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Park City Insights for September 2019 from Team Schlopy

8 tips for attracting the Autumn Home Buyer!

1. Clean Up the Yard – Rake dead leaves and debris in your lawn. Don’t let overgrown vegetation block the windows or path to the entrance. Cutting bushes and tree limbs will let the sun inside and showcase the exterior of your home. Cutaway summer vines and cut down dead flowers.

2. Create Curb Appeal – The most popular autumn flowers are chrysanthemums (or mums), and they bloom for a long time. Marigolds are another idea for fall. Both mums and marigolds are available in yellow, which is my number one home selling color. Plant them in pots. Place pots on the steps and along the sidewalk. Accent with pumpkins or other types of squash.

3. Dress the Windows – Rain and wind from over the summer months can make your windows dusty and streaked by autumn. You might not notice smudges, but buyers will, if only on a subconscious level. Your windows need to sparkle to sell a home. Maybe your cats routinely rub their little noses on the inside glass while walking along window ledges. You’ll need to wash the windows inside and out every autumn. Remove screens and spray them down.

4. Check the HVAC – You want the air inside your home to smell fresh. When was the last time you changed your furnace filter? You can buy 90-day furnace filters. Check the HVAC system before you need to turn on the heater. Besides, the buyer will ask a home inspector to look at your HVAC. If you discover problems with your furnace, it’s better to fix them before your home goes on the market.

5. Clean Out the Fireplace for the Fall Real Estate Market – Ah, nothing smells like autumn than smoke from a wood-burning fireplace. However, in some parts of the country, burning wood indoors or outdoors is outlawed. If you have a gas fireplace, light it when buyers come through. If the fireplace is filled with cobwebs because it hasn’t been used for months, vacuum it out and wash it down.

6. Prepare Autumn Edibles – Speaking of autumn scents, you might set out freshly baked pumpkin cupcakes or simmer hot apple cider on the stove. Put a tray of cinnamon sticks on the counter, dotted with whole cloves. Prop open a cookbook to an autumn stew. Fill a bowl with crisp red apples.

7. Utilize Autumn Accent Colors – You don’t need to dump a lifeless sofa when you can accessorize its dullness with bright red, orange and/or golden yellow pillows. Toss a quilt or autumn-colored throw over a chair. After you’ve cleared away the clutter and depersonalized each room, bring a few autumn hues to each room by placing bold-colored accent pieces in odd groupings such as 3’s and 5’s. Create an autumn centerpiece for the dining room table by arranging pine cones and nuts around orange candles, stick in a few leaves from the yard.

8. Turn on the Lights Everywhere – Above all, bring in the light. When days get shorter, the sun sets lower in the horizon and casts wider shadows. Pull up the blinds, open the shutters, push back the drapes on every window. Turn on every light in the house, including appliance lights and closet lights. Brighten darker rooms with few windows by placing spotlights on the floor behind furniture, and for goodness sakes, turn off the TV.

If your’e considering selling your property, give us a call for a free home evaluation and more tips of what you can do to get your home ready!

Marny – (435) 640-5660

Local Farmers Market

From Logan to St. George, the Beehive State has farmers markets and fruit stands were you can purchase locally grown and raised produce. In addition to providing many Utahns an option to buy fruits and vegetables locally, many of these markets also feature bakery vendors, as well as various arts and crafts vendors, while also providing a fun atmosphere for families.

We are nearing the end of the season so check them out while you still can!

Sundays Thru 9/23: Park Silly Sunday Market, Park City
Sundays Thru 10/28: 9th West Farmer’s Market, SLC
Sundays Thru 10/28: Wheeler Farm Sunday Market, SLC
Wednesdays Thru 10/10: Park City Farmers Market, Park City
Thursdays Thru 10/17: Bountiful Farmers Market, Bountiful
Saturdays Thru 10/27: Provo Farmers Market, Provo
Saturdays Thru 10/20: Downtown Farmers Market at Pioneer Park, SLC

Upcoming Events For October!

Park City Wine Festival – October 3, 2019 – October 5, 2019

Harvest Fest – October 5, 2019 at High Star Ranch

Mister Sister in State Road Tavern – October 11, 2019 at DeJoria Center

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox – October 11, 2019 – October 13, 2019 at Egyptian Theatre

Charlie Musselwhite – October 18, 2019 – October 20, 2019 at Egyptian Theatre

Patty Smyth & Scandal – October 25, 2019 at DeJoria Center

The SteelDrivers – October 25, 2019 – October 27, 2019 at Egyptian Theatre

Last Friday Gallery Stroll – Recurring monthly on the last Friday of every month! Park City Gallery Association

Dog Paradise in Park City

Park City is friendly not only to families but to the family pooch, too. The city council even updated the town’s code in 2016 to create special off-leash areas where beloved pets can roam unrestrained.

Look for these spots for a howling great time with your canine fur baby:

Round Valley Off-Leash Dog Area
Near Park City Sports Complex

Round Valley is a 1,400-acre expanse of land where dogs can roam and frolic while their owners look on and chat. It is included in the designated list of off-leash areas that Park City’s council created in 2016.

The designated open space also has about 40 miles of off-leash trails (in varying difficulties) that you can explore with your enthusiastic and furry best friend.

Run-a-Muk Dog Trail
2387 Olympic Parkway

Head to Kimball Junction near the Utah Olympic Park to enjoy two miles of off-leash trail walks with your beloved pet. The Run-a-Muk Dog Trail offers 43 acres of open space on top of the dedicated trails to ensure maximum enjoyment for your pooch. It’s open from dusk until dawn, so your dog’s happiness can fit nicely into your schedule.

Hugo Coffee
1794 Olympic Parkway

Just a two-minute car drive from the Run-a-Muk dog trail along Olympic Parkway, this coffee shop prides itself on being a place where “dogs are always welcome.” This coffee shop inside the Park City Visitor Center serves you coffee, tea or smoothies to pair with a variety of pastries and sandwiches while your fur baby relaxes with you in the dog-friendly lounge area.

Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail
Park City proper

This well-trodden 28-mile trail is the first open area in this list where your dog is required to be on a leash. That’s hardly a gripe for a dog. They still get a chance to enjoy the great outdoors and sniff out the historic multitude of scents deposited along the rail-trail. The going is easy, if a little lengthy, but the variety of views and wildlife ought to keep you and your trusty companion glued in anticipation.

Willow Creek Park
4460 Split Rail Lane

The off-leash dog park of Willow Creek Park in the Snyderville Basin is a fenced-in area spanning 2.4 acres. It is designed to keep your dog on its paws and yearning for the next adventure. The park’s grassy area is set up as an agility course, perfect for training Fido to think quick. The other part of the park is a large, dog-friendly pond with a floating dog where more daring dogs can play in the water and seek relief from the summer heat.

Collie’s Sports Bar and Grill
738 Main Street

While you can’t (and likely won’t) go on pub crawls with your furry friend, it’s comforting to know that they can still tag along with you to the local pub for a light afternoon drink. At Collie’s Sports Bar and Grill, you can settle down with a burger or a bowl of chili and pair that with a beer from the bar’s extensive selection. In the meantime, your furry best friend can be treated to a fresh bowl of water and the privilege to sit beside you in the outdoor patio.

Are you a proud pet owner who wants to relocate to Park City? Give Team Schlopy a call at (435) 640-5660 or send your inquiries to info@teamschlopy.com. The team looks forward to helping you explore Park City and its dog-friendly spaces.

Treat your kids to these 5 Park City attractions

Park City, Utah is a place where families with kids will never run out of activities to do. There’s plenty to keep kids of all ages occupied, so “ennui” never figures into their vocabulary.

Take your kids to the five Park City attractions below for active and memorable quality time together:

Deer Valley Ski Resort2250 Deer Valley Drive South

Deer Valley is one of the most popular ski resorts for good reason. Its terrain spans six mountains, offering an endless variety of difficulties for kids and teens to develop their skills.

The ski resort also offers group programs for kids, so they can learn with peers and make new friends. The kids are grouped by age and rates start at $285 or the regular season rate.

Utah Olympic Park3419 Olympic Parkway

Built exclusively for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games hosted by Salt Lake City, the Utah Olympic Park is now a winter sports paradise. The park houses a 54-mile bobsled track and the infamous Nordic ski jump.

But even during the summer, there are lots to do here. The Olympic Park grounds are open to the public but the more thrilling attractions of the park require a day pass. Prices start at $70 for adults and $45 for kids. If your family wants to ride down the bobsled track, a separate ticket needs to be purchased for $80. Kids have to be at least 13 years old and 100 pounds to ride.

Flying Eagle Zip Line – 1310 Lowell Avenue

Get little ones to securely experience the thrills of zip line riding at the Flying Eagle Zip Line. Kids as young as three-years-old can enjoy the two-person ride – a one-minute-long zip down the line then back up to the starting point.

Online tickets for the ride cost $15 for kids 54 inches and taller, while smaller kids can hop on for $12. The cost for the ride is included if you opt for Park City Mountain Resort’s Adventure Day Pass, which is $77 for adults and kids 54 inches or taller and $47 for kids 53 inches and below if purchased online.

Park City Alpine Slide1345 Lowell Avenue

Another Park City Mountain Resort attraction, the Park City Alpine Slide, is a luge track that covers more than 3,000 feet and offers four different tracks to choose from. This structure was conceived with thrill-seekers in mind but carried out to put the hesitant at ease. Each rider slides down their chosen track on a cart, the speed of which can be adjusted according to comfort or daring. Aside from the adrenaline spike, the Alpine Slide also offers amazing views of the surrounding mountain resort.

Park City Museum – 528 Main Street

Before Park City was a ski resort town, it was a silver mining town. Its rich history is preserved within the halls of the three-story Park City Museum. This museum is an educational breather from the plethora of outdoor activities Park City offers. A one-hour tour through the museum is enough to discover the history on which Park City was built. Plus, kids can see the silver rush in context from the mining exhibits in the museum’s basement.

Park City has a variety of family-friendly attractions that will last you not just for the summer but throughout all the seasons. And if you’re thinking about a family home in Park City, there’s Team Schlopy to help you out. Give them a call at (435) 640-5660 or email info@teamschlopy.com to get a better look at your options.

Homespotting: A Crash Course on Ski Home Architecture

The mountains aren’t the only views to admire in ski resort towns throughout Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming. The mountain homes dotting these mountainous regions have their respective styles, each with distinctive features stemming from factors like the weather and the popular trend during their inception.

It’s a whole other world of architecture that borrows influences from Europe and reinterprets them to produce something distinctly American. Below are the most common styles you’ll find:

Log cabin

Once a humble symbol of austere frontier life, the log cabin has transformed from a simple structure of stacked, interlocked logs into extravagant and spacious homes that exude luxury. While the modern log cabin has strayed far from its origins, evidence of the original style is still present today in the generous use of wood and whole logs, the presence of a stone fireplace, and the use of traditional construction methods.

A-frame

Popular during the ski boom of the 1950s and 1960s because of low construction costs, the A-frame is a style for cold, snowy regions. Tracing its roots back to old homes in parts of Europe and China, it’s easy to spot from a mile away. The roof plummets to the ground at a steep angle, sometimes stopping only short of a few feet. The front and back walls of the home are mostly glass panels that let in natural light. The result is an exaggeratedly geometric home that spoke to the cultural trends of the 1960s and 1970s.

Yurt

More commonly associated with the nomadic groups of Central Asia, the yurt is currently rising in popularity, thanks to the tiny house movement and their ease of maintenance. Yurts are defined by their easily assembled lattice walls, circular design, small footprint, and portable frames. Skiers and snowboarders typically populate these in ski towns but they’re now also getting attention from regular vacationers who want to cozy up.

Alpine

Vaguely conjuring images of the snowy and picturesque Swiss Alps, the alpine ski home styles found in parts of Colorado and Vermont are a patchwork construction, lightly influenced by their Swiss and Austrian counterparts. Tiered facades, painted shutters, and wooden balconies are some of the visual cues lifted. Combined with an era (the 1960s) that saw these lodgings as mini versions of Europe, looking at them sometimes feels like being in an amusement park.

Victorian

Mining towns cropped up in mineral-rich parts of Utah and Colorado before people got to the idea of building ski resorts. Back in the 1850s up to the early 1900s, the population in mining towns like Park City was permanent rather than transient.

Victorian homes are some of the most luxurious houses found in the ski towns of Western states. In these ski towns, a typical Victorian home has two levels, wraparound porches, steep and intricate roofs, pediments over outside doors and windows, and towers. Another upside of these Victorian homes is their central locations, the primary advantage of standing the test of time.

If you’re looking for your own mountain home in Park City, you may call Team Schlopy at (435) 640-5660 or send an email to info@teamschlopy.com to explore active listings.

Park City Insights for August 2019 from Team Schlopy

PROPERTY MARKETING THAT WORKS

In today’s competitive real estate market, the key to success is differentiation – doing common things in an uncommon way. In fact, differentiation from the competition has become the cornerstone of our marketing. Team Schlopy delivers exceptional marketing programs that produce results. Each step of this marketing plan is designed to help your home sell fast and for the desired price. From concept to completion, your home will be uniquely cared for and expertly marketed.

Our promise to you is that with the exclusive marketing tools that we have in place, everyone will see your home and want to make it their own. Look through just some of the concierge marketing activities that we offer below:

  •  Professional Photography A minimum of 25 professional photos, including virtual twilight photography, perfect for print, online and video to make your property look its very best.
  • Single-Property Website – Professionally designed property website that is viewable on all devices and easily shared via social media.
  • Just Listed eFlyer – “Just Listed” announcement eBlast sent to an exclusive list of personal and professional contacts.
  • Virtual Tour – Professionally produced video slideshow for the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) network and syndicated websites.
  • Property Brochures – Beautiful, professionally printed property brochures to showcase your home.
  • Print Advertising – Eye-catching property advertisement in one of the region’s prime print publications.
  • Mobile Brochure – Exclusive yard sign panel with CB Mobile Brochure technology that delivers your home’s unique details, photos and videos to consumer mobile phones.
  • TV and Online Promotion – Professionally produced spot featured on Coldwell Banker’s® TV show, At Home in Utah, on The CW Sundays at 10 am and posted on Coldwell Banker’s YouTube channel.
  • Silver Envelope Home Announcement – Stunning, trifold property announcements direct mailed to your neighborhood in silver envelopes that get noticed.
  • Targeted Online Advertising – Geographic targeting technology markets your property directly to local buyers online and on social media.
  • Park City REALTOR® Notification – Agents at all local real estate companies in your area will be notified that your home has come on the market.
  • Online Property Syndication – Your home will be displayed on hundreds of websites, including the most-visited real estate websites in the world.
  • Seller Update – Detailed report outlining everything that has been done to bring your home to market and maximize its exposure.

Call or email us today to get started on the selling process. We’ll connect with you and get started on preparations so we can tell you all that we will do to sell your home! Our exceptional marketing program provides results to get your property up front and center to the public.

~ Marny Schlopy

 


Golden Eagle, Hideout – Lots starting at $295,000

Over 300 single-family homes will make up the new Golden Eagle community. With a stunning gatehouse at the entrance and finely appointed amenities throughout, this is a wonderful spot for families to call home. Enjoy community gathering spaces both indoors and out, as well as open space and access to miles of trails.

The homesites provide a spectacular combination of mountain, lake, and ski resort views. Deer Valley Ski Resort, Jordanelle Reservoir and Mount Timpanogos are just some of the jaw-dropping sights that can be enjoyed from Golden Eagle.

Golden Eagle is set between some of Utah’s most iconic destinations. It’s just 10 minutes from Park City, 10 minutes from Midway and 35 minutes from Salt Lake City.  Coming home is always easy here. Golden Eagle is just 35 minutes from Salt Lake International airport and 20 minutes from Heber Valley Airport.

Contact Team Schlopy at 435.222.4858 for more information or visit GoldenEagleHideout.com

How to Financially Prepare for Major Home Repairs

Maintenance and repairs are part of owning a home, but they can put a real stress on your finances. And if you’re totally unprepared when a major repair is needed, it can be extra stressful. That’s why planning for the unexpected is so important. If you’re a homeowner, this article will help you financially prepare for major repairs, as well as offer advice on choosing a contractor and storing valuable items while your home is being repaired.

Paying with an Emergency Fund

Whether you need a roof replacement, a foundation repair, a new water heater, or any other kind of home improvement completed, it will save you a lot of headaches if you have money set aside. This is where an emergency repair fund comes in, which is basically a savings fund that maintain for your home. Each month, contribute 10 percent of your mortgage payment to the emergency fund. For instance, if your mortgage is $850, you would set aside $85 a month for unexpected repairs. Over time, your fund will build up to provide you some cushion and peace of mind.

If a major repair comes up before your fund is built up, there are other ways to pay without racking up credit card debt. If you’re comfortable with asking a friend or family member to borrow the money, for example, you could pay it back over time with no interest. Another option to consider is taking out a home improvement loan, which are typically pretty easy to apply for online; many loans also charge less than 5 percent interest, which is much cheaper than using a credit card.

Choosing a Contractor

One of the most important aspects in having major repair work done to your home is who you have do it. If you’re not careful, you can end up with a contractor who does shoddy work, overcharges you, or both. Get referrals from people you know, and interview three or four different contractors. If you want to be extra thorough, visit one of their job sites to see how they do their work.

Also, check each candidate’s licensing and experience. Then you’re ready to get job quotes, compare prices (including labor and materials), and choose the best contractor for your budget. Once you’ve chosen a contractor, be sure to discuss a payment schedule and put the contract in writing. The contract should clarify issues like liability, worker’s compensation, specific materials needed, and so on.

Putting Valuables in Storage

Anytime you have major work done on your home, you can expect an excess of dust and other debris. Even if your contractor cleans up each day, it’s best not to have any of your most valuable belongings and furniture in the home. To protect these items, consider putting them in a self-storage unit until the project is finished. And always look for the best value, as many storage companies have sign-up deals. For instance, EZ Storage in Salt Lake City is currently offering a 50 percent discount for the first month. Even if you find a good deal on storage, it’s still important to factor it into your financial plan.

Being prepared is the key to keeping stress levels down when a major home repair comes up. Be sure to interview multiple candidates and weigh your options when picking out a contractor. Look into self-storage for protecting items like valuables and furniture while your repair projects are underway. And start building your emergency fund today, and explore other low-interest methods of payment if necessary. You may never be fully prepared for every major repair project, but you can put yourself in a better position by doing a little planning.

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Park City Insights for July 2019 From Team Schlopy

The Next Big Thing: Your Listing! Don’t Miss “At Home in Utah”

At Home in Utah is a Coldwell Banker-exclusive television show featuring properties for sale throughout the intermountain region.  This weekly TV show will air at 10:00 am on the CW and showcase some of the best homes on the market, including some of Team Schlopy’s listings. This show marks a new era for how we advertise clients’ homes to help provide even greater exposure. To have your home marketed on At Home in Utah, contact us today.

You’re Invited! Summer BBQ at the Jordanelle

Congratulations to Erik Schlopy! Erik recently completed his broker’s license and is now an Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker.

4 DIY Things You Can Do to Lower Your Energy Bill This Summer

If you live in a place where summer heat is an issue, this time of year can mean substantially higher energy costs. Here are four low-cost, high-impact changes you can make on your own to save money and keep your home more comfortable this summer.

Clean your window sills
A few seasons worth of dirt and soot can prevent your windows from closing all the way. Even a little air getting in can make your AC less efficient and raise your electric bill. Drafty windows are the top energy leak in a typical home, accounting for up to 25% of a home’s energy loss.

Cost: $0-5 (cleaning spray and paper towels)
DIY level: Easy. You can even make this a chore for the kids!

Install a door sweep
“A common place where air leaks occur is under the door leading from the house to the garage because they are often not as well sealed as doors leading directly to the outside,” says Energy Star. Install a door sweep to seal the gap between the bottom of your door and the threshold to prevent cold air from escaping your home.

Cost: $10-15 (per door)
DIY level: Easy. Use a drill to make holes in the door and screws to attach the sweep.

Caulking Window Frame 
Caulk your windows Window air leakage can be reduced by applying a continuous bead of caulk around the window trim where it meets the wall, at the mitered joints of the trim, and between the trim and the frame. Make sure the caulk is intended for indoor use and can be painted. Using Charlotte, NC as an example, the Department of Energy estimated that the average homeowner could save 14% on heating and cooling costs each year with proper air sealing and insulation.

Cost: $3-5 (caulk)
DIY level: Medium. Caulk can get messy, so go slow.

Check your ducts
Ducts are used to distribute AC and heat throughout houses with forced-air systems “In typical houses, about 20% of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes and poorly connected ducts.” says Energy Star. “The result is an inefficient HVAC system, high utility bills, and difficulty keeping the house comfortable, no matter how the thermostat is set.” You can check all the ducts you can access, such as those in the attic, crawlspace, or garage. Look for holes and tears, and seal them using mastic or metal tape.

Cost: $5-10 (roll of tape)
DIY level: Medium. It’s just taping, but you’ll likely be dealing with tight spaces and a few creepy-crawlies.

Roll into Summer with These Fun Outdoor Park City Activities

What to do in the Summer in Park City?

Locals say that summer is this ski resort town’s best kept secret, but the secret’s getting out.  Overnight tourism is at an all-time high and more second home owners are making Park City their primary residence.

Like many of you, we look forward to being outdoors in the sunshine. Included in this newsletter are  just a few of our favorite upcoming outdoor activities… Savor the Summit, Park Silly Market and numerous outdoor concert series. We’ve included links to all the various concert series and outdoor activities imaginable at both Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort.

We hope you enjoy getting out this summer!!
Team Schlopy

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Park City Real Estate Market Update April 2019

Reaching out to you guys today to discuss what our market is doing the last couple of months. So we’ve gone through out first quarter of 2019 and we are you know pacing the same as we did last year. So that’s phenomenal news. I feel that our market right now is really stable. In the end of March the feds have decided that they’re not gonna raise the interest rates so that’s good news for both sides. Good news for sellers and that they’re gonna have more qualified buyers purchasing their homes and good news for buyers that they’re able to purchase the homes that they desire. Keep look on the market updates that you are receiving and love to keep you guys in touch with what’s going on in the Park City market.

A toast to the best brews of Park City

A Flight of Craft Beer

A change has taken over not just Park City, but in all of Utah. Just recently, it was hard to find a good drink in the state. Liquor laws are still in place, but it has relaxed enough to create some room for the state’s creative brewers and distilleries to develop great craft beer and brews.

To celebrate, we rounded up the best breweries in Park City. Order a glass of your preferred beer and let’s have a toast!

  1. Wasatch Brew Pub
    250 Main St, Park City, UT

    Established in 1986, Wasatch Brew Pub has a solid presence in both Park City and Salt Lake City. This is one of the very first craft breweries in the country and the first in the state!

    Wasatch offers a wide range of brews, from their Belgian white ale called White Label to seasonal offerings such as Pumpkin ale. Check out their offerings here.

  2. Park City Brewery
    2720 Rasmussen Road, Suite A1, Park City, UT

    Park City Brewery prides itself for its seven on-tap brews that encapsulate the mountain life and the great outdoors.

    Their “Peak Series” consists of three brews (India Pale Ale, Imperial Pilsner, American Pale Ale) full of intense flavor, while the “Session Series” (Breaking Trail Pale Ale, Last Pitch Session IPA, Hooker Blonde Ale, Boogie Water Brown) were all brewed and packaged so it can be enjoyed out in nature. Read more about Park City Brewery’s beers here.

  3. High West Distillery
    703 Park Ave, Park City, UT

    High West Distillery opened in 2007 at the behest of David Perkins, who moved to Park City with his family in 2004. Today, High West is pouring award-winning brews from their taps.

    Their aged whiskey blends range from their signature American Prairie Bourbon to Campfire, an unusual whiskey borne out of a blend of rye, scotch, and bourbon. Adding to High West’s classics are limited release offerings, such as A Midwinter Night’s Dram, a rye whiskey finished in French oak and port barrels. Find the full range of High West Distillery’s products here.

  4. Squatters Roadhouse Grill
    1900 Park Ave, Park City, UT

    Tourists and locals alike not only venture to Squatters Roadhouse Grill for heartwarming American fare (their brunch serve is killer!) Some head to this joint at Park Avenue to have a taste of Squatters’ craft beers.

    While these brews might come all the way from Salt Lake City, they nonetheless do their job, and very well for that matter. Here in the Roadhouse Grill, guests can try out the Full Suspension Ale and Provo Girl Pilsner, among other beers. Read more about Squatters’ craft beers here.

  5. Red Rock Brewing
    Newpark Town Center 1640 Redstone Center Dr, Park City, UT

    Another brewery from Salt Lake City, Red Rock Brewing has made its presence known in Park City through its award-winning craft beer, served alongside good food.

    Their brews range from their “Draft Classics,” which contain less than 5% ABV, the “Fine Line,” which are described to be “bigger and bolder,” and the “Artist Palette,” which stretch the limits of what craft beer can be. You can read more about these offerings here.

Browse our blog to learn more about Park City lifestyle.

Things to try for the first time in Park City

Things to try for the first time in Park City

With its world-class ski resorts, incredible recreational venues, and fun attractions, Park City is a place that offers tons of exciting activities for locals and visitors alike.

Here are some great things for you to experience for the first time when you’re in Park City:  

Start painting

Let your creativity flow at The Paint Mixer, a creative and social venue where anyone can learn to paint in a fun environment. Located along Utah’s Historic Main Street, The Paint Mixer is Park City’s premier paint studio, offering instructional classes led by talented artists.

Their website features an online gallery which allows you to pick a painting before visiting the studio, where you’ll be given step-by-step instructions on how you can paint it yourself. All supplies are provided by the venue, including brushes, paint, smocks, palettes, the canvas, and more.

Ride a hot air balloon

One of the best ways to soak in Park City’s stunning surroundings is by enjoying a hot air balloon ride above town. Hot air balloon flights will take you more than 1,000 feet in the air, offering breathtaking views of the Kamas Valley, the Wasatch Mountains, and the scenic landscapes surrounding this picturesque slice of Utah.

Because the area is so ideal for hot air balloon rides, Park City even hosts an annual event dedicated to the activity. Held every September, Autumn Aloft gives audiences the opportunity to see more than 20 colorful hot air balloons taking flight at the same time.

Visit Skywalker Balloon Company for more information on hot air balloon flights.

Learn how to ski or snowboard

Park City is a well-known destination for skiers and snowboarders. If you want to get in on the fun, one of the best places to learn how to ski or snowboard is Park City Mountain.

The world-class resort recently opened the new High Meadow Park, which features a dedicated learning area perfect for beginner skiers and snowboarders. This section offers a gentle terrain designed to help beginners improve their skills through private lessons, group lessons, or guided experiences. You can book a lesson at High Meadow Park here.

Visit Utah Olympic Park

Park City was the site of several events during the 2002 Winter Olympics, and the Utah Olympic Park was the venue for sports such as luge, bobsledding, ski jumping, and Nordic.

The state-of-the-art facility now serves as a training ground for top-ranked athletes preparing for the next Olympics. Visitors can witness some of the finest freestyle skiers in action, take a ride on the Comet bobsled, navigate their way through the fun ropes and zip-line course, and more. Utah Olympic Park also features two free museums dedicated to skiing history and the 2002 Winter Olympics experience.   

Thinking about buying a home in Park City? We’ll help you find the perfect home in this great community! Get in touch with Team Schlopy today for the finest selection of Park City homes for sale! Call us at 435 640-5660 or send an email to info@teamschlopy.com

Best non-skiing activities in Park City

World-Class Cuisine in Park City

While Park City is famous for its pristine slopes and world-class ski resorts, there are other fun activities to enjoy here besides hitting the slopes. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best non-skiing activities available in Park City:

Go on a scenic drive

Some of the most scenic routes in Utah can be accessed just a few miles away from Park City.

The nearest one is Provo Canyon Scenic Byway, which is only around 20 minutes from Park City. This route will take you past views of limestone terraces, rugged canyon walls, and the serene waters of Deer Creek Reservoir. The route winds up to Sundance Resort before heading into the Alpine Scenic Loop, towards Heber, and then finally back to Park City.

For more scenic routes close to Park City, visit this website.  

Try some world-class cuisine

Park City boasts an amazing restaurant scene – foodies can enjoy almost everything from steaks to sushi, fresh seafood to piping-hot pizza, and so much more. No matter what you’re craving for, you’re sure to find a restaurant serving dishes guaranteed to please your palate. And the best part is, almost all the dining venues in Park City are located within walking distance from one another or accessible through the city’s free transit system.

Read about some of the best Park City restaurants here.  

Enjoy spectacular live music performances

Park City is the perfect place to catch amazing performances from local acts and world-famous artists and bands. Every year, music lovers in Park City get to enjoy a stellar lineup of performances at live music venues, seasonal music festivals, or some of the many bars, lounges, and restaurants scattered throughout the mountain community.

Park City’s most popular summer music festival is the Deer Valley Music Festival, which hosts performances in several locations such as the Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Amphitheater, St. Mary’s Church, and private homes and salon events throughout the Park City area.

Other fantastic music festivals include the Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series, the Deer Valley Concert Series, and the Grand Valley Bank Community Concert Series.  

Escape “The Mine Trap”

Escape Room Park City features a variety of themed escape rooms, including “The Mine Trap,” one of their most popular rooms. Inspired by Park City’s silver mining past, the experience starts off as a tour of a historic silver mine, before things start going awry. A collapse within the mine now has you and your friends trapped, forcing you to find a way out before air runs out.  

“The Mine Trap” is Escape Room Park City’s signature room, and is one of the favorites for seasoned escape room players. You can get information on “The Mine Trap” as well as their other fun escape rooms here.

Thinking about buying a home in Park City? We’ll help you find the perfect home in this great community! Get in touch with Team Schlopy today for the finest selection of Park City homes for sale! Call us at 435 640-5660 or send an email to info@teamschlopy.com

 

Park City Real Estate Market Trends of 2019

Thank you for joining me on my market update, my name is Lana Harris with Team Schlopy here in Park City. And I wanted to go over everybody’s big question, what is 2019 going to look like.

Stats from the Past

I’ve got a couple of stats for you that I hope will be helpful in navigating what the market’s going to happen in 2019. So in 2016, we were seeing some pretty substantial increases. So in 2016, we had a 15% increase over 2015. That’s pretty high. So definitely seller’s market at that point and it still continued to 2017. So in 2017, we also were in the double-digit at a 12% increase. I think that we’re coming at a little bit more of a stabilization. So in 2018, we had a 1% sales market growth for gross numbers just exceeding $2.5 billion in the Park City market. With these big increases that we were seeing in 16 and 17 and 18, we’re showing just single-digit increase.

Why it will be a Solid Year

I still believe that it is a solid market that we are having, probably still a little bit on the seller’s side, more than the buyer’s side. Coming into just this first month in 2019, our numbers are equal to what we did in 2018 in January. So when you’re comparing month to month, we’re flat. So I believe that we’re gonna have a very stable market coming into 2019. May not be as top-heavy as far as seller’s market but I think if you are a seller and you wanna put your property on the market, make sure that you price it to the market price. Since we’re not seeing those heavy increases, you don’t wanna overprice your property because what happens is that you end up getting less for your property than you would have if you priced it at the market price. And make sure that your marketing team is well qualified in getting your property out there. I think that we will have a very stable 2019 as long as a seller are reasonable for what’s going on in the market. I also read a report from the FEDs that they’re not going to convene again until March. But they have pulled away from increasing interest rates at this point. So for those buyers that are out there, this is a great time to be looking at properties, you can get at a phenomenal rate and still get a great property.

Conclusion

So I think coming into 2019 we are going to have a stable market and I look forward to working with all of you guys even my fellow agents on the other side. I know that we do a great job of helping our clients get their dream homes. So that is our market update, I look forward to seeing and working with you all and if there’s anything that we can do, reach out to teamschlopy.com. Thanks.

What if characters from “Frozen” visited Park City?

With its powdery snow, pristine slopes, and plethora of exciting activities and fun destinations, Park City is as close as it gets to an actual winter wonderland.

There’s always an enchanting atmosphere that envelopes Park City every winter. The mood is so delightful in fact, that walking around the quaint alpine town gives you the feeling that you might run into characters straight out of a fairy tale.

What if actual storybook characters did visit Park City? What activities would they enjoy? Which attractions would be at the top of their list? In this article, we imagine what it would be like if the characters from Disney’s “Frozen” visited Park City, Utah.

Anna – Kimball Art Center

Kimball Art Center would be the perfect place for Anna, since she loves building snowmen! She can join some of the many arts and crafts programs offered by the center, including Ceramic Snowman Sculptures, Clay Workshops, Pottery for Kids, and so much more.

Through Kimball Art Center’s many sculpture classes, Anna can now learn how to build a snowman that would last forever. Check out the full list of upcoming art classes offered at the center here.

Elsa – Ice Castles

Elsa will surely enjoy a visit to the award-winning Ice Castles in nearby Midway, Utah, less than 20 miles south of Park City. While she’s already a master at creating ice sculptures of her own, she can still appreciate the fine craftsmanship involved in making intricate frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, and impressive LED-lit sculptures created by professional ice artists – without using any magical powers!

Olaf – Summer Activities

Thanks to the snow cloud created by Elsa to prevent him from melting, Olaf can now enjoy the summer season in all its glory!

Lucky for him, Park City is one of the best places in Utah for summer activities. He can take in 360-degree views of the stunning landscape by riding a hot air balloon, go fly fishing at the Provo River, or go rafting on the serene lakes and rivers throughout Park City!

And who knows – Olaf might even be invited to sing “In Summer” at the many summer music festivals like the Deer Valley Music Festival, the Deer Valley Concert Series, and the Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series!

Kristoff and Sven – The Viking Yurt

Kristoff and his trusty reindeer, Sven, can enjoy a scenic sleigh ride before indulging in a sumptuous six-course meal at The Viking Yurt, one of the top-rated fine dining venues in Park City.

Before reaching the restaurant, Kristoff and Sven will be treated to enchanting views of the night sky, soaring pines, and the most breathtaking views of Park City and the surrounding mountains.

If you want to enjoy the same unique experience (you don’t need to have your own sleigh or reindeer!), take a look at The Viking Yurt’s website for more information.

Thinking about buying a home in Park City? We’ll help you find the perfect home in this great mountain community! Get in touch with Team Schlopy today for the finest selection of Park City homes for sale! Call us at 435 640-5660 or send an email to info@teamschlopy.com

Team Schlopy Favorite Ski Runs in the Park City Area

Here, at Team Schlopy, to say that we love skiing would be an understatement. So, we thought we would share our favorite runs in the Park City Area.

Deer Valley Choices

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Erik Schlopy: I like Star Gazer because it has a great feel to it and sun usually hits it early so I can make GS turns the entire way and the pitch is nice and steep which helps me load the ski up.
Jason Harris: Favorite powder run is the Mayflower Bowl. It is a black diamond that is off the beaten path so great powder and not a lot of traffic Favorite Groomed Run is Star Gazer. It is a fun blue run that is a little challenging but you can keep good speed, duck into some trees, and get on Red Cloud to do it again!
Lana Harris: Favorite powder run is Ontario Bowl. There is a little hike to get to it, but well worth it to get fresh tracks.
Favorite Groomed Run is Hawkeye. It is a blue run that is fun fast or slow. It is a wide run that doesn’t get tracked out quickly.
Marny Schlopy: Hawkeye then to Custer, It is a nice wide trail with an amazing pitch and you can hit powder when you take the turn at Custer near the end of Hawkeye.

Park City Base Choices

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Erik Schlopy: I like Payday because I have good memories there from races in the past plus night skiing with my kids when they used to have night skiing.
Lana Harris: I like Parley’s Park to Sunnyside to Thaynes Canyon. It is a LONG smooth trail that isn’t overly busy.
Marny Schlopy: I go where my girlfriends take me.

Park City Village Choices

Erik Schlopy: I like Upper Apex Ridge / Apex Ridge at The Canyons because it’s long and usually not crowded. Very nice run to cruise with my kids.

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