Monday, December 21, 2015

Home Theater Economics, Star Wars and Statistics

A few years ago we built a home theater, with a nice projector, pretty nice screen and some of the best speakers available.  Even doing most of the construction myself and with my children's help I'm wondering if it was worth the expense.  I love being able to watch a movie in some comfortable clothes and slippers. I don't need to worry about sitting by an annoying movie goer and the refreshments are a lot less expensive.  So why am I questioning whether the home theater was a good expense or not?  Because of the new movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


A few years ago we built a home theater, with a nice projector, pretty nice screen and some of the best speakers available.  Even doing most of the construction myself and with my children's help I'm wondering if it was worth the expense.  I love being able to watch a movie in some comfortable clothes and slippers. I don't need to worry about sitting by an annoying movie goer and the refreshments are a lot less expensive.  So why am I questioning whether the home theater was a good expense or not?  Because of the new movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

This weekend the new Star Wars movie, "The Force Awakens" opened in theaters around the world (excluding China where it opens early next month).  Some of the following information is more interesting than supportive for either argument, but with a new Star Wars movie, interesting information is just as important as objective support for or against a home theater, right?

I remember well in 1977 going to the first Star Wars (later called Episode IV), and later that year for my birthday I received an LP (Wiki definition if you don't know what an LP is) Star Wars sound track with an awesome poster of all the different star fighters battling around the death star.  It was awesome (and is now worth over $100 on ebay).

Since that time, I have eagerly awaited and always seen the new Star Wars movies as they have been released in a public theater. So do I wait for the latest version, "The Force Awakens" to come out on blue ray so I may watch it in the comfort of my own home or do I breakdown and go see the movie as soon as possible?

You may think this is trivial, so let me first remind you that I live in Utah and if you didn't know, the biggest Star Wars fans are in Utah as per Wonkblog and Google Trends.  Even more support for the psychological dilemma I'm in is how many times "The Force Awakens" was shown in Utah theaters compared to the rest of the country, which can be seen in the chart included in the article about the Weekend Record sales of $238 million - there are a lot of movie goers in Utah.

I haven't seen the movie yet and I have started debating the economics of building a home theater versus going to movies in a public theater. It is a little easier to contemplate my decisions versus the financial repercussions of the Rebel Alliance destroying two Death Stars as argued by Zachary Feinstein in his study, "It's a Trap: Emperor Palpatine's Poinson Pill".  A good counter argument from Tho Bishop says the building of the Death Star was more damaging to the inter-galactic economy than the destruction of the Death Star.

Either way, I'm stuck with a home theater and I'm at odds when clients ask me about the value of a home theater when we are pricing their home to sell or looking at a home to buy. It all depends if you are an avid Star Wars fan.

From everything I hear, The Force Awakens, is worth seeing twice (as is any Star Wars movie) so my plan is to go to the movie this week and also purchase it on blue ray when it is released.  In between I've found a great youtube channel, Undeleted Scenes about Star Wars movies created by Jackson Renouf, a resident of Utah that faithfully supports the statistics mentioned above.

Now how about the scientific study that we should eat popcorn at the movies?

Enjoy and May the Force be With You.
Brian Olsen, WWR

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Park City Single Family Homes in November 2015

A total of 50 single family homes listed for sale in Park City during the month of November. This compares to 3 new listings in November 2014.

November 2014 saw 48 homes sell compared to last month when 29 homes closed.

The two areas selling the most homes last month were Glenwild / Silver Creek with 5 closings, which included the most expensive property closing last month at $2,375,000.00; Promontory, Jeremy Ranch and Park Meadows each had 4 closings in November. 



Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Preparing and Beginning Your House Hunt: A Homebuyer's Checklist

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Buying a home is one of life’s most important decisions and exciting adventures. But there’s much more to finding the right property than simply picking out the perfect floor plan. Even experienced buyers can find the process complex and very time consuming. That’s why the time you spend preparing before you start your search can be the best investment you make in your new home.

It's important to understand the buying process, the decisions you will have to make, and undoubtedly the tradeoffs along your path to homeownership. So here are some things to keep in mind before and during your search:
  • Do the math on your purchasing power. Before you start cruising any neighborhoods for open houses, you need to know which driveways you can financially afford to pull into. Meet with a lender who will help you determine which type of financing (fixed rate, adjustable, first time home buyer, FHA, etc.) will work best for your situation and how big of a loan you can comfortably qualify for with each type of available financing. Getting pre-approved can put you in a much stronger negotiating position because it shows the seller that you are a committed buyer, financially capable of buying the property and more likely to close on it. Most people will first check with their banking institution to get pre-approved. Getting a second opinion may pay off for the few minutes it takes to make an extra call to a mortgage lender.
  • Find the right agent. Your real estate agent will be your partner in your search, so it’s important to have confidence in him or her by doing your research. Look for a strong, professional REALTOR® with experience and success who listens and communicates well and consistently. Ask friends and family for agent referrals, and don’t be afraid to interview more than one agent to compare competency before making your decision.
  • Start surfing. One of the most important tools for your house hunt can be found right in your own home or office – the Internet. Many homes are listed for sale on the Internet because real estate agents know that most people turn to the Web first when looking for a new home. With just a few clicks of a mouse, you can see pictures, take virtual tours and map out locations for homes that contain features you are looking for. A good place to start is at www.2ndhomeutah.com. Your agent can help you investigate whether the homes you find are still available, coordinate a time to see the home and research the market value of the home based on past comparable home sales.
  • Location, location, location. One can make a list of pros and cons for nearly every home in every neighborhood. That’s why it’s important to narrow your search before you start touring every house in town. Decide which neighborhoods work best for you, your family and your work commute. Check out school districts, shopping and dining, public transportation, recreational areas and any other facts that are important to you.
  • List your priorities and prepare to compromise. The dream home you have pictured in your mind might not exist in reality – or at least not in your neighborhood or price range. It may be necessary to sacrifice that extra large bathtub or redwood deck in order to get the home located near your child’s school that has the four bedrooms you require. Make a list of the features you would like versus ones you can’t live without. Then, bring your list with you as you tour homes to keep score.
  • Would you like French doors with that? Once you’ve found a home you like, consider the costs of upgrades, repairs or remodels and factor those into your short or long term budgets and be certain to investigate with the local planning entities whether or not those upgrades are even possible.
With a little planning up front you will be well on your way to enjoying your new home before you know it.



Information and Photo from Coldwellbanker 




Friday, November 27, 2015

Park City Residential Market Update

In October 78 residential properties listed that's 25 more properties then the 53 that listed in September. The median price of the active listings also increased from $1,397,500 in September to $1,610,000 in October. 

The number of residential properties dropped by 52 from September to October. The median price for the properties under contract went up from $1,049,500 in September to $1,050,000 in October. 

83 properties sold in October with the median price of $640,000. 

In October 2014 - 92 residential properties sold with the median price of $566,500. 




Follow this link for more detailed information on the Park City Real Estate Market September 2015 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Chances are your from Utah if...

Everyone has heard of Utah for some people its just a state on the map for others its home. Utah has vary diverse landscape and people with many different backgrounds, but chances are if your from Utah you have...

Driven/spun doughnuts in an empty parking lot or on the roadSeen the Christmas lights on Temple Square

Hiked to Timpanogos Cave

Eaten at Kneaders

Driven/spun doughnuts in an empty parking lot or on the road

Figured out where to get the best Fry Sauce


Lagoon  Farmington, UTGone to Lagoon for School

Gone Skiing and/or Snowboarding

Played the Piano

Know someone that is in their early 20's with 3 kids

Got Ice Cream at Maceys


Visited Temple Square at a time other than Christmas 

Temple Square Salt Lake City, UT Preformed in or watched a Dance Recital

Watched a Jazz game

Gone Boating

Spent a week or weekend camping

Seen the weather change 5+ times in a day

Worn shorts in the snow

Know someone that got married before they turned 20

Tried Aggie Ice Cream

Used Mount Timpanogos to know what direction is north

Taken Seminary During School

Love the U or the Y, not both

Know what the U and the Y are 


Is there anything you would add to the list? 

-Brian 





Wednesday, November 18, 2015

What Happened to Papa John's Condo?

Do you remember the condo John Schnatter, founder of Papa John's listed for sale? Have you wondered what happened to the most expensive condo to ever be listed for sale in Utah?


The Condo located on the top floor of St. Regis in Deer Valley, Utah listed for $17.99 million in January 2014. But what happened to it? According to the Park City Multiple Listing Service the condo didn't sell. The condo looks beautiful, and appears to have some breathtaking views; but apparently nobody was ready to pay the $17.99 million dollar price tag to become the new owner.
Photo: Zillow.com

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Utah #1

Utah hold the #1 spot on the Forbes Best States for Business list. Did this surprise you? Utah also ranks on a few other Forbes lists. #5 in Business Costs, #4 in Labor Supply, #9 in regulatory Environment, #6 in Economic Climate, #10 in Growth Prospects and #16 in Quality of Life.

According to Forbes.com Utah has a population of 2,923,000. The median household income is $58,268 and the Job Growth rate in 2015 is 3.8%.

Utah holds the #1 spot on...

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veteran's Day & Real Estate

I always feel so inadequate when I attempt to thank current military personnel or veterans for their service to our country.  It is very humbling to think about how much personal sacrifice members of our military services make.  Leaving family, friends and comfort to be stationed anywhere in the world to defend our desires for freedom in behalf of us and our families.

It is beyond expression for those and their families who have given the ultimate sacrifice of there lives for our freedom.   

Veteran's Day & Real Estate In the many attempts that the government makes to provide benefits for our veterans, we have at least accomplished much in the way of home ownership for veterans.


In the many attempts that the government makes to provide benefits for our veterans, we have at least accomplished much in the way of home ownership for veterans.

VA housing loans are not only for veterans, but may be available for surviving spouses (check with a VA specific lender).

As per the veterans administration 79% of veterans own their own home, compared to approximately 65% of Americans overall.

VA mortgage loans typically have the best interest rates, no monthly mortgage insurance payment, no income cap and no down payment required.

If you are planning to purchase property contact me, I'd love to help.  If you need a referral for a lender that is able to work with you on a VA loan let me know.

God Bless America
Brian Olsen, WWR 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Crazy Utah Laws



  1. Fishing with explosives or electricity is illegal.
  2. You must have a license to modify the weather.
  3. It is a misdemeanor to discriminate against buyers of milk, cream or butterfat.
  4. Causing a catastrophe is illegal
  5. While riding a bike you must have one hand on the handlebars at all times.
  6. No Whale Hunting
  7. Fishing from horse back is against the law.
  8. No biting 
  9. You must Bury your pet Promptly
  10. No fishing with corn or hominy
  11. No driving on the sidewalk
  12. No Fighting words or swearing in the city of Logan
  13. Don't throw snow in Provo unless you want to pay a $50 fine
  14. No setting of Nuclear Weapons
  15. No Dancing in St. George
  16. No interfering with the Flow of Water
I hope these laws brought a smile to your face. 
Are these fact or fiction? Check here to learn more, Deseret News

Brian



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Saturday, November 7, 2015

101 Things to do in Utah this Holiday Season

There are so many fun holiday traditions and activities that each family has. Here are some fun activities that you might want to add to your list this holiday season. (Updated for 2015)



There are so many fun holiday traditions and activities that each family has. Here are some fun activities that you might want to add to your list this holiday season.

1.Eat Like a Pilgrim 

November 20,21,23.2015 Eat Like a Pilgrim at Thanksgiving Point. 

2.Elf Scavenger Hunt at Gardner Village

From November 20 through December 24, make your way through the paths at Gardner Village enjoying the fun displays and participating in the Elf Scavenger Hunt.


3.Attend the Performance of "Savior of the World" 

"Savior of the World" is a musical production about the Birth and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Performances run from November 20,2015- January 2,2016. Tickets are required for this event. Evening performances are $8.00 and the Matinee is $5.00.

4.Spanish Fork Festival of Lights 

Starting Thanksgiving Night November 26,2015 through New Year's Jan 1,2016 see the Festival of Lights in Spanish Fork. The cost is $7 per car. According to the website its recommended you listen to 99.9 FM for Holiday Music while you drive through the light displays. 

5.See the Lights at Temple Square 

The lights will be on from the day after Thanksgiving November 27 until New Years Eve December 31.  
Take a ride on the North Pole Express at the Heber Valley Railroad - 101 Things to do in Utah this Holiday Season


6.Take a Ride on the North Pole Express 

From November 27- December 24 take a ride on the North Pole Express at the Heber Valley Railroad. 

7.Holiday Lights at Thanksgiving Point

November 27- December 28 take a ride through holiday lights. Your ride can be a car, carriage or wagon. What will you choose?


8.Salem Pond Holiday Lights

November 27,2015- January 4,2016 starting at 5:30 each night; the lights will be shut off each night at 11 PM.  There is no charge to see the lights on the pond.

9.The Forgotten Carols 

The Forgotten Carols Christmas Performance by Michael McLean will be in Orem, Utah November 30; Ogden, Utah December 4; and Salt Lake City December 11,12 and 14-19.

10.Take A Christmas Cruise 

December 1st through 23rd take a cruise down the Provo River be sure to use the  $1 off Coupon you can find on clasropes.com.  


Winter in Utah
Winter in Utah

11.Festival of Trees 

This year the festival of trees is celebrating 45 years. The event will run December 2-5,2015 The festival of trees is a great way to get in the holiday spirit and help Primary Children's Hospital  

12.A Swiss Christmas 

December 4 and 5 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm attend an "old fashioned" town party at Midways Historic Town Hall. 

13.See the Living Nativity

See a recreation of the Nativity Scene in Alpine December 3,4,5 & 7.

14.Christkindlmarkt

Utah's German Christmas market at This is the Place Heritage Park December 3-5 .

Christmas Lights - 101 Things to do in Utah this Holiday Season


15.Zoolights at Hoggle Zoo

December 3- December 31,2015 each night there are family activities that are included in your admission price.

16.Visit the Angel Statue 

In the book "The Christmas Box" an Angle Statue was introduced by Richard Paul Evans. Now this Monument is in Salt Lake. Each year on December 6 a candlelight healing ceremony is held around the monument.


Temple Square - 101 Things to do in Utah this Holiday Season


17.First Presidency Christmas Devotional  

The First Presidency Christmas Devotional will be Sunday December 6 this year. Tickets are sold out for this event but you can watch it online. 

18.Breakfast with Santa

Have a yummy breakfast, play time and holiday crafts with Santa at Discovery Gateway. December 12 and 19.

19.Candlelight Christmas 

Visit This is The Place Heritage Park to take a step back in time and enjoy an enchanting event. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Best States to Make a Living 2015

Have you ever wondered where the best place to make a living is? People move all over for different jobs and opportunities. So where is the best place to live? According to money-rates.com the top 10 best states to make a living are:

#1 Texas
#2 Washington 
#3 Wyoming
#4 Virginia
#5 Illinois
#6 Michigan
#7 Colorado
#8 Delaware
#9 Ohio
#10 Utah 

Best States to Make a Living 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Properties of the Week: Heber City

There are 2 parcels of land for sale in Heber City each is listed for $22,000. These parcels would be a beautiful place to build your dream home. 

2136 S Westview Dr is a 1.80 Acre lot in the gated Timberlakes community. 

 2136 S Westview Dr, Heber City, UT Listed for $22,000 Contact Brian Olsen for more information http://www.utahrealestate.com/1305252

 2136 S Westview Dr, Heber City, UT Listed for $22,000 Contact Brian Olsen for more information http://www.utahrealestate.com/1305252


12148 S Westview Dr is a 1.50 acre lot located in the gated community of Timberlakes. 



2148 S Westview Dr, Heber City, UT  1.50 Acre Parcel for Sale. Contact Brian Olsen for more Information http://www.utahrealestate.com/1305270


2148 S Westview Dr, Heber City, UT  1.50 Acre Parcel for Sale. Contact Brian Olsen for more Information http://www.utahrealestate.com/1305270

Let me know if you would like more information.

~Brian

Monday, November 2, 2015

November Family Events in Utah County

Is anyone else having a hard time believing its already November? As crazy as it may be November so lets enjoy it. Here are a few different Family Activities happening in Utah County during November. 

Things to do in Utah County During November. From Celebrating Dia de los Muertos to Santa Runs




Celebrate Día de los Muertos 


November 2 from 6-8pm the Centro Hispano in Provo is having a Dia de los muertos Celebration. The event is free.


Listen to Music from the 1940's 

The Covey Center for the Arts has a free concert on November 2 at 7:30pm. Tad Calcara and his 17-piece band will be playing songs based on the 1940's big band tunes. 

Smash your Pumpkins 

November 3 in Springville you can slash and bash and hurl pumpkins. You can even play some pumpkin bowling. 

Beard Bash

 Attend the Beard Bash at Timpanogos Harley Davidson in Lindon. Saturday November 7 from 11 AM to 1 PM. This is a fundraising event for Kids On The Move. If you can't make it to this event but want to help my son Perry is Growing a beard for No Shave November to help Kids On The Move you can donate at A Good Cause, Perry the Platypus, and a Beard! 

Tree Lighting 

The Tree at Traverse Mountain will be lit November 14,2015 at 7pm. Megan and Liz (YouTube sensations) will be there as will Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Eat Like a Pilgrim

November 20,21,23, 2015 at Thanksgiving Point. Tickets purchased in Advance cost $28 for adults and $22 for children. 


Earn Your Turkey


Earn Your Turkey and other Fun November Activities

4 Mile Run/ 2 Mile Walk / Kids Race - Thanksgiving Day (Nov 26,2015)-  Starting at the Orem Fitness Center.

Christmas Gift and Craft Show

November 27-28 at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds 9am-7pm. 

Winter Lights Parade 

The Annual Winter Lights Parade is November 27,2015 on Main Street in Spanish Fork from 7-8 pm.

Utah County Christmas Expo

November 27 and 28 at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo. 

Moonlight Madness Sale

Starting at 9pm November 27, 2015 at Traverse Mountain 

Santa Parade

November 28,2015 starting at 5pm there will be a parade from Lehi High School to the Main Street Plaza. 

Visit Santa

November 28 Santa will be at Thanksgiving Point 

Holiday Lights

Holiday Lights at Thanksgiving Point start November 27 from 6-10 pm, closed Sundays.


What is your favorite November activity?

~ Brian


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween -Christmas Concert Reminder

Happy Halloween, I hope your families have a fun safe Halloween.

Just a Reminder that through Monday November 2 at 11:59 pm you can request Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert tickets. The Christmas Concert will be performed December 17,18 and 19.

If you have not tried to get tickets to the Christmas concert before let me explain how it works. You request tickets from October 24 -  November 2. You select your preferred performance date and time. A couple of weeks later you will be notified if you will receive tickets. The tickets will be mailed to you.

This years gusts are Laura Osnes, Erin Morley, Tamara Mumford, Ben Bliss, and Tyler Simpson.

~Brian

Friday, October 30, 2015

Homes are getting Smarter: The Smart Home Progress

Smart Homes market revenue for 2013 was $7.19 billion, U.S. dollars.  Statista projects that the market will grow to $22.4 billion U.S. dollars by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of 17.62%.

Smart Homes market revenue for 2013 was $7.19 billion, U.S. dollars.  Statista projects that the market will grow to $22.4 billion U.S. dollars by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of 17.62%.

That is a very healthy growth rate and one of the reasons for that rate is that Americans with children at home want smart home technology "at almost double the rate of those without children".  As per a Coldwell Banker Real Estate & CNET survey more than 1 in 4 Americans own smart home devices.  Those Americans with children at home were also willing to pay more for a home with smart technology.

If you have a smart phone and children at home, the move to smart home devices is easy.  According to the survey 76% of Americans with smart home devices control them using their smart phone.

In 2011 Google announced the launch of Android@Home with the plan to link household devices to their Android platform.  The first Android smart phone was introduced in 2008.  Android@home fizzled, but it was the impetus to the smart home revolution.

Thermostats and lights were the start of smart devices which has grown now to include dishwashers, hot tubs or a coffee maker.  Getting all these "Smart Devices" linked is what makes a "Smart Home".  Thomas Ricker has a great article, First Click: Don't confuse smart devices with a smart home.

Let's finish with two ultimate Smart Home videos that will blow your mind.  Both are produced by Corning:  A Day Made of Glass and the second video A Day Made of Glass 2.

"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots."  Albert Einstein

Be smart!
Brian Olsen, WWR

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hidden Rooms - Do you have one?

From bookcase doors to opening stone walls hidden rooms are all over pinterest. In July realtor.com published an article on hidden rooms. According to the article adding a hidden room to your home isn't cheap! For a Murphy Door with an unfinished 24-inch bookshelf your looking at about $879 before tax and shipping. Swinging Fireplaces start at $12,000, Mirrors $2,500 and fake stone walls starting at $8,500. So if adding a secret room isn't in your budget its still okay to dream. Take a look at my "Secret Passages" Board to get some ideas. Who knows your budget could change :)


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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Best Places to Raise Kids

If you have kids you might be curious where the best place is to raise them. I was raised in Burly, Idaho. I have loved raising my family in Wallsburg. My daughter is starting to raise her family on the east coast. There are a lot of great places to raise your family. According to realtor.com the best states to live in are Utah, Texas, Georgia and California. These 4 states  have the most moms and kids under 18.

Utah is the number one mom state. There is the largest percentage of mothers with children in Utah than anywhere else in the country.

Texas is number two with Georgia ranked number three and California taking fourth.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Halloween Yard Decor

Looking for a project for your Saturday Morning? Pinterest is full of fun ideas for everything. Today I want to share with you a few fun Halloween Yard decorating ideas I found on Pinterest.

Now if your looking to take your Halloween yard decor to the next level checkout this video.


Friday, October 23, 2015

Feature Friday: Mother-in-law Apartments

Today we are featuring homes with apartments. Have you ever thought of how nice it would be to have a separate space when the in-laws come to visit? or even the possibility of making a little extra money renting out an apartment? Here are some homes that have a basement apartments...

Home with a Basement Apartment 1630 E 480 S, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062 (MLS # 1331994)

This 3,294 square foot home located in Pleasant Grove, Utah has a mother -in-law apartment in the basement that has a separate entrance and a full size kitchen. 

Park City home with a mother-in-law apartment 9230 N SAND TRAP, Park City, UT 84098 (MLS # 1299714)
With 9,927 square feet this Park City home has 7 bedrooms and 7 full baths. The home has mother-in-law quarters above the garage. 

Mapleton, Utah home with a mother-in-law apartment 1057 W 250 S, Mapleton, UT 84664 (MLS # 1315442)

Located in Mapleton, Utah this home not only has an attached mother-in-law apartment but also a second detached mother-in-law apartment. 
Heber City, Utah home with an apartment 350 S MAIN ST, Heber City, UT 84032 (MLS # 1299291)

This Heber City home has lower level living quarters with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, a family room, eat-in kitchen and laundry.


Lindon Utah home with an apartment 585 W 100 S, Lindon, UT 84042 (MLS # 1329205)

This charming remodeled home located in Lindon, Utah has a mother-in-law apartment with a separate entrance and separate laundry. 


What would you do with a mother-in-law apartment? 

 -Brian 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Population and Pregnancy Announcements

If you live in Utah, especially Utah county chances are you or someone you know is pregnant. According to an article published in the Deseret News at the beginning of the year the state is projecting that the population of Utah will reach 3 million during 2015.

My daughter and son-in-law announced there pregnancy last fall by showing us these pumpkins that they carved.
My daughter and son-in-law announced there pregnancy last fall by showing us these pumpkins that they carved.


Are you going to announce your pregnancy using pumpkins? 


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Moose for the Weekend

Moose - Wallsburg, Utah


One of the perks of living in the mountains is all the wildlife we get to see.This past weekend we had a Moose move into our yard. He loved eating our trees and exploring the property.

Exploring Moose - Wallsburg, Utah 

I guess after a day exploring wasn't enough, when our dog started to barking at him the Moose Attacked. 

Moose Attacking Dog


Along with video we got some great photos of our weekend guest Mr. Moose. 



Moose in the sprinklers - Wallsburg, Utah

Moose in the sprinklers 


Moose inspecting the trampoline

Moose inspecting the trampoline 

Moose in the backyard - Wallsburg, Utah


Moose on the move - Wallsburg, Utah

Moose on the move 

Moose - Wallsburg, Utah

Posing for a picture 

Moose Posing for a picture - Wallsburg, Utah

Or two

Moose inspecting the mysterious trampoline - Wallsburg, Utah

Back to the mysterious trampoline 

Moose by trampoline - Wallsburg, Utah


Moose in the trees - Wallsburg, Utah

Moose in the trees 

Moose eating tree - Wallsburg, Utah

Moose eating the tree

How close have you come to meeting a Moose?

Brian



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