December 2017

Found 7 blog entries for December 2017.

For the love of tea

According to Townshend's Tea, Charles Townshend (their name sake) is the reason tea is often an underdog to coffee, he penned the Tea Act which led to a widespread boycott on tea and ultimately the infamous Boston Tea Party, causing people to fill their mugs with a certain dark acidic brew and sowing the seeds of our current coffee culture. However, Polly Rhim co/owner of Townshend's Tea-Park City, is making a valiant effort to change all that. This week Polly and I sat down at the tea house over cups of delicious tea, and talked about how she brought Townshend's Tea to Utah.

How did you get in the tea business?
Well I grew up in Oregon, Townshend's has several locations up there. They have the best Chai I have ever had. And

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Heather and I recently had the honor to participate in a Real Estate Roundtable discussion for an article in the Western Home Journal. Among the several topics, we had a conversation about Vail and the business they are bringing to Park City, along with how Park City is becoming a year-round resort destination. Heather also shares the story of when we put a $10 million dollar deal together all while Heather was giving birth to our daughter about commitment! Below is a link to the article, take a look and enjoy!!



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Owners of the Treasure Hill Project and Park City Municipal Corporation announced a possible alternative to the proposed development at Creole Gulch and Mid Station. The purposed alternative will be contingent upon a voter-approved $24 million bond that would reduce development density by half.

If approved the agreement would provide the City’s acquisition of 50 percent of the project’s density, consisting of the entirety of the Sweeney family’s ownership in the property, by a voter-approved bond in November 2018, and a dramatic project redesign. The goal of the City Council is to immediately initiate a public process to consider approval of the settlement agreement no later than January 2018.

The proposed alternative would consist of the

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Its more than a "paint night", its a chance to take a creative risk, laugh, meet new people and get some much needed art therapy. All of that and much more can be obtained at The Paint Mixer. This week I happily sat down with Jill Johnson, the owner and Chief Creative Officer of The Paint Mixer, and we talked about why The Paint Mixer is one of the best ways to Enjoy Park City.

What inspired you to buy The Paint Mixer?
My husband Matt and I were looking to get out of corporate and start a business of our own. I come from a long line of entrepreneurs, its in my blood. We were working with a broker looking at different ventures when I was contacted by Paint Mixer. They had read my profile (Jill has a background in art therapy) and

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The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced this week the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2018, will be increased from $424,100 to $453,100. In most of the U.S. this will be the maximum conforming loan limit for one-unit properties. 

The Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) requires that the baseline conforming loan limit be adjusted each year to reflect the change in the average U.S. home prices. And earlier this week, FHFA published its third quarter 2017 House Price Index (HPI) report, which includes estimates for the increase in the average U.S. home value over the last four quarters.  And according to FHFA's seasonally adjusted, expanded-data HPI, house prices increased 6.8

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The holidays are in full swing here in Park city, and of course there is no shortage of fun things to do. Everything from singing, dancing, art, and of course Santa coming to town via the Town Lift. Below is a list of fun activities going on in the month of December. Take a look and then get out there and Enjoy Park City!

The Egyptian Theater - As always the Egyptian Theater has an amazing line-up for December. For more info and tickets visit their website here.

  • Elf The Musical JR. -  Dec 7th - 9th 2017
  • Park City Holiday Spectacular and Sing-A-Long! Dec 14th - 17th 2017
  • It's A Beautiful Day - Farewell Tour Dec 20th - 21st 2017
  • Kurt Bestor Dec 22nd - 25th 2017
  • Gabriel Sanchez presents THE PRINCE EXPERIENCE Dec 26th - 28th 2017
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With the holiday season in full swing, we thought we would share a few of our favorite holiday decorating ideas to help get everyone in a festive mood.

Craft Playful Button Yarn Trees
Here's a fun holiday decoration that the kids will love helping with. Just glue yarn to inexpensive foam topiary forms then add buttons in assorted colors and sizes. All materials could be easily purchased at Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

Sprigs of Evergreens
A vase filled with evergreen clippings (available at Park City Nursery) is a handy stand-in for a Christmas tree in small spaces. Make it festive by wiring ornaments onto the branches and piling presents beneath. Like any cut centerpiece, change the water ever few days to keep the greenery looking its best. And

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