34 Carmel Lane – New Listing in Swanton, MD

34 Carmel Lane is a gorgeous lakefront home that was just listed at Deep Creek Lake. It is my pleasure to share the details of such a well-kept property.

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About 34 Carmel Lane

Located in the Carmel Cove community, 34 Carmel Lane includes 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.

The spacious interior has three levels of living space. Granite countertops and a large center island highlight the well-planned kitchen. The open floor plan is ideal for entertaining family and friends. Numerous windows bring in beautiful Deep Creek Lake views in nearly every room.

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248 Markwood Drive: New Lising in Oakland, MD

248 Markwood Drive was just listed! This is a truly stunning property that offers you a piece of paradise. It is within minutes from Deep Creek Lake and downtown Oakland.

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About 248 Markwood Drive

Situated on 14.18 acres, this location is picturesque from the moment you pull in the driveway. It is surrounded by state forest land and overlooks a private community lake.

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The beautiful brick home has four bedrooms along with two full and two half baths. It has been immaculately kept inside and out. The light-filled open floor plan is ideal for spending time with family. You will love the large kitchen with a center island.

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244 Moonrise Drive: New Listing at Deep Creek Lake

244 Moonrise Drive is a spectacular new listing at Deep Creek Lake! This stunning lakefront home has all the bells and whistles. Plus, it was designed with vacation rental success in mind.

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About 244 Moonrise Drive

Offer six bedrooms and five and a half baths, this spacious chalet is located in the popular Waterfront Greens community. It has 150 feet of lakefront for your enjoyment. That includes a maintained path leading to the water and kayak racks.

The focal point of the outdoor living space is the private outdoor pool. It is easy to imagine splashing and playing with family and friends. There is also an expansive deck, a hot tub, a horseshoe pit, and a fire pit.

Inside, the spacious interior has an open floor plan on the main level. The great room is highlighted by a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and a wall of windows. The kitchen has recent updates that include granite counters. There is new LVT flooring throughout the main and lower level living areas as well.

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Tax Benefits for Second Home Owners

Tax benefits should be considered if you are thinking about buying a second home at Deep Creek Lake. I put together a list of a few tax breaks, but you should always consult a tax professional for verification of specific terms and tax benefits since every situation is unique.

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1.) Mortgage Interest is deductible up to $750,000 in combined total mortgages. 

2.) Home Improvements – you can deduct interest on a home equity or line of credit (there will be limits).

3.) You can deduct your second home property taxes up to $10,000/year for all state and local taxes.

4.) If you rent for 14 days or less over the course of the year, that rental income is tax free with no limit on what you can charge. 

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Tips for Buying a Deep Creek Lake Home in a Seller’s Market

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Right now, it is a seller’s market at Deep Creek Lake. What exactly does that mean? Here’s how Rocket Mortgage defines it: “A seller’s market arises when demand exceeds supply. In other words, there are many interested buyers, but the real estate inventory is low. Since there are fewer homes available, sellers are at an advantage. In a seller’s market, homes sell faster, and buyers must compete with each other in order to score a property.”

The pandemic created a surge in interest in the lake and mountain lifestyle. Our area is rural in nature with a lower population density. This makes social distancing easier. Also, more and more people are able to work remotely. Even after the pandemic subsides, remote will likely remain as a preferred work style.

This high demand is being met with historically low inventory. Right now, available lake area homes are very limited. Offers are being made sight unseen, and we are also seeing multiple offer situations.

If you are interested in Deep Creek Lake homes for sale, there are a few things you can do to better position yourself in a seller’s market.

Buyer Tips for a Seller’s Market

Get Pre-approved
Give the seller confidence that you are a qualified and motivated buyer. Getting pre-approved verifies your ability to afford a home loan for a specific amount. It shows financial security and gives the seller peace of mind that the sale will go smoothly.

Hire an Experienced Real Estate Agent
As your agent, I can give you a serious advantage when buying a home in a competitive market. With more than twenty years of experience, I have a proven track record in Deep Creek Lake real estate. I hear about listings as soon as they hit the market. In a seller’s market, things happen fast. I will keep you informed at all times.

Act Fast
In a seller’s market, a new listing can be snatched up within hours. That means you can’t always wait for a weekend showing. Whenever possible, make yourself available for showings. As your agent, I can also show you a listing via Facetime.

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Timberline Mountain – Reopened Under New Ownership

Timberline Mountain is just a little over an hour from Deep Creek Lake. It recently reopened for the 20/21 ski season under new ownership. The resort was purchased in 2019 by Perfect North Slopes, Inc. of Indiana.

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About Timberline Mountain

Previously known as Timberline Four Season Resort, Timberline Mountain is located at 254 Four Seasons Drive in Davis, West Virginia. It is located along the higher range of the Alleghany Mountainsa. The 4268-foot summit offers amazing views.

The resort is well known for wide slopes and varied terrain. It is also home to the southeast’s longest ski slope, Salamander. This is an easy two-mile beginner trail that winds down the mountain. There are plenty of intermediate trails as well. For the more advanced skier, there is dedicated tree skiing.

Recent Upgrades

A lot of exciting things have been happening at Timberline. Perfect North Slopes made $10-million of capital improvements. Most notable, are two new Doppelmayr chair lifts. One of which is a six person lift – the first in West Virginia – that can make it to the top of the mountain in just over four minutes. Additionally, they installed a new surface lift on a new beginners’ slope.

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565 Glendale Road #104B: New Listing at Deep Creek Lake

565 Glendale Road #104B is my newest listing at Deep Creek Lake! Located in the Suites at Silver Tree, it is a lakefront condo that is close to favorite restaurants and attractions.

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About 565 Glendale Road #104B

Currently listed at $164,000, this is an affordable option for lakefront living at Deep Creek. Plus, it is loaded with amenities!

This unit at the Suites at Silver Tree is on the ground level. It has one bedroom and one bath. The kitchenette has a full-sized refrigerator, a microwave, and a small dishwasher. A gas fireplace provides a warm ambiance in the living are that has windows with lake view.

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Deep Creek Village 47 – New Listing at Deep Creek Lake

Deep Creek Village #47 is a new listing that offers the best of every season! It is located at the northern end of the lake putting lots of activities at your fingertips.

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About the Community

During the summer, be sure to bring your tennis racquet and bathing suit. The tennis court is a popular spot and the community dock is great for swimming and fishing.

Wisp Resort is within walking distance. Throughout the warmer months, they offer ziplines, a mountain coaster, and disc golf. Plus, they have two golf courses, Lodestone and Fantasy Valley.

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New Price: 187 Sunset Ridge Drive Near Deep Creek Lake

187 Sunset Ridge Drive offers an affordable opportunity to live minutes from Deep Creek Lake. It is ideal as a primary residence or second home. Plus, it has a separate apartment that opens up more possibilities.

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About 187 Sunset Ridge Drive

This ranch style home is situated on 1.03 acres in McHenry. It is in the picturesque Sunset Ridge subdivision surrounded by pastoral views.

Recently remodeled, this home has a total of three bedrooms and three baths as well as two electric fireplaces. The main house has beautiful hardwood floors and beamed ceilings in the living and dining area. Granite counters, stainless steel appliances, a center island, and a farm sink highlight the kitchen. The master bath is breathtaking.

Attention to detail is found throughout the attached apartment. It has its own kitchen with beautiful finishes, a living area with an electric fireplace, and a bedroom and bathroom.

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Lakefront Homesites Just Listed at Deep Creek Lake

Lakefront homesites with 100+ feet of water front now available! Located in the sought after Thousand Acres community, they offer unrivaled privacy and serenity.

During these days of social distancing, this is an exceptional opportunity to own a piece of the Deep Creek Lake area. These beautiful lots are ready and waiting for your dream home.

Lakefront Homesites in Thousand Acres

11 North Shoreline Drive offers 140 feet of pristine lakefront for your enjoyment. With 1.39 acres of land, the possibilities are endless. It is listed at $595,000.

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