Park City Real Estate - Market Statistics - 2nd Quarter 2015

By Steve Blankenship
Aug 11, 2015

Summer is in full swing. We are enjoying the wonderful weather hiking, biking, boating or one of the many outdoor concerts and events. Vail is installing new lifts and building new lodges as part of their one year, $50 million investment combining Park City and Canyons Resort into the largest ski resort in the US. Furthermore, Deer Valley has closed on their purchase of Solitude, and ONE Wasatch effort to unite all six resorts continues to move forward. All in all, its a very exciting time.

Along with that we are happy to announce that the number of closed sales and total dollar volume for this first half of 2015 are the highest since 2007. While prices are certainly not back to the market highs of 2007 our market is steady. The total number of closed sales, year-to-date, for the entire market area was nine percent higher than the first two quarters of 2014 and was the highest first half of any year since 2007. Along with that, the total dollar volume was up 11 percent and the median sales price continued to trend upward on a gentle curve in most areas. In fact today's median sales price is the same as June 2006 and July 2010.

INVENTORY: Following the national trend, inventory levels throughout Park City are still very low, with only 1,170 total listings available as of June 30, down 8.5 percent from 1,270 in 2014. At this current absorption rate we have a 6.6 month supply.

PENDED SALES: For the first 6 months of the year, pended sales reached their highest level since 2006 with just over 900 contracts written.

SINGLE FAMILY HOME SALES: The median sales price for a single family home within the city limits has remained close to $1.34 million over the past twelve months, while the average price has actually come down 11 percent. Overall sales in the Prospector neighborhood increased significantly with an increase of 89 percent in transactions, almost double the number of sales compared to the previous four quarters. Sales price climbed eight percent, reaching $700,000.

CONDOMINIUM TRENDSCondominium sales are up nine percent over the previous 12 months and we have seen a 14 percent overall increase in median sales price in the entire market area. Again, sales in Prospector had the highest jump in number of sales, also with a median sales price increase reaching $132,000. Lower Deer Valley is showing signs of recovery with more than double the number of sales along with a 15 percent median sales price increase to $735,000. The Canyons area, with its wide-ranging property types, was up 41 percent in the number of sales over the previous four quarters with a median sales price of $389,000. Jeremy Ranch showed an increase of activity with 58 percent more sales than the previous four quarters and a price increase to $535,000.

VACANT LAND SALES:  The number of Vacant Land sales for the entire market area was slightly higher than the previous four quarters and lot prices increased 10 percent in median sales price. The Jordanelle area continued to grow with lot sales up 21 percent.

GOLF COMMUNITIES: With 75 closed transactions since January, Promontory had the highest number of sales with a median sales price of about $1.56 million. Red Ledges is also going strong with 43 closed sales.

If you own property, this might be a very good time to get a market analysis to consider your options. Our market is showing a good solid, steady growth. Inventory remains very tight. For those looking to buy, multiple offers are still quite common in high demand neighborhoods so it is important to be well qualified and responsive.

Park City Real Estate Market Update - First Quarter 2015

By Steve Blankenship
May 20, 2015

Looking back at the first four months of real estate transactions  in the greater Park City real estate we continue to see an increase in pricing while inventory levels remain at historic lows. As a result of strong sales and happy guests there were only 1,017 total properties available – 360 single family homes, 411 condominiums and 327 lots. (April 1, 2015).

This march we saw the highest number of pended sales since 2006 with condominium sales being up 18%. Closed sales also saw double digit growth and were 11.5% higher than 2014 with an average 17% increase in sales price compared to last year.

SINGLE FAMILY TRENDS: Within the Park City limits, the number of single family transactions decreased 8% with volume was down 17%. However, the median price rose from $1,300,000 to $1,600,000 for a 23% increase. Overall sales in the Snyderville Basin increased significantly, with a 21% increase in transactions, 74% increase in volume and 31% increase in median prices, which rose to $963,000 from 2014’s median of $735,000.

CONDOMINIUM TRENDS: Condominium sales were down slightly in Park City proper, with a 3% decrease in transitions. Overall volume increased 9% while the media decreased from $712,250 to $680,000. Interestingly enough, the average condominium price increased 13% to $1,205,305. In the Snyderville Basin, the most dramatic increases occurred at the Canyons where the number of transactions doubled from 11 to 22. While volume increased 145%, the median price fell 9% from $399,000 to $362,500. Notable increases in condominium sales volume were noted in Pinebrook, with 11 sales versus 7 during the same period last year.

LAND SALES TRENDS: Land sales are extremely limited within Park City proper as we are near build-out. There were just 7 land sales, up from 3 the prior year with the median price dropping 38% to $589,000. Decreases were also noted in the Snyderville Basin, with a 12% decrease in transactions and a 29% decrease in median price to $273,000.

NEW CONSTRUCTION: For the second year in a row, construction is booming in Summit County. First-quarter data from the county's building department shows 181 building permits issued from January through March, which represents a 47-percent jump from the same period last year. It is a 99-percent increase compared to 2013.

We look forward to our transition to a "Two Resort" town: Vail Resorts is already underway with construction on the gondola connection between Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons as well as the yet-to-be renamed Snow Hut Restaurant.NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO LIST YOUR PROPERTY With the spring selling season well underway, low inventory continues to be our biggest story. Depending on when you purchased your property, this is likely an ideal time to sell. Please reach out for a detailed analysis of current market trends in your particular neighborhood.

Interested in investing or selling Park City Real Estate? Contact Broker Steve Blankenship at 435-640-6966.

Deer Valley president reveales ideas for Expansion!

By Steve Blankenship
Dec 17, 2014

Following the release of Vail Resorts' future plans, Bob Wheaton, the president and general manager of Deer Valley® Resort, informed the Park City Council that extensive internal planning is underway involving expansions stretching from the Jordanelle Reservoir to Old Town. Ideas include a gondola linking Deer Valley with Old Town, an expansion on the Jordanelle Reservoir side and the intention of a possible development of the parking lots outside Snow Park Lodge.

According to Wheaton, Deer Valley® Resorts is looking at two alternatives for a gondola.

Option 1) Two gondolas: one of the gondolas would run from the Old Town transit center to a spot at the top of the Lucky Bill ski run - uphill from Snow Park Lodge. The second gondola would replace the Silver Lake Express lift. Such a gondola connection could perhaps connect people between Silver Lake and Old Town between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m..

Option 2) Only one gondola running a route between the Old Town transit center and an undecided point somewhere in Silver Lake Village. No further details were discussed about this option.

Wheaton also spoke about ideas for a major development on the Jordanelle Reservoir side of Deer Valley® Resort. The project could involve an expansion of Deer Valley's skiing terrain totaling between 800 and 1,000 acres with at least seven and, perhaps, eight new lifts. Wheaton told the elected officials work could start as early as next summer.

Deer Valley gondola plan

Park City Real Estate Market Statistics - First Quarter

By Steve Blankenship
May 08, 2014

Real Estate activity in the greater Park City area has not yet returned to pre-recession levels but we are definitely on the re-bound and are moving in the right direction with the number of closed sales in the first quarter of 2014 being the highest since 2007.

While it may seem counter intuitive, in Park City our first quarter statistics are typically lower than might be expected. Second home buyers in town during ski season typically use the season to shop available inventory, making purchase decisions after April when the resorts close and inventory is more available for showings after the nightly guests are out of the equation.

In the past months new product has been in high demand and most of it is currently located in the Jordanelle area where you can get a nice new product in the $400,000 range. In the first quarter of 2014, single-family home sales in the Jordanelle area increased by 75 percent from the first quarter in 2013 while condominium sales increased by 37 percent. Only a few vacant lots are still available in the Jordanelle area. Furthermore, we have seen a lot of interest in areas such as Park Meadows and Snyderville Basin. Snyderville Basin includes Silver Creek, Jeremy Ranch, Pinebrook and Kimball Junction. The Snyderville Basin area has had the highest number of vacant land sales with 42 to date, and condominium sales in the area increased by 20 percent from last year.

While Old Town is seeing a decrease in sales, the numbers are still higher than in any other Park City neighborhood. Between December 1 and April 7 of this year 12 homes and 62 condos sold as well as three lots. The median price for a single family home in the Old Town area has reached $1.1 million, which may account for the decrease in sales. However, the median price for a single family home in the Park Meadows area decreased by three percent to $1,255,000, which could have contributed to the 16 percent increase in sales. Park Meadows has also seen 12 home sales, nine condo sales and one lot sale.

In the Deer Valley real estate area Empire Pass and Upper Deer Valley saw the most activity this ski season. Empire Pass had 1 home sale, 15 condos sales and currently has eight more condos pending. Upper Deer Valley on the other hand has had 12 condo sales, four home sales in the price range of 2.95-12.5 and 2 more pending.

Promontory is still selling strong with 11 home sales, 21 lot sales and 16 pending listings.

Median prices for single-family homes in primarily residential areas like Jeremy Ranch, Pinebrook and Trailside increased to $725,000, $688,000 and $529,250, respectively.

Inventory is still at a historic low. We are seeing an increasing demand in Park City area real estate but not enough new product.

Low inventory continues to have significant impact on our marketplace. Inventory is down 10% YOY, but on a positive note inventory levels rose towards the end of the quarter to 9.7 months, up from 7.9%. We anticipate additional increases as the spring primary housing market is heating up. The average absorption rate is between 5-6 months.

Contact Steve Blankenship for more detailed information on your neighborhood.

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Park City Real Estate - Third Quarter Report 2013

By Steve Blankenship
Nov 04, 2013

Quick overview of the current Park City Real Estate market.

Park City Real Estate Market Statistics

Numbers are by the Park City Board of Realtors (11/1/2013).

Park City Real Estate Market: Second Quarter Report 2011

By Steve Blankenship
Jul 25, 2011

The second quarter market report shows that Park City Real Estate has seen the highest numbers of sales since the fourth quarter of 2007.

  • Total sales are up 24% while median prices are down 15%
  • Single family home Sales are up 24%
  • Condo sales are up 8%
  • Lot sales are up significantly at 55%
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Single-Family Home Sales

This segment is going very strong accounting for 44% of all sales and 55% of the total dollar volume. We have even seen a small 1% increase in median price increase. Homes are selling at about 5% off their final list price, very close to the historical norm. This reflects more realistic market list pricing.

Condos

Condo prices in general are below where they were a year ago. Condo prices in the Canyons area are down 32% from a year ago to an average of $485,000, while prices in the Kimball Junction area are down about 23% to an average of about $175,000. However, average condo prices are up in several areas including Empire Pass (now $2,590,000), the Prospector area ($167,000) and even Park Meadows ($741,000).

Vacant Land

Vacant land sales have been the most affected in the economic crisis. However, it is now the segment coming back the strongest in terms of number of sales. Median Prices are down 29%. The strongest activity in lot sales has been in the Promontory area due to buyer’s perception that they are receiving a great value for their money. Our analysis reflects that the market in Promontory may prove to have hit bottom, with average prices on the rise. Promontory lot sales accounted for 42% of all lots sales this period.

Foreclosures

Sales of distressed properties remain a major part of our market, but have dropped to 27% of all sales, down from 35% of all sales at the end of the first quarter. These properties continue to represent only 7% of all properties on the market.

Contact me at 435-640-6966 to fully understand the sales figures to date and the variation in price between the different areas.

Examples:

  • Old Town home prices are down 16.5% to about $1,019,000
  • Park Meadows home prices are up 8.9% to about $1,065,000.
  • Silver Springs home prices are up 9.7% to about $668,500
  • Pinebrook home prices are slightly down to an average of about $662,000
  • Jeremy Ranch average prices are slightly up at $730,000

Winterizing your Park City Home

By Steve Blankenship
Dec 05, 2010

If you haven’t winterized your Park City or Deer Valley home yet, it’s about time. The worst thing in the world is having to fix things when its 20 degrees outside. Winterizing your Winterize Park City Real EstatePark City property will not only save the environment with energy savings but it will save YOU money. Once it's all done you can relax in a warm cozy home for the season.

Winterizing is also important for home that are vacant and currently on the market. A home that is winterized is a positive thing for a Realtor to point out in a showing. It shows the owners are taking care of their home and it saves potential problems for buyers. I worked with a seller before that chose not winterize. His home was vacant and for sale. The pipes froze in his million dollar home and as a result he had significant water damage in the basement and his home lost great value.

Here are helpful links to easy checklists and advice on how to winterize your Park City & Deer Valley Home.

Winterizing a Vacation Home

Winterizing an Occupied Home

Selling Park City Real Estate in the Holiday Season?

By Steve Blankenship
Dec 03, 2010

Many families looking to buy real estate in Park City & Deer Valley want to be in a new first or second home by the holidays. While it’s gray and cold outside this month, add some holiday cheer to your home. Holiday decor can lighten moods and warm up interiors.

Here are some tips for Holiday Staging:

1.   Keep things color-coordinated.

2.   Don’t overdo it. Keep it simple and elegant.

3.   Do not over clutter. Put one item away for every item you put out.

4.   Small spaces should only have a small tree. You do not want to take the focus away from the permanent focus points.

5.   Holiday scents in combination with instrumental Christmas music have shown to boost people’s buying attitudes.

6.   Give Holiday impression from the curb. Buyers are very likely to drive by your house before they call for a showing. Therefore the curb appeal is very important. Have single color or white lights and maybe a wreath on the front door. Do not overdo it.

7.   Have your Realtor add a holiday decoration picture to the MLS. It’s great marketing for buyers during the months of November and December.

8.   Do not decorate before Thanksgiving and remove decoration right after the holidays. Spring Buyers do not want to see Santa Claus around the house.

Always remember: Keep it simple, inviting and do not overdo. Potential buyers want to see a neutral property. They want to be able to imagine their future home and own style of living.

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