New Listings: Lake Front Homes for Sale at Deep Creek Lake

There are lots of lake front homes for sale at Deep Creek this summer! I recently listed two of them. Each is an example of the different types of experiences you can have at the lake. You can be off-the-beaten-path or right in the heart of area activities. Choose from stunning chalets or amazing cottages.

Deep Creek Lake is truly a place where you can get away from it all in a manner that suits your personal and family needs.

Lake Front Homes for Sale

 

746 Pine Tree Point Road

Enjoy the quieter side of life at the southern end of the lake!

Lake Front Homes for Sale

Situated on 100 feet of stunning lakefront, you will love this nicely updated cottage. It offers four bedrooms and two baths. Highlights include wood cathedral ceilings and two fireplaces. Each level has scenic lake view. Continue reading New Listings: Lake Front Homes for Sale at Deep Creek Lake

Deep Creek Lake Summer Real Estate Update

Deep Creek Lake Summer Real Estate Update

My Deep Creek Lake summer real estate update brings you news about a market that is in full swing!

Deep Creek Lake Summer Real Estate Update

When comparing to the average from the last 5 years, closed sales are up. Also, pending sales/contracts are up. Active listings are down, and the days on the market are down.  There are pockets of our market that are doing really well. We are even seeing  an occasional multiple offer situation.  Then there are other segments where properties are getting activity but moving at more of a pace we are used to seeing in G.C. with a 6-12 month average time on the market.  Nothing to complain about it.  Garrett County has been on the uptick for the past few years. I like the balance that we are seeing with buyers and sellers when it comes to negotiating for the good of both parties. Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Summer Real Estate Update

Featured Community: Waterfront Greens at Deep Creek Lake

Waterfront Greens at Deep Creek Lake is a favorite community. Year round residents, second home owners and vacationers love the scenic location and numerous amenities. Also, it is close to popular activities.

waterfront greens

Waterfront greens amenities

There is something for every member of the family to enjoy. All of the homes have access to the common lakefront gazebo. Many have dock slips as well. There are a total of eight shared docks. The quiet cove is ideal for fishing and kayaking.

A signature feature of Waterfront Greens is the catch and release fishing pond. Surrounded by picturesque gazebos, it provides recreation and a great photo op. Little kids especially enjoy casting their line. Continue reading Featured Community: Waterfront Greens at Deep Creek Lake

New Lakefront Home for Sale at Deep Creek Lake

This new lakefront home for sale at Deep Creek Lake is truly a stunner! I just listed 320 Lake Forest Drive and am excited to share it. Inside and out, it offers #lakelife at its best.

new lakefront home for sale at Deep Creek Lake

New Lakefront Home for Sale at Deep Creek Lake

This immaculate six-bedroom chalet is the ideal second home. Because it is situated on an uncommonly level lot, it is very family friendly. Almost every room has unobstructed lake views.

Main Level

Inside, there are many custom details. The main level layout is open and ideal for entertaining. Cathedral ceilings, a stone fireplace and a massive wall of windows are highlights of the great room. Also, there is a Bose whole home audio system.

new lakefront home for sale at Deep Creek Lake

The kitchen features recent updates that include tile floors, granite counters, two dishwashers, two garbage disposals, double ovens and an under counter icemaker. It is easy to imagine hosting your favorite folks for a fun dinner party or afternoon barbecue. Continue reading New Lakefront Home for Sale at Deep Creek Lake

15 Staging Tips to Sell Your Home

Staging tips can give you an edge over your competition. Almost everyone wants to sell their home as quickly as possible. Knowing where to focus your time and energy is key.

staging tips

20 Staging tips

I have collected lots of staging tips over the years. Here are a few of my favorites that I hope you find helpful as you prepare to list your home.

1. clean FROM TOP TO BOTTOM

This step is key. From windows to floors, everything should be sparkling clean. This is a cost-effective way to show off the best features of your home. You don’t want potential buyers to be distracted by dirt. If you have a larger house, you may want to hire professionals. Taylor-Made’s housekeepers will do the dirty work for you.

2. Stage your dining room table.

A styled dining table can make the room look more inviting. A simple flower arrangement, decorative placemats or an attractive piece of pottery can spruce up a bare table. Continue reading 15 Staging Tips to Sell Your Home

Amazing Lake Front Home for Sale!

Finding a lake front home for sale that is as exquisite at 308 Lake Forest Drive is truly a rare opportunity. Attention to detail and luxury finishes are found inside and out. It offers eight bedrooms and seven full and three half baths.

Because of its convenient location, you can easily enjoy the best of the Deep Creek Lake area. Skiing, restaurants, shops and state parks are within a ten-minute drive or less.

lake front home for sale

Inside this Lake Front Home for Sale

Designed by architect Darrin Peterson, this home is an Adirondack-style lodge. Nearly every room has windows that highlight soaring lake views.

The highest quality materials were carefully chosen and constructed to blend form and function. Area craftsman created one-of-a-kind features that include Groll Ornamental Iron, Eastern White Cedar beams with flared roots in-tact and custom woodwork throughout.

Keeping the home’s history alive, the original 1941 cabin that was located on the lot was incorporated as part of the dining room. Wormy chestnut walls, exposed beams and the original fireplace give it an authentic Deep Creek Lake vibe.

Continue reading Amazing Lake Front Home for Sale!

4 New Deep Creek Lake Listings for Spring 2018

New Deep Creek Lake listings are popping up right and left! It is not quite spring, but the market is already heating up. If you are thinking of selling, now is the time to work on your “to do” list. Curb appeal, de-cluttering and staging should be top-of-mind. Buyers should be getting their financing squared away. Pre-approval will give you a competitive edge when you find your perfect home. Interest rates are low now, but they are projected to increase.

Here are a few of my new Deep Creek Lake listings to check out.

New Deep Creek Lake listings

new deep creek lake listings

646 Mountaintop Road

Located in the gated Deep Creek Highlands Community, this beautiful log home offers 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. The view of Deep Creek Lake is spectacular! This home is an established vacation rental with excellent income potential. Continue reading 4 New Deep Creek Lake Listings for Spring 2018

Deep Creek Lake Event Update

Your Deep Creek Lake event update includes fun activities for St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and more! Winter is hanging on at Deep Creek Lake, and Wisp Resort expects to be open through St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Over 10 inches of snow in early March has given us some of the best slope conditions of the year!

Deep Creek Lake Event Update

The Deep Creek Lake real estate market is heating up! I have lots of new listings. Vacation rental rates are low, so it is a great time to plan a weekend getaway and shop for homes.

March & April Deep Creek Lake Event Update

Hiking & Snowshoeing Tours
Saturdays thru Mid-April, 10AM-Noon
Head out with the local guides from All Earth Eco Tours to explore Swallow Falls State Park.

Indoor Flea Market & Crafts
March 17, 8AM-3PM, Ag Hall at the Garrett County Fairgrounds
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure! This indoor yard sale is a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

St. Patrick’s Day Party at Mt. State Brewing Company
March 17, 5-9PM
Celebrate with corned beef & cabbage, drink specials, contests and bagpipers at 6PM!
Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Event Update

Maryland Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

The Maryland Smoke Alarm Law was recently updated. New requirements went into effect January 1, 2018. The goal is to reduce the number of fire related deaths. I put together a rundown of the requirements and why they are important. Click here for full details on the Maryland Smoke Alarm Law.

Maryland smoke alarm law

Maryland Smoke Alarm Law Requirements

The new Maryland Smoke Alarm Law applies to any battery-only operated smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old. Home owner should replace them with an alarm with a 10-year sealed-in battery having a “hush” button. Continue reading Maryland Smoke Alarm Law Reminder

Home Winterization Tips for Deep Creek Home Sales

home winterization tips

Home winterization is on the minds of many of my sellers in the Deep Creek Lake are this time of year. I put together my top tips for home winterization to be sure you are ready when Old Man Winter knocks at the door.

prevent frozen pipes

Home winterization starts with protecting your pipes and water system. Avoid costly water damage that can occur from freezing pipes. A plumber will check everything and get it ready it for cold temperatures. Water should be drained from places where it is stored, like water heaters and hot tubs.

Once the water is drained, you won’t need to keep the heat turned up. Your pipes are safe and you will have lower utility costs.

check the gutters for leaks & debris

If water collects and freezes, your gutters could be damaged. The weight can pull them off of the house. Also, this could cause water to collect around your foundation. Most home owners know, that is never a good thing. Clean them out and seal up any leaks that you find. Continue reading Home Winterization Tips for Deep Creek Home Sales