As a real estate professional in Park City, Utah the most common question I hear after “How is the market?” is probably “What’s the best deal in town?”
There are so many factors that go into what a deal is that the question is nearly impossible to answer without asking at least 20 more questions. I generally respond by trying to find out how the prospective Buyer will use the home. With nearly 1500 Single Family Homes and Condominiums available in the Greater Park City area, there are many deals.
Often times as we look at a deal, we are looking back and making a comparison to what things were a few years ago. With this as the criteria, there are a ton of great real estate deals in Park City. Unfortunately, they may also have been a deal back then when someone bought the property. We just don’t have a crystal ball, and don’t know what the future will be in terms of value.
The recent influx of bank owned and distressed sales bring many questions about the “deals” in our market. When we make comparisons between the asking price of the bank owned properties and a nearby home or condominium, a very close look needs to be taken in terms of deferred maintenance and what it will take to make this property a true equivalent of the other nearby properties. The risk factor in what may have been covered up (water damage is very common) and what you won’t learn about a home due to banks’ “as is” and ‘non-occupant” addendums. Distressed sales throw another variable into the picture: Can the home truly be purchased for the advertised price, and if so, how long will it take?
Best Buys can take on many different forms in Park City and will be very different for every buyer. A best buy may be the $4 million ski-in/ski-out home that needs $1 million in renovations or it may be the new studio condominium at the base of The Canyons that is auctioned off with an asking price of under $150,000. Sometimes the Best Buy is the home that hasn’t been for sale that you’ve been watching for years that can finally be yours. In the end, it should be the place that is best for you the Buyer, the perfect home or weekend get-away that you will use to its fullest making memories and enjoying the Park City lifestyle.
Financing can also play a part of a Park City real estate Best Buy, not only what you can get from a conventional source, but Seller financing options and lease options can make a property a deal.
Let us help you in your search for your Park City Best Buy. Contact a real estate professional with YouInParkCity.com .