Quick Guide: Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival

Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine FestivalEveryone’s favorite late summer event, the Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival, is September 9, 2017!  In its 13th year, this weekend-long celebration brings hundreds of visitors to the area.  Benefitting HART for Animals and the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival, it is a great time that supports great causes.

Here’s a quick guide to what you need to know to make the most of your getaway during Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival weekend:

Buy your tickets in advance, and you’ll save $5! Adult tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the gate.  That gets you entrance to the festival, a commemorative wine glass, and wine tastings.

 

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Deep Creek Real Estate Market Update for July 2017

Jump in! The water is great and so is the Deep Creek real estate market! Agents are putting on more miles driving buyers around this year than last. June sales were down some from the previous month, but the showings haven’t slowed down. Location, presentation and price are all still king in this real estate market. Lake area sales are up this year by 57% county wide.

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Mid Summer Deep Creek Lake Events

Summer Deep Creek

Make plans to visit for mid summer Deep Creek events and enjoy being on #laketime with family and friends. There are activities for all ages and interests!

Little Yough Summer Music Festival
Every Friday through September 1, 7-9PM
Head to the Mountain Fresh Pavilion in downtown Oakland for this free summer concert series.

Artist Studio Tour
July 22-23, 11AM-5PM
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Deep Creek Lake Fireworks & More July 4th Fun

Fireworks Deep Creek Lake

From fireworks over the water to small town parades loaded with charm, the Deep Creek Lake area is a favorite place to celebrate Independence Day!  I put together a guide to some “can’t miss” events that you have to check out if you are here for the holiday.  They include some tips to finding the best spot to watch Deep Creek Lake fireworks. Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Fireworks & More July 4th Fun

Deep Creek Event Spotlight: Fast & Furriest 5K Run/Walk

Fast & Furriest 5K

Our Deep Creek event spotlight focuses on the first annual Fast & Furriest 5K Run/Walk. Taylor-Made is excited to be a sponsor of this fun event that combines our love of the outdoors with our passion for supporting HART for Animals.

Bring your friends (four-legged and two-legged) to the Lions Club Dog Park next to HART for Animals (1265 Bumble Bee Road, Accident, MD) on Saturday, July 1. Registration starts at 7:30 AM with a cost of $35 for the 5K run and $25 for the 1M walk. Kids under 10 are free! The race officially starts at 8:30 with a reception and prizes afterwards. If you bring your pup, be sure they are on a leach (non-retractable only) and are up to date on all vaccinations. Continue reading Deep Creek Event Spotlight: Fast & Furriest 5K Run/Walk

June 2017: Deep Creek Events

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Deep Creek events are popping up everywhere this month! You can shop for farm fresh produce, test your endurance with a long distance bike ride, taste delicious treats from Deep Creek Lake restaurants and much more!

Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center
Activities Daily throughout the Month
From guided hikes and aviary tours to butterfly walks and crafts for kids, the Discovery Center can help you explore the outdoors.

Mountain Fresh Farmers Market
Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10AM-1PM, Mountain Fresh Pavilion in Oakland
From now until Oct. 28, you can head to Oakland for fresh produce, baked goods, meats, jewelry, crafts, local honey and much more!
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Deep Creek Real Estate Update June 2017

Here’s your Deep Creek real estate update from Taylor-Made Sales Manager, Bob Carney.

Open the gates and let them in…summer is here!

The sun is shining, boats are cruising to the Honi-Honi, ice cream is being served by the pound and bears are starting to make their appearance. All signs of summer around Deep Creek lake. Sellers are eager for buyers this year as the market for them is promising. Sales continue to show better numbers than last year with 10% more sales and 19% increase in prices on average. Buyers waiting for a deal need to climb down off the fence before your dream home passes you by.  Finish this summer up in your DCL lake home.  Browse our website or contact one of our agents to help you.

May 2017 MARKET RECAP

May Real Estate Update

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Top Tips for New Deep Creek Vacation Rental Owners

Deep Creek Vacation Rentals

Many people who love vacationing at Deep Creek Lake dream of one day owning a home here. Putting your home on the vacation rental market can make the cost of a second home more affordable.

If you are new Deep Creek vacation rental owners and you want to be sure your home rents well, there are important things to know when buying a property so that you can maximize your income. Things like location, amenities and size should play a key role in the decision making process.

Location, Location, Location

If you have been a frequent visitor to Deep Creek in the past, you likely have an idea of some of the more popular locations and the benefits that they offer throughout the seasons. You will also want to keep your own needs in mind – do you love to ski or is on-the-water fun more your style?

Things to consider:

-Northern end lakefront homes do very well, but this is a busier area.

-Look at the body of water, is it deep water, is it shallow, is it level or does it have stairs, is there a view? Continue reading Top Tips for New Deep Creek Vacation Rental Owners

Taylor-Made Deep Creek Community Commitment

 

Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales has a strong commitment to the local community, and it is a big part of our culture. Throughout the year, we are involved in a wide variety of charitable activities through sponsorship of events like the Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival, donations to local sports teams and volunteer work for organizations like HART.

Earlier this month, our owners and members of our Deep Creek Lake real estate team once again broke out their bartending skills when we hosted a Guest Bartender Night to benefit HART for Animals at JG’s Pub. It was great to see so many of our friends and family turn out to help us support such a great cause. Plus, lots of members of the Taylor-Made Deep Creek staff were on hand as servers or to help with the silent auction and raffles. We have been part of this event for many years and are always happy to roll up our sleeves and do our part for HART for Animals.

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May Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Market Update

Here’s your Deep Creek Lake real estate market update from Taylor-Made Sales Manager, Bob Carney. It includes stats from March and April 2017.

Snow melted, check.  Docks in the water, check.  Buds on the tree, check. Escalation clause included with the offer, check. Wait, what?  When was the last time you saw an escalation clause?  They are back.  Multiple offers with competing buyers are here at Deep Creek.  Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t happening on all listings, but it can if you have staged your property, great curb appeal, attractive location and priced appropriately.  April’s numbers show a shift from last year from our residential market to the resort market.  We are down in the number of units sold but up in sales volume.  We had 46 sales last year in April for $11.8 million and 33 sales totaling $12.1 million.  The portion of lake area sales were up $2.4 million over last year with 22 units sold with an average sales price of $467,986 (up from $361,036 LY.)   

MARCH 2017 MARKET RECAP

Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Update

If you are ready to buy something around Deep Creek Lake, you will need to be ready to write on it when you see it, because chances are someone else is thinking about it too.

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If your home is currently listed with another broker this is not intended to solicit that listing.