Buying a home in the winter has its pros and cons. In this article, I’ll explain both sides to help you make an informed decision when you are browsing Deep Creek Lake real estate.
Some people to think that the summer is the best time to buy or sell. A ski in/ski out townhome might not have any issues selling in the winter. Meanwhile, a lakefront home at Deep Creek Lake may have more appeal in the summer. It depends on the specifics of the deal.
Pros of Buying a Home in the Winter
Motivated sellers. Agents often advise clients to wait until the spring to list their home. A seller who lists in winter likely really needs to sell. This can work to a buyer’s advantage. It can give you leverage when negotiating the price.
Less competition from other buyers. With fewer people shopping for homes, you may be able to take more time putting in your offer. During the summer, you might feel more rushed to make your decision. Continue reading Pros & Cons: Buying A Home In the Winter
December 2017 Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Statistics
The lake maybe frozen over right now, but it was hot last year! The county showed 32% sales volume increase in total sales over last year. The lake area sales were up 44% over last year. That tells me buyers are getting comfortable with the economy and ready to spend. The market was showing mixed signs with listings. It was neither a seller’s market or a buyer’s market. Each property was different. Some properties sold less than list price, some at list price, some over and we even had multiple offers on listings with escalation clauses. Things have slowed down since the snow has been falling, but things are simmering and getting ready to boil over for strong spring market.
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Deep Creek Lake cross country skiing offers adventure to some and peace of mind to others. It is an accessible sport that appeals to all ability levels and ages. One of the best aerobic workouts in the world, this multi-generational activity is known for its quick learning curve, low injury rate and low impact motions. Refreshing the mind as well as the body, cross country (Nordic) skiing provides a sense of solitude for many as they inhale crisp mountain air and travel through hardwood forests and open meadows.
Garrett County and the surrounding areas offer miles trails. Most of the trails in the county were developed in the 1930’s through the combined efforts of the state of Maryland’s Forestry Department and the Civilian Conservation Corps. The CCC is responsible for much of the labor that went into developing New Germany and Herrington Manor State Parks.
New Germany State Park
New Germany’s 12 miles of trails are probably the most well known. Lending themselves to all ability levels, the groomed trails are perfect for beginners. Novice skiers will enjoy the flat Green trail that parallels Poplar Lick or the Three Bridges trail. For more advanced skiers, there are many trails that branch off the Green Trail and climb the steeper walls of the stream valley. The trails are very well marked, but always have a map handy just in case. Cross country ski and snow shoe rentals are available as conditions allow. Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Cross Country Skiing Guide
Everyone at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales was excited to see two of our homes on HGTV recently!
The popular network launched a new series called “Lake House Hunters“. In the very first episode, the Deep Creek Lake area was featured. One of our agents and a co-owner of our real estate company, Jay Ferguson, helped the DuPlessis Family find their dream home.
About the Show
If you’re not familiar with the House Hunters format, buyers tour three properties and choose the right one for their needs and budget. A real estate agent guides them through the process.
The DuPlessis Family was looking for lakefront homes with great outdoor space. They also wanted something that would work well for their growing, active family.
About the Homes
The first home they toured was Lake Escape. Amazing lake and ski slope views are a highlight of this property and make it a popular spot for Deep Creek vacations.
It offers 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. The spacious interior gives families lots of room to spread out. Outside, you can grill on the expansive deck or lounge on the private dock. Check availability at Lake Escape. Continue reading Deep Creek Vacations – As Seen on HGTV!