Posts Categorized: Homeowner Info

Summit County Property Tax Notices and How to Appeal

Friends of mine bought a home in Pinebrook, relocating from Salt Lake so that their children could attend Park City schools. The very next month, they received an extraordinarily high tax bill (about double what they expected). After a call to the Summit County Assessor’s Office, they learned a clerical error had put their permanent address… Read more »

Zestimate Accuracy: Why did Zillow CEO’s home sell for 40% less than its Zestimate?

Home owners across the country love to question their Zestimate accuracy. When it comes time to sell, the estimated market value calculated by Zillow can be the jumping off point for an interesting discussion between real estate agents and sellers. Spencer Rascoff, CEO of the Seattle-based real estate media website, sold a home in the city’s… Read more »

March 2016 Park City Real Estate Market Update

Summit Sotheby’s International Realty has released information about real estate markets in the Greater Park City area for March 2016. These market reports focus on units sold, median sales price, days on market and the inventory of homes for sale. Greater Park City Area – Single Family Homes: Active inventory was down 11% from 2015… Read more »

Park City Kids Activities and Camps

Just as Park City has evolved into a year-round community, so, too, have the opportunities for kiddos to stay active and engaged once school lets out in early June. The plentiful options for both locals and visitors alike set our community apart. There’s truly something for every age, from purely entertaining, to downright educational. Here… Read more »

The Summit Sotheby’s International Realty Difference

To those who value the unique, Summit Sotheby’s International Realty is the local real estate provider that offers unrivaled access to qualified people and distinctive properties around the world. When you list your property with Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, you get a true international brand that can offer you the best exposure, whether online or… Read more »

Home Staging Tips: Are You on The Staging High Horse?

By Sandra Racz – President of the Signature Redesign, LLC We have all heard the phrase, “Get off your high horse,” which references behaving in a superior manner. As a home stager, I want to be on the staging high horse and create the perfect showing. I strive for a staging where the furnishings match… Read more »

Resort Condo Financing in Park City

By Amy Cairn – Senior Loan Consultant at Academy Mortgage Corporation Due to Park City’s resort nature, getting a loan for a condo can be tricky. There are basically three types of condos: Warrantable (can get a conventional loan), Non-Warrantable (does not qualify for conventional loan), and Condo-Hotel (just like it sounds, it is part of a… Read more »

Say ¡Hola! or Bonjour to Park City’s Dual Language Immersion Program

As Park City’s school kids get ready to head back to the classroom on August 20, many first graders will be starting their first day in Dual Language Immersion (DLI), where half of every day is spoken exclusively in either French or Spanish. Park City was the first district to have all of its elementary…

Appealing Property Taxes: To Appeal or Not to Appeal

Thinking about appealing property taxes? Consider this anecdote and some other factors as you make your decision. In July of 2008, friends of mine relocated from Salt Lake to Pinebrook so that their children could attend Park City schools. The very next month, they received an extraordinarily high tax bill (about double what they expected)…. Read more »

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The Summit Sotheby’s International Realty Difference To those who value the unique, Summit Sotheby’s International Realty is the local real estate provider that offers unrivaled access to qualified people and distinctive properties around the world. When you list your property with Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, you get a true international brand that can offer you… Read more »