Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Memorial Day

Betsy Holcomb

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake,

Memorial Day weekend is upon us and it looks like most of the docks and boats are in the water for the season.  Now we just need the skies to clear and make for a perfect weather weekend, which I hear is in store.  No rain in the forecast and mild (but sunny) temps in the low to mid 70’s.  Dust off your paddleboards, kayaks and waterskis and get out on the water for some weekend fun!  And, let’s remember the meaning of this holiday by thanking and remembering those who have served.

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The housing outlook from the “economists and experts” is that prices are expected to increase in 2014 by 4.4%.  More than 100 housing panelists participated in a recent quarterly survey to arrive at this prediction for home values. (www.rismedia.com)  Within our own office, our numbers indicate that we are up 10% over last year.  In analyzing the activity and sales within my own team, this number feels about right.

A good many properties have come on the market within the last 30 days.  If you are not setup on our auto email service where you receive listings that match your criteria as soon as they become available, and would like to be, please let us know.  Our featured listings for the week are the following: a beautiful log home with fabulous mountain views (recently reduced), a custom mountaintop home with 6 master suites and incredible water views & a contemporary lake access home with a dock slip in a great location off of Lake Shore Drive http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=57737315758.

If you’re looking to get out and about and be entertained, consider some of these activities:

ü  Memorial Day Seconds Sale at Simon Pearce Factory Outlet, May 22nd-26th, Up To 60% Off All Second-Quality Glass and Pottery

ü  Grand Opening of Deep Creek Lavender Farm, May 24th-26th, Shop for lavender products, quilts and teapots in their boutique farm store, pick your own lavender or picnic with a lavender themed box lunch by Moon Shadow Café

ü  Entertainment/Live Music Preview (courtesy of Deep Creek Times):

Friday May 23

Boardwalk — Karaoke, 8-12
Harbor Bar –Perry Kamp, 6
Honi-Honi — Pat O’Brennan Duo, 4:30

Saturday May 24

Boardwalk — Perry & Shawn Kamp, 5-9
Harbor Bar — Paul Burger, 2-5; Backseat Driver, 6-9
Honi-Honi– The Remedy, 1:30
Oakland Golf Club — Brother Short, 8

Monday May 26

Harbor Bar –Greg Short, 5-8

Honi-Honi — Queen City Funk & Soul

Enjoy your extended weekend and call on us if we can be of help! 301-616-5022

 

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Golf-Mother’s Day-Real Estate

Betsy Holcomb

 

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Golf-Mother’s Day-Real Estate. As the saying goes “April Showers Bring May Flowers”!  We have experienced our share of showers this April and are looking forward to the blooming landscape that will soon brighten the area with wonderful color.  Taken from our back deck, this Oriole made a rare visit for a sweet treat!  This is the first time I’ve seen an “O” this close up.

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Having lived here my entire life, even I forget some of the wonderful activities and options we have here.  Did you realize we have 6 State Parks in Garrett County?  This is more than any other county in Maryland.  Taken straight from the Maryland.gov website, there are details and links to each of our parks below.

GARRETT COUNTY

Six State parks are located in Garrett County. All offer picnic, and fishing areas, while all but Casselman River State Park have hiking paths. Mountain bike paths, swimming areas, and boat launches and rentals are available at Deep Creek, Herrington Manor and New Germany State Parks. Rental cabins are available at Herrington Manor and New Germany State Parks. Big Run, Deep Creek, Herrington Manor and New Germany State Parks all offer canoeing, while campsites may be found at Big Run, Deep Creek, New Germany, and Swallow Falls State Parks.

And at the DCL State Park there is a Discovery Center with events for adults and children running all year long.  Here is a link to their May calendar: http://www.discoverycenterdcl.com/calendar_of_events.

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Golf is in full swing in Garrett County!  Although the mornings may be brisk, the courses are not crowded and the afternoons are heating up to a nice, balanced temperature.

Press Release from Wisp:

Lodestone Golf Course and Fantasy Valley Golf Course (formerly Wisp Resort Golf Course) Opening May 1

What’s New for the 2014 Golf Season?
Lodestone Golf Course will feature a new driving range and golf cart fleet.  While the driving range does need more springtime grown-in, the carts are fueled up and ready to go.

Fantasy Valley Golf Course, formerly Wisp Resort Golf Course, has received a new name, a new course routing, a new golf cart fleet and a new Golf Shop Yurt.  Finishing touches are being done to the Golf Shop Yurt and in the meantime, golfers will check-in at Outdoor Elements, located on the lower level of the Main Lodge.

Super Days are Back!
Super Wednesdays are back at Lodestone Golf Course & Super Tuesdays are back at Fantasy Valley Golf Course!  Take advantage of these discounts days – no coupons or hoops to jump through – just a straight up discount!
Lodestone Golf Course – Super Wednesdays – $79
Fantasy Valley Golf Course – Super Tuesdays – Spring/Fall:  $39  Summer:  $49

Call for Tee Times – 855.596.6563

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And if you happen to be here this weekend and are looking for a place to treat the special woman/women in your life, consider DC’s at Wisp.  They have a wonderful Mother’s Day Buffet and Mother’s eat for ½ price!  Dutch’s at Silver Tree is also serving a buffet for $29.95/adult.

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On the real estate front, if you are signed up for our auto email service with your specific search criteria, you have seen that inventory has picked up.  This is pretty typical this time of year.  Here is a link to a renovated home in Oakland and two beautiful lakefront properties we just listed.

http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=57434334900  You can also view the visual tours and multiple photos for each property with this link (click on movie reel icon).

More and more docks and boats are going in the water every day.  Bring on summer and have a great week!

 

 

 

435 Hines Drive-Lakefront Masterpiece-Deep Creek Lake, MD

435 Hines Drive-Lakefront Masterpiece-Deep Creek Lake, MD

 

435 Hines Drive-Lakefront Masterpiece-Deep Creek Lake, MD435 Hines Drive-Lakefront Masterpiece-Deep Creek Lake, MD. Not a detail was spared in this stunning waterfront home. Crafted with the finest materials, the brick, stucco and stone exterior attract your eye from the moment you pull through the gated entrance.

435 Hines Drive-Lakefront Masterpiece-Deep Creek Lake, MD Enter through the living room to be greeted with a beautiful brick wood burning fireplace. The eat-in kitchen is a gourmet lovers dream with Viking appliances, plenty of counter space and even views of the lake. Exit the living room doors to enjoy the covered lakeside porch.

435 Hines Drive-Lakefront Masterpiece-Deep Creek Lake, MD

435 Hines Drive-Lakefront Masterpiece-Deep Creek Lake, MD

The lower level offers another wood fireplace along with a very large family room and a dedicated billiards room, both looking toward the waters of Deep Creek Lake. A patio sits outside the family room where you will find a hot tub, picnic area and hammock.

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Take in the tranquility of the quiet cove from most every room. Multiple gathering spaces allow for plenty of entertainment space. Lakeside changing house is unique to the community and affords you the opportunity to store water toys directly by your dock.  Of course, the fire ring is also a family favorite and is perfect for making s’mores and hot dogs for your guests.

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435 Hines Drive-Lakefront Masterpiece-Deep Creek Lake, MD

35 Silver Ridge Court-Deep Creek Lake-Craftsman Home

35 Silver Ridge Court-Deep Creek Lake-Craftsman Home

 

35 Silver Ridge Court-Deep Creek Lake-Craftsman Home. Beautiful Craftsman-style home centrally located to restaurants, cinema, groceries and DCL State Park. Silver Ridge is a cluster community with very little maintenance to the owners.  This way, you can enjoy the Deep Creek Lake area rather than work when you visit your home.

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Gorgeous double-sided gas fireplace sets off the home from the moment you enter. Open layout with a combined kitchen/dining area. Granite counters and impeccable wood floors grace the main level living areas. Gas fireplace in the master bedroom as well.  Large loft overlooks the great room and provides a spacious second family room.

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Rock yourself to relaxation from the front covered porch or utilize the perfectly-sized side deck for outdoor meals. Hot tub included!

35 Silver Ridge Court-Deep Creek Lake-Craftsman Home