Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Free Tickets ~ Utah Valley Home and Garden Show

If you have time this weekend to go through the Utah Valley Home and Garden show here is a ticket good for four people and it may be copied as needed for additional family and friends. 

Free Ticket ~ Utah Valley Home and Garden Show


Brian Olsen, WWR

Monday, February 23, 2015

10 Reasons I Love Living in Wallsburg

Small towns have a special appeal for those looking to live outside of suburban and metropolitan areas. I have lived in Wallsburg with my family for the past 17 years. Here are a few of the reasons I love living in Wallsburg. 

Small towns have a special appeal for those looking to live outside of suburban and metropolitan areas. I have lived in Wallsburg with my family for the past 17 years. Here are a few of the reasons I love living in Wallsburg, Utah.

10. No Traffic

Wallsburg has one; yes one, 4-way stop.  There are other stop signs, but the main intersection is a 4-way stop. There are no traffic lights and rush hour consists of about 10 cars and maybe the school bus. You are driving the slowest when you find yourself behind a tractor. 

9. Space 

We live on just over 2 acres and love it. Having more space than is available in a suburb makes it possible for my son to have a rabbit and chickens (and keep hoping for pigs and sheep). In the past we have raised cows and had allowed the neighbors horses on our property. 

Our children love being able to play any sport, basketball, baseball, kickball, etc., in our yard without the possibility of the ball ending up in a neighbor’s yard or window. 

8. The Wallsburg Wave 

The Wallsburg wave is an easy way to tell a tourist from a resident. What is the Wallsburg wave? It's simple: the wave consists of lifting a finger as you pass.  I've had difficulty with just the one finger wave and usually use my entire hand. Remember our rush hour?  It is nice to wave and doesn't get old.  Sometimes I'll forget where I am and in Provo or Heber I'll wave to people.  It's probably good to keep them guessing :-)
Sunset in Wallsburg
Sunset in Wallsburg 
7. Living in the Mountains 

We love living in the mountains! Having an amazing view of Mount Timpanogos out our kitchen window is awe inspiring, especially during the setting of the sun. 

The other benefit of living in the mountains is the opportunity to access many hiking trails within a few minutes. Many people come to Wallsburg to connect with nature and the environment, and we enjoy the beauties of nature each day when we step outside. 

6. Seeing the Stars 

Living away from the city lights makes it easy to see the stars. On clear nights we love going outside and looking up. It's breathtaking! Whenever there is a meteor shower we try to sleep outside and watch for "shooting stars" throughout the night. 

Boating on Deer Creek
Boating on Deer Creek 
5. Boating 

Wallsburg is located very close to Deer Creek State Park. Within 10 minutes of leaving our home we can be on the water. This is great during the hot summertime. We love to get out on the water early and spend time on the lake with few other boats. 

4. Politics 

Politics are an integral part of our society. You might remember me mentioning that Wallsburg forgot to hold elections. I enjoy living in a town that does not think it is a big deal if elections are forgotten; where the mayor is a neighbor that cares about his community and there aren't constant political games.   

Flooding in Wallsburg
Flooding in Wallsburg Spring 2014

3. Working Together

From helping with flood water to picking potatoes; people in Wallsburg are a great example of working together. Last year we had some flooding problems, and while some went into Heber to get sand bags others grabbed shovels, got on tractors, and got to work. 

2. Slower Pace 

Being away from all the traffic and shopping brings a calm, slower pace to life. We love the less stressful lifestyle Wallsburg cultivates. We like that, though living in Wallsburg brings a slower pace to life, we are not far from stores. It only takes about 20 minutes to get to either Heber City or Provo/Orem. 

1. Quiet

Shh, listen. What do you hear? In Wallsburg summer nights are filled of the serene sounds of wind in the trees and chirping crickets. Winter nights are almost completely silent. 

When my oldest daughter moved away to college she had a very hard time sleeping at first. She moved to Orem where streetlights lit her room and the noise of traffic was ever-present. After growing up in Wallsburg she was so used to quiet, dark, nights, it took her quite a while to adjust to living in a more populated area. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Types of Flooring

When investigating a property one of the first things a buyer will notice upon entering a home is the flooring.  Some sellers will provide an allowance for flooring if they feel their property's flooring needs replaced.  I recommend my buyers disregard the allowance, which was determined by the seller, and find the flooring they would like.  The buyers can then, after determining the purchase and installation costs of their desired flooring, deduct the price from the intended purchase amount.  This rationale is communicated to the seller so they understand the offered price.

For new home owners the contractor or developer may have preferred suppliers of flooring that are provided through an associated design center.  For an existing home owner you may visit a big box home improvement location such as Home Depot or Lowe's where they will work with you on products and design.  An independent designer is another option.  Theflooringgirl.com is a great website to check out for information and ideas. It is a company out of New York and Connecticut and is not available in Utah, but they do have some great information.

Unique Flooring Suggestions:
  • Shattered mirror flooring
  • Scrabble tiled floor
  • Astro Turf
  • Pennies 
  • Plywood
  • Logs and Twigs 

Follow Brian's board Flooring on Pinterest.

What types of flooring do you prefer?  What has your experience with flooring been?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sundance Residential Listings

Since January 1,2015 four (4) new properties have listed in Sundance, Utah. 

Listed for $5,900,000

This 6,900 square foot home has 5 bedrooms and 4 full baths. 

Listed for $950,000

This 1965 square foot cabin has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.

Listed for $2,499,000

This 2-story 6,124 square foot home has 4 bedrooms and 5 full baths. 

Listed for $8,900,000

This 8,448 multi-level home has 7 bedrooms and a total of 9 baths (full, half and 3/4).

Information and photos from the Wasatch Front MLS February 17,2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

475 W Ranch Road Wallsburg, UT

475 W Ranch Rd Wallsburg, UT 84082

475 W Ranch Road Wallsburg, UT 84082

475 W Ranch Road Wallsburg, UT 84082

3,500 Square Feet 

475 W Ranch Road Wallsburg, UT 84082

2 Baths 

475 W Ranch Road Wallsburg, UT 84082

4 Beds 

For more information and to request follow this link

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Park City 2013 VS 2014

According to a Press Release from the Park City Board of REALTORS on January 23,2015, the 4th Quarter sales in 2014 where the highest they have been since the 4th Quarter of 2005.

Park City 2013 VS Park City 2014

Monday, February 2, 2015

Wallsburg, Utah

History of Wallsburg, UT

Wallsburg, UT was founded by William Madison Wall.

Where is Wallsburg, UT Located?

Wallsburg, UT  is located up Provo Canyon. Driving up Provo canyon on Highway 189 toward Heber City, the Wallsburg turn off is approximately one mile after the Deer Creek State Park and across from the Wallsburg Bay of Deer Creek Reservoir. 

What is Wallsburg, UT's ZIP Code:

What County is Wallsburg, UT Located in:

How Many People Live in Wallsburg?
According to city-data.com as of 2012, 272 people live in Wallsburg, UT.  In the area surrounding Wallsburg proper are approximately 800 additional residents.

What School District is Wallsburg, UT in?
Wallsburg, UT is in the Wasatch County School District

Midway Elementary 

Rocky Mountain Middle School

Timpanogos Intermediate School

Wasatch High School 

Events in Wallsburg, UT

Wallsburg in the News:

Wallsburg, Utah forgets to hold election
Utah town forgot to hold city elections -USA Today 

Homes For Sale In Wallsburg, UT 

Information and Photographs from the Wasatch Front MLS

Starting Bid $93,000
260 S 100 E 

This Single Family home was built in 1913. The home has 3 bedrooms and 1 bath with a total of 1,334 square feet. The home is going to be auctioned. online between Feb 14-Feb 19,2015. Follow the link for more information about this Wallsburg Auction.

680 Starks Ln

This Modular home was built in 2006. The home has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a total of 2096 square feet. The home is situated on 1.09 acres of land. For more information or to schedule a showing click here. 

475 W Ranch Rd

Beautiful A-Frame home built in 1997. This home has 4 Bedrooms and 1 full bath as well as 1 3/4 bath.  The home is 3,500 square feet and is situated on 2.11 acres, looking over the Wallsburg valley. To schedule a showing or for more information click here.  

2150 E Main Canyon Rd

This newly constructed 2-story home is situated on 6.85 acres. The home has 8663 Square feet. Hosting 10 Bedrooms and 5 Full Baths. For more information or to schedule a showing click here.

721 S Round Valley Ln

This Ranch Style home was built in 1994. It has 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The home is 3336 square feet and sits on 6.00 acres. For more information click here.

935 N Warm Valley

Built in 1999 this Ranch style home has 4822 square feet, 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths. This home is located on 93.03 acres. For more information or to see this come click here. 

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