The real estate market in Park City, UT sky-rocketed during the first quarter of 2017.

Comparing the first quarter real estate sales of 2017 to the first quarter of 2016 looks similar to the snowfall comparisons between the two years.

  • Unit volume sales of Single Family homes were up nearly 20%
  • Dollar volume of Single Family homes sales was up nearly 25%
  • Condominium unit sales were up nearly 40%
  • Condominium dollar volume was up a whopping 74%

With all that said, the YouInParkCity.com Group knows that 90 days’ worth of sales isn’t enough to be statistically relevant and the small sample size we are dealing with is easily skewed. If we remove the $50M worth of sales at the Stein Eriksen Residences (SER), condominium unit volume changes to being up 30% with dollar volume up 35%.

The timing of new product to the market definitely impacts our numbers in the first quarter which is historically one of the slowest of the year. In addition to SER mentioned above, a similar story may have happened around the Jordanelle Reservoir where unit sales we up nearly 60% with the completion of many townhomes at Black Rock Ridge and Park’s Edge.

The story-line that may be more relevant and reliable in terms of the data is about scarcity. The greater Park City area currently has under 800 homes and condominiums for sale; the first quarter (which we mentioned is normally slow) had over 300 completed sales. That is less than 9 months inventory at the current sales volume.  This isn’t necessarily out of whack until we look at pricing and sales within price points.

  • Current for Sale Inventory of 440 Condos and 340 Homes in greater Park City has been relatively stable for the past four years
  • The median sales price of a home over the past year has been approx. $1.25M there are 57 active listings below this price (2.5 months’ worth of inventory)
  • The median sales price for a condominium has been $525,000; there are 105 options on the market below this price (3 months’ worth of inventory)
Note that the stats here are just raw data Park City area home and condo numbers and really don’t take locations, views, finishes and all the things that make a home unique and special into account. Thirty percent of the sales in the past year were on the market for less than two weeks.

Having someone that knows the market and the specifics of what you want to buy or have to sell is imperative. Contact the YouInParkCity.com Group for all your Park City Real Estate needs.

Ski Condo Investments – Park City, UT

By Todd Anderson
Sep 09, 2016

Is now the right time to invest in a vacation rental in Park City, Utah?

The ski and snowboard magazines rating the new 2016/2017 equipment are in the racks or already in your mail stack, and there are less than 90 days to the opening of the snow ski and ride season. Is now the time to buy a Park City condo you can use a few weeks this season and rent out while you aren’t using it? Here are some of the things you can expect if you start the process now:

  • Sellers while having been on the market all summer may be less inclined to lower their price

While it may seem like sellers would be willing to get more aggressive and move away from their ski condo, the opposite is often true. After carrying the condo all summer long with little or no use and rental revenue, the reservations for the upcoming Park City ski/ride season are ramping up and Sellers can see a positive revenue stream on the way in the near future. The upside of this for potential Buyers is the same for the non-seller, rental revenues are not far off.

  • Holiday weeks may already be booked

Peak holiday weeks in Park City can often book a year out. Sundance, Presidents Day, the Christmas to New Year’s holidays and some spring break weeks are already showing strong bookings. This is a positive for your rental cash flow, but may impact your ability to use your condo at these times. On the flip side, it could be a great time to come out and check on your investment (maybe your CPA will allow you to write the trip off?!!).

  • It is easy to see the available inventory now

Many people get the idea to buy a Park City vacation condo while they are on a ski vacation. The trouble is that if you are here during peak times, many of the condos you want to see are not available due to the fact that they have renters in them. We at YouInParkCity.com encourage you to come out now and enjoy the fall colors while the rental rush is quiet. It will allow you to see the options and make your decision while there is still time to plan your winter stays here.

  • There is still time to make minor improvements

A full remodel is likely out of the question before the slopes at Park City and Deer Valley open, but a fresh coat of paint, new carpet and adding some personal touches are still viable upgrades before the season starts. These little things make your rental show better in photos and rent better for the upcoming season.

  • Why wait? There is revenue to be collected to start paying for your new vacation

The results of the upcoming election will have no impact on how much you want to ski this year. And as Warren Miller likes to say: “if you don’t do it this year, you will just be a year older when you do it next year”.  It’s time to start making those family memories, skiing is one of the few truly multi-generational sports out there.

For reliable and truthful information regarding Park City and Deer Valley ski (and snowboard) condos contact a local real estate professional with the YouInParkCity.com Group at KW Park City Keller Williams (435)962-9472.

Park City Gated Golf Course Community Update

By Todd Anderson
Jul 07, 2015

The Park City, UT golf season is in full swing (pardon the pun), so how are real estate sales doing in the nearby gated golf course communities?

 

Glenwild

There is definitely a renewed interest in Glenwild. There are currently ten homes in some stage of the build process. Ten homes have sold in the past year and three are under contract for sale; this is a huge increase versus the six homes that sold from July 2013 to July 2014. There are 16 homes for sale and 21 building lots, so there is still quite a bit of inventory and buyers are still somewhat calling the shots in Glenwild. Asking prices for Glenwild building lots range from $450K to $1.6M with a median price of $690K. Home prices in Glenwild range from 1.85M to $7.5M with a median price of $2.67M; finished square foot asking price is at $441/ft which is up 25% from a year ago while the median asking price is up $500K from the sales over the past year. The golf course is one of the best in the state and the community has as many permanent residents as vacation homes which speaks volumes about the accessibility of Glenwild to both Park City and Salt Lake City.

 

Promontory

With two full 18 hole courses and a list of community amenities too long to mention, Promontory is the biggest player in gated golf course communities in Park City. With 180 active listings Promontory makes up nearly 15% of the available real estate in the Greater Park City area and while it isn’t as hot as some local subdivisions, Promontory real estate is moving well. With over 100 building lots for sale and prices ranging from $99K to $1.4M there is a lot to choose from. Be careful to note which lots have a membership attached and check with us to learn about developer incentives on certain building lots for sale. Ready to move into homes are available from $1M to $7.25M with a median asking price of just under $2M (like Glenwild this value is up 25% from the sales of the past year). The new clubhouse at the Jack Nicklaus Painted Valley Golf Course is open and gorgeous. New “cabin” properties with a more modern look and feel than those at the Pete Dye course offer fantastic views of Deer Valley to the south over the course. With more amenities still under construction, Promontory has some great Park City gated golf course community real estate offerings.

Promontory Painted Valley Course

 

Victory Ranch

When it comes to gated golf communities in Park City, this one may be my favorite (although there are trade-offs considering accessibility to Park City). The Rees Jones Designed course is tough but fair and the fishing on a four plus mile private stretch of the Upper Provo is truly something special. Current offerings at Victory Ranch are limited mostly to “cabin” product in pre or under-construction status and building lots. There are 20 active lots for sale ranging from $325K to $1.2M. Cabins (think newly constructed 3-4 bedroom 2500-3000 square foot residences) are available from $1.5-$2M. Ten lots have sold in the past year with a median price just under $600K; the thing to remember about Victory Ranch is that while the area covers nearly 7000 acres, there will only be 350 homes. Last month the Robb Report named Victory Ranch a top 10 place to buy a summer vacation home.

Victory Ranch Golf 2015

 

Tuhaye

On the north side of the Jordanelle Reservoir from Victory Ranch sits Tuhaye with its Mark O’Meara designed golf course and easy access to Park City (including ski access at Deer Valley Resort®). Currently there are 18 available building lots and 10 homes for sale at Tuhaye. Lots range from $179K to $799K as with Promontory be careful about whether or not sales include a Talisker Club membership. Home prices range from $775K to $3.195M. Prices at Tuhaye are currently $100 per square foot less than similar homes in Promontory or Glenwild. The questionable status of the area since it has gone into bank receivership may present good values, but there is more risk involved.

 

Red Ledges

The Red Ledges “four season” community is located in Heber City about 25 minutes’ drive from Park City. This gated community surrounding a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course (ground was recently broken on an additional Nicklaus Designed 12 hole par 3 course). The community also features a Jim McLean Golf school, Cliff Drysdale Tennis School, Equestrian facility, pool and fitness center. Sales at Red Ledges have been strong with 24 homes sold and 79 building lots sold over the past 12 months. Home sales ranged from $533K to $2.4M with a median price of $793K. Lot sales had a median sales price of $240K. Current offerings for home range from $559K to $2.6M with lots available from $149K-$495K. The brisk

Private Gated Golf Course Communities in and around Park City, Utah are experiencing solid sales and increasing prices overall. To figure out which community best suits you contact a golf realty professional with the YouInParkCity.com Group info@youinparkcity.com or (435)962-9472. We’ll show you the communities and play a round.

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 UTAH IS A WORLD CLASS RETIREMENT CITY

By kendrummetblog
May 16, 2015

What? Right, most people think of Park City as a World Class ski city, and it is, with three great ski areas of Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons; and it is an Olympic town too, with training facilities for bobsled, luge, skeleton, ski jumping and aerialists.

Retirement in Park City isn't about rocking chairs Retirement in Park City isn't about rocking chairs

Park City real estate appeals to retirees, those ready or just planning for the future because Park City is a small town where you can know almost everyone, find part-time employment,, or fulfill your need to help others by volunteering in numerous non-profit organizations. Just over the hill is Salt Lake City, where you will find convenient access to an International airport, trauma medical centers, several universities, museums, and unlimited entertainment venues.

A low-humidity, temperate, bug-free climate, allows you to enjoy summer hiking, biking, golfing, fishing, camping, and attending numerous music events. Venture out seven hours from Park City and you will find nine National Parks, more than twenty National Monuments, and numerous State parks and campgrounds. Most retirees find they don't have enough time to do all they want to do....but you can be outside and active year round.

Prepare for your retirement in Park City and call an agent with the YouInParkCity.com real estate group today to find your perfect home...and be ready to be visited frequently by friends and family.

Victory Ranch Revisited

By Todd Anderson
May 04, 2015

Much more than one of the Best Golf Courses in Utah.

If you’ve read up on Victory Ranch through YouInParkCity.com you are aware that we consider the golf there one of Utah’s Best; a recent excursion reminded us that it is so much more.

Changes at Victory Ranch recently have made great enhancements to the outdoor lifestyle and the community feel of Victory Ranch.

The 350 residences nestled around the golf course are bordered by large open spaces (Victory Ranch covers 6700 acres).

Construction within the community include new golf “cabins” with spectacular views.

Victory Ranch 1

River Cabins that can be used while you are building or as over-flow for your guests, are well appointed with a feel of being away from it all just outside your door.

The Post is well on its way with framing complete and construction workers feverishly moving forward, the building will be the centerpiece for member activities including gym facilities, an outdoor pool, lunch to go and gathering spaces.

New this spring was the addition of the Ski-in/Ski-out Clubhouse for Victory Ranch Members at the base of the Town Lift on Main St in historic downtown Park City. It is a perfect before and after ski locker space and lounge area.

Over 4000 of Victory Ranch’s 6700 acres is designated as “Backcountry” set aside for exploring on foot, horseback or in four-wheel drive ATV’s. More than 20 miles of mountain bike trails run through the Backcounty; easily accessed on the complimentary full suspension or fat tire mountain bikes.

The Double Barrel is a 5-stand shooting facility with 5, six clay target launchers and experienced range masters can make even someone that has never handled a shotgun feel comfortable and have fun.

Double Barrel shooting at Victory ranch

Victory Ranch’s location along the Upper Provo River has always been one of the things that differentiated it from other second home options in and around Park City, Utah. Its four miles of private world class fly fishing truly sets it apart. Stocked ponds on the property offer a perfect introduction to the sport.

Our most recent outing at Victory Ranch courtesy of its year-round concierge and activity guides gave us an overview of its amenities that reinforced our feeling that this is a truly special private community.

Not all ownership opportunities are listed across the MLS and there are new river view and golf view homesites that we feel are great opportunities.

For more information and a tour of Victory Ranch contact YouInParkCity.com.

Park City Real Estate Q1 2015

By Todd Anderson
Apr 24, 2015

Inventories continue to fall as prices rise.

Park City, Utah Home and Condominium sales for the first quarter of 2015 were the highest first quarter sales since 2007 and were up over 10% versus the first quarter of 2014.

While the area was experiencing a lackluster snow year, skiers, second homeowners and tourists still flocked to Park City. Year to date visitor nights as tallied by the Park City Chamber of Commerce show a 1% increase over last year. Ski Utah projects that skier visits for the state will be down versus last year, which translates into visitors coming to Park City, but maybe not skiing every day during their stay. Early estimates of sales tax revenue for Park City during the winter months are seeing a huge increase this year according to city officials. Sales tax is not part of property tax and has no real correlation to Park City Real Estate sales, but here are some interesting data points from the recent sales:

Median Sale Price for Park City Homes

  • Condominium sales were up 12.6% versus Q1, 2014
  • The Median sales price for Greater Park City area condominiums was $460,450 (up 5%)
  • Single Family Home sales were up 8.2% versus Q1, 2014
  • The Median Sales Price for a Single Family Home in Greater Park City was $1,200,000 for Q1, 2014 (up nearly 34% year over year)
  • The Median Sales price for single Family Homes in Greater Park City jumped 14% from Q4, 2014
  • 25% of the Park City area Homes and Condos sold in Q1 were on the market 14 days or less
  • Average Days on Market for sold listings Q1 was 130 days
  • The Lower Deer Valley Area experienced a large increase in sales
  • The Upper Deer Valley and Canyons areas are selling far slower than the rest of the marketplace (ask us why)
  • Inventory of Homes and Condos For Sale in Park City has fallen 10 % in the past year.

    Active inventory within certain market segments remains extremely hard to find especially in the lower price points (as of this writing, there were six Single Family Homes asking less than $500,000 and twenty one Condominiums (of any size) asking less than $250,000 in the Greater Park City area). At the other end of the spectrum, there are 180 Homes asking $2M or more and 161 Condos asking more than $1M (theses listings make up over half of the active listings on the market).

    The Park City Real Estate market cannot easily be described as while some areas and neighborhoods are extremely “hot”, others are “sluggish”. There are many factors that determine value and great values may still be found in the market. New higher prices being “tested” by sellers are not necessarily leading to quick sales.

    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.

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

    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.

    Is it Too Early to Shop for a Park City Ski Vacation Home?

    By Todd Anderson
    May 06, 2014

    It is just barely May, there are still snowflakes in the Park City, UT 10 day weather forecast and I haven’t even thought about taking out a pair of short pants; so is it too early to think about the 2014/2015 ski season and owning a home or condo in Park City?

     

    My email inbox is trying to tell me that even though I haven’t tuned up my mountain bike or straightened out my golf swing that it is time to think about winter.

     

    Season pass deals for next ski season are on sale now and with some great incentives to buy now. Adult season passes for Park City Mountain Resort start at $725 if purchased before May 15; after that they move to $815 (and up). Epic passes for Canyons Resort (and 10 other Vail Resorts run mountains) include two Buddy passes if you put down $49 toward the pass before May 26, 2015. Buying now also gets you the upcoming summer biking and hiking season at both resorts (scheduled to start June 12th at Canyons and May 23rd at Park City Mountain Resort).

     

    Park City Mountain Homes On top of season ski pass deals in my email inbox, I’m already seeing messages from property management companies with deals on 2014/2015 winter bookings which include lift tickets or gift cards for those that plan early.

     

    So how does this apply to Park City real estate? In the past 21 days (effectively the end of the ski season), there have been 20 ski vacation homes and condominiums that have gone under contract. There have also been 30 new listings of homes and condominiums we would consider to be in line with ski vacation ownership property. Three of these new 30 are already under contract!

     

    The end of the season often brings a clean break for Buyers and Sellers when it comes to mountain vacation properties. The deals are out there and as the ski season gets closer, prices often times go up. If you are considering owning in Park City for the upcoming ski season, contact a resort real estate expert with YouInParkCity.com (888)968-4672 and start the process now.

    Deer Valley Real Estate Sales Half-Way 2014

    By Todd Anderson
    Feb 25, 2014

    Half-way 2014? Yes, we are now just over half way through the ski season for 2013-2014. And it is time to look at how real estate sales are shaping up in Deer Valley and Park City, UT.

     

    So far for the 2013-2014 ski season the greater Deer Valley area Lower Deer Valley, Upper Deer Valley, Deer Crest and Empire Pass) has seen 23 sales. The sales include 1 building lot, 17 condominiums and 5 single family homes. These numbers are way down when compared to the 41 sales for the same period last ski season (8 lots, 25 condos and 8 homes). In terms of snowfall and ski season visitors, the season has been very similar to last year. So what has changed?

    Ski condo

     

    Inventory: Inventory levels have changed in multiple ways. The amount of inventory on the market to choose from has diminished. There are currently 64 homes, 158 condominiums and 33 building lots available in the greater Deer Valley area. Many of the homes and condominiums for sale are in need of updating. The quick reservations that were put in on the Stein Eriksen Residences show that the market is ready for new contemporary finishes (although some of these reservations are likely speculative purchase reservations).

     

    Pricing: Prices are rising quickly on the more affordable condominiums in the area (possibly beyond what the market will bear) and nearly 70% of the available condominiums in the Deer Valley area have asking prices over $1M.

     

    Pending Sales: There are currently more pending Deer Valley real estate sales than there were sales in the past two months. If these sales all close, the number of sold units in Deer Valley will be much closer to that of the 2012-2013 ski season.

     

    When I spoke with a few other area realtors about the Deer Valley real estate sales stats for the ski season so far, a few offered that the impact of Vail running Canyons Resort may be having an adverse impact on Deer Valley sales. The sales stats show the Canyons area to be flat compared to last year, so there has been little to no impact yet from Vail Resorts taking over operations at Canyons.

     

    When taking everything into account, homes and condos in Deer Valley are selling. The options that are well priced and updated move quickly and while prices are increasing due to lack of inventory, the jump may not be as rapid as some Sellers would like. For more information and assistance in Buying or Selling a Deer Valley or Park City property contact a local real estate professional at YouInParkCity.com (888)968-4672.

     

    Park City Real Estate Sales 2013

    By Todd Anderson
    Jan 21, 2014

    We are now solidly into 2014 so it is time to take a look at what happened in the Park City real estate market for 2013.

     

    Sales of single family homes and condominiums in the Greater Park City, Utah area were very solid with sales unit volume up 14% from 2012. This represents the best year since 2006. Park City Home Sales by Quarter

     

    The median sales price for both single family homes and condominiums in and around Park City also rose during 2013. The median price for a home rose by 5.8% to nearly $800,000 while Park City condominiums saw their median sales price rise 8.7% to nearly $380,000.

     

    Inventory levels have continued to fall with last year’s absorption rate correlating to just over seven (7) months of inventory currently for sale in the Park City area. During the market downturn of 2008 and 2009 inventory levels and sales rates correlated to nearly thirty (30) months of inventory.

     

    The lack of inventory has Sellers beginning to push prices up (although some of these appear to be more than the market will bear currently). The lack of inventory is most prominent in the lower price ranges; current inventory with 2013 sales rates puts less than 6 months inventory for condominiums under $1M and less than 4 months for homes under $1.5M. Entry level options in Park City (homes under $750,000 and condos under $400,000) have current supply levels of 2.3 and 3.8 months respectively.

     

    Buyers for luxury homes and condominiums in Park City will find more to choose from. While sales of homes listed at $1.5M and over saw a 40% increase in sales last year versus 2012, current inventory levels represent nineteen (19) months’ supply. Condominium sales of over $1M saw a more modest sales increase of 6% and supply at current absorption rates is eighteen months. The ultra-luxury class (homes over $3M and condos over $2M) was mixed with single family home sales up 30% and condominium sales down 15%. Buyers in this small marketplace have the slowest moving inventory to choose from while Sellers encounter greater competition.

     

    The current lack of inventory makes finding a home tougher as competition for the best homes can be fierce. Buyers are finding that they have to pay higher prices and borrow at higher interest rates. Sellers can hold out for higher prices and better terms.

     

    The Park City real estate can be very hard to view as a whole; individual neighborhoods and subdivisions can and do experience very different sale pressures. Contact a Park City realty specialist with YouInParkCity.com to discuss your individual Buying or Selling real estate needs within Park City. (888)968-4672

    Window Shopping for Homes in Park City

    By Todd Anderson
    Nov 01, 2013

    Park City, Utah  Home Shopping Historic Main St in Park City, Utah is just as much of a destination as our three world class ski resorts. When visitors aren’t skiing, biking, hiking etc. at Deer Valley, Canyons or Park City Mountain Resort they can often be found walking Main St enjoying the great restaurants, bars, galleries and shops. There are three real estate offices located on Main Street and all of them have flyers in the windows to catch the eyes of passers-by. It is common to see people pointing at flyers and tapping on the glass while getting their friends to see what they see.

     

    Comments run the gamut from “OMG that’s crazy” to “Look, we could afford a home here”. Resort towns everywhere get the same responses; I know that I do similar “window shopping” while I am on vacation. I do believe that Park City represents a strong value in terms of other resort cities. That is not to say that Park City is for everyone. A recent look at Park City real estate data showed only 6 homes in the greater Park City area offered at under $500,000 an average asking price of well over $1 million. Slope-side homes with ski-in/ski-out access will start at double the average single family home price.

     

    Outliers always grab the most attention. On the attainable side, condominiums for less than $100,000 are available in Park City and on the fantasy side are “Dream Homes” with every bell and whistle for $20 million or more. These two ends of the spectrum do prove that there is something for just about every budget in Park City, UT.

     

    We at YouInParkCity.com invite you to take a little time when you are in Park City and go a little further than just tapping the glass on our fishbowl. Walk into our office at 693 Main St. Park City, UT and let’s talk about the possibilities and the right home for you in Park City.

     

    Call us at (888)968-4672 or email info@YouInParkCity.com

    Park City Real Estate Sales 2013

    By Todd Anderson
    Oct 15, 2013

    The first three quarters of 2013 are now in the books (it is hard to believe that ski season is only a month away!). Park City real estate sales for the first 3/4ths of the year have been very strong. Sales volume is up and so are prices while inventory is down.

     

    Single family home sales in the greater Park City area are up eighteen percent (18%) when compared with the first three quarters of 2012. The median sales price of Park City, UT homes sold in 2013 is up by over $60,000 to $810,000 (half of the homes sold for above this price while half sold below this price).

     

    Inventory levels continue to be a big part of the story. Single family home sales under $500K have a current less than 3 month supply while homes in the $500-750K category have less than 4 months’ supply at current sales rates. Luxury homes still a have large number of for sale options but sales of homes over $2M were up by 30+ percent versus the first three quarters of 2012.

     

    Over 40% of the sales so far this year have had homes on the market for less than 30 days. Good values still exist in the market, but Buyers need to be ready to move quickly.

     

    Park City, Utah home sales 2013

     

    Condominium sales in the greater Park City area had similar gains to single family homes in the area. Sales volume is up by eighteen percent (18%) while the median sales price has risen by over ten percent (10%). Current sales volume has an absorption rate of only 4 months for condominiums under $250K while there is a nine (9) month supply in the $500-$1M price range. Even the luxury condominiums valued at $1M or more only show a one year supply at the current sales rate.

     

    Building lot sales in greater Park City also experienced dramatic increases with sales up over fifty percent (50%) and median prices up by ten percent (10%) to $323,500. By adhering to the idea that the value of a home’s lot should be twenty to twenty five percent (20-25%) of the value of the home, the median value of the new homes to be built on the recently purchased lots should be in the $1.3M to $1.6M.

     

    Mixed into all of the sales in Park City over the past nine months there are of course areas that have not experienced the same increases and a few that have had values drop. For a comprehensive analysis of the Park City real estate market segment that matters to you contact a realty professional with YouInParkCity.com today.

    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.

     

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    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.

    Promontory Golf and Real Estate Review

    By Todd Anderson
    Jun 08, 2013

    The Promontory development of Park City, Utah bills itself as a four-season resort with activities and amenities geared toward year round use, but its two golf courses place it firmly in the golf community real estate category for the summer months.

     

    Promontory Real Estate Views from "The Shed" at Promontory

    The Promontory community has weathered the downturn and financial crisis well and could be said to actually have benefitted from it in certain aspects. Promontory is without a doubt the most amenity rich option of the social club and golf communities in the Park City, UT area. The amenities they offer and the scope of their membership opportunities have grown each year.

     

    Golf Digest for 2013 ranked the Dye Canyon Course as #3 in the state followed by the Nicklaus Painted Valley course at #4 in the state. The Pete Dye designed Canyon Course also was named as #48 of the top 100 public golf courses by Golf Digest.

     

    Real estate sales at Promontory show similar numbers for the past 12 months as the preceding 12 months, but there is a different feel. Pricing of the sales is up. The median sales price on building lots is up 20% and the median price on sold homes is up 15%. The number of distressed sales at Promontory has dropped dramatically. The last 12 months shows 16 sales of homes for a price of under $300 per square foot while the previous year had 27 such sales in the same number of total sales. There are currently 6 offerings on the Park City MLS in Promontory for under $300 per square foot of the 55 active sales.

     

    The recent sales data at Promontory has been strong enough that the developer (The Pivotal Group) is beginning to re-introduce developer owned lots as well as increasing their “cabin” home offerings. Developer owned lots and cabins at Promontory can include memberships and delayed or deferred social club and golf fees which need to be considered as part of the Promontory amenities, so not all purchase prices are equal.

     

    Non-golf related developments are a huge contributing factor to the value at Promontory. The Shed which opened last year has been a huge success. This year’s new additions include a “dog park” athletic and social club refurbishing and an additional pool. Most noticeable are the $1M spent by the Promontory Conservancy on trees.

     

    With the total development still being less than have done and still a large number of resale opportunities; there is quite a bit of territory and many options to consider. For a tour and assistance in navigating the options at Promontory contact a golf realty specialist with YouInParkCity.com at (888)968-4672.

    Victory Ranch Golf Real Estate Update

    By Todd Anderson
    Jun 04, 2013

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    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.

    Canyons to be Operated by Vail Resorts

    By Todd Anderson
    May 29, 2013

    Vail Resorts announced today that it has entered into a long term lease to assume all of the resort operations of Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah.

     

    Vail lost out to Talisker a few years back in the bidding to purchase the resort, but is now coming back to take over the operations. Talisker Corporation has retained all of the development rights. In the original battle between Vail and Talisker for the purchase, Talisker’s lack of ski mountain operations background was a point of contention. In today’s press release Vail commended the work Talisker had done with $75M in improvements and other moves that had raised Canyons into the top ten ski resorts in North America as rated by the readers of Ski Magazine.

     

    The website home page of Canyons Resort announces that “Utah is now Epic”. This refers to Canyons Resort being included as part of Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass which offers skiing and riding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Northstar, Heavenly, and Kirkwood all for $689 (20% below the price of a Canyons Resort pass last year).Vail Resorts Logo Canyons Logo

     

    The press release states that the companies agreed to a fifty year lease with six fifty year options to renew at a price of $25 Million per year plus a yearly increase and portion of EBITDA.

     

    The agreement also includes the land which Talisker currently leases to Park City Mountain Resort. The leased land is mentioned as potential lease without additional consideration. The litigation between Talisker and Park City Mountain Resort is ongoing. The chairman and CEO of Vail Resorts is quoted as saying he hopes “Vail Resorts can play a constructive role in helping to arrive at a solution that offers the best outcome for guests of both resorts”. Great news for skiers and snowboarders at Canyons and Park City, but a questionable phrase for Powder Corp (Owner of Park City Mountain Resort).

     

    Park City as a whole should only benefit from what Vail Resorts brings in terms of marketing and resort operation expertise.

    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.

     
     
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