Youghiogheny Mountain Resort Community Spotlight

Youghiogheny Mountain Resort is a unique Garrett County community. Outdoor enthusiasts with a sense of adventure love its scenic and rugged nature. It is a place where you can feel like you are away from it all but not too far from modern conveniences and area attractions.

About Youghiogheny Mountain Resort Mountain Resort

Tucked away, Youghiogheny (Yough) Mountain Resort community offers residents peaceful surroundings, beautiful views and lots of wildlife. It is a gated community that encompasses over 2400 acres. Also, it has about 43 miles of roads, 32 miles of maintained roads (mostly gravel) and more than 13 miles of trails for hiking and ORVs. There are several fishing areas as well as a designated hunting area. A community picnic pavilion is available for residents to rent for events.

The HOA is active and often hosts picnics throughout the summer.

Yough Mountain Resort located within about 15-25 minutes from popular area attractions and the town of Oakland. So you can easily reach Deep Creek Lake activities, Swallow Falls State Park, Wisp Resort and more.

Featured Yough Mountain Resort Listing

Youghiogheny Mountain Resort

118 Rhododendron Drive is situated on 1.18 acres in Yough Mountain Resort. Currently, it is listed for $224,9000.

This home offers two levels of living space, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, granite countertops and cathedral ceilings. This home offers plenty of room for a vacation get-away or full-time residence and includes an extra lot.

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Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Marketing

Deep Creek Lake real estate marketing is a hot topic for clients who want to list their home. Reaching the right audience and maximizing exposure is key. As a Taylor-Made sales agent and co-owner, I have access to our in-house services that will effectively highlight your home. Additionally, I have more than twenty years of Deep Creek Lake real estate experience.

My Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Marketing Toolbox

When marketing a listing, there are a variety of ways I insure my client’s property is attractive to buyers. The first step is accurate pricing. I rely on my knowledge of the area. Also, I look at comparable Deep Creek Lake homes and account for the needs of the seller. That combines to determine the best possible listing price.

My Network of Contacts

With over 20 years of experience, I have a vast network of real estate contacts. Your listing might be the perfect home for someone that is already on my radar as a buyer. The relationships that I have built with clients, local agents and area professionals can be very effective in terms of “word of mouth” advertising.

Print Marketing

Immediately after listing a home, “just listed” postcards are designed by our marketing department. Those are distributed to a curated database of potential buyers.

Example of a Just Listed Postcard

As a company, Taylor-Made produces a real estate brochure with listings. It is distributed throughout the area. Also, listings are advertised monthly the popular local publication The Lakefront. To reach a more local audience, we also run ads with featured listings in The Republican newspaper.

Professional Imagery

One of the perks of Taylor-Made is the in-house marketing department. They are skilled professionals. Four photographers capture your home in its best light. We also have a videographer on staff. Plus, 3D tours give prospective buyers a virtual walk through of your home.

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HART for Animals Benefits from Deep Creek Real Estate Sale

HART for Animals is a very special place to animal lovers in our area. The work that they do has helped countless dogs and cats in Western Maryland. I recently had the opportunity to get involved in a unique real estate situation that will directly benefit HART.

HART & Deep Creek Lake Real Estate

I recently listed 6 Gallatin Spur. It was donated to HART by a generous supporter. Most importantly, they will directly benefit from the sale. Currently, it is listed at $14,000.

HART for Animals

Gallatin Woods is a unique log home community on Lakeshore Drive. The residential home site is 2,556 sq. ft. When you purchase this lot, you can choose from a variety of log home styles. They are designed to coordinate with the beautiful natural environment. Gallatin Woods is “condominiumized”. That allows the area to remain wooded and carefree. Also, you will also have access to community amenities. Those include a stream, pavilion and playground.

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Real Estate Questions Asked By Buyers

Real estate questions are important to ask when you are thinking about buying a home. The process can be daunting, but my years of experience help to put buyer’s at ease. I have heard just about every questions that there is. So, I put together a list of some of the most common real estate questions when buying a home.

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Real Estate Questions & Answers for Buyers

How do I know what home I can afford?

The answer to that question is dependent on your income and financial obligations. Online calculators can help you get a rough idea. It is important to figure this out before you start browsing homes. Also, work with a lender to secure pre-approval for your home loan. That will make you a more attractive candidate to sellers as well.

How do I go about buying a home while selling my current home?

This can be a little tricky, but I help folks with this all the time. Keep in mind that if you buy a home before you sell the one you’re in, could be overextended financially. If your home sells before you buy, you might need to rent before while you secure a new home. You can also do both at once with a “sale contingency” in your contract. It states that you will only buy the home if you can sell the one you are in. This can be less attractive to your seller though.

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Featured Community: Deep Creek Highlands

The Deep Creek Highlands community is in the spotlight! It is popular with full-time residents, vacationers and Deep Creek Lake second home owners. Perched on a mountaintop, it offers privacy while still being within minutes from all of the action at the lake’s northern end.

Deep Creek Highlands

About Deep Creek Highlands

Deep Creek Highlands is a gated community that offers the best of the lake and mountain lifestyles. Many of the homes have picturesque lake views and others are situated on spacious lots that offer some privacy.

Currently, I have two listings in this community that you will love. Both have those scenic lake views I mentioned. Also, they are favorite vacation rentals.

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New Listings at Deep Creek Lake

New listings are keeping me busy this spring! The market is blooming just like the local landscape. I’ve been working with local sellers to develop the right pricing strategies and to make sure their Deep Creek Lake homes are ready to list. Here are some of the highlights of my new listings in the Deep Creek Lake area.

3 New Listings

72 Jakes Drive is a spacious 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath log home. It is situated on 1.5 acres in the Red Oaks Community. The location is convenient for mountain and lake activities giving it great potential as a vacation rental. You will love being just 1.5 miles from Wisp Resort and McHenry Cove. That puts you close to restaurants, the grocery store, marinas and more.

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Five propane fireplaces provide lots of mountain ambiance. Three levels of living space give you plenty of room to spread out. Additionally, there is a studio apartment over the garage.

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New Lake Front Home For Sale – 144 Hawthorne Lane

This new lake front home for sale is truly something special. Located in the serene Pergin Farm community, 144 Hawthorne Lane is #LakeLife at its best. The Deep Creek Lake real estate market is starting to heat up. Homes like this don’t last long when buyers catch “spring fever” and start hunting for the perfect home.

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Inside 144 Hawthorne Lane

The spacious interior of this new lake front home for sale includes five bedrooms and four baths. Nearly every room has windows that reveal beautiful lake views. Offering a desirable open floor plan, the main level has hardwood floors and lots of natural light. A massive stone fireplace highlights the great room.

In the kitchen, you will find an updated kitchen with a gas range and lots of counter space. One of my favorite features is the gas fireplace in the kitchen. It makes it a cozy space for hanging out with friends and family.

Upstairs, the master suite has a wall of windows overlooking the lake. The attached bath is completely updated as well.

The lower level has tons of potential as a second gathering space. It is carpeted and has a charming wooden window seat.

Outside 144 Hawthorne Lane

You will love the picturesque outdoor space! The deck overlooks the 1.47 acre grassy, level lawn that leads to the Type A dock. The waterfront stretches 175 feet. On-the-water fun will be at your fingertips. Also, this home is situated towards the lake’s quieter southern end. If you love to ski, it is only fifteen to twenty minutes from Wisp Resort.

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6 Real Estate Listing Tips for Selling Your Home

My real estate listing tips are a guide to steer you in the direction of a successful sale. Spring is traditionally “listing season”. You want to be sure that you have all of your ducks in a row before hitting the market. Do what you can to make your property stand out from the competition. Lots of factors influence the time it takes to sell, but you can take steps to set yourself up for success.

Real Estate Listing Tips

Real Estate Listing Tips

1. Partner with an experienced agent. I am starting off with this because it really does have a significant impact. With 20+ years of experience with Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County real estate, I act as a resource for my sellers. They can rely on me for honest recommendations, consistent communication, an effective pricing strategy and effective negotiating skills. Don’t just take my word for it. Check out testimonials from my clients. Additionally, I have an extensive network of buyers. Also, I have a variety of property services at my disposal as a Taylor-Made agent. Our team provides housekeeping, lawn care, minor repairs, painting and more.

2. Freshen up your curb appeal. This is one of my top real estate listing tips for my clients. If a buyer doesn’t like the outside, they won’t look any further. Try to see your home through the buyer’s eyes. Of course, big items need to be addressed but look for the little things. Staining your deck, raking leaves, planting flowers can make a difference in your listing photos.

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New Garrett County Listings

My new Garrett County listings are two unique properties that each offer something special to buyers. They are ideal for those seeking a primary residence or a second home.

258 Summit Woods Drive

Located just 2.5 miles from Wisp Resort, 258 Summit Woods has lots of appeal. It sits on 5+ acres in the Summit Woods subdivision.

New Garrett County Listings

Offering a desirable open floor plan, it has great use of space. Gleaming hardwood floors carry throughout the main level living area. A propane fireplace makes the great room an inviting place to gather. Doors lead to the back deck that runs the full length of the home. The kitchen is a masterpiece with a propane range, granite counters and a center island with a vegetable sink.

There are five bedrooms and four baths. The master bedroom features a large walk in closet, double vanity and tiled shower. Additionally, there is a sauna which is accessible from the outside deck where the hot tub is located.

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2018 Real Estate Market Recap

Your 2018 real estate market update is a look back at highlights from the past year.

Reflecting on 2018, the Maryland REALTORS® released a recap this week.  Garrett County holds very close to these numbers with an average list to sale price ratio of 94% of asking price.  Our average sale price for the county was $265,000 and approximately $537,000 for the lake area. 

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