Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Preparation for Winter-Halloween Calendar

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake...In Preparation for Winter...Halloween Calendar

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake…In Preparation for Winter…Halloween Calendar. In Preparation for Winter…Halloween Calendar. It’s pumpkin season and Griffin and Jensen couldn’t be more excited:)!  If you are looking for a neat place to shop for pumpkins visit Klotz Farm near the Schoolhouse Earth gift shop on Route 42/Friendsville Road just outside of McHenry.

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake...In Preparation for Winter...Halloween Calendar
Greetings from Deep Creek Lake...In Preparation for Winter...Halloween Calendar

As the leaves and temperatures begin to fall, it’s time we start thinking of ways to ensure that winter doesn’t take a toll on our homes or pocketbooks!  Here are some tips that may help:

1)     Clean Your Gutters – this will help prevent the build-up of ice on your roof.

2)     Check For Leaks – seal up any drafty areas to save on heating costs.

3)     Insulate Pipes – by insulating your water pipes and hot water heater you can save on your water heating costs.

4)     Check Your Furnace Filter – because your furnace will be getting a lot of exercise soon, you will want to change out you filter to help your furnace run more efficiently.

5)     Trim Trees – look around your yard to check for limbs that could potentially fall and hit your home, your car or a power line.

6)     Prep Your Snowblower – make sure it starts and is filled with gas and that you have a few snow shovels on hand.

7)     Clean Your Chimney – before you use your fireplace each year it’s a good idea to have it cleaned to eliminate fire risks.

8)     Check Your Iceguard – if you have electric strips on your roof that help prevent ice damming, plug them in to make sure they work.

9)     Plowing – if you hire out your plowing, I’ve found it easiest to be on a set schedule with your contractor so they know to plow when we receive 4 or so inches of snow at a time.

10)  Set the Temperature – sometimes vacant homes will be completely winterized with little to no heat.  While this will save on heating costs, it doesn’t bode well for real estate showings.  It’s hard to get that warm, cozy feeling in a cold home!

11)  Drain Your Pipes – should you choose to turn off the water and take this step, be sure to properly drain them to eliminate the risk for frozen/busted pipes.  And, if your home is on the market you should place a note on each toilet so that no one attempts to use them while previewing your home.

The Spiker Team has a great new lake view home for sale on over 3 acres atop Wisp Mountain.  A lot size of this kind with a terrific water view is hard to come by.  We also have a double lot in North Camp @ Wisp with easy access to the slopes (walking distance) that is bank owned and has been reduced by another $20K!  We are happy to field any of your real estate or DCL area oriented questions 301-616-5022, www.DeepCreekLakeProperty.comhttp://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=59916082134

The community has quite a few activities for the kids (and adults) this Halloween season (flyers below).  Trunk-or-Treat seems like a fun idea that gets the parents and the children involved.  Then, Wisp is hosting a Wicked Wine Tasting to benefit Garrett Mentors on October 30th.  And The Black Bear Tavern always hosts a rockin’ Halloween Costume Party which will be held on Saturday, November 1st.  Happy Halloween!

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake...In Preparation for Winter...Halloween Calendar

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake...In Preparation for Winter...Halloween Calendar

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake...In Preparation for Winter...Halloween Calendar

 

 

 

 

 

 

2828 Glendale Road-Deep Creek Lake Maryland

 

2828 Glendale Road-Deep Creek Lake Maryland

 

 

 

2828 Glendale Road-Deep Creek Lake Maryland

Contemporary lake view home on 1.52 acres with four master bedrooms, two fireplaces (one wood, one gas), two family rooms and great deck space!

2828 Glendale Road-Deep Creek Lake Maryland 2828 Glendale Road-Deep Creek Lake Maryland

Established rental with $26K+ in rental income in 2013. Furnished and move-in ready with an open floor plan.

2828 Glendale Road-Deep Creek Lake Maryland 2828 Glendale Road-Deep Creek Lake Maryland

Fire pit and hot tub on rear side and access to DCL via Waterfront Greens. Other amenities include 9-hole golf course, tennis court and bass pond.

 

 

Greetings from DCL-Autumn Glory Festival-Featured Listings

Betsy Holcomb

 

 

Greetings from DCL-Autumn Glory Festival-Featured Listings. Autumn is in full bloom here at the lake, setting the scene for perfect festival colors for the weekend.  As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Garrett County was voted one of the Top 10 Towns for Leaf Peeping.  Take a short drive and see it for yourself!

The picture below was taken from our back yard last year just a little later in the month but it is still reminiscent of how beautiful the area is this time of year (as well as the kidsJ, Griffin is our oldest child – now 22 months with our manager’s granddaughter).  You just can’t paint a backdrop more spectacular than this with the water and surrounding mountains.

Greetings from DCL-Autumn Glory Festival-Featured Listings

Wednesday, October 8th kicks off the 47th Annual Autumn Glory Festival.  You can access the event brochure from this hyperlink.  The spotlight activities include the Fireman’s Parade, Heritage Craft Fest, Antique Show, Fiddle & Banjo Championships, Grand Feature Parade, Tournament of Bands, Car Show and Pumpkin Festival.  There’s something for everyone!  Once you attend you will keep coming again for years to come.

Greetings from DCL-Autumn Glory Festival-Featured Listings

The Spiker Team’s Featured Listings for the week are a newly listed cape cod-style home on almost 2 acres for $199,900.  And, 4 of our properties have had price adjustments recently, including a log home with acreage, a ski-in/out townhome, a great starter home in Oakland and a perfect retirement home in the central lake area. http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=59690426643

If you make your way to the lake this weekend and have questions about real estate or area information in general please feel free to give us a call 301-616-5022.  Enjoy your week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 47th Autumn Glory Festival

 

 

 

The 47th Autumn Glory Festival

 

 The 47th Autumn Glory Festival

 

The 47th Autumn Glory Festival. Fall is slowly passing its peak this year as we move toward Autumn Glory weekend 2014. It has been a spectacular event to behold this year! After all, Oakland, Maryland has been recognized for being #1 in the country for towns with best fall foliage. Not too shabby for a county that also boasts true 4-season lake and mountain living. As we see the leaves peak to their splendid beauty we know that the winter sports season is just a few short months away. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves… The 47th Annual Autumn Glory Festival is approaching this weekend. Check out this link for a list of all the events and be sure to pack up your family and friends and come and see us here this weekend!

 

 The 47th Autumn Glory Festival

 

 

The 47th Autumn Glory Festival

 

 The 47th Autumn Glory Festival