August 2017 Newsletter - Park City Local's Edition
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  • Pinebrook 
  • Canyons Development
  • Community Contributions
  • What's new in PC
  • Arts Fest
  • Property Taxes 

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Tom Ward, Realtor
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Hello Friends, 

It's summer and people are on the move! The break in the school year is typically the best time for families to make a major move. New families are relocating to Park City from other parts of the country.  But summer months also offer a convenient time for locals to respond to the transitions that occur as a part of the normal lifecycle of a family. Many of our clients sell in one Park City neighborhood, and buy in another in response to changes in their housing needs. We like those situations because we don't have to say goodbye! 

Whatever Park City neighborhood you call home we look forward to seeing you around town. Get out and enjoy those summer days and nights! 

Tom and Layla
The McGinnis Family, Parkites for 25+ years, said it was time to downsize a bit and be closer to Salt Lake. They left Prospector this summer for Pinebrook. 

Neighborhood Spotlight - Pinebrook

Park City Extended: Pinebrook Neighborhood
Located in the pine trees just west of Kimball Junction, Pinebrook is one of the larger and more varied neighborhoods in Park City. Pinebrook residents enjoy world-class recreation at their doorsteps, plus the convenience and amenities of the city within easy reach. read more

Park City Puts the "Life" in Lifestyle 

Park City, Utah is part of the eastern region of the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains known as the Wasatch Back.  “Wasatch” is a Ute Indian word that means “mountain pass” or “low pass over high range.” Park City has evolved from a turn-of-the-century mining town into a year-round resort town, known for its world class accommodations, first class restaurants and historic charm.  The town has wisely chosen to preserve the look of the previous century. read more 

The 5 Biggest Yard and Patio Staging Mistakes

A great outdoor space is at the top of many home buyers’ checklists. So even if your listing doesn’t include a large lawn or an over-the-top patio, it’s important to show buyers that the home still offers the perks of an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Be sure to avoid these common outdoor staging mistakes. read more

Canyons Master Plan Tom Ward

Peter Barnes of the Summit County Planning commission updated the brokerage this week. TCFC Finance, which owns much of the land comprised of the Canyons Ski Resort is looking to amend the Canyons Master Plan with the County. There’s potentially about 7 million square feet of commercial, residential and resort space to be built. They are moving some density, and some new developments within the resort are being defined, including an employee housing project in the Canyons Lower Village south of the existing parking lot. The work force housing is designed to accommodate 1,100 people, mostly comprised of Canyons Village employees reducing the need for daily commuting. The plan should include a village green, a neighborhood park and a small grocery store and is located near the Canyons transit center giving residents access to regular bus service to Park City, Old Town and Kimball Junction. The idea is if people can live where they work and they don’t have to be commuting it will help offset the negative impacts of growth, particularly on traffic.

Local Author - Local Resource 

by Beverly Hurwitz

Long-time local and retired physician, Beverly Hurwitz, has published a gem of a book! Park City locals will certainly want to grab a copy for the home library and get busy dog-earring its pages. Even if you think you know Park City well, you’ll never really know it until you walk it! Amble your way through 30 wonderful walks sprinkled throughout Park City proper and its extended areas, most less than 4 miles in length, and all conveniently indexed and described with pictures, helpful maps and pertinent details.  Makes a wonderful gift too. We love it so much we've decided to give a copy to all our clients!  read more

New Incredible Edibles 

Snowcreek Shopping Center

Park City's newest eatery Twisted Fern, honors the roots of their ingredients and incorporates a twist of creativity in a New American cuisine atmosphere. Twisted Fern sources most of their ingredients from local farmers. There's something for everyone, and they serve both lunch and  dinner at resonable prices. Check out their menu or make a reservation by visiting their website at: Twisted Fern

850 West 100 South, Heber City

Taste the Holy Land right here in Heber City!  The Heber Cafe is now also home to the new Galilee Grill. You will find authentic Middle Eastern dishes and desserts at a very reasonable price. Pita loaves are made on site daily! Check out their Facebook Page!  Located near the famous Snake Creek Grill on the road from Heber to Midway,

Arts Fest - Aug 4, Free Locals' Night

Summit County residents admitted free starting at 5 p.m. Friday. A Utah Driver’s License/ID or utility bill indicating a county residence is required. Each adult with ID will receive a FREE LOCALS’ wristband and one for each of their children.

Want to do a little preliminary research? Select preferred categories of fine art, artists you find interesting, and their respective booth numbers here. Then locate them on the festival map here.

The Broker's Notebook

Is your property tax based on a fair and current valuation?
Your Notice of Property Evaluation and Tax should be arriving in the mail soon. With property values always in flux there is room for error. It's not unusual for the county's valuation of a home to be above market value. I can help!  In certain cases I can provide "sold comparables" to assist you in getting an adjustment. If a corrected notice is issued it may result in hundreds of dollars in savings. I'm happy to provide this service at no charge and no obligation. Just call me to discuss.
Speaking of family changes, we will find ourselves in the proverbial empty nest next month!!  Alice starts her 3rd year at The Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, and Eliza will be a freshman at Evergreen State in Olympia, WA. Many thanks to our friends, clients, colleagues and to broker Jess Reid and office manager Diana Crawley for your support of our business over these 20 years of raising our family!
After an unsatisfactory listing experience with another Realtor Tom came to us from two distinct groups of friends who recommended him. He is well respected in the community & has a wide professional network.

Tom sold our home of 20 years with tremendous skill and attention to detail. He was an excellent “closer” and worked through a difficult deal. Tom was always available, very personable and instilled confidence in ourselves as Sellers & in the out-of-state Buyer. 

-George & Melinda Milne, Pinebrook


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