20680 Garrett Hwy-Good level lakefront living. Level Lakefront living in this beautiful Mountaineer Log Home on 45.33 feet of lakefront with a Type A Dock permit and views from almost every room. With the front being almost all glass, you can enjoy the four seasons of Deep Creek Lake with just a glance. Four master suites, granite counters, two stone gas burning fireplaces, hot tub, large covered deck and a 2-car enclosed carport are just a few of the features of this home… This is good Deep Creek Lake lakefront living.
Call Betsy Spiker Holcomb with any questions at 301-616-5022.
120 Silver Tree Lane-Never Rented-Clean***SOLD***. This is a super clean home that has never been rented with lake access just a few steps from Deep Creek Lake. One owner home, very, very well maintained. The dock slip is just across a private community lane. Original cost of slip was $90K. Large private side trellis deck backing to trees with views of the lake. Home offers good privacy in Silver Tree Landing. Some of the furniture is negotiable. This home was designed with lots of storage space in mind. Rental projection available by request. Glass/screen enclosed hot tub deck off lower level.
Call Betsy Spiker Holcomb for more details at 301-616-5022.
Deep Creek Highlands-Wisp Resort. Deep Creek Highlands is a gated lake access/mountaintop community in Wisp Resort boasting of some of the best lake views in the area. Situated high above Deep Creek Lake, this community is comprised of mostly larger single family homes and some of its amenities include a outdoor swimming pool, lodge, tennis courts, and hiking and biking trails. Some of the properties in DC Highlands also have a dedicated boat slip that can either be walked or driven to.
Lakepointe at Wisp is a very unique community located in the heart of Deep Creek Lake and Wisp Ski Resort. Enjoy easy lake living only a stone’s throw from zip lining, the mountain coaster, and of course some of the best skiing on the East Coast. This cozy little neighborhood has lots of personality with a tennis court and single dock slips that are assigned to some of the homes. The dock slips are located in a very relaxing cove that is in a no-wake zone. It is a perfect area for the family to enjoy swimming and other water activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking, and fishing.
23 State Park Road-Enchanted Waterfront Paradise. Enchanted Paradise describes this Waterfront Estate. Interior boasts fine details, oak floors, tiled showers, gourmet kitchen and stunning master suite. Tucked amongst mature hemlock and native rhododendron, the grounds are breathtaking with 422′ of waterfront, outdoor fireplace, multiple decks and patios, gazebo, stone pathways, all on 1.26 acres of lakefront bliss. This property defines Unique!
I have spent my career making sure my clients are educated on all the complexities that arise during the purchase of a home. After my team of buyer agents find the perfect home for their clients, our work toward a successful settlement really begins. As a selling agent for over the last 12 years, I have prepared and taught my team the necessary steps to ensure a smooth home buying experience. Here are some basic guidelines to ensure a successful settlement.
Ten Steps To A Successful Settlement
1.) Get pre-approved by a reputable lender.
2.)Compare your housing desires with what you can afford to begin the process of locating a home that meets your needs and means.
3.)Consider the state of the market your shopping in and decide when the right time to buy is.
4.) Once you have identified the best property to buy and you are ready to move forward with the bid/contract process, ask your experienced buyer specialist to walk you through your responsibilities and your potential need for expert tax & legal advice.
5.)Contact your lender immediately after the contract is fully executed. A reasonable commitment date is 30 days from contract acceptance.
6.) Be sure to follow-up with your lender to make sure they are providing all necessary paperwork required to render a final loan. Ascertain that an appraisal has been ordered and the date scheduled.
7.)Check with your real estate agent to make sure they are providing the appraiser current comps to validate the price of the property.
8.) A good real estate agent will communicate with your lender every couple of days to ensure all elements of the loan process are in order and proceeding in accordance with the contract commitment date.
9.) After receiving formal loan commitment, coordinate with the lender or real estate agent to make certain any and all underwriting conditions have been satisfied and nothing further is needed from you.
10.) When you receive final loan commitment from your lender, select your title company and schedule the settlement date. Remember that you must have a home owner’s insurance policy prior to settlement.
Make no mistake about it, I love all the seasons here at Deep Creek Lake, but spring has a way of grounding me to a calm center of balance and rejuvenating my spirit. For the first time in 2011, last night I left the screen door open in my bedroom and let the comfortable spring air ease me to a deep and wonderful sleep. This morning I awoke to the peaceful sounds of mountaintop birds who were also singing the praises of spring with a spectacular sunrise over a sheet of glass, calm lake. I can’t think of a better way to enjoy breakfast then sipping on a warm cup of Folgers medium dark coffee and eating a bowl of oatmeal overlooking the lake with an orchestra of soothing sounds around you. A nice quiet seven minute ride to work and I am in my office at Long & Foster ready to help buyers from all over to find their dream home in this ideal town. Feel free to give me a call if you have a question about activities, weather, or if you are in need of a passionate real estate professional who is excited and motivated to help you find your special home in this fantastic town. I’m excited about spring, I’m enthusiastic about the real estate market, and I am hopeful that you give me a call if you have any questions regarding Deep Creek Lake real estate.
Real Estate Market Update-Deep Creek Lake MD-Spring 2011. Springtime is upon us here in Deep Creek Lake and the vital signs of our real estate market are at a steady and encouraging pulse. “Traditionally”, springtime and summertime hail as our busiest times for home buying and we “normally” see a lot of second home buyers shopping for their dream home here at the lake. Well, words like “traditionally” and “normally” are fine for folks in the real estate profession who count on the climate in the business to remain the same. As we all know, we are on the upswing of a grand recession and only current facts and knowledge should guide us in our decision making process.
This week, me and my wife, Betsy Spiker Holcomb, took the 4 + hour drive to the town of Richmond, Virginia to learn from legendary Real Estate guru Brian Buffini about the latest and most current information regarding all aspects of real estate. We were not alone as we shared the conference center with 1,500 other agents trying to learn as much about the current market as possible to pass on this valuable knowledge to their clients. The Spiker Team has always committed a substantial amount of time and money traveling around the East Coast to stay educated on the current real estate conditions from land/lots sales, secondary home sales, resort sales opportunities, updates in lending practices, facts about loans and interest rates that may help you in deciding the best time to buy, myths and facts about short sales and foreclosures, and so forth.
Email Betsy Spiker Holcomb for a current fact sheet that we have prepared pertaining to relevant real estate information that will surely be of value to you if you are considering to purchase or sell real estate.
Let’s get ready to RUMBLE! Leave the boxing gloves at home this weekend, fuel up your snowmobile and head on down to the big drag races this Saturday February 12th, 2011. This weekend the crowd will be at Harvey’s Farm, 2482 Sandflat Road watching the bold and brave flex their ego’s and horsepower at this classic Garrett County event. I am bursting with excitement because this is my first sled drag race other than racing my husband Bob for bragging rights on the lake. I’m still on the fence whether I will suit up and represent the ladies in this all day event. Watching my new husband race may be about all the excitement I can stand in one day, personally. I can’t wait to watch the thunder in all the different classes which go from Stock, Super Stock, and Pro Modified. Word is that the big dogs are bringing in their super hot rods that will be thrilling to watch as they can reach some rally insane speeds. Bring your family, and tell your friends about this supercharged winter event.
North Camp Development, Wisp Resort, Deep Creek Lake. Let me let you in on a little secret here in Deep Creek Lake. On the Northwestern side of Wisp Mountain there is an up and coming community that is destined to become a favorite among second homeowners here at the lake. Wisp Resort’s newer community, North Camp, has tremendous personality that day-time visitors and winter sports enthusiasts cannot fully appreciate unless you visit at dusk, when most are home cooking dinner with their families. You cannot believe the sunsets on this virtually undeveloped side of Wisp Resort. It is only a few minutes from my front door and I routinely put dinner on hold to buzz over to relax and absorb some tranquil sunsets.
Most people interested in mountain real estate visit during the day and have no comprehension of fiery calm sunsets that consistently grace Garrett County. Homes and homesites look 50+ miles across a maze of mountain ranges and spectacular views extending deep into West Virginia. Don’t forget that you are only a few strides from the new Wisp Resort ski slope expansions with great ski in/out opportunities right off the ski lift seconds from primetime runs. Take a little time next visit and give Betsy Spiker Holcomb a call; let her team show you around an amazing mountain that we are proud to call our home.