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RECAPPING A RECORD SEASON

2017 was one for the books. Consistent powder storms flurried down all season, leading to deep bases at the resorts and several days of over-the-head snow for skiers and boarders. All 14 Utah resorts made the most of the winter, and skier visits are up across the state. Park City in particular celebrated the precipitation with locals and visitors alike coming off the slopes with grins and high-fives. Both Park City Mountain and Deer Valley report the highest number of ticket sales...ever. As the town continues to strategize around responsible growth, we're glad folks from around the world came here to taste our found-nowhere-else lifestyle. 

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BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES UTAH PROPERTIES NAMED 12TH HIGHEST PREFORMING BROKERAGE, PARK CITY OFFICE NAMED #3 HIGHEST SALES OFFICE, AMONG OTHER TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – MARCH 20TH 2017 – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties received numerous brokerage, office, team, and individual awards at the annual Sales Convention in Phoenix, Arizona on March 14th, 2017. Utah Properties was celebrated as the 12th highest performing brokerage while the Park City Office the 3rd highest sales office was in the network. Notable team and individual awards included Chin MacQuoid Fleming Harris as the 8th highest producing team, Carol Agle the #8 Agent, and Jan Wilking the #1 Commercial Agent in the network. Additionally, both the

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An Overview:

Below is a current overview of the market and the trends we expect to see in real estate this year. Reach out for more in-depth information on your neighborhood. 

WE ARE IN THE BEST STATE FOR BUSINESS

The perennial winner of Forbes' annual Best State for Business award, Utah remains competitively positioned to support continued real estate growth. With an abundance of technology, health care, and creative businesses planting roots in Utah, our state unemployment rate is among the lowest in the country at just 4%. Due to the state's unprecedented economic evolution, real estate sales are likely to remain robust in northern Utah.

JOB GROWTH MEANS HOUSING GROWTH

Utah’s job growth rate is 3 to 4 times higher than the

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Once a lawless frontier town, Ogden maintains a fiercely independent spirit, but now with a more focused mountain-to-metro personality. Ogden is rugged and rustic with an urban chill. Named one of the Best Places for Business and Careers and Fastest Growing City in America by Forbes magazine, Ogden offers the amenities of a city with the backyard access to one-of-a-kind outdoor recreation. Corporate headquarters of national brands including Browning Firearms, Swift Trucking, and ATK, and bordered by Ben Lomond Peak, Mount Ogden and Strawberry Peak, Ogden is a thriving economic center with a revitalized downtown and grand natural skyscrapers. 

With 38 recreational parks in the local area, Ogden has a playground for everyone. Whether it is rock

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March is one of Park City's busiest months, with Park City Mountain's annual Spring Gruv, which culminates in the pond-skimming contest (April 4th) and leads with a variety of free outdoor concerts. From the Egyptian Theatre to the Eccles Center, our mighty mountain town offers world class music, film, and speakers. Don't miss out on this month's line up. 

All Month Park City Film Series

All Month Park City Mountain Spring Concert Series

3/2-3/4 Pure Prairie League at the Egyptian Theatre

3/3-3/4 Red White and Snow Event for the National Ability Center

3/4 Lidia Yuknavitch at the Eccles Center 

3/9 Elephant Revival at Park City Live

3/9-3/12 Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone at the Egyptian Theatre

3/11 Ashlee K Thomas Band

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Buying a home can feel overwhelming. We get it—it’s your first time going through the experience. Here are our basic tips:

Get guidance. Buying your first house can be an intimidating process. It’s one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make and involves several factors that are out of your control: market conditions, mortgage rates, inventory levels, and more. Having a professional who commands an in depth understanding of these factors and who works as your advocate facilitates the experience.

Be clear and realistic in your search for a new home. In most areas, price range, home type, and location differ widely. It’s important to have a clearly established budget based on your ability to qualify for a loan and make monthly payments. Once you

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The 2017 Sundance Film Festival starts the 19th, and we’ve got our cameras ready to snap shots of all those famous folk who are mingling outside the places we usually buy coffee. While Sundance brings film, art, and culture, it can also be a bit of a nuisance…especially if you have a car to park. Here are some tips to enjoying the fest and avoiding the hassle.

If you can, ditch the car.

It’s impossible to drive, park, buy gas, etc… during Sundance. For fun, we recommend renting a fat tire bike at White Pine Touring. It facilitates travel, allows you to people watch, makes you feel really good about reducing your carbon footprint, and it’s fun!  Or, utilize Park City’s extensive bus system. While it is possible to walk between many of the

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Home of the recently dubbed “Silicon Slopes” (IT, software development, hardware manufacturing, and research firms along the Wasatch Front), Salt Lake City is a pretty big deal. The Downtown area offers a plethora of entertainment, culture and diversion for every lifestyle and interest. Explore Salt Lake City and find out why YOU love it.

Getting Around

On Foot

The downtown area of Salt Lake City is very pedestrian friendly and the grid layout of the streets makes it easy to navigate.

Public Transportation

Within the downtown area, UTA allows passengers to ride both the bus and the train at no cost: The “free fare zone” is the area within the State Capitol to the north, 200 East, 500 South and Salt Lake Central Station to the west.

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Are you taking your home maintenance seriously enough? With winter coming, it is especially important that you prepare your home for the upcoming winter. While we’re the first to say homeowner maintenance guides can be overwhelming (no, I am not going to seal my driveway 3x a year-whoever does that deserves an award from Home Depot), there are a few basic precautions every owner should take before cozying up to a fire and busting out the long Russian novels.

  1.        Clean the gutters. After raking the leaves on your lawn (and allowing the kidlets a few leaf-pile cannonballs), be sure to clear them from your gutters and roofing drainage systems. Clean gutters prevent roof leaks and ice damage in December. Dealing with leaks is always a pain,
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NOVEMBER EVENTS

All month: The Glass Menagerie at Pioneer Theater

All month: Riding In Style at Union Station-Ogden

11/2-12: The Importance Of Being Earnest at Pardoe Theatre-BYU

11/3: Rush - Time Stand Still at Various locations

11/3: Artrageous - The Immersive Fusion Of Art, Music And Dance at Covey Center/Arts-Provo

11/3-12: Performing Dance Company at Marriott Center for Dance-U of U

11/4: Goo Goo Dolls at Eccles Theater

11/4: Willie Wonka at Scera Center for the Arts-Orem

11/4-13: Ballet West - Madame Butterfly at Capital Theatre 

11/5: Elephant & Piggie’s We Are In A Play! at Kingsbury Hall

11/10-13: Disney On Ice - Passport To Adventure! at Vivint Smart Home Arena

11/11: Jay

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