Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Upcoming Events-Year End Sales. We have seen some great crowds from the holiday weekend and the fresh snow we received each day made for nice morning powder. If you are traveling here tomorrow please take caution; we are under a winter storm warning beginning tomorrow at 4:00AM through Tuesday at 10:00PM. Expected accumulation is 6 to 8 inches. Thankfully, we have excellent road crews that make it possible for us to get out and about during times like these.
Mark your February calendars for these great events:
7th Annual Winter Fest, February 15 & 16 – a celebration in downtown Oakland featuring expert ice sculptor Bill Sandusky. The streets of Oakland will be lined with beautiful ice sculptures, games, vendors, live music and crafters. Live carvings will also take place all day on the 15th. www.agreatsmalltown.com
Goosebumps & Grapes, February 21st – a pre-dunk celebration held the night before the Dunk at Honi-Honi from 6-10pm. An evening of Fire & Wine. Presented by the Honi-Honi, Uno & Arrowhead Market. Co-Hosted by Long & Foster Deep Creek Lake Vacation Rentals. Pre-register for the Dunk and enjoy an evening under the stars at the 4th Goosebumps & Grapes Wine Tasting all to benefit Special Olympics of MD. Get toasty around the roaring bonfire and sample a variety of wonderful wines from Republic National Distributing Co., inside our heated tent. All wines will be available for sale at Arrowhead Market on Friday & Saturday, and $3 from every bottle purchased will be donated to SOMD. Admission: $20 donation to SOMD.
Deep Creek Dunk, February 22nd – take a quick dip in the frigid waters of Deep Creek Lake, all to support Special Olympics of Maryland. Registration at noon, dunk at 2:00, on the lawn of Uno’s & Honi-Honi. This is an event that’s something to see. It has become not only a very successful fundraising event but also a very entertaining costume contest! You’ll see everything from Kiss-styled musicians to cartoon character look-alikes. www.dunkmd.com
The Spiker Holcomb Team’s featured listing for the week is a mountaintop Overlook Villa with unobstructed, breathtaking lake views less than 1 mile to skiing and whitewater: http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=55707552440. Multi-use property ideal as a second home or rental property, or both. See link for photos and tour.
Below are Garrett County market stats for year-end 2013. You will see that the # of listings is down, when compared to the 5-year average, pending sales are up and closed sales are up. DOM stands for Days on Market, which is also down. We can expect that the # of listings on the market will increase as we head into spring and summer. For a market update using your specific search criteria, please shoot me an email with your parameter