Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Home Value-Property Links

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake...Home Value...Property Links

 

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake,

Ahh, spring skiing!  There’s nothing like breezing down nicely groomed slopes in 40-50º weather with a light layer of ski wear, just enough to protect your body in the event of a tail slide!  And although it’s tempting to ditch the bulky helmet – don’t do it – protect your precious noggin.  Not to fear, you have until March 29th to get in those last runs before Wisp ski operations come to a close.

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake...Home Value...Property Links

 

Thinking of selling or upgrading this year?  I want to give you your annual update on what your home is worth.  I want you to be one of the few who are informed.  You know the genuine value of “home and hearth,” but do you know the dollar value of your house–or how much of that value belongs to you?  A number of key decisions can be more wisely made with the benefit of this knowledge.  For instance, is your home adequately insured?  Is your estate plan based on a realistic estimate of your home’s worth?  Do you know how to measure the value of your home?  A Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) is the only tool that provides current pricing of homes in your style in your area.  With a recent CMA and knowledge of your home’s condition relative to others that have tested the market, you can know an accurate dollar amount for your home.

 

These are a few Spiker Team listings with recent price changes and two properties that are new to the market (one lakefront & one lake access – both with dock slips!).

 Greetings from Deep Creek Lake...Home Value...Property Links        Lakefront, 5 Bedrooms – Price Change

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake...Home Value...Property Links

Slopefront + Water Views – Price Change

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake...Home Value...Property Links

Lakefront Townhome – Dock, New Listing

 

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Have a wonderful week and feel free to reach out to us!

 

Warm regards,

Betsy Spiker Holcomb

Note: As a member of our local Board of REALTORS, I am able to show you ALL listings regardless of the Broker representing the listing.

 

 

  

 

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Dunk-HART

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Dunk-HART

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake,

We asked and she delivered!  Mother Nature has been quite forthcoming with snow this season, which is well received by skiers, snowmobilers and winter enthusiasts in general.  My 2-year old, Griffin (right), had his first sledding experience in the backyard.  He thought it was alright but he would rather watch mommy make snowballs to toss to the dog!  And my little heartbreaker, Jensen (left), just turned 8-months and has had a rough time keeping healthy this winter.  Thankfully, it hasn’t stopped our adventurer from learning to crawl and stand.

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Dunk-HART

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Dunk-HART

There’s plenty of time to register for the 17th Annual Deep Creek Dunk to benefit Maryland Special Olympics.  The event takes place on Saturday, February 21st at the Honi-Honi.  Registration begins at 12:00 and the dunk begins at 2:00.  The amount of registrants is so great that they send the dunkers in the water by groups.  As a bystander, the entertainment is plentiful as it typically takes about an hour for all of the dunkers to make their way in and out of the frigid waters of Deep Creek Lake.  Costumes range from trunks, bikinis, rock stars, cartoon characters and everything in between!  Parking can get tight so you may want to arrive a little early and enjoy the outdoor music and pep rally that takes place beforehand.  Or, walk or snowmobile by lake to the Dunk this year.  Ice depth doesn’t seem to be an issue for snowmobilers considering the blast of cold temperatures we’ve had for the last several weeks.  Bob and I are planning to travel there by sled.  If you want to join the caravan let us know.  More details.

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Dunk-HART

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Dunk-HART

The Spiker Team has some new, exciting listings to share with you.  This link will allow you to view information, photos and tours of each.  http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=61380996981

  • New to the Market…332 Bracken Drive/Loch Glade Sanctuary – a beautiful cedar sided home in a lake access community
  • New to the Market…3365 Mayhew Inn Road – a 5-bedroom contemporary home nicely appointed overlooking Hammel Glade conservation area
  • New to the Market…1163 Deep Creek Drive/Pinebreeze – a one-level waterfront condo with a dedicated dock slip that walks right out to the water
  • Price Reduced by $15K…258 Pinnacle Drive/The Pinnacle – a lovingly cared for contemporary home in a great community with a dedicated dock slip

And in honor of our furry, four-legged friends who need a home…The Work Crew is Ready to Start! We’re Raffling off a Home to Build a Home for Adoptable Pets!

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Dunk-HART

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Dunk-HART

Buy Your Ticket Today and you Could be the Grand Prize Winner of This Home! Plus other Cash Prizes!

One First Prize of $5,000 ● Two Second Prizes of $1,000 each ● Five Third Prizes of $500 each ● Ten-Forth Prizes of $100 each!

This beautiful Cape Cod-style home in Thurmont, Maryland could be yours for $100!!!!!

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Deep Creek Dunk-HART

 

  • Conveniently located between Hagerstown and Frederick, Maryland
  • Recently remodeled
  • Three levels
  • Three bedroom/ Two Full and two half baths
  • One-quarter Acre with detached garage and secluded backyard
  • One block from Mt. St. Mary’s College
  • Appraised Value (10/1/2014) $236,000

$100 Ticket/Maximum tickets sold: 4,000. Check it out at www.harthomeraffle.org

Enjoy your week and call on us anytime!  www.DeepCreekLakeProperty.com

Warm regards,

Betsy Spiker Holcomb

Note: As a member of our local Board of REALTORS, I am able to show you ALL listings regardless of the Broker representing the listing.

 

258 Pinnacle Drive

258 Pinnacle Drive

Beautiful lake access home in The Pinnacle community.

258 Pinnacle Drive

Home features lake views, a boat slip, a sauna, detached garage, loft overlooking great room, two fireplaces and a paved driveway. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout the home plus a large deck, open floor plan and lower patio.

258 Pinnacle Drive

Within walking distance to docks, tennis court & boathouse. Less than 2 miles to DCL State Park, cinema & dining

258 Pinnacle Drive

13 Hartwood Village

Betsy Holcomb

Beautiful Lakefront Hartwood townhome!

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This three bedroom, 2.5 bath offers granite counters, open floor plan not to mention views of Deep Creek Lake and Wisp Ski Resort.

Offers a dock slip just a few feet away.

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The location can’t be beat, you are in the heart of Deep Creek Lake, just minutes to grocery stores, shopping and restaurants

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214 Ruffed Grouse Lane

214 Ruffed Grouse Lane

Quality-built custom home designed to fit in with nature and provide lake views from every living space.

With 2.56 acres on a private lane the feeling of privacy comes easy.

214 Ruffed Grouse Lane

214 Ruffed Grouse Lane

The features of this home are endless from the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired windows to the hand hewn French entry door, three stacked stone fireplaces and gourmet kitchen.

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Extensive landscaping & trails plus an 8×6 treehouse, large deck perfect for enteraining

214 Ruffed Grouse Lane

214 Ruffed Grouse Lane

1640 Penn Point Road

1640 Penn Point Road

Privacy plus a dock! This lovingly cared for Mountaineer log home sits on a level 1.40 acres in the peaceful community of Penn Oaks.

1640 Penn Point Road

1640 Penn Point Road

Full basement could easily be finished as additional living space. Large 2-car, 2-story garage with finished room above. Adjacent lot also available for purchase.

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You’ll love the large rear deck and front covered porch; they call on you to kick back and relax.
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Greetings from Deep Creek Lake…Fresh Powder, Frozen Waters…Market Update

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake...Fresh Powder, Frozen Waters...Market Update

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake,

The snowfall we’ve had over the last 4 days has been absolutely beautiful.  This picture doesn’t do it justice.  The snow-capped, fluffy trees make driving here in the winter a real pleasure.  And thankfully, our county does a great job keeping our roads clean and safe.

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake...Fresh Powder, Frozen Waters...Market Update Greetings from Deep Creek Lake...Fresh Powder, Frozen Waters...Market Update

Our 2-year old, Griffin, is enjoying the white stuff and had his first sled riding experience.  Sled riding is an activity that is very inexpensive and a load of fun!  And we are definitely not lacking good hills for it either.  Our next outdoor playtime might include building a snowman.  Now all we need is some hot chocolate to take me back to some wonderful childhood memories:).

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake...Fresh Powder, Frozen Waters...Market Update

And another sport that is a real blast at DCL in the winter is snowmobiling.  You will notice from the photo at the very top that the lake is frozen over and just about ripe for motorized sleds.  Be sure to check the thickness of the ice before venturing onto it.  I have seen a lot of photos and heard many stories of ice fishermen that have had great success recently.  Whatever your sport, if it includes getting on the frozen waters of Deep Creek Lake consider these tips from the Department of Natural Resources: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/pdfs/DCL_icedsrguide.pdf

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake...Fresh Powder, Frozen Waters...Market Update

PET ADOPTION EVENT SATURDAY AT THE HART ANIMAL CENTER

HART will be holding an animal adoption event on Saturday, January 31st from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the HART Animal Center. The monthly event takes place on the last Saturday of each month. The adoption event will feature adoptable dogs and cats from the Garrett County Animal Shelter. The Center is located at 1265 Bumble Bee Road in Accident, Maryland.

If you’re thinking about getting a pet, consider adopting a rescue animal. You’ll be saving a life and greatly improving yours.

The HART for Animals adoption policy and process will be applicable during the Adoption Day events. For more information, please call 301.387.7729 or visit www.hartforanimals.org.

(This is Rosie.  She is 1 ½ years old and is looking for a home.  Photo courtesy of Hart for Animals.)

 

The Real Estate Market has been pretty active since the start of 2015.  This link will show you the properties that have gone to settlement over the last 30 days.  http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=61086525341  The average list to sale price ratio is creeping up a little and is now at ~93%.  This is an indicator of a pretty healthy market for both buyers and sellers.  And don’t be discouraged if you are looking online and do not feel like there is a good selection of homes to choose from.  It’s a fairly common practice for sellers to remove their properties from the market in the winter and place them back on the market in the spring.  However, I am able to still search the MLS database for listings that are withdrawn from the market and am happy to do so using your criteria.

The Spiker Team’s featured listings are 3 wonderful mountaintop properties and a Yellowstone log cabin in the central part of the lake.  View photos and a tour of each by using this link.  http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=61086787877

Lastly, mark your calendar for the Deep Creek Dunk being held February 21st.  Enjoy your weekend!

 

604 Overlook Villas

604 Overlook Villas

Beautiful Overlook Villas townhome offering breathtaking views of Deep Creek Lake

604 Overlook Villas

604 Overlook Villas

The open floor plan and three floors of living area allows you plenty of room to enjoy friends and family. Hardwood flooring, two stone gas fireplaces, three master bedrooms not to mention the great outdoor space with a stone patio and hot tub. Established rental “A View From Heaven”.
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604 Overlook Villas

653 Green Glade Road

653 Green Glade Road

Beautiful Cape Cod home sitting on a picturesque 1.8 acres

653 Green Glade Road

653 Green Glade Road

This home offers three bedroom, two full baths, a great kitchen with an island, nice level yard, covered front porch, back deck not to mention a full basement waiting on your finishing touches.

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Greetings from DCL-Casselman-Ski-In/Out Homes

Greetings from DCL...Casselman & Stage Wisp...Tax Tips...Ski-In/Out Homes

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake,

Happy New Year!  Maybe 2015 will bring some fresh snow with it rather than just freezing temperatures.  Be careful what I wish for, right?  The cold weather we are having today makes conditions ripe for snowmaking at Wisp, though.

Greetings from DCL...Casselman & Stage Wisp...Tax Tips...Ski-In/Out Homes

Looking to sightsee this winter?  Take a drive to Grantsville, MD to see the historic Casselman River Bridge.  While you’re there, enjoy a home cooked meal at Penn Alps and shop at Spruce Forest Artisan Village.

Greetings from DCL...Casselman & Stage Wisp...Tax Tips...Ski-In/Out Homes

 

Stage Wisp’s Winter Concert Series has begun and takes place each Friday from 6:00-8:30 at Wispers Bar in the main lodge.  The band schedule has not been released but they always have a good lineup.  Check their website for more details.

If you sold real estate in 2014, here are some Tax Tips you should read 5 Tax Deductions Sellers Won’t Want to Miss.  You can deduct things such as all closing costs, property taxes, improvements and points.

There are quite a few ski-in/out properties available for sale starting in the $200K range:

http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=60723640190.  Whether it’s a low maintenance town home or detached family lodge you desire, there are plenty of options.

If you have not yet been setup on our automated email service through our MLS, which sends you listings that meets your parameters as they come on the market, and you wish to be, please notify us of your search criteria and we will take care of it.  Enjoy your week!