HART for Animals is a very special place to animal lovers in our area. The work that they do has helped countless dogs and cats in Western Maryland. I recently had the opportunity to get involved in a unique real estate situation that will directly benefit HART.
HART & Deep Creek Lake Real Estate
I recently listed 6 Gallatin Spur. It was donated to HART by a generous supporter. Most importantly, they will directly benefit from the sale. Currently, it is listed at $14,000.
Gallatin Woods is a unique log home community on Lakeshore Drive. The residential home site is 2,556 sq. ft. When you purchase this lot, you can choose from a variety of log home styles. They are designed to coordinate with the beautiful natural environment. Gallatin Woods is “condominiumized”. That allows the area to remain wooded and carefree. Also, you will also have access to community amenities. Those include a stream, pavilion and playground.
Wisp Resort’s new General Manager was recently named. Ron Hawkes will replace longtime GM, Jerry Geisler. Geisler is retiring after forty-five years at Wisp. Hawkes has extensive knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic market making him an excellent choice.
About Wisp Resort’s New General Manager
Ron Hawkes is a ski industry veteran. He began his career as a ski instructor in the early 1990s. Holding the position of director of skiing and snowboarding, he worked at Hunter Mountain, NY for ten years. He most recently worked at Camelback Resort in Pennsylvania. Having both summer and winter activities, it is similar to Wisp Resort. For eleven years, he was president and general manager at Roundtop Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania. Hawkes brings wide-ranging experience to the job, having worked at ski resorts in Vermont, New York, Colorado and even Chile.
Hawkes also has experience with conference hotels, large event venues and active summer operations. Additionally, he is familiar with golf operations as both as a recreational and tournament player and working at Jack Frost National Golf Club.
Wolf Den Run State Park is Garrett County’s newest state park. Opening day is July 15, 2019. This rugged wilderness area is filled with trails that will be open to off road vehicles (ORVs) as well as hikers. It is the eighth State Park in our area.
About Wolf Den Run State Park
The park is made up of three separate parcels. There is about three miles of frontage on the Potomac River’s North Branch. You will also find three brook trout streams, 1,700 acres of mixed forest and bluffs that are 900 feet above the Potomac River. Each parcel has a mix of mountainous terrain along with streams, meadows and wetlands.
Phase 1 – Huckleberry Rocks Area
The first parcel to open is the Huckleberry Rocks area. The park entrance for this area is located at 890 North Hill Road in Kitzmiller. There are 12.5 miles of trails available for motorized recreation. Of that, 6.5 miles can be used by full-size vehicles.
Deep Creek events for summer promise fun for the entire family! There are tons of things to see and do throughout July. I put together some “must-dos” if you are in the Deep Creek Lake area. Many of these events are FREE as well, so they are easy on your wallet!
Wisp brings some great local and regional acts to their outdoor stage for FREE summer concerts. Food and drinks are available for purchase, plus they have added vendors selling farm fresh veggies and art.
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