Greeting from Deep Creek Lake-Gran Fondo-Sailing School

 

Greeting from Deep Creek Lake-Gran Fondo-Sailing School
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes favorite Realtor

Greeting from Deep Creek Lake-Gran Fondo-Sailing School. This past weekend was the 4th annual Gran Fondo.  Over 1200 riders took to the beautiful back roads of Deep Creek and Garrett County on rides ranging from 22 miles to the infamous Diabolical Double…125 miles.   Riders started at 7am and some were still riding at 6pm.   Weather was exceptionally hot for the lake in June (low 80’s) making the ride even more difficult.   My teammate and Buyer Specialist, Kathy Johnson, has promised her husband she will do the 44 mile ride next year on their tandem bicycle.  Stay tuned!

Something to consider next year… I have been spending the week learning the basic sailing fundamentals at Deep Creek Lake Sailing School.  On day 3, I am already solo-ing with other students and putting the heat on the veteran sailors on the race courseJ.   A lot of the students are on their 3rd to 5th year of sailing and they annually take off a week to enjoy the course and brush up on advanced sailing techniques.  All kidding aside, you better sign-up in advance as the class is always booked.  They hold the school twice each summer at the Deep Creek Lake Yacht Club.

Flying Scot circa 1968 getting the job done

Greeting from Deep Creek Lake-Gran Fondo-Sailing School

Just a quick hint for your primary home or your vacation home.   I’ve had several requests in the last 10 days asking what lockbox I would recommend they use for their home.  This is one of the best investments I have made.  Combination is very easy to change.

http://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-5401D-Wall-Mounted-Set-Your-Own/dp/B0002YP1UI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1372266810&sr=8-2&keywords=master+lock+box

 

Our featured listing for this week is a great mountain home in the Sunset Ridge community of McHenry close to Wisp.  Never been rented; exceptionally clean and new-feeling.  http://vt.realbiz360.com/Listing-1304165.html

 

Our market in DCL is gaining momentum, especially since the interest rate hike.  We’ve seen rates go from 3.875% to 4.75% on a 30-year fixed (conforming – under $417,000).  Some project that they will come down but I wouldn’t wait to find out!  However, there are still some good loan programs.  One of our clients was just quoted a 3.175% rate on a 10/1 ARM from a local bank.  That’s hard to pass up!  The inventory is up with plenty of homes to choose from.  Most owners list their properties this time of year in time for the summer selling season.  We are still seeing some great deals for buyers.  If you’d like for us to do an updated property search for you just shoot us a quick email or call with your search criteria.

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Bankruptcy Homesite Sale

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Bankruptcy Homesite Sale
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes favorite Realtor

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Bankruptcy Homesite Sale

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Bankruptcy Homesite Sale. There is so much going on this weekend that I thought I would just list the events to keep this a little shorter. If you are thinking of building here on WispMountain I would not missed the home site sale below.

 

 Bankruptcy Home Site Sale

 This goes under the category of “Heads Up!”  There has been great anticipation building up to this event.  Many people wondering just how low the pricing will get for the available inventory on Wisp Mountain.  NLP of Maryland, who bought the real estate surrounding Wisp & Lodestone, is having a one-day sale on Saturday, June 22nd.  Appointment times for this date can be reserved by calling or emailing us.  A few sales have already been made and I’m hearing some of the slope-side home-sites that were originally selling in the $400’s have been sold for around $100,000.

 

Call me if you have any questions-240-321-5335. Don’t regret not taking a look at this sale!

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Bankruptcy Homesite Sale

Garrett County Home & Garden Show June 15-16

SATURDAY 10 AM-7PM  SUNDAY 11 AM-4 PM, EXHIBIT HALL, GARRETT COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS at RTE. 219 & MOSSER RD. in  MCHENRY. If you are building, remodeling, or landscaping your home…If you just own a home and need some inspiration…If you would like a free chance to win a $500 Giveaway…You can’t miss this show!  No admission. Ample parking. Rain or shine. An event for the whole family—

$500 Cash Giveaway for Saturday visitors and Lowe’s $500-value Gas Grill Giveaway for Sunday visitors.  You do not need to be present to win.  Must be 18 years or older to enter the free drawings.

☞ Kid Zone for children, including free crafts and face painting

☞ Sugar Foot Stompers Dixieland band on Saturday 3:30-6:30 PM

☞ How-to demonstrations by Lowe’s Pros    ☞ Food Court, beer for adults Saturday

Deep Creek’s Got Talent

 

Red Neck Dayz

http://redneckdayz.webs.com/skedule.htm

 

The Spiker Team’s featured listing is Unit 302B at Will O’ the Wisp – Great lakefront condo living… completely renovated, on-site restaurant, indoor pool, dock slips, fitness room, game room & more. http://vt.realbiz360.com/Listing-1304216.html

Sailing Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Lake Sailing School

Sailing Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Lake Sailing School
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes favorite Realtor

Sailing Deep Creek Lake

 

I was showing property this weekend starting at Thousand Acres when I discovered something with my clients while checking out a waterfront property/dock. I have been on this lake for over 6 summers but have never seen the amount of sailboats out and about, although I have understood that it is the norm. Without sounding corny, you could almost liken the movement of the numerous sailing rigs on the water to a gripping scene at a fine ballet with a symphony playing some world renowned score.

Sailing Deep Creek Lake-

 

There was a calm amongst the chaos as boats zig zagged  through random trajectories trying to juggle the jib, tiller, battens, turn buckle, chain plates, cleats and winches (yeah, I googled those terms!). Actually, the two person crews that captain these sailing rigs had an immense amount of experience and it only seems chaotic for a novice like me…BUT NOT FOR LONG!

Sailing Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Lake Sailing School

 

I have signed up for the adult Deep Creek Sailing School to get my “wings”  or “anchor” or what every term is used after you become a veteran Sailor. After all, my father was a submariner which is kind of close to an actual sailor, so there are bloodlines!  DeepCreekSailingSchool offers a week-long sailing school for both adults and juniors beginning with the basics and working up to being able to sail with confidence with any deckhand who has ever swabbed a deck. I talked to a friend last night who has vast experience in sailing who told me that the first thing to do is get a deep understanding of the winds and then apply it to the information learned at the sailing school and that’s just what I’m going to do.

Sailing Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Lake Sailing School

 

Don’t ever feel it’s too late to find a new passion or love. Life is too short not to find new and exciting things and sailing is at the top of the list at the moment.

1491 Wisp Mountain Road-Renters Delight

1491 Wisp Mountain Road-Renters Delight

1491 Wisp Mountain Road-Renters Delight. Here you go folks! Everyone is always looking for an established investment property! Well, HERE YOU ARE ——————————–>

Let me touch on the basics… Just reduced $50K to $1,145,000…Ski-in/ski-out on a prime location on the tippy top of Wisp Mountain… Indoor pool… Hot tub… Massive game room downstairs… Huge mudroom with lockers… Western exposure=SUNSETS from the hot tub and pool… a few hundred feet from the recirculating whitewater course to maximize summer rentals… Chairlift just a few steps from the house for quick access to skiing and fun ride down to enjoy summer zip lining…People love this place and it continues to knock the rentals out of the park!!

 

Listing-http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=52766460585

Visual Tour-http://vt.realbiz360.com/Listing-1018535.html

~$100K GROSS ANNUAL RENTAL INCOME

Look at the PROFORMA for yourself!

 

1491 Wisp Mountain Road-Renters Delight

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1491 Wisp Mountain Road-Renters Delight

 

 

Boulder Lodge sits atop Wisp Mountain with something for everyone. In just steps you can be on any level ski slope, or be enjoying the whitewater course. Built for rental, this home has 2 of every appliance. The lake is less than 2 miles away. And for rainy days, the family can take a dip in the indoor swimming pool or outdoor hot tub. This property defines ski-in/ski-out!

 

1491 Wisp Mountain Road-Renters Delight

1491 Wisp Mountain Road-Renters Delight

1491 Wisp Mountain Road-Renters Delight

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Summer Activities-McHenry, Maryland History

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Summer Activities-McHenry, Maryland History

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Summer Activities-McHenry, Maryland History. This weekend is a little slow on events but never comes up shy on the vast amount of summer activities. The tubers and fishermen have been steady on the lake as the weather remains perfect here at the lake. I noticed local ski and wakeboard instructor Greg Rouse on the water barefoot skiing at 6am a few days back, which is the most exciting/interesting thing I have seen on the lake.

 Weekly update Deep Creek Lake

Deep Creek Marina has recently acquired the popular Lakeside Club from DC Development and has re-directed the course from how it operates. There is a full-term commitment to their clients and the new ‘Deep Creek Marina Club’ is sharing this wonderful amenity with them on several different levels. Here are more details.

 

Deep Creek Marina is proud to announce the opening of the Deep Creek Marina Club.  We have never been so excited to give something back to our customers as this private club. We believe we have come up with the ultimate customer loyalty program that exceeds any points programs and other typical customer loyalty programs by tenfold and we are pretty certain you’ll agree.    

 

DEEP CREEK MARINA CLUB

     Would you like to have another boating destination on Deep creek Lake? One that you can call your own? Well, now you have it.  Members get their own private club to hang out and socialize or just kick back and relax. The Deep Creek Marina Club was conceptualized as a way to capture the boating lifestyle for our customers and offer an additional boating destination (plenty of parking by auto as well).  The Club currently offers incredible gourmet sandwiches and Pizzettes.  You can pick from our boat brand sandwich menu or build your own just the way you want it. We also offer weekend and daily food and drink specials. Beer, Wine, and top shelf liquor are offered exclusively for our members and their guests.   Best of all membership is free to our boat owners (certain restrictions apply). 

Other benefits of membership include complimentary use of paddleboards, pedalboats, and kayaks, use of the lakefront tables and Adirondack chairs that make for a pleasant afternoon, or evening outing.  Kids or kids at heart can relax with our indoor pool table and game room and there is even a spot for little kids right where mom and dad can keep an eye on them and still enjoy the club offerings.  Hours for June are Thursday- Monday 11

 

Betsy captured this photo last week of a fox in the middle of the day which is very rare. It’s kind of neat photo because you’ll notice a reflection in the glass of the front door which gives the illusion of two foxes.

 

Weekly update Deep Creek Lake

Here is the flood of new lakefront listings that have come on the market over the last 30 days – http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=52730674197.

And for a little trivia…DID YOU KNOW…?

Dr. James McHenry, Secretary of War during the administrations

of Presidents Washington and Adams, purchased

almost 1,000 acres in the Buffalo Marsh area

which is today known as Marsh Run Cove or McHenry

Cove. After James and his son William died, a nephew,

John McHenry, moved to the Buffalo Marsh property.

After the death of John and his wife, the land passed

through many hands but today we know the area as

McHenry.

 

Deep Creek Lake History-How was McHenry Maryland named?

Deep Creek Lake History-How was McHenry Maryland named?
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes favorite Realtor

Deep Creek Lake History-How was McHenry Maryland named?

DID YOU KNOW?

Deep Creek Lake History-How was McHenry Maryland named?

Dr. James McHenry, Secretary of War during the administrations

of Presidents Washington and Adams, purchased

almost 1,000 acres in the Buffalo Marsh area

which is today known as Marsh Run Cove or McHenry

Cove. After James and his son William died, a nephew,

John McHenry, moved to the Buffalo Marsh property.

After the death of John and his wife, the land passed

through many hands but today we know the area as

McHenry.

Deep Creek Lake History-How was McHenry Maryland named?