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Park City Realtors Expand Market

Posted on 17 December 2019 | 7:08 am

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties adds Red Ledges community in Heber, Utah to list of represented developments  PARK CITY, UTAH – Locally owned and operated since 1976, first as the Coleman Land Trust, then as Prudential Utah Real Estate, and now as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties, BHHS Utah Properties has been a leading force in the development of Park City’s real estate market for more than 40 years. Red Ledges, which is a four-season, full-amenity community in Heber, has been one of the most successful real estate development projects in the Wasatch Back for a decade. As Park City and Heber have become more connected over the past few years, the inclusion of a development like Red Ledges at a top brokerage was a logical evolution in the Park City real estate market, so it was only natural the two would eventually join forces. The long-standing Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties brokerage has listed other large projects in Wasatch County over the years including Wolf Creek Ranch, Tuhaye, and Deer Crest Estates and The St. Regis Deer Valley, but the addition of Red Ledges marks the first time any Park City brokerage has represented a major development in the Heber Valley.  Heber is a growing town just east of Park City which is enjoying its own blend of revitalization and Old West ambiance.  Over the past four years, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Money Magazine, and several others have named Heber one of the top places in the U.S. for lifestyle, growth, and second home ownership. Steve Roney, Owner & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties provided some perspective on the significance of Red Ledges joining the fold noting, “Skiing and real estate are the two biggest economic drivers in Park City and the surrounding areas. This is a place people want to be because the Wasatch Back provides four season recreational and community opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Heber sits just 20 minutes east of Park City and 10 minutes from Deer Valley Resort’s eastern entrance where the new Mayflower Mountain Resort is under construction, and along with the stunning beauty and longer summer months due to a slightly lower elevation, Heber is becoming the next big thing and the newest wave of progress in our town. Red Ledges, with stunning Timpanogos views and unmatched red rock terrain, happens to capitalize on all the best attributes of both Park City and the Heber Valley.” Red Ledges is the brainchild and dream of two retired Fortune 500 CEOs, Nolan Archibald of Stanley Black & Decker and Tony Burns of Ryder System, Inc. The large parcels of land in Heber Valley that have been developed into Red Ledges were owned by the family of Burns’ wife for generations. The year-round gated enclave was created to build a luxury community based on the family values and stewardship of the land that the family has upheld since Heber was founded in the late 1800’s. Mitchel Burns, the Chief Operating Officer of Red Ledges, reflected on his family’s history, “My mother’s frame of reference goes back to before the State built the dam and turned the middle of the Provo River into the Jordanelle Reservoir, and to when Heber was mostly horse ranches. My aunt and her family have been running the bowling alley in Heber since the mid-sixties, so there is a genuine attachment to this place. Carrying on my family’s vision and legacy in the Heber Valley is of utmost importance to me. I love seeing our members enjoying and appreciating our family’s land. Steve Roney’s BHHS Utah Properties is locally owned and family run, so we know they understand the legacy of a business being in the family. We felt that aligning the interests of these two family businesses was the best way to capitalize on the convergence of Park City and Heber Valley. It is perfectly tailored for Red Ledges, encompassing the best attributes of the Old West and America’s premier 21st century ski town.”   ABOUT BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES UTAH PROPERTIES Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties is an independently owned residential, commercial, and advisory services real estate company founded in 1976. With offices throughout the Wasatch Front, Wasatch Back, and St. George, the company has a long-standing track record of market dominance and dependability. Under the Berkshire Hathaway name, the firm holds the 1 position in Utah’s real estate marketplace and maintains a historic commitment to community-driven service. For more information, please visit their website at   ABOUT RED LEDGES As the most successful master planned community in the Park City area, Red Ledges is located in the bucolic Heber Valley and offers stunning views to go with easy access to world class skiing, outdoor adventure, year-round activities, and the Salt Lake International Airport. A collection of premier private-club amenities may be found on property, most notably an award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, a family-friendly Jack Nicklaus Signature 12-hole Golf Park, the Clubhouse with fine dining, the Swim and Fitness Club and sports shop, the Village Center pool complex, the Jim McLean Golf School, the year-round Cliff Drysdale tennis club, and the equestrian center.   Red Ledges is a 2,000-acre, four-season community less than an hour from Salt Lake City and minutes from Park City in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. Carefully designed neighborhoods offer a selection of estate homesites, luxury cottages, mountain villas, and club cabins designed to complement the rugged beauty of the surrounding high-country terrain. A full suite of custom homebuilding and design services are offered through Red Ledges Homebuilding to streamline the design-build process with a concierge level of service, providing an efficient, highly personalized, seamless experience throughout all facets of creating a custom home.   Nearly 200 homes have been completed and over 100 more are in process as Red Ledges evolves into one of Utah’s premier private communities. Buyers can choose from a variety of homesites offering new construction opportunities or they can select from existing luxury homes, cabins, cottages, and villas. Learn more about Red Ledges real estate and why more and more families are calling Red Ledges home in the 10th Anniversary video which can be found at  more»

8 Innovative Home Technologies for New Homeowners

Posted on 5 December 2019 | 1:51 pm

If you are considering putting your house on the market, you need to make sure it is ready for any age, but particularly the Millenial group. Innovative ideas for the home that could entice any buyer, even millennials which represent the largest buying pool demographic in the country is important because you want your home to stay competitive in the market. When you add that technological element to a home, it becomes both easier to live in and more in touch with housing in the future. The 1960s home that’s been renovated only one or two times might not be as up-to-date as another home that’s been recently done. What most people seem to forget is that not only does a home need to stand the test of time, but also upgrade as the buyer pool changes.  Here is a list of some of those innovative home technologies that could cause your buyer to get in a bidding war over your property. Most homeowners do not have the skill set to complete their own home repairs, so you should also consider including a home protection plan within the price of your house. A home protection plan will give your buyer peace of mind that if something goes wrong, an expert will be available to fix the problem.   Remote Controlled Shades We know. No one needs remote-controlled shades, but having them will certainly give your house a “wow” factor. Depending upon the brand you purchase, you can control or program your shades with your home automation app.  High-end shades don’t just add decorative appeal and assist in keeping your privacy. They also may lower your home’s heating and cooling bills. While a double-pane window has an insulation rating of 2, high-end shades may have a rating higher than 4. Before your guests roll their eyes at the extravagance, tell them how ecologically friendly your remote controlled shades are.  Include a High-End Range Many millennials consider themselves as foodies. While they may not bat an eye if the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms in your home are the sizes of postage stamps, they will care about the quality of appliances in the kitchen. Purchase a high-end range to include with the house. Look for versatile cooktops and touchscreen controls. Find one with pre-programmed settings for specific meals. And by the way, foodie buyers prefer gas stoves. Add a Wine Fridge to the Bar Whether they are storing homemade IPAs or their favorite wine from the Texas Hill Country, your buyers will love having a wine fridge built into the home bar. Look for wine fridges that lock, offer cool-looking LED lighting, and have dual cooling zones. Your buyer will see themselves hosting wine tasting events for all their friends and family. Programmable Thermostat Even though Nest controls this industry, there are other products available that allow homeowners to alter their homes’ temperature from their phones. Not only are these features convenient for those who forgot to adjust the temperature of the ones before leaving for a work trip, but they also allow you to save on energy bills.  Smart thermostats are becoming so prevalent that your homeowner will expect this as the standard in your house. Smart Smoke Detectors A new generation of smoke detectors will leave that beeping, hanging-by-a-wire-from-your-ceiling model to shame. New smoke detectors test for smoke, carbon monoxide, and air quality. They send texts to your phone that the detector is going off when you are not home. The way it senses fires is also now more high-tech, even though we don’t understand how that works. Bathroom Ventilation Fans with Bluetooth Speakers Of course, you want to be able to listen to your motivational or true-crime podcast while you are in your shower. Replace your home’s bathroom ventilation fans with ones that include a Bluetooth speaker. They aren’t much more expensive than a traditional fan, and this fun little feature will make your buyer smile. Touch-Free Toilet Flush You know how icky that toilet handle is, don’t you? Even though we are all super tidy and deep clean our toilets at least once a week, a lot of germs can land on our toilet handle within those seven days. That’s why you should equip your bathroom with a touch-free toilet flush. The touch-free sink has been around for a while, but now you can avoid touching another icky bathroom surfaces with this new product. Digital Shower Controls We know that this is not necessary, but digital shower controls are fun. High-end models not only allow you to alter the stream of water, but they also may connect with the lighting colors of the inside of the shower. You’ve heard of aromatherapy, but have you heard of chromatherapy? Colors alter our moods. Our mood is also better when we can adjust the temperature of the water in our shower to a perfect 112 degrees.  Replacing some of your dull, old boomer fixtures in your house to these high-tech options will not only enable you to sell your home quickly, but they may also excite you so much that you no longer want to move. ...  more»

Join Us For A Grand Opening Event

Posted on 29 October 2019 | 1:33 pm

We're opening a new office in St. George  Join us in celebrating our newest office in Utah and enjoy snacks, drinks and prize drawing give aways.  We'd love to see you there....  more»

Your Essential Summer Home Maintenance Checklist By Sean Graham

Posted on 15 June 2019 | 10:08 am

Summer's the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors in the Beehive State. But don't neglect your home’s indoor space. Keeping up with simple maintenance chores now will keep the family comfortable this winter. Let's start with your essential summer home maintenance checklist. Interior Fans, Air Conditioning, Furnace It's easy to forget about the equipment making the summer bearable. But a hot Utah summer can put a burden on an older air conditioner. Make sure that your air conditioning unit is up to speed this summer. Clean out the air vents, replace the air filter every month, and look for any cracks or leaks that could need repair. You'll be grateful when next summer rolls around Ceiling fans are also in need of a bit of sprucing up this time of year. Check for any unbalanced fans and tighten any blades mechanisms that are wobbly or have come loose. Dust the top of the fan blades that can accumulate dust after so much use. This is also a great time to have your furnace and air vents cleaned. You’d be amazed at how much dust builds up inside them in a year. You’ll breathe a lot easier this winter. Install Curtains The summer sun can significantly increase your home’s temperature. Installing a curtain to block some of the sunlight can help keep your home cool this summer, and cut down on the electric bill.Blackout curtains are great for kids’ rooms or nurseries, especially during nap time. They’ll also keep the heat in during the winter. Sheer curtains that allow you to view the outdoors are a good compromise and filter out some of the summer heat. Exterior Pressure-Wash Hardscapes Summer is the perfect time to rent or borrow a pressure washer for a day. Blasting off the grime and dirt on outdoor patios, fences and lawn furniture can be both satisfying and cooling in the summer heat. Research which nozzle to use to keep from damaging your home. Your “hardscapes” — concrete, decks, bricks, and walkways — should all stand up well to pressure washing. Depending on their age and condition, home exteriors may also be pressure-washed, with the proper nozzle. But be very careful with exterior surfaces: You don’t want to drive water into crevices or blast away paint or mortar if you’re not ready for a big repair job. Windows This is the time to wash the windows inside and out. It will give you a better view of the great outdoors, and get rid of any spider webs. Use warm water and a squeegee to help clear off stubborn dirt that has built up over the past winter. Check for any seals that need to be replaced before winter. Summer is also a good time to mend the damaged window screens. If the tears and holes are too big to fix, replace the entire screen. Repairing the screens will encourage you to turn off the air conditioner and enjoy the cooler summer nights without inviting bugs inside. Lawn and Landscape Spread Mulch Weeds are notorious for growing during the summer. Keep weeds at bay by spreading mulch in landscaped areas. Mulch not only covers the ground to keep weeds from popping up, but it also helps hydrate plants and saves you money on the water bill. Trim Bushes, Shrubs, and Trees Photo credit: David Hoffman '41 on / CC BY-NC-SA Cut off all dead, dying, or diseased branches. It’s important to remove any limbs touching your house and near electrical wires. This will protect your home from falling branches during the next snowstorm. A little pruning with hand shears, or better yet, electric hedge trimmers, at the end of summer will also ensure your plants flourish next spring. Aerate and Seed The end of summer is the perfect time to aerate your lawn. Poking holes in the soil will allow water and nutrients to reach the roots. The warmth of the soil makes this the best time to seed any of those thin or dry patches of your lawn. This will give the seeds a chance to germinate before winter arrives. Mow Regularly Allowing your lawn to get too long is hard on the grass. Overgrown grass has a hard time drying out and invites pests, disease, and fungus to grow at the grassroots. Make sure to keep your lawn mowed throughout the summer and never take off more than one-third of the grass blade height each time. Doing so could jeopardize the health of your yard. Summer is the time to get outdoors and tackle those jobs that have been stacking up all year. Take advantage of the beautiful weather and make sure to mark these tasks off your essential summer home maintenance checklist.   Sean Graham is a former Realtor who stages homes and landscapes before they go on the market. Her own garden is filled with native blooms and shrubs that attract birds and bees....  more»

June 2019 Events

Posted on 12 June 2019 | 12:32 pm

  June Events Through 9/29: Real Salt Lake, Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy  Through 9/2: Salt Lake Bees, Smith's Ballpark, Salt Lake City 6/1: Utah Warriors Rugby, Zions Bank Stadium, Herriman 6/1: 2019 Red Bull 400 Race, Utah Olympic Park, Park City  6/1: SoJo Summerfest, South Jordan City, South Jordan  6/1 - 6/2: Utah Pride Parade and Festival, Washington Square, Salt Lake City 6/1 - 6/2: Singing in the Rain, Egyptian Theatre, Park City 6/1 - 6/2: School of Rock the Musical, Eccles Theater, Salt Lake City 6/1 - 6/2: Ogden Music Festival, Fort Buenaventura State Park, Ogden 6/2: Park Silly Opening Day, Historic Main Street, Park City  6/5 - 6/27: Red Butte Concert Series, Red Butte Gardens, Salt Lake City  6/5: The Magic of Dance, Kingsbury Hall, Salt Lake City  6/7: Historic 25th Street Car Show, Historic 25th Street, Ogden  6/8: The Dirty Dash, Soldier Hollow Legacy Park, Midway  6/8 - 6/9: Ogden Arts Festival, Union Station, Ogden 6/9: Blues, Brews & BBQ, Snowbasin Resort, Huntsville  6/13 - 6/14: Tastemakers, The Gateway, Salt Lake City  6/14 - 6/15: Utah Blues Festival, The Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City  6/14 - 6/15: Kids Adventure Games, Canyons Village, Park City  6/20 - 6/23: Utah Arts Festival, Library Square, Salt Lake City 6/21 - 6/22: 15th Annual World Refugee Day, Big Cottonwood Regional Park, Salt Lake City 6/22: Olympic Day 2019, Utah Olympic Park, Park City 6/22: Savor the Summit, Historic Main Street, Park City  6:28: Last Friday Gallery Stroll, Historic Main Street, Park City  6/28 - 6/29: BDAC Summerfest International, Bountiful City Park, Bountiful  6/28 - 6/29: Buck Wild Rough Stock Challenge, Golden Spike Event Center, Ogden    MORE JUNE EVENTS...  more»

May 2019 Events

Posted on 6 May 2019 | 10:13 am

  May Events Through 9/29: Real Salt Lake, Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy  Through 9/2: Salt Lake Bees, Smith's Ballpark, Salt Lake City Through 6/1: Utah Warriors Rugby, Zions Bank Stadium, Herriman 4/12 - 5/4: 2019 Tulip Festival, Thanksgiving Point, Lehi 4/26 - 5/5: Park City Follies, Egyptian Theatre, Park City 4/25 - 5/12: Disney's Aladdin, The Eccles Theater, Salt Lake City 5/2 - 5/3: Shen Yun Performing Arts, Browning Center, Ogden  5/2 - 5/5: Soldier Hollow Bike Festival, Legacy Park, Midway  5/9 - 5/11: Heritage Festival 150th Edition, Ogden's Historic 25th St, Ogden 5/10: Train Day, This is the Place Heritage Park, Salt Lake City 5/10: 1869 Golden Spike Celebration, Heber Valley Railroad, Heber City  5/10 - 5/11: Baby Animal Day, USU Botanical Center, Kaysville  5/11: Spring Plant Sale, Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City  5/11: May Mania Demolition Derby, Golden Spike Event Center, Ogden 5/12: Mother's Day Brunch, Snowbasin, Huntsville  5/12: Mother's Day Brunch, Snowbird Resort, Snowbird 5/15 - 5/18: Magic on the Sidewalk, City of Bountiful, Bountiful  5/16 - 5/19: Herman's Hermits, Egyptian Theatre, Park City 5/18: Ogden Marathon, Ogden City Amphitheater, Ogden 5/18: Running with Ed, Park City 5/24 - 6/2: Singing in the Rain, Egyptian Theatre, Park City 5/28 - 6/2: School of Rock the Musical, Eccles Theater, Salt Lake City 5/31: Ogden Music Festival 2019, Fort Buenaventura State Park, Ogden    MORE MAY EVENTS...  more»

April 2019 Events

Posted on 1 April 2019 | 4:40 pm

April Events 10/12 - 4/7: Utah Grizzlies Hockey, Maverik Center, West Valley City 10/17 - 4/10: Utah Jazz Basketball, Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City 2/10 - 4/12: Salt Lake Stallions, Rice–Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City 2/17 - 6/1: Utah Warriors Rugby, Zions Bank Stadium, Herriman 2/23 - 4/7: Spring Grüv, Park City Mountain, Park City 3/9 - 9/29: Real Salt Lake, Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy  4/4 - 9/2: Salt Lake Bees, Smith's Ballpark, Salt Lake City 4/4 - 4/13: Ogden Restaurant Week, Ogden 4/6: 7th Annual Pond Skim, Snowbasin Resort, Herriman 4/9: Ben Folds with the Utah Symphony, Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City 4/12 - 4/13: 12th Annual Ogden Climbing Festival, The Monarch, Ogden 4/12 - 5/4: 2019 Tulip Festival, Thanksgiving Point, Lehi 4/19 - 4/20: 40th Annual St. George Art Festival, St. George Town Square, St. George 4/25 - 5/12: Disney's Aladdin, The Eccles Theater, Salt Lake City 4/29 - 4/20: FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City 4/20: Easter Eggstreme, Thanksgiving Point, Lehi 4/26 - 5/5: Park City Follies, Egyptian Theatre, Park City   MORE APRIL EVENTS...  more»

March 2019 Events

Posted on 1 March 2019 | 4:36 pm

March Events 10/12 - 4/7: Utah Grizzlies Hockey, Maverik Center, West Valley City 10/17 - 4/10: Utah Jazz Basketball, Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City 1/30 - 3/3: Wicked, Eccles Theater, Salt Lake City 2/10 - 4/12: Salt Lake Stallions, Rice–Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City 2/17 - 6/1: Utah Warriors Rugby, Zions Bank Stadium, Herriman 2/23 - 4/7: Spring Grüv, Park City Mountain, Park City 2/27 - 3/9: Shut Up and Dance: Chicago Nights, Kingsbury Hall, Salt Lake City 3/7 - 3/10: Cirque du Soleil: Crystal, Maverik Center, West Valley City 3/7 - 3/10: Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream, Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City 3/11: Wasatch Speaker Series: Julia Gillard, Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City 3/11: Tori Kelly, The Eccles Theater, Salt Lake City 3/14: The Head and the Heart, Park City Live, Park City 3/16: St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Salt Lake City 3/20: Aziz Ansari: Road to Nowhere, Kingsbury Hall, Salt Lake City 3/22 - 3/31: Mamma Mia, Egyptian Theater, Park City 3/23: Pink Park City, Canyons Village at Park City Mountain, Park City 3/23: PAC-12 Women’s Gymnastics Championship, Maverik Center, West Valley City 3/30: Parsons Dance, Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, Park City   MORE MARCH EVENTS...  more»

February 2019 Events

Posted on 1 February 2019 | 4:35 pm

February Events 10/12 - 4/7: Utah Grizzlies Hockey, West Valley City 10/17 - 4/10: Utah Jazz Basketball, Salt Lake City 11/16 - 2/24: The Gallivan Center Ice Rink, Salt Lake City 11/16 - 2/3: Station Park Holiday Ice Rink, Farmington 11/17 - 2/23: Cosmic Skating, Utah Olympic Oval 1/24 - 2/3: Sundance Film Festival, Park City 1/30 - 3/3: Wicked, Salt Lake City 2/1 - 2/2: 2019 Wasatch Yeti Bash, Ogden 2/1 - 2/10: FIS World Championship, Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain, and Solitude 2/4: Adam Sandler, Salt Lake City 2/9: It Gets Better Project with San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, Park City 2/14 - 2/17: Legacy Winter Festival, Midway 2/15 - 2/17: Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour, Ogden 2/20: Wasatch Speaker Series: Steve Wozniak, Salt Lake City 2/23 - 4/7: Spring Grüv, Park City Mountain 2/28: MUSE Stimulation Theory Tour, Salt Lake City   MORE FEBRUARY EVENTS...  more»


Posted on 31 January 2019 | 8:35 am

PARK CITY, UT (January 31, 2019) – Storied Deer Valley, LLC, the owner and developer of Talisker Club in Park City, Utah, today announced the acquisition of the historic Coal & Lumber building, with plans to transform it into the newest Talisker Club gathering place, restaurant and lounge.  Plans are underway for the 5,422 square foot building, located at the intersection of Main Street and Heber Avenue, with preliminary concepts including a fine Dining restaurant, a Coffee Shop and Wine Bar and a Member-Only Après Ski Lounge and Patio. The creation of this newest downtown dining and gathering experience is all within easy access to Main Street and Park City Mountain’s Town Lift. Full details remain in process with a planned opening slated for later this summer.  The recent acquisition of the iconic building is part of Storied Deer Valley’s long-term plan to further invigorate the Talisker Club brand. “We are excited to offer both our members and the public a new gathering spot in Downtown Park City,” said Mark Enderle, Storied Development Partner. “This acquisition is another step in continuing to enhance the Talisker Club experience.” In February 2018, Storied Deer Valley acquired Talisker Club, which was comprised of existing fabled venues such as the Talisker Tower Club at Empire Pass, located at Deer Valley Ski Resort®, and Tuhaye, a private golf club overlooking the Jordanelle Reservoir with views of Deer Valley. Since the acquisition, Storied Deer Valley has been active in investing and enhancing both the Empire Pass and Tuhaye communities.  About Talisker Club Talisker Club offers the best in four-season mountain living in Park City, Utah, featuring an exclusive one-of-a-kind private club membership with distinctive amenities and outdoor adventures. All highlighted by an incomparable collection of venues – landmark ski-in/ski-out at the Tower Club at Empire Pass at Deer Valley Ski Resort® and signature golf and family amenities at Tuhaye. Talisker Club is being developed and managed through Storied Deer Valley, LLC – a Storied Development, LLC company.  About Storied Deer Valley, LLC Storied Deer Valley, LLC is a company lead by Storied Development, LLC, a partnership of seasoned real estate executives, Mark Enderle and Mark Yarborough. The partners have a 30-year track record of success in the development, marketing, sales and operation of private club communities throughout the continental U.S., Hawaii, Caribbean, and Mexico. ...  more»

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