Greetings from Deep Creek Lake,
I hope your weekend was full of family fun, laughter and chocolate bunnies! Our boys, Griffin & Jensen, were not phased one bit by the furry guy. Quite shocking actually! The lake thawed just in time for a beautiful backdrop (photo taken from Unos/Honi). In just a few months the Honi-Honi lawn will be buzzing with people of all ages who have come out to enjoy the live music each Saturday afternoon throughout the summer. Dining by boat is just one of the things I look forward to doing on the lake each season. Paddleboarding, water skiing and fishing are also up there on my list!
Real estate inventory is climbing, as it typically does in the spring. If you are contemplating investing in your family’s future at the lake, be sure to let us know if you have not been setup on our auto email program. We use the MLS database to create your search, which includes all company’s listings, saving you the hassle of having to visit different websites to find potential properties. This program allows us to build a customized search using your parameters so that you will be notified of new listings that come on the market within your criteria. The information needed from you in order for us to build this is: 1) Land or Home, 2) Price Range, 3) # of Bedrooms & Baths, 4) Lot size, 5) Water Orientation (Lakefront, Lake Access and/or Lake View), 6) any other Features that are important (i.e. a garage, rental income, fireplace, etc).
Our Featured Listings for the week are a chalet with lake access on 5 acres (new listing), a contemporary home with a dock slip in The Pinnacle (price reduction), a lake view home in Deep Creek Highlands (new listing) and a beautiful lakefront home on Lake Shore Drive with a private Type A dock (new listing). http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=62272245040
It’s That Time…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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This weekend’s events around the lake include:
Friday, April 10
The Phisbins & Terah Crawford
7 pm – 9 pm, MoonShadow Cafe. Free live music by Terah Crawford, opening, followed by the Phisbins. The Phisbins, comprised of Tim Beadling and Craig Apessos, have been playing music together for more than 25 years. Tim is a self-taught guitarist who learned on an acoustic guitar and was influenced heavily by his older brothers, Billy and Boomer (R.I.P) as well as Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead. Craig took guitar lessons for about 6 months and grew up playing the electric guitar. He’s a self-taught mandolinist, fiddler and gut bucketeer. His early influences include Ted Nugent, Van Halen, ZZ Top, Neil Young and Uncle Nicky. Tim and Craig are musically inseparable and have evolved through a hodgepodge of genres, as may be evident in their song list, which can be downloaded at www.phisbins.org. FREE. 301.750.5094, www.moonshadowcafe.com.
Saturday, April 11
Garrett County Health Fair
Garrett College CARC building, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Garrett County Health Fair is a free community event designed to increase health awareness and to promote the health oriented resources available throughout the local community. Organizers expect over 60 informational booths along with guest speakers and a variety of health screenings. Screenings will include a free lipid panel which includes Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL and Triglycerides and Hemoglobin A1C offered by Garrett County Memorial Hospital.
Anthems & Gershwen
Garrett Choral Society Spring Concert at St. Marks Lutheran Church, Second Street, Oakland. Concert begins at 7 pm. Advance tickets available at Jan’s Florist or from any choral member. $12 Adult; $5 18 years or under.
Sunday April 12
Anthems & Gershwen
Garrett Choral Society Spring Concert at St. Marks Lutheran Church, Second Street, Oakland. Concert begins at 2pm. Advance tickets available at Jan’s Florist or from any choral member. $12 Adult; $5 18 years or under.
With more hours of daylight and warmer temperatures, golf season will be in swing in no time. Lodestone Golf Course opens May 1st and the Fantasy Valley Golf Course at the base of Wisp opens April 17th (*tentative & weather permitting). For membership and rate information.
Enjoy your week and call on us with any Deep Creek questions. 301-616-5022, www.DeepCreekLakeProperty.com
Betsy Spiker Holcomb
Note: As a member of our local Board of REALTORS, I am able to show you ALL listings regardless of the Broker representing the listing.