Park City and Deer Valley Real Estate Blog | Derrik Carlson

Homebuyers navigating the real estate market often focus on the factors that suit their needs today — and for the duration that they live at the property. Many overlook the home’s future resale value. Yet, according to NAR (National Association Of Realtors), you should approach choosing a home as more of a business decision. The location of the property, size, layout, and condition all influence whether the home is a good investment, or whether you will have resale problems later on. Here are a few things you might want to consider that will affect a home’s resale value down the road.


Location influences the value of real estate more than anything else. Homes in a desirable location will attract a larger pool of buyers, and

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You walk into a new construction community and you are immediately overwhelmed with excitement and possibility. You explore the community and everything checks out. The house is exactly what you’ve wanted, the curb appeal is charming, and the smiling salesperson is so friendly. Everything just seems right.


As a Realtor, I show a lot of homes to potential buyers. Even when the buyer absolutely loves the home, there is always something that they would change. They may not like the color of the carpet, backsplash, or walls.

When you build a new home, you can build it the way that you want it. This is probably the most attractive reason to buy a new home.


When I show homes to people, sometimes

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New Home Construction in the Park City Area

New construction remains strong in the Park City area. Whether you're thinking about building a starter home or a luxury home the market here has changed over the past several years. I've spoken with several builders of the past couple of months and they are all running into increased costs of labor (up 20% in the past year), goods such as lumber (up 28% in the past year), steel (up 25% in the past year), and more. Expect the cost to build in Park City to start at $200 per square foot for a very basic home while the high-end homes start at $400 per square foot, and ski-in-ski-out tends to run over $1,000 per square foot. An interesting tidbit I picked up from a builder is that a home that would have cost

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The Colony at White Pine Canyon Has Released The Final Phase of Lots!The Colony in Park City

Today, The Colony has issued their final phase of lots - Phase V! There were 13 lots released and 7 are already reserved leaving 6 available lots. The final phase has beautiful pine forests, five lakes, and a waterfall stream. 

If you would consider a property already built please Search all homes and land for sale in The Colony at White Pine Canyon. 

The Colony is a 4,600-acre ski-in-ski-out real estate development in Park City, Utah that is gated. It consists of 274 single family home sites that average over five acres. The development has been released in five phases (the final phase was released on 4/17/2018) and has approximately 90% open space. There is a possibility of

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Experience Matters When Buying or Selling Real Estate in Park City, Deer Valley, Midway, & Heber

In our local real estate market of Park City, Deer Valley Resort Area, Jordanelle, & the Heber Valley there were 1,930 homes and condos sold in the past 365 days. Our local board of Realtors has a membership of 1,180 salespeople or Realtors - that means there were 1.63 transactions for every agent. If you're thinking about buying or selling real estate please call me at 833-Ski-Home or 435-200-5478 so we can discuss how I sell listings for the highest dollar amount in the shortest amount of time and negotiate great deals for buyers. In a small market, you want to work with a great agent that has strong relationships with other agents to help negotiate

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38 East Mountain Drive, Heber, Utah

Update: 5/5/2018 - While other homes sit on the market we were able to position this property to have multiple offers and three offers over listing price. If you're looking for a realtor in Park City, Heber, or Midway please contact Derrik Carlson at 435.200.LIST (5478). We sold this property on May 4th, 2018.

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This home's open concept floor plan creates a spacious feel throughout the living room, dining room, and kitchen with a beautiful focal point of the fireplace. With cathedral ceilings and

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To view the PDF Version Click Here.   HEALTHY MARKET CONTINUES Healthy, Stable, and Growing at Sustainable Rates The number of single-family market transactions and the median sales price both grew by 7% respectively over the past year. The bulk of these sales occurred outside the Park City Limits as buyers searched for properties that fit their lifestyle and budget. The condominium market transactions and median sales price both grew by 10% over the past year. These sales were spread more evenly across the Summit and Wasatch markets.   Statistics from the seasonally adjusted purchase-only index (2016 Q3 - 2017 Q3) show that prices are up substantially in many markets, with many western states faring especially well. Here in Utah, we had a…
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Who Called from the phone number (435) 200-5478

Do you keep getting calls from (435) 200-5478? Well, if so, it’s me calling you. You signed up on my website regarding real estate in the Park City area. I have a plan set up to ensure I contact everyone who registers (I know that registration button is annoying and it forces you to give your email and phone number but it gives me the highest probability of contacting you and helping you to buy or sell real estate in the Park City area) to make sure they are on the Goldilocks schedule of follow-up. Not so much you’ll get annoyed but enough that it’s a quick email or a 20-second phone call to remind you that if you need anything I’m here for you when you’re ready. I never want a client to think I’m one of

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I have added a toll-free phone number so you can contact me easily from the main page of If you are interested in buying or selling real estate in Park City you can reach Derrik Carlson at 833-Ski-Home. It's as easy as dialing (833) 754-4663 on your phone or clicking the image above if you've already clicked read full post on the blog. As always, you can also reach me, Derrik Carlson, on my cell phone at 435-200-LIST | (435) 200-5478. 

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