Saturday, November 13, 2010

Nickel and Dime...not at you choices...DEFINITELY!

Just a quick note to let everyone in on a secret--we can deliver such great prices for a few reasons.  By great pricing I mean homes starting at $331,400 for 2350 square feet and as low as $122 price per square foot.  ALL JUST 5 quick minutes from Park City, UT!!

1. We don't make you buy options you may not necessarily want.  So we work off of a lower base price and allow you to upgrade in the areas that you want.  We still do a number of included features like granite countertops, tile flooring, 4.5" base and 6" case, etc.  But you are in charge of selections not us!

2. The larger the home, the less expensive price per square foot it is to build.

3. We are in a great land position...meaning we didn't overpay for the lots!

If you were wondering about our quality of construction, nothing has changed are a few highlights of what we still do!

1. 2x6 exterior construction
2. BIB (Blow In Blanket) Insulation --provides R-23 value on those exterior walls
3. 90% efficient furnace--btw, it's a Lennox
4. Low E Windows...and tons of them!
5. Insulated ductboard
6. Custom European Style Cabinetry...yep a guy comes out to measure and then goes back to the shop and makes standard boxes here.

And the list goes on...want to hear more...give me a shout out!
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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sanctuary For Sale-$389,900

Just finished ready for move-in!
4 Bd, 3.5 Ba
2718 Sq Ft
2.5 Car Garage
End of Cul-de-Sac Location!

Call,  Email or Text for More info and to schedule a showing!

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Under Construction and Available!

Check it out...our Sanctuary/Solitude building is under construction and now me for more details and pricing...let's just say it's a great time to buy a new home!
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Clubhouse progress!

Things are really happening around here!  Check out the slide show of our new clubhouse...Rumor is "Super Bowl Party" in the new theater room??

Thursday, August 19, 2010

$20,000 Free Options and Clubouse!

Things are happening around here...we sold another home and we are offering $20K in free options through Sept.  SO, if you have been thinking about it you should really get on it already!

We've been updating our facebook page, so if you haven't become a fan get over there and check it out!

In order to receive the free upgrades we have to have a contract signed by the end of next month so don't delay!

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Friday, June 11, 2010


Well, we are getting close! Here is an updated version of the new clubhouse we hope to get started ASAP! We are also really close to releasing our new phase 2--stay tuned for pricing and placement!

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Park City Dirt Jump Park--Review!

So, this is not your normal week review of leisure but it's something to be considered--how cool is this? A dirt park right in the middle of town?  Hidden on the hillside behind the fire station in Park Meadows.  I have jogged by this before not knowing that this was a public park--thinking to myself some crazy kids have gone wild!

I wonder how you can have a normal childhood in Park City?  It's not possible--There are way to many cool things to do!  This is a fav of mine as I grew up riding dirt bikes...I don't think you could get me on a BMX bike today but if you are braver than me check this out:

THE BEST's located approx 5.5 miles from the Retreat...if you ride your bike you can be there in approx. 25 minutes (maybe faster if you are not riding a cruiser hauling a toddler behind)!

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

What to do with your Summer in PC...

With the Summer months ahead of us, it's time to start thinking about how we are going to spend the days...Here is a commitment for you: a weekly review of a fun thing to do around town.  Of course I will tell you all about it, and then give you the mileage from our neighborhood to show you how convenient this place really is!  While it snowed last night I can't stop thinking about this week I'm reviewing Park City Golf Course.

Personally, I love this course.  I have played it many times and the greens are always in great shape and faster than your normal public course.  The setting is to die for and if you are lucky enough to be around in the fall there is no better place to enjoy the leaves changing than on the golf course.

My favorite hole is no. 6 which is a short downhill par 4.  Club selection off the tee is tricky and the approach shot to a fairly narrow green has to be thoughtful as there is a pond in front!  The staff is always friendly and there is easy access to food and drink (which is always a top priority for me)!  While the driving range and practice facility is the one downfall to the course you have to take it with a grain of salt as the real estate is scarce around this golf course that literally backs up to Park City Mountain Resort.

They take online reservations
(Click Here) is snipit from the website for your info:

"First built in 1963 as a nine-hole course, this William Neff, signature golf course was redesigned to its current 18-holes in 1976. In 2003, #18 was redesigned by William Neff Jr., and has proven to be one of the classic finishing holes in Utah. In addition to providing professionally designed and well kept greens, Park City Golf Club's elevation of 6700 feet can actually add distance to your shots while you play on a course that is typically 10 to 15 degrees cooler than most courses in the area-a definite bonus during the hot summer months."

Current rates are below:

Regular Season: Friday before Memorial Day through mid September.

Resident 18 Hole* Walking $32.00
Resident 18 Hole with Cart $46.00
Non-Resident 18 Hole Walking $43.00
Non-Resident 18 Hole with Cart $57.00
Resident 9 Hole Walking $16.00
Resident 9 Hole with Cart $23.00
Non-Resident 9 Hole Walking $21.50
Non-Resident 9 Hole with Cart $28.50

Last but not least from door to door Park City Golf Course is a mere 5.8 miles from the Retreat!  Woo hoo!!

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Friday, May 14, 2010

And the construction commences!

We are soooo excited that we have begun constructing new homes again. We have pre-sold 3 homes this year--yes, that is correct pre-sold in this market! What that means is, we MUST be a smokin' deal--with all the foreclosures and short sales around our buyers are finding that our homes are still a better deal! For many reasons...not to mention no headaches of buying a home that has been sitting forever unoccupied and warranty free!
Check out the photo, this is our super superintendent Cortney standing on a rock we discovered...rock is approx. 7'x 7'x ???
Keep tuned to the progress!

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Def. of Sustainability~watch this video!

Watch this video for a great 2 minute explanation of "Sustainability".

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Friday, April 30, 2010

Color Selection Options!

Things are happening around here, we have sold 2 new homes and hope to wrap up few more in the next month or so.  With so much out of state interest, we have created a basic website with our color selection options for those to review prior to their final selection meeting.  Check out the link:

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Move up to the Mountains...OPEN HOUSE

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FYI--Sad News...all good things have to come to an end...until next season~

Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley and The Canyons will all close their 2009/2010 winter season on Sunday, April 11th.
Alta: April 18 reopening April 23, 24, and 25.

Beaver Mountain: Closed

Brian Head: April 18th

Brighton: April 18 weather pending

Powder Mountain: April 11

Snowbasin: April 18 weather pending

Snowbird: Memorial Day Weekend

Solitude: April 18

Sundance: April 4

Wolf Creek Utah: Closed

Information provided by Park City Magazine!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Quick Start Program...

Next time you come out (if you don't live here already) you have to check this program out.  Fly today, ski today!  Pretty cool.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

A letter from our Construction Dept.

I just wanted to share an email from Justin who is in charge of our construction at Rainey Homes-very interesting--

Many of you know that we use insulated duct board standard in all of our plans.  There are very few other builders that use this system, in fact I think that Anglers HVAC is the only HVAC contractor that does this standard.  Marty figured out some time ago that is was easier for him to work with insulated duct board instead of buying all the equipment to deal with sheet metal.  I think if you look at your competition you will find that nobody else is doing this.  There are multiple reasons why insulated duct board is better but I am going to just talk about a few.
Air leakage-  I ran into Bryan Taylor with Questar/Thermwise a couple of weeks ago and I asked him if anyone is using insulated duct  anymore.  He told me that he hardly ever see's it.  A few years ago everyone was required to insulate their ducts in an unconditioned space.  Remember when we used to insulate in between the floor joists?  Those basements were considered unconditioned because there was no insulation on the walls (simply put).  Most builders learned that you could achieve better performance by pin and draping insulation on the foundation wall and that changed the basement space to a  conditioned space.  Most builders quit insulating their ducts because it was not required.  Insulated duct board is an easier product to seal than sheet metal.  If you have ever looked in one of our unfinished basements you will see that all of our seams are taped together.  Sheet metal systems use a mastic paint like product to seal up the ducts.  The challenge with that is sealing the top of the duct when it is installed.  Bryan told me that our systems test very high with very low leakage rate.  You can see how this test is performed at the Energy star web site.  A couple of years ago we did a test in front of the Media and Lt. Gov out in Daybreak on a Bellevue plan.  There were no traceable amounts of air leakage in the system.  Properly sealed ducts are important so that the air you are paying to heat or cool will end up in the destination you are paying to condition.  You do not want that air being lost in an unfinished basement. Most sheet metal ducts are extremely leaky.
Quieter Vents- I have attached an article about the advantages of insulated duct boards for a quieter home.  We have all been in a home where you can hear someone else's conversation through the duct system.  Insulated duct board greatly minimizes the sound traveling through traditional systems.  This could be a big deal to some potential buyers.  There is also less popping from expansion.
Maintains Temperature-  You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that a cold duct will cool warm air as it travels to the desired location.  The initial blast of air that comes through the ducting will be cooler in a basement without insulated ducts.  I think that this one is pretty self explanatory. 
Last but not least I wanted to make it clear that all builders most likely use some insulated ducts.  Code requires an R-8 duct in unconditioned spaces.  Attic furnaces will need to use insulated flex ducts.  Additionally some builders will use insulated flex ducts in locations that require flex.
Let me know if you have any questions.,2617,hpro_20151_3712268,00.html

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sharing this link---->

If you were interested in finding a unique way to donate to Haiti...check out the link to Craft Hope. It's amazing what people are doing! They have raised over $27,000 by selling 1400 items!

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Trails, Trails and More Trails...

I have been subscribing to the Mountain Trails newsletter for about a year now, and I am completely wow'd everytime I read it. There are so many trails in and about Park City and so many folks who care enough to keep them looking good. Click here to check it out and subscribe (and join today-I think I will).

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

With the new year here, it's time to celebrate!  We have only ONE remaining home left in our original offering.  With that said, I'm sure you want to check it out!  I am working updated photos right now and should have them uploaded soon, check back soon!
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