November 2013

Found 8 blog entries for November 2013.

The Deer Valley Resort is one of the world's most popular skiing areas. This pleasant community in the heart of Utah ski country plays host each year to thousands of people who come here from all over the world to enjoy fresh clean air, skiing on challenging slopes and dozens of fun winter related activities. The resort in Park City, Utah is also the location each year of the Deer Valley Celebrity SkiFest. [caption id="attachment_847" align="aligncenter" width="269"]Skiing in Park City UT by Dennis Mesie[/caption]

The Aim of the Event

Each December, skiers gather together to raise money for the Waterkeeper Alliance and the United States Skiing and Snowboarding Team. Celebrities and skiers alike aim to raise awareness of the vitally important issue of water conservation

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What You Can Buy In Park City For Under $200,00

Buying real estate in a resort town can be expensive and costly if you are not familiar with the local market trends. If we told you that the average price for a single family home in Park City was $907,000, and for condominiums was $491,000, you'd probably conclude that it is too expensive to buy a place here. It's not too late but...2013 stats show the real estate market in Park City has turned. So far this year, we have seen the average sales price for all classes increase approximately 10 percent. But, it's not too late and prices are still down from the peak in 2007.  According to the National Association of Realtors, nationally second home sales rose 11 percent from the peak in 2007. According to

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Thanksgiving is the time to eat turkey and dressing with family and friends, and happy memories are made around the traditional feast. Preparing a turkey dinner for this special occasion can be a pleasure even for new cooks. Here are some easy recipes to help simplify the preparation process: [caption id="attachment_877" align="aligncenter" width="440"]Park City Thanksgiving Restaurants By Vxla[/caption]

Golden Roasted Turkey


  • 1 whole turkey (12-14 pounds)
  • 2 yellow onions (medium sized)
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Optional Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch Parsley or 1 bunch celery leaves
  • 3 Navel oranges
  • Kitchen utility string


  • Preheat oven to 425
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Great news for interested home sellers throughout the country: The price for single-family homes has increased in 88 percent of the country’s cities!

That’s according to third quarter data recently discussed in a Bloomberg article.

Experts are saying that the increase is directly attributed to buyers competing for limited inventories as well as a decrease in available foreclosed properties.

Listing Your Home on the Market

But the good news didn’t stop there for those home owners thinking about selling.

Here’s what else was revealed in the recent Bloomberg article:

  • The median transaction price showed year-over-year gains in 144 of 163 metropolitan areas measured, according to the National Association of Realtors
  • A third of those
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Do Black Friday Deals Exist in Real Estate? Yes, definitely, though it not as strongly associated as retail Black Friday, a real estate Black Friday does occur. Since buyers are usually busy with either Thanksgiving festivities or Black Friday deals in retail, and less than half of the usual amount of buyers are expected to show, lately real estate agents have turned the long weekend into a prime opportunity to attract attention before the seasonal real estate slump that starts in winter. It's a win-win situation. [caption id="attachment_1044" align="alignnone" width="1024"]Black Friday Real Estate Deals | Park City Real Estate Photo by wolfgangfoto[/caption]

Benefits for Buyers

These are the typical deal-sweeteners Black Friday purveyors can expect:

  • A discounted purchase price
  • Added items or
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With Thanksgiving knocking right around the corner, many families across Utah are going into overdrive. But for those who are living far away  or don't have the time to prepare the meal themselves can find plenty of restaurants around Park City offering delicious Thanksgiving meals this holiday. Here are a few you should consider making reservations at: [caption id="attachment_877" align="aligncenter" width="440"]Park City Thanksgiving Restaurants By Vxla[/caption]


Adolph's is without a doubt one of the best places for to spend Thanksgiving. Offering an irresistible glazed ham, teamed up with a delicious cherry jubilee, cream spinach, mashed potatoes and yams, at an attractive price of $32.50 for adults and $14.50 for children. It goes without saying that Adolphs is the

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There are many needy families that will be hoping for a little help this holiday season, so think about how you could join up. Quite a few charities in the area will be serving warm meals and helping folks out in the Park City, UT area. This is one of the best options that people may have on this holiday, so they will likely need your support. If you live nearby, check out some of the different ways you could help here. Whether you want to donate or volunteer your time, there will be people looking for your support soon. [caption id="attachment_873" align="aligncenter" width="446"]Park City Charities by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture[/caption]

Rescue Mission At Salt Lake

This is an important location for many people in the greater Salt Lake area. On Thanksgiving, they will

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US home foreclosures dropsHere’s another sign that the tide has turned on the national real estate market: US homes entering the foreclosure process fell to their lowest levels in 7 years during the 3rd quarter of 2013.

This is tremendous news for interested home sellers because foreclosures have been pulling down median sales prices all across the country for the last few years.

What’s more, the drop in foreclosures signals that fewer homeowners are falling behind on mortgage payments, which is yet another indication that the market is in fact improving.

And that’s good news for everyone!

More National Housing Market Trends

According to a recent Associated Press article, lenders started the foreclosure process on 174,366 homes between July and September, which is

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