New Year’s tips for buyers or sellers will help you position yourself for success! If you are thinking of buying or selling, now is the time to prepare. I put together some of my top suggestions for you. I also included some tips to build equity and what updates are best when investing in your current home.
New Year’s Tips for Buyers
Thinking about buying your first home?Considering upsizing or downsizing? Here are some things to do that will help you achieve your goal.
-Create a realistic timeline and work towards your goal. The items below should be on that list.
-Check your credit scores. If you need to improve your rating, start looking at items that are bringing it down. Work on lowering debt and making timely payments.
-Start or increase your savings for a down payment.
–Choose an experienced real estate agent. You can contact me at email@example.com or call 301-616-5022.
This new listing is already part of the Taylor-Made family! Known to rental guests as Sheba Snow, it is in a quiet, mountaintop community.
New Listing Overview
28 Sandstone Circle is in the gated Greenbrier at Lodestone Community. It is a well-built Mountaineer Log Home with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The open floor plan is ideal for gathering and there are two propane fireplaces as well. This home features a beautiful kitchen with granite counter tops.
The outdoor space is just as pleasing with a hot tub for your enjoyment, an expansive deck and a covered porch. You will enjoy this space during every season at Deep Creek Lake. Situated on .52 acres, there is also ample yard space surrounded by trees. The two-car garage has lots of storage options, and there is a roughed-in suite above ready for your finishing touches.
About the Location
Greenbrier at Lodestone is adjacent to the Lodestone Golf Course. The Clubhouse is right around the corner from this new listing. Designed by 3 time U.S. Open Champion Hale Irwin, it has sweeping lake and mountain views.
This new Deep Creek listing is truly special. Whether you are looking for a second home or investment property, it has endless potential. 2062 Paradise Point Road is a one-of-a-kind listing that will take your breath away.
About this New Deep Creek Listing
Situated on .92 acres, is a stunner inside and out. The large, grassy lawn leads to more than 379 feet of prime waterfront. Your private Type A dock is a sought after amenity. You can keep your boat there spring through fall. The quiet cove location is ideal for swimming and fishing as well as kayaking.
Amazing water views can be enjoyed from the tiled, covered front porch. It has a built in fireplace that makes it a spot for entertaining no matter what the weather.
Inside, it is clear that this home was built with comfort in mind. It has 3+ levels that are bright and airy. No detail was overlooked. The high-end finishes include:
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
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.
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.
Immediately after listing a home, “just listed” postcards are designed by our marketing department. Those are distributed to a curated database of potential buyers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.