Betsy Spiker Holcombbetsy@deepcreeksales.com301-616-5022

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake…Hangin’ on to Fall…Market Stats…Halloween Events

Betsy Holcomb



Another beautiful Autumn Glory Festival is in the books!  The leaves were in perfect color and the temperatures were just right.  The photo below was taken from the back side of the dam on Oakland Sang Run Road looking across the mountain toward Lodestone Golf Course.  This weekend might be the last of the color and the forecast is saying 63º on Saturday.  Lovin’ it!


This hickory tree, just across from St. Mark’s, is always a spectacle during our autumn festival.  It stands out beautifully along the parade route.  Kids and adults alike are always happy to see the caravan of Shriners making their way down Second Street.  Griffin and Jensen had no problem with the clowns and were happy to offer a high five!

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The real estate market is holding pretty strong.  The market is more balanced now than I have seen it in 10 years.  There were 20 sales in the last 30 days  Then, here is a link to a spreadsheet that shows you how these 20 sales stacked up when looking at list to sales price ratios and average DOM (days on market)  Our average list to sales price ratio has gone up this year fromm 92% to 94% and the average days on the market is still in the 6-9 month range.

Our featured listings for the week are: a 3-bedroom mobile home with lake access and a dock slip Reduced to $74,900; a 3-bedroom 2-bath one-level home on 7+ acres outside of Friendsville by a beautiful stream Reduced to $139,900; another one-level 3BR/2BA renovated rancher in Oakland with a full basement Reduced to $149,900; a New listing outside of Oakland offering 3BR/2BA and a full basement completely renovated with beautiful flooring & tilework for $159,000; and a lakefront home site near the dam with 135’ of level lakefront Reduced to $450,000.  To view all of our Featured Listings, visit our website at


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If Halloween thrills you (and/or your children) there’s plenty to do next weekend.  Below are 2 events I’ve heard of and there are many others as well.  Arrowhead & Uno’s are welcoming trick-or-treaters and several of the towns are holding festivities.  Thursday evening is Oakland’s Halloween Parade at 6:00 with a social to follow at the Oakland Community Center.  Trick or Treating in Oakland, Friendsville & Accident is on Saturday evening in the 6:00 time frame I believe.  We’ll be lucky to get our 1 & 2 year-old boys to wear their costumes long enough to fill their bag!

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3rd Annual CARC Halloween Boo Bash

Date: October 30, 2015

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT



Community Aquatic and Recreation Complex on Garrett College campus

Date/Time Information:

Friday, Oct 30th, 2015 5pm to 8pm.

Contact Information:

(301) 387-3786


$5 if dressed in costumes $7 if not, Members free

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Trunk or Treat at GCC Technologies

Name: Trunk or Treat at GCC Technologies

Date: October 31, 2015

Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Event Description:

GCC’s 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat!!!! Trick or Treating for kids 12 and under! Haunted House, Halloween Games, Contests, DJ & MUCH MORE!! Food & Refreshments For Sale. All individuals/businesses/organizations that plan on bringing a decorated car to distribute candy, must arrive by 11:00 a.m. to set up. Please donate a canned good or a gently used coat for admission. All proceeds to benefit Garrett Mentors. Canned goods and coats are being donated to Garrett County Community Action and GCC’s 3rd Annual Coat Drive.


GCC Technologies 65 Enterprise Dr Oakland MD 21550

Enjoy your week!  Call/email us with any questions.  301.616.5022

Warm regards,

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.

Oh, by the way…if you have friends or family members that are thinking of buying or selling real estate in this area, please give me a call with their name and address and I’ll follow up with them.  I assure you that I will take great care of them.



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