Deep Creek Lake Real Estate News for Fall 2018

Deep Creek Lake real estate news shows good activity throughout the fall months, even with the small uptick in interest rates. As many of my clients realize, a slight rise in interest rates indicates that the market is healthy enough to sustain an increase. You can see that our average sold price is up considerably compared to last year, which correlates to the number of $1M+ homes that have sold in 2018. Another sign of a strong housing environment.

Deep Creek Lake Real Estate News







Cold weather has arrived at Deep Creek, so I put together some winterizing tips for vacant homes. Be sure your home is ready for winter’s chill! Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Real Estate News for Fall 2018

3 New Listings at Deep Creek Lake

New listings at Deep Creek Lake are still popping up everywhere this fall. Summer was a very busy season for me, and things have not slowed down much at all. From ski in/ski out to lake front, there are options for every budget.

I am excited to introduce 3 of my new listings at Deep Creek Lake. Each offers an opportunity to enjoy the best of #lakelife.

New Listings at Deep Creek Lake

New Listings at Deep Creek Lake

425 Hines Drive

This stunning lake front, e log home is impressive inside and out. It offers four spacious bedrooms and four bathrooms. Filtered lake views can be seen from almost every room. Situated on 1.6+ acres, you can enjoy the spectacular scenery from the massive deck. A trail leads to a lakeside platform that is tucked in the trees. Close-by, you will find your boat slip at the community dock. Plus, this home has a great history as a vacation rental. Continue reading 3 New Listings at Deep Creek Lake

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.

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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.


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

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

Wisp Resort Opening Day Announced!

Wisp Resort opening day is December 15! There is literally a buzz in the air that is the sound of their snowmakers. Their crew is taking full advantage of the cold temperatures.

Wisp Resort Opening Day

WISP RESORT opening day excitement

Wisp Resort opening day signals the unofficial beginning of winter season at Deep Creek. As a lifelong resident of the area, I grew up skiing and snowboarding at Wisp. It is just one of the recreational opportunities that enriches life at Deep Creek Lake. Spending time on the mountain with family and friends is a favorite way to make memories.

About wisp resort

The mountain has an elevation of 3,115 ft at the summit. There are 32 slopes covering 172 acres with a vertical drop of 700 ft. There is something for every skier’s ability level: 35% beginner; 38% intermediate, 27% expert. Continue reading Wisp Resort Opening Day Announced!

Fall Fishing Deep Creek Lake

Betsy Spiker Holcomb
Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Real Estate Agent
Taylor-Made Real Estate Betsy Spiker Holcomb-301-616-5022

Fall Fishing Deep Creek Lake. As we shift into fall we see the lake transform into a wonderful and peaceful place where boat traffic is minimal and the weather is gorgeous. It is the time of the year that the leaves put on their yearly show and the fishing bite starts to heat up.


I was lucky enough to have my son pay us a visit for a week and we decided to maximize our time on the lake wetting a line. It has been many years since the last time we fished and we were optimistic that we would be successful in our venture. We started at Deep Creek Outfitters getting a few dozen minnows and nightcrawlers. The word on the street was that that fishing was sporadic but starting to kick in.  Our plan was to wake up the following morning and to hit a spot that was recommended by a friend so we dropped our minnows into the water at the boat dock and set home to get a good night’s rest.

The alarm clock came early and was welcomed with excitement and optimism. The winds were down and the lake looked like a massive mirror reflecting the early hues of Fall. All of our minnows survived the night and the boat started without a hitch. The ride out was almost spiritual as our pontoon boat parted the beautiful lake glass. The temps were chilly but were forecasted to peak later in the day near the mid 70’s.  Our “secret spot” was empty and we slowly motored down a couple hundred yards before our destination which was a grass bed near the shoreline that dropped off to around 8-12 feet of depth.  We quietly set anchor and baited our minnows on our hooks and cast outside of the grass beds. We kicked back sipping coffee and enjoyed good conversation catching up on life. The lake was empty of traffic and the sound of acorns rained periodically around us.  My son Peyton worked the edge of the grass beds and landed a nice Walleye to start the day which was very exciting. It was a hair shy of being of legal size to eat so we threw it back. I concentrated on working the drop off outside the grass bed and was rewarded with a couple smallmouths to start my day. It was a soothing roller coaster ride of stimulating ups and downs throughout the morning and we went through a few lake species deciding not to keep any.

The Deep Creek Lake Fall fishing experience itself was the star of the show and we promised that next trip we would concentrate on a fish fry. We caught walleye, yellow perch, smallmouth bass and a few pickerel to complete a successful fishing adventure. As we head in to call it a day there was a majestic red tail hawk that flew by us that was breathtaking.

On your next visit bring the family or a close friend and get out on the lake with a fishing pole and enjoy some quality down time on the lake. Downshift your busy mind and breathe deeply taking advantage of what a handful of visitors experience ever year. Wonderful Fall fishing.

Taylor-Made Real Estate Betsy Spiker Holcomb-301-616-5022