Tom Leppert Endorses Donald Trump for President, Because Leppert’s Auctioning His Park City Ski House Today at 2pm MT?

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Update 11:33 am: Grabbed a quick chat with Nate Shar with Heritage Auctions who tells me that at least eight people are registered to bid for Leppert’s ski crib, but they expect a few more showing at the actual auction on site. It happens at 2 p.m. No reserve. Mountain Time. Wish you were there? 

Maybe he did it because he wants some of Trump’s real estate prowess to rub off on today’s sale? Maybe he did it because he ran against Ted Cruz and is not a fan, I don’t know. Whatever. Out of all the Republican contenders, the endorsement was a shocking move from the former Dallas mayor.  I’d sure like to ask him why.

But I might just wait until after today’s sale of his magnificent Park City, Utah ski house.

There is no minimum at all, and this home was last listed for $6.2 million. I mean, can you spell DEAL?

As you know, former Dallas mayor Tom Leppert and his wife, Laura, have been trying to shed some properties. First it was their home on Alva Court with that jazzy media room, remember? It was listed by Mary Poss and then Ryan Streiff, the current agent. Asking is still $4,795,000.

But my oh my Park City Utah! I am actually headed that way to check out some more vacation home possibilities, some a little more affordable than a $6.2 million ski-in. ski-out house, though this place could be the best bargain west of the Mississippi come two p.m. Mountain Time.

This is a fantastic piece of property that you can see from the ski lifts. I know exactly where this house is. In fact, if you have ever skied Park City — there are three neighboring resorts, Deer Valley, Park City and Canyons comprising 7300 acres of white powder — this home is near the Dreamcatcher Lift. And it sounds like a dream!


More than 8,000 square feet, the custom built home has five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and a beautiful finish out. It is also a veritable playland for escape on six genuinely wooded acres, totally ski in and ski out. You won’t need anyone to hold your skis for you, that’s how close you are. You also won’t have to worry about anyone bugging you because the home is in a gated community called The Colony: 4,600 acres of pristine alpine terrain for about 270 home sites. 90% of the mountain sanctuary is preserved as open space. Colony Real Estate is surrounded by Park City Mountain Resort and is the only ski community in Park City which permits homeowners to build a separate guest house. Not sure if 105 White Pine Canyon has a guest house, but it has a media room, golf simulator (those pups START at $100K), climate-controlled wine cellar, game room, ski lockers and snow room, five fireplaces, an elevator and a sweeping home automation system. (Bet you can control it from Dallas.) There is an outdoor hot spa, and the floors and driveways and patios are all radiant heated so snow melts, no shoveling needed. Just look at those massive beams, stone and specialized granites.

Like the entire resort, this property is just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City’s airport and minutes from Park City’s infamous Main Street.

No minimum: as you know from my previous posts on real estate auctions 101, that means there is no minimum bidding price. Oh and Park City is not just for the snow: heavenly in summer — cooler than Dallas, and there are several golf courses to practice that swing you will have perfected so in the simulator.

If those walls could talk…













Vail Resorts just bought Park City Resorts and they are said to be pumping in at least $50 million. One of the top resorts there is the Montage, which I am totally checking out.

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature, and, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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