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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.
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!!
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 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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.
Park City, Utah is a multifaceted destination known for its world-class mountain resorts, incredible dining venues, and unforgettable events. The town is also a well-known haven for art seekers, as it is home to an abundance of talented artists.
If you’re looking to experience Park City’s vibrant arts scene, here are some of the best attractions for you to check out:
Since 1978, Park City has hosted the Sundance Film Festival, the ultimate gathering for filmmakers, storytellers, and audiences in search of new perspectives.
Thousands of films including documentaries, feature films, and short films are showcased throughout the 10-day festival, alongside panel discussions, filmmaker conversations, and live music performances.
Coming to Town during Sundance?
This year’s Sundance Film Festival is from January 24 to February 3, 2019. Visit the official Sundance website for tickets, schedules, and more information.
Park City has put also together a community guide to help you navigate around the action with minimal impact on your daily activities. Download the available guide through bit.ly/2019sundance.
Hosted by the Park City Gallery Association, the Last Friday Gallery Stroll is a free communitywide event highlighting the work of visiting and local artists, as well as special exhibits at art galleries throughout Park City.
Taking place on the last Friday of each month, the Last Friday Gallery Stroll is the best way to immerse yourself in the town’s diverse art scene, check out the latest art collections and installations, and enjoy light refreshments while mingling with other art enthusiasts.
The Last Friday Gallery Stroll is held along Park City’s Main Street Historic District and runs from 6-9 pm on the last Friday of each month. Visit this page for a printer-friendly map of the participating art galleries.
A pillar of Park City’s art community since 1976, Kimball Art Center serves as a platform and a venue for artists and art lovers to gather, develop their skills, and enjoy and appreciate art. read more…
As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?”
It’s not only buyers, sellers, and homeowners who are impacted. The real estate market plays an integral role in the overall U.S. economy. Fortunately, key indicators point toward a stable housing market in 2019 with signs of modest growth. However, shifting conditions could impact you if you plan to buy, sell, or refinance this year.
HOME VALUES WILL INCREASE
The value of real estate will continue to rise. Freddie Mac predicts housing prices will increase by 4.3 percent in 2019.1 While the rapid price appreciation we witnessed earlier in the decade has slowed, the combination of a strong economy, low unemployment, and a lack of inventory in many market segments continues to push prices higher.
“Ninety percent of markets are experiencing price gains while very few are experiencing consistent price declines,” according to National Association of Realtors (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.2
Yun predicts that the national median existing-home price will increase to around $266,800 in 2019 and $274,000 in 2020. “Home price appreciation will slow down—the days of easy price gains are coming to an end—but prices will continue to rise.”
What does it mean for you? If you’re in the market to buy a home, act fast. Prices will continue to go up, so you’ll pay more the longer you wait. If you’re a current homeowner, real estate has proven once again to be a solid investment over the long term. In fact, the equity level of American homeowners reached an all-time high in 2018, topping $6 trillion.3
SALES LEVELS WILL STABILIZE
Park City Area Overview
In the Park City real estate market, conditions continue to favor both buyers and sellers, even as more houses become available compared to this time last year. Quarter 4 2018 found an increase in the number of active listings for single-family homes, according to information from Park City MLS.
The 233 new listings in Quarter 4 2018 represented a 25% percent increase over Quarter 4 2017. Active Average Monthly listings increased 8 percent to 486 over the same period. Actual sales of single-family homes also decreased over the same period. The Park City MLS reports that in Quarter 4 2018, a total of 155 single homes were sold in the Park City area. This represents a 5 percent decrease over sales in Quarter 4 2017. read more…
Park City Area Overview
In the Park City real estate market, conditions continue to favor both buyers and sellers, even as fewer houses become available compared to this time last year. November 2018 found an increase in the number of active listings for single-family homes, according to information from Park City MLS.
The 55 new listings in November 2018 represented a 33 percent decrease over November 2017. Active listings increased 7 percent to 485 over the same period. Actual sales of single-family homes also increased over the same period. The Park City MLS reports that in November 2018, a total of 43 single homes were sold in the Park City area. This represents a 10% percent increase over sales in November 2017.
The holiday season is upon us, and many of us have already begun to celebrate. From trimming trees to lighting candles, it’s the time of year to fill your homes (and hearts) with holiday joy.
But there’s no need to stop at your front door. Let the spirit of the season radiate outward from your house into your community. Some homeowners hang outdoor lights and decorations to help make the neighborhood “merry and bright.” But that’s not the only way to share the magic of the holidays with others.
Not sure where to start? Check out these 9 inspirational ideas for spreading cheer far and near!
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
You probably don’t have to look far to find someone who could benefit from a gift or kind gesture this time of year. Try one (or all) of these ideas for sharing the season with those closest to home.
1. Host a Holiday Party
Hosting a neighborhood holiday party is a great way to reconnect with old friends and welcome new families to the community. And it doesn’t necessarily require a huge investment of time or money. Plan a potluck dinner and ask your guests to bring a dish or drink to share. Or host a holiday cookie exchange and ask everyone to bring a couple dozen of their favorite cookie to swap with other guests. Hot cocoa and caroling is another great way to bring neighbors together to celebrate the season.
If you have a neighbor who you’ve been at odds with in the past, consider extending them an invitation, as well. It could be the perfect opportunity to make peace in the new year.
2. Help a Neighbor in Need
The holiday season is the perfect time to offer help to a neighbor in need. Next time you head out to rake your leaves, take care of an elderly neighbor’s, as well. Or drop off dinner for a friend who is recovering from surgery.
If you know of someone in your community with a larger need, consider setting up a Care Calendar through a site like CareCalendar.org. Then share the link with other neighbors who may be interested in helping, too. Users can signup to run errands, cook a meal, babysit, wash laundry, clean the house, mow the lawn, or complete other household tasks depending on the individual’s needs. Even a small gesture of kindness can make someone’s holiday extra jolly.
3. Treat Your Mail and Package Carriers
Taxes and Assessed Value : Why you should buy in Utah.
Posted by Team Schlopy on Thursday, December 6, 2018
Just wanted to reach out to all of you buyers out there and give you a little information about what’s going on in Park City and in Utah.
Something that a lot of people don’t know is that we are a non-disclosure state. And you ask, what does that mean? Well, that means that we do not have to tell the county or the state on how much we paid for our homes when we make a purchase.