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Sean Matyja is an Associate Broker with Summit Sotheby's International Realty in Park City, Utah.

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Pending Listings By Week In Park City Utah

Facts and Observations on the Real Estate Market in Park City, Utah.

Hard to believe it's the last day of June, and we are almost at the 4th of July weekend. You would think a pandemic would cause the time to drag along; instead, the days have been rushing by. It's hard to keep track as to what day it is. The July 4th holiday is typically the unofficial start to the busy selling summer season. With activity so high already, we wanted to review statistical data for the year.

The Facts

For the entire Park City MLS, year-to-date for all product types, and all categories, comparing last year to this year.

Total Active Listings
4,782 last year compared to 4,269 this year - Down by 11%

New Listings
2,507 last year compared to 2,157 this year -

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Summit County Issues New Joint Public Health Order: Masks Required in Community Gatherings and Publicly Accessed Indoor Spaces

The Summit County Council has adopted Joint Public Health Order 2020-08, requiring “all individuals currently living within or visiting Summit County, Utah, to wear a face covering that completely covers the nose and mouth” under certain conditions. This exemption was approved by Governor Gary Herbert based on a request sent by Summit County Council Chair, Doug Clyde, Summit County Manager, Tom Fisher, and Summit County Health Director, Dr. Rich Bullough. This Order went into effect at 12:01 am on Saturday, June 27, 2020.

Joint Public Health Order 2020-08 requires mandatory face coverings in any indoor spaces that allow the

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silver star condos in park city utah

The Memorial Day weekend is now here, typically the kick-off to the Summer selling season for real estate. For 2020, the typical trends have been turned upside down due to the ongoing pandemic of Coronavirus, or COVID-19. In Park City, Utah, things got real when on March 15th, both Park City and Deer Valley ski resorts made the tough decision to shut down the season early. That was when most Parkites began to "shelter in place," and resort workers and tourists began to leave town.

These events affected all commerce, including the real estate market. We have been watching data closely and reporting on the market trends. While most real estate outlets report on a simple comparison of Q1 2020 to Q1 2019, we choose to present more detailed information.

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Old Town Park City in Summer

As expected, activity is down by significant levels. However, it is fascinating that in these six difficult weeks, we saw 164 new sales go pending, 217 closed sales, and no decline for median or average price. In just these last six weeks, buyers purchased nearly $240,000,000 of real estate in the greater Park City area.

Below is a summary review looking at real estate market trends for March 15th to April 28th – the first six weeks of living under the new Coronavirus "Stay Safe, Stay Home" directives. For the total of the Park City MLS, all areas, all property types, we see the following trends:

ACTIVE LISTINGS
2,801 last year to 2,403 this year = Down by 14%

NEW LISTINGS
525 last year to 322 this year = Down by 39%

NEW UNDER CONTRACTS
345

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Prospector neighborhood in Park City Utah

What effect will COVID-19 have on the Park City real estate market?

Things have dramatically changed over the last few weeks as locally, nationally, and globally we settle into our new (temporary) lifestyle with limited face-to-face social interaction. On March 13th, 2020, the President invoked, for only the second time in history, a National Emergency through the usage of the Stafford Act in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic virus. On March 14th, both Deer Valley and Park City Resorts announced their early closures, starting on the 15th, thereby eliminating four valuable weeks of the ski season. March 15th, the Summit County Health Department issued a Public Health Order prohibiting all dine-in food service, and followed up with a

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Prospector Aerial Image of Park City Utah

At the end of the fourth quarter of 2019, the overall year-over-year real estate statistics for Utah's Summit and Wasatch Counties continued to show strong appreciation with increases in both average and median sale price as well as dollar volume as reported by the Park City Board of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service. The Park City market in general continues to show great stability in single family homes. The number of homes sold increased 4% with the median sale price rising 12% year over year. During the same period in 2018, the median sale price gained 7% indicating a sustained period of steady, consistent growth.

The strongest single-family price gains appeared in the fast growing Jordanelle area to the southeast of the Park City metro area,

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St. Regis Deer Valley Snow Park Residences Living Room

NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN THE SNOW PARK VILLAGE AT DEER VALLEY® RESORT

The Elegant Snow Park Residences at the St. Regis Deer Valley is located in the heart of the #1 ranked Deer Valley Ski Resort®. Since 2009, The St. Regis Deer Valley has brought the world class, highly acclaimed luxury hotel brand and amenities to Park City, Utah. Now, a select offering of 9 brand new, luxury Residences will enjoy the convenient Snow Park location, select private on-site amenities, and all the extraordinary benefits and services of the St. Regis Deer Valley.

ST. REGIS BRAND

What sets St. Regis apart is its rich heritage. From its creation in 1904 by John Jacob Astor, St. Regis was founded upon the tenants of tradition, innovation and luxury. Uncompromising

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Argent Deer Valley Exterior Rendering

East West Resorts has recently begun to release information on their upcoming new project in Deer Valley. Located next to Empire Residences in the Village at Empire Pass, Argent will feature an amenity rich building, with beautiful views, and direct ski access to the Silver Strike chairlift. Comprised of 28 residences, Argent's two, three and four bedroom family size homes range from 1,488 to 3,771 square feet. They capture stunning panoramas from Mt Baldy to the glistening Uinta Range with the night-lights of Main Street twinkling below.

The affluent Buyer Market has made a monumental shift away from buildings without amenities & services, and toward buildings that provide a lifestyle that extends well beyond just the Residence. Families that are

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July 4th in Park City 2019

The 4th of July Parade on Park City's historic Main Street is one of the premier events of the year. We highly recommend getting to Main Street extra early to reserve a space for seating. Bring a blanket, pop-up chairs, etc. You can even bring a cooler for drinks and snacks.

We invite your family to be our guests at our Sotheby's Main Street office located at 625 Main Street to celebrate the 4th of July. Our doors will open at 10 AM, with the Parade starting at 11 AM. We'll have light breakfast, coffee and beverages served. If you would like to attend, please let me know so I can place your name on the list. As one of the best locations for the Parade, our office will only be able to welcome guests that have RSVP'd. So please let us know if you can

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historic home in park city's old town neighborhood

Wow, another report of statistical real estate data showing some impressive numbers. It has continued to be a very busy selling season in the greater Park City area, and we just don't see any signs of a significant slowdown anytime soon. At the end of the first Quarter of 2019, in comparing year over year, we again see a slight decline in unit sales but an increase in price.

The entire Park City MLS, if we include all residential, fractional and commercial properties, saw 2,864 properties sell, compared to 2,686 for the prior 12 months. That is only a difference of 6% and is still a staggering amount of sales activity for this small (but growing) resort community. Even more impressive is the sheer volume of just over $2.5 Billion in closed sales.

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