Real estate questions are important to ask when you are thinking about buying a home. The process can be daunting, but my years of experience help to put buyer’s at ease. I have heard just about every questions that there is. So, I put together a list of some of the most common real estate questions when buying a home.
Real Estate Questions & Answers for Buyers
How do I know what home I can afford?
The answer to that question is dependent on your income and financial obligations. Online calculators can help you get a rough idea. It is important to figure this out before you start browsing homes. Also, work with a lender to secure pre-approval for your home loan. That will make you a more attractive candidate to sellers as well.
How do I go about buying a home while selling my current home?
This can be a little tricky, but I help folks with this all the time. Keep in mind that if you buy a home before you sell the one you’re in, could be overextended financially. If your home sells before you buy, you might need to rent before while you secure a new home. You can also do both at once with a “sale contingency” in your contract. It states that you will only buy the home if you can sell the one you are in. This can be less attractive to your seller though.
The Deep Creek Highlands community is in the spotlight! It is popular with full-time residents, vacationers and Deep Creek Lake second home owners. Perched on a mountaintop, it offers privacy while still being within minutes from all of the action at the lake’s northern end.
About Deep Creek Highlands
Deep Creek Highlands is a gated community that offers the best of the lake and mountain lifestyles. Many of the homes have picturesque lake views and others are situated on spacious lots that offer some privacy.
Currently, I have two listings in this community that you will love. Both have those scenic lake views I mentioned. Also, they are favorite vacation rentals.
Fast and Furriest 1K Walk/5K Run is coming up on June 29, 2019! This is such a fun way to spend a Saturday morning during the summer. Taylor-Made is a proud sponsor, and I love that we are able to support great local events that benefit organizations like HART for Animals.
You can register online before June 25, and the registration fee will be reduced. Plus, you will get a t-shirt and goodie bag!
The Garrett County Fair is one of the best-loved summertime activities! There is no shortage of fun for the entire family. The 2019 Garrett County Fair dates are July 27th-August 3rd.
Growing up in Garrett County the fair was not to be missed. Every kid wants to spend as much time there as possible. Rides, games, food and farm animals are just a few reasons to visit the fair at least once during the week.
Garrett County Fair 2019 Schedule
The schedule for the 2019 Garrett County Fair was recently released. Here is the full schedule for the entire week:
Deep Creek Lake events are picking up as we enter late spring and early summer! Almost every weekend offers something fun and most are family friendly happenings.
Garrett County Celtic Festival June 1, 10AM-6PM, Friendsville Town Park Celebrating all things Celtic, there are tons of fun activities throughout the day along with great food and beautiful music. Traditional Irish dancing, pipe & drum bands, a Celtic marketplace and history presentations are just a few of the highlights.
Family Day at Spruce Forest Artisan Village June 8, 10AM-2PM, Spruce Forest Artisan Village Village volunteers will offer crafts and activities, a display of Native American artifacts from the region shared by a local archaeologist, music and more. You can stroll through the historic buildings in the Village to learn of their background, and meet with the artisans in their studios.
Deep Creek Lake Easter events and activities offer something for every member of the family. For those celebrating the holiday, there is no shortage of fun! Keep in mind that all of the info below is for 2019.
Friday, April 19
See the The Expandaband at MoonShadow from 8-10PM. This local group plays old favorites as well as original songs. More Info
Saturday, April 20
Natural Egg Dyeing Discovery Center, 10AM-Noon Bring 6 hardboiled eggs to use with natural dyes and visit with the Easter Bunny! More Info
Taylor-Made Easter Egg Hunt Held at Monkey Business Adventure Park, 10AM Bring your Easter basket and hunt for over 3,000 eggs! More Info
New listings are keeping me busy this spring! The market is blooming just like the local landscape. I’ve been working with local sellers to develop the right pricing strategies and to make sure their Deep Creek Lake homes are ready to list. Here are some of the highlights of my new listings in the Deep Creek Lake area.
3 New Listings
72 Jakes Drive is a spacious 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath log home. It is situated on 1.5 acres in the Red Oaks Community. The location is convenient for mountain and lake activities giving it great potential as a vacation rental. You will love being just 1.5 miles from Wisp Resort and McHenry Cove. That puts you close to restaurants, the grocery store, marinas and more.
Five propane fireplaces provide lots of mountain ambiance. Three levels of living space give you plenty of room to spread out. Additionally, there is a studio apartment over the garage.
Every year, my family looks forward to the Garrett County Celtic Festival! This one day event is truly fun for all ages. The festival celebrates the heritage, arts, and culture of the Appalachian immigrants from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Galicia/Asturias and Brittany. It is a great way to spend the first Saturday in June. Plus, Taylor-Made is a proud sponsor of the event!
Where is the Garrett County Celtic Festival?
The Garrett County Celtic Festival takes place in the Friendsville Community Park along the Youghiogheny River. If you are staying in the Deep Creek Lake area, it is a short fifteen minute drive. There is plenty of parking as well, and attendants can help you find a spot. This is a rain or shine event. There are pavilions and tented areas should you need to find cover.
My 5 favorite Deep Creek Lake spring activities celebrate this quieter season. It is a time of year that has a slower, more leisurely pace. You feel like you have the Deep Creek Lake area all to yourself. It is easy to enjoy outdoor recreation with friends and family.
Deep Creek Lake Spring Activities
Here are some of the highlights of a few favorite things to do during the spring months.
Deep Creek Lake spring fishing starts as soon as the ice melts on the lake. McHenry Cove is a popular spot where you will often see lots of fisherman lining the banks.
Deep Creek Lake State Park is also a great spot for fishing. You can go to the fishing pier or fish from the shoreline (excluding the beach area). You can get your fishing license at the Discover Center or you can buy one online as well. This is definitely my pick for fishing if you are taking your little ones. If they fishing loses their attention, there are several different playgrounds to enjoy. Plus, the Disovery Center has lots of great environmental exhibits.
Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) in Oakland, MD has been named one of the Top 100 Rural and Community hospitals in the United States.
“This designation truly demonstrates the work of our ongoing mission to treat each patient like family and the remarkable patient care provided by our entire team,” said GRMC CEO & President, Mark Boucot. “It is really gratifying to know that Garrett Regional Medical Center now serves as a benchmark for other rural facilities as they strive to achieve similar results. Through creating resourceful and innovative solutions, our hospital is being thought of as a blueprint for successfully navigating the uncertainty of the new healthcare environment.”