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Do Downtown Salt Lake City Like A Local

By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties
Feb 28, 2016

1258706.SLCNightSkyline1-smHome of the recently dubbed “Silicon Slopes” (IT, software development, hardware manufacturing, and research firms along the Wasatch Front), Salt Lake City is a pretty big deal. The Downtown area offers a plethora of entertainment, culture and diversion for every lifestyle and interest. Explore Salt Lake City and find out why YOU love it.

Getting Around

On Foot

The downtown area of Salt Lake City is very pedestrian friendly and the grid layout of the streets makes it easy to navigate.

Public Transportation

Within the downtown area, UTA allows passengers to ride both the bus and the train at no cost: The “free fare zone” is the area within the State Capitol to the north, 200 East, 500 South and Salt Lake Central Station to the west.

Car

The city’s grid layout and ample parking places make navigating downtown by car easy.

Places

Temple Square

The three-block plaza presents nearly 20 attractions related to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Anchored by the majestic Salt Lake Temple and other fascinating buildings like the expansive Tabernacle and the Gothic-style Assembly Hall. Stroll through scenic gardens and past the gurgling fountains.

Abravanel Hall

Home of the Utah Symphony & Opera and host to many other concerts. The excellent acoustics are praised by musical experts as among the finest of any modern concert hall.

Capitol Theatre

A landmark in downtown Salt Lake since 1913, it is known today for its elegant turn-of-the-century architecture and serves as the home for Ballet West, Utah Opera, Children’s Dance Theatre, and Broadway Across America–Utah.

Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

With its three theatres, studio spaces, permanent art installations, and rotating art gallery, the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center is a performance hub for Salt Lake’s artists and performing arts companies.

The City Library Plaza

The 240,000-square-foot library features a 6-story walkable curving wall and a rooftop garden. Inside are shops and a cafe at ground level and reading galleries above, with spiraling fireplaces on 4 levels, abundant natural light, and magnificent views. The plaza has a reflecting pool and fountain.

The Leonardo at Library Square

The Leonardo has created an innovative, dynamic space that ignites the imagination of visitors of all ages and inspires them to see the world in a new way.

Gallivan Center

The Gallivan Center features an expanded grassy amphitheater, a huge ice rink, a unique array of art projects and a two-story, copper finished, banquet, party and meeting facility.

Clark Planetarium

10,000 square feet of free exhibits and the Orbital ATK 3D IMAX® Theatre or Hansen Dome Theatre.

The Depot

The Depot is home to Utah’s best indoor concert scene. In addition to live music, The Depot has also become a favorite location for corporate events, meetings, weddings and more.

Shop

City Creek Center

Salt Lake City’s premier shopping and dining destination was recently awarded “Best Retail Development in the Americas.” This unique shopping environment features a fully retractable glass roof, hourly fountain shows, waterfalls, and a sparkling creek that runs through the entire project.

Entertainment and Adventure

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Turn Salt Lake City into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Start when you want and play at your pace.

Ballet West

Ballet West boasts a rich and varied repertoire, elegant and versatile artists and an American style and legacy that is as dynamic, expansive and unexpected as the Rocky Mountain region it represents. Ballet West has toured the world several times over presenting the very best in American classical ballet.

Modern West Fine Art

Modern West Fine Art is a western art gallery with a modern vision. Representing over thirty world-class contemporary artists from across the country.

Eat

Nauvoo Cafe

The Nauvoo Cafe is located on the corner of South Temple and Main Street in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, in Downtown Salt Lake City. The cafe has fast service take-out with a great view of Main Street Plaza and Historic Temple Square.

J. Wong’s Asian Bistro

Located in the historic Patrick Lofts building and just steps away from the Salt Palace, J. Wong’s offers downtown diners fresh and sophisticated Thai and Chinese cuisine in a stylish, contemporary setting. The menu honors the traditional dishes and modern interpretations.

The Melting Pot

An unforgettable fondue experience—attentive service, fine wines, highest quality of fresh ingredients, a variety of entrée cooking styles, unique sauces, cheese fondue, and chocolate fondue.

Blue Iguana

Featuring authentic flavors from deep in the heart of Old Mexico, our Blue Iguana Chef of over 17 years, Manuel Castillo takes great pride in the constant refinement of generations of Aztec family recipes. Located just east of the Salt Palace Convention Center on West Temple.

Spencer’s for Steaks & Chops

Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops of Salt Lake City is the ultimate steakhouse. Featuring USDA prime grade steaks that are aged for 21 days, hand cut and seared to perfection in our 1600 degree broiler.

Caffe Molise

Fresh fish, grilled meats, pasta, salads, and decadent desserts. Excellent wine list and full bar. Garden patio seating and private dining room available. Reservations accepted.

Legends Pub & Grill

Kick back and watch your favorite games on our big screens while you enjoy an awesome meal and our full bar. Stop by anytime for the best food and sports in town or call to reserve space for your group.

 

ANNOUNCING NEW SALT LAKE FLAGSHIP OFFICE

By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties
Apr 27, 2015

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Salt Lake City, UT—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties today announced the opening of its new central Salt Lake office building.

Located in the Old Mill complex, this modern space provides real estate professionals with a forward-thinking open plan space that is the latest in the company’s succession of growth plans. “With over $1.8 billion in sales, we are the most successful brokerage in Utah,” commented CEO, Steve Roney. “We wanted a building that would provide our agents with room to build on that track record. We are thrilled.”

The move comes after a series of business successes for the company. In 2014, the company converted from Prudential Utah Real Estate to the legendary Berkshire Hathaway brand and was among the top ten brand brokerages in the country. Further, the company achieved more sales than any other Utah-based brokerage in 2014 and currently represents more development than any competitor. On the heels of these achievements, the company has put into motion an aggressive expansion plan, which has resulted in the acquisition of cutting edge office spaces that are ushering in a new level of innovation in the local real estate industry. In a statement, Salt Lake branch broker, Kevin Cameron stated: “This is the premier space for real estate professionals in the Valley. The location provides central access to all key moving real estate neighborhoods. The future is looking bright.”

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties is an independently owned real estate brokerage dating back to 1976. With offices throughout northern Utah, the company has a long-standing track record of market dominance and dependability. Under the Berkshire Hathaway name, our agency holds the #1 position in Utah’s real estate marketplace and maintains an historic commitment to community-driven service.

About Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway is a worldwide holding company based in Omaha, NE. Its chairman and CEO is Warren Buffett, often referred to as the “Oracle of Omaha,” who according to Time magazine’s ranking is among the world’s most influential people. Berkshire Hathaway is the No. 1 company in Barron’s 2013 ranking of the world’s 100 most respected companies; it ranks at No. 8 in Fortune magazine’s 50 Most Admired Companies survey; and is No. 18 in Harris Interactive’s reputation study of the 60 Most Visible Companies. Good to know.™

New Digs! New Growth!

By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties
Apr 27, 2015

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our new Salt Lake flagship office space. Located centrally in the modern community of Old Mill, this modern space provides real estate professionals with a forward-thinking open plan space that is the latest in the company’s succession of growth plans. “With over $1.8 billion in sales, we are the most successful brokerage in Utah,” commented CEO, Steve Roney. “We wanted a building that would provide our agents with room to build on that track record. We are thrilled.”

This move comes after our most successful year to date, and we want to ride that wave and provide our agents with a cutting edge startup inspired space.

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Christmas Gift Guide

By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties
Dec 12, 2014

In the Know:

Our latest #intheknow installment! Here’s our ultimate online Christmas gift guide.

For Her:

Herbivore Botanicals is an only organic luxury spa line that is guaranteed to improve both your complexion and your chi. We are especially in love with their Spa Collection. Get your soak on!

Alexis Bittar baubles put a pep in any chick’s step. Designs are unique and expertly crafted. We are particularly in love with Bittar’s statement earrings.

When it comes to first tier cooking knives, Japan knows what’s up. Korin knives are the best in the biz when it comes to precisely de-sectioning poultry. A mere hostess will be elevated to the level of Supreme Ruler of the Cutting Board.

For Him:

Beard maintenance and shaving have undergone an unprecedented evolution in the last few years. Here in UT, we embrace beards and novelty facial hair styles of all varieties. Harry’s takes the cake when it comes to offering the next level in clean-close Bond shaves.

Ties used to be the cop-out gift…no longer. Thanks to Lord&Lady Co., ties have been reinvented much to the relief of wives and girlfriends everywhere. Your man will stand tall and proud in any board room with these handmade southern gentleman numbers.

Because dudes can never have too many travel coffee mugs. Ya. We know.

For Either:

Duckworth is a "Montana source-verified wool company that uses 100% Helle Rambouillet merino, grown in a natural environment, raised on mountain pasture, and processed and built 100% in the USA." Ya. Top that description: buy a tee, be transported to the wilds of Montana...and feel really good about yourself the next time you read an article on the criminality of outsourcing.

Danner makes the best outdoor boots. Period. You have probably recently spotted a pair of Danners walking the Pacific Crest trail in the acclaimed film, Wild. Our in-house hiking and backpacking enthusiasts swear by these all leather, made domestically, Cadillac shoes.

Take your craft cocktail game to the next level with gourmet bitters. Our office mixologists have seen particular success with the Black Lemon Bitters…dazzle your company with your 14+ ingredient drink.

Field Notes meet our high standards for both design and functionality. These mini journals are dang useful and make you look quite clever.

We haven’t been this excited over a home candle in…well…forever.

Get Extreme: Rock Climbing, Car Racing, Heli Skiing...where to go.

By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties
Dec 10, 2014

Utah is known for its extreme sports. From being the home state of numerous Olympians, professional outdoor athletes, and unparalleled recreational terrain, Utah is a great place to be if you believe life is meant for living. You don’t have to be a professional athlete or a BASE jumping enthusiast to get extreme in Utah. Here are some of our favorite places to go to push personal limits…and, even if you’re afraid of heights or backflips, the kids are bound to enjoy these activities.

Go Rock Climbing at Momentum Climbing Gym

Get elevated at Utah’s world class indoor rock climbing facility. Momentum features hundreds of different climbing routes for you to practice on. There are also several beginner and kids programs for you to try. In addition to helping overcome heights, climbing is a great workout!

Try Backflips on Skis at Snogression       

Snogression prides itself on being the “fastest, safest way to progress your tricks in skiing and snowboarding.” This indoor alternative gym allows you to practice your slopestyle and park and pipe snowboard and ski tricks indoors on tramps and ramps. Individuals can bring their skis and snowboards and practice doing backflips safely into big foam pits or on high-flying trampolines.

Practice for Formula One at Fastkart Speedway

Ever dreamed of racing cars? Fastkart Speedway is Salt Lake’s premier Go Kart track. Learn how to corner deftly, avoid other racers, and accelerate on straight aways. Go Karting is always a great activity for an active family.

Master the Basics of Shooting at the Park City Gun Club

Park City’s new state-of-the-art gun range and shooting facility offers classes that cover how to safely fire a pistol to safe hunting techniques. The range has additional features that allow you to simulate a zombie apocalypse or hunting mission. For those who have never fired a Glock, it’s a rush!

Go Helicopter Skiing with Powderbird

Powderbird heli services some of the best skiing in North America. Some the Wasatch’s best ski lines are located in the Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons but are not serviced by chairlifts. Enjoy open 40 degree runs without any of the crowds and with the safety of a professional mountain guide. A must do for any die hard snow enthusiast.

Take a Flying Lesson in Heber

OK3Air in Heber offers private pilot, instrument pilot, and advanced flight training such as aerobatics and unusual attitude, mountain flying, and tailwheel flying. If you've ever wanted to play Peter Pan, this is the place to go!

Housing Forecast-Buy Now

By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties
Nov 24, 2014

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Now is a good time to look for a home.

The holidays are upon us and good tidings and family gatherings lie before us. Here in Utah, we are coming into the time of the year when our mountains are blanketed by our legendary snow and visitors from around the world come to enjoy. It is also a good time to buy a home...Prices and mortgage rate trends all indicate that there is no benefit to waiting. Here are some reasons why you should think about upgrading your roost now:

Prices are going up...and only up.

According to the latest Home Price Expectation Survey poll, home values are going to appreciate between 11.2% (most conservative estimation) and 27.8% (most idealistic estimation). The market bottomed out over a year ago and will continue to rise. As home values are sure to continue increasing, there is no reason to postpone a home purchase and several reasons to purchase now.

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Mortgage Interest Rates are on the Rise

The Mortgage Bankers Association has predicted that, "the average rate on a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage will rise slowly to 5.1 percent by the end of 2015 -- a full percentage point higher than where it is currently." While mortgage rates are projected rise in the very near future, they are very soft at present, meaning...now is better than later for financing a home purchase.

Utah is on the Rise

Utah's economy is booming. We crunch the numbers. We are confident in saying--Utah is one of the most attractive places to purchase investment real estate. The state was, for the fourth time, named "The Best State for Business" by Forbes Magazine. With our low unemployment rate, exploding tech industry, and strong pro-business regulations, major companies like eBay, Adobe, Oracle, Goldman Sachs, etc... and skilled employees have been flocking to northern Utah. Utah's robust economy makes any piece of property in our state an investment property.

August Concerts

By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties
Jul 29, 2014

 

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Utah boasts worldclass venues (and scenery) for outdoor concerts. With five major music festival running parallel to each other and innumerable acts, August is the best month of the year for live music in the state. Here is a comprehensive line-up of this month’s upcoming concerts including our sponsored series, Big Stars Bright Nights at Deer Valley Resort.

Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series

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Aug 3 - Muscle Shoals with Lisa Fischer Aug 16 - Five For Fighting

Aug 19 - Trampled by Turtles

Aug 23 - Nashville Café

Aug 30 - Vince Gill with The Time Jumpers

Deer Valley Music Festival

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Aug 1 – Disney in Concert: Tale As Old As Time

Aug 2 - Super Diamond

Aug 6 - Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 Aug 8 - Music from Stage and Screen with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Utah Symphony

Aug 9 - The Ben Folds Orchestra Experience with the Utah Symphony

Homestead Resort Concerts

August 2: Duolusions

August 9: Fire on the Mountain

August 16: The B.D. Howes Band

August 23: Lincoln Highway

August 30: Cross Strung

Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series

August 3: John Hiatt & The Combo/ Taj Mahal Trio

August 5: Chris Issac

August 6: John Butler Trio

August 8: Ray LaMontagne

August 10: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue/Galactic

August 12: Michael McDonald & TOTO

August 14: Sheryl Crow

August 19: Portugal. The Man & Grouplove

August 21: David Gray

August 24: Brandi Carlile

August 29: Earth, Wind, and Fire

USANA Amphitheater

August 1: Motley Crue

August 5: Boston and The Doobie Brothers

August 15: 311

August 29: Lynard Skynard with Tesla

August 30: Keith Urban

 
 
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