Greetings from Deep Creek Lake,
Mother Nature graced us with a beautiful weekend that was perfect for Griffin’s first Easter egg hunt. Hunting them was mildly entertaining to him but throwing them was much more thrilling! Hope you were able to enjoy the warm weekend with your family.
Gammy (Karen) helping Griffin hold his basket
Start Scheduling Your Summer Home Maintenance Projects
This time of year is when our minds tend to shift toward cleaning up our yards, garages and vehicles. To get started, begin compiling a list of projects to get your home ready for the new season. Consult the checklist to keep projects organized and on schedule.
Clean your outdoor cooker – Make sure to get ready for all of those upcoming BBQs you will be having in the summer months by deep cleaning your grill.
To clean a gas grill: Turn up the heat to high with the lid closed for about 30 minutes. Once the grill has cooled down, use a grill brush to clean the grill.
To clean a charcoal grill: Empty the grill completely, cleaning off any leftover ashy residue with dish soap and warm water. Allow enough time for the grill to dry before you use it next.
Plan a watering schedule – Planning a watering schedule will ensure that your plants will stay healthy and hydrated during the hot summer months.
Trim tree limbs touching or near roof surface – Summer months can mean stormy weather. By performing regular tree maintenance you can reduce the risk of storm damage.
Vacuum upholstery and pillows – After getting the patio furniture out of storage, vacuum the upholstery to remove dirt and dust.
Clean out rain gutters and storm drains – Removing debris from gutters and storm drains can prevent clogging during storms.
Change out the HVAC filter – Put in a fresh filter at the start of the season to prevent indoor air pollution.
Wash all windows – Since the temperatures are up, this is a great time to get out and clean your windows.
Have your roof inspected – Have your roof inspected for leaks every 3-4 years or more often as it ages.
Clean out dryer vents – This is the perfect time to check your dryer vents to prevent build up.
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If you’re visiting the area anytime soon, plan ahead by scheduling activities for the family at Wisp Resort. Their Adventure Park is open on the weekends only from 10:00-4:00. Activities Include: • Mountain Coaster 10:00 am- 4:00 pm • Chipmunk Challenge Course 10:00 am- 4:00 pm • Spider Monkey Adventure Course 10:00 am- 4:00 pm • Gem Mining 10:00 am- 4:00 pm • Flying Squirrel Canopy Tour 10:00,11:30, & 1:30 (Limited space reservations recommended) • Laser Games 10:00, 12:00,& 2:00
Another event for your calendar is HART Animal Center’s Grand Opening on Saturday, May 3rd from 12:00-5:00. Their new center is located on Bumble Bee Road near Garrett College in McHenry. They will have a petting zoo, kids’ activities, food and more for you to partake during their Open House.
The Spiker Team’s featured listings for the week are a newly listed mountain chalet with wonderful mountain views. This home shows like new and has had very little use. Then, we also listed a home site in the log home community of Gallatin Woods off Lake Shore Drive. This community is wooded and very low maintenance to its owners. Lastly, there has been a $66,000 price reduction on a lake view home site in the mountaintop neighborhood of Highline. Click the link to access details, photos and tours for each: http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=57201176972.
Quite a few properties have been coming on the market over the last 30 days. This link will take you to them: http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=57224195520. If you have questions or would like more information about any of them please call/email us. Enjoy your week and bring on the warm weather!