July Update: Deep Creek Lake Real Estate News

The summer Real Estate market at Deep Creek Lake has been hot, hot, hot!

Deep Creek Lake Real Estate News

Our sales team has been BUSY this month! We’ve listed 26 Garrett County homes (that’s a 37% increase over the same time period in 2017!). Our team has also helped more of our clients get contracts and closings this month than this same time last year. In addition to working hard listing and selling, our agents have been ROCKING open houses. This month alone, they have held 16 open houses! Their hard work is definitely paying off…

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The second weekend in July was a great one. Our awesome sales team listed 5 homes, sold 3, and put 1 under contract in just 3 DAYS!
Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Market Update

Even through our busy summer months, inventory continues to be at low across the 5 year average. With less than 500 homes on the market for buyers to choose from, buyers feel an increased sense of urgency, and sellers are seeing fewer days on market and closer margins between listing and selling price. *Homes sold in 2018 have closed an average of 46 days faster than the same time period in 2017!*

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June Update: Deep Creek Lake Real Estate News

The June market update includes some exciting Deep Creek Lake real estate news!

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We are pleased to announce that our real estate team has grown with the addition of seventeen new agents. Many are accomplished agents with proven track records in Deep Creek Lake real estate.

By leveraging a strong knowledge base, years of experience in the local market and cutting-edge technology, experiences for both agents and clients will continue to soar moving forward.

Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Market Update

As the summer market grows, so does our office. In addition to adding new agents, we are also expanding our office space. While that is good news, so is the average sales price on lake area homes. Coming in at $569,620 for the month of May, we are seeing a 10% increase over last year at this same time. This summer is going to be hot!  Inventory continues to be trending lower that the previous years.  

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Vacation Rental Design Tips

 

Vacation rental design can have a big impact on your bottom line. Whether you are furnishing a new home or refreshing your current rental property, it can be a challenging task to tackle on your own.

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Vacation rental design Guide

We put together this vacation rental design guide to give you a good understanding of how to get the most “bang for your buck”. Smart investments in your home can put you on the right track to get more reservations and guests who return year-after-year.

Even if you think of yourself as someone with good taste, it is always good to get another point of view. Our team can help you make good choices. You can also enlist a friend to give you an objective opinion or suggestions.

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April 2018 Real Estate Update

 

Flowers are starting to pop up for a late start to spring, trees are beginning to bud and the Deep Creek Lake real estate market is starting to wake up.

April 2018 Real Estate Update

The inventory in Garrett County grew a little to 338 homes but more importantly the sales are climbing out of the early year slump with thirty-eight homes sold in the past thirty days. Fourteen of them were lake area sales which is down over last year at this time, but still showing signs of a growing market.

The average sales prices was over $390,000 with the highest price sold being just under $1 million. Homes priced between $300,000 and $500,000 have been especially popular in the past few months. That has been a struggling market last few years as more of the higher priced homes were gathering more contracts. 

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Buyer Tip

Your best source is a local real estate agent. Let them guide you in the right direction. This market is starting to pick up and information on popular websites might not be updated. Let us help you find the perfect Deep Creek Lake home.  Continue reading April 2018 Real Estate Update

10 Years of Deep Creek Vacations!

 

We are celebrating 10 years of Deep Creek vacations! There have been many changes in the past decade, but our commitment to our guests, home owners and the community remains steadfast.

 

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the beginning

Jodi Taylor Refosco, her husband, Joe Refosco, and her brother, Chad Taylor, started Taylor-Made in April of 2008. Each had many years of experience in the vacation rental and hospitality industries. Chad and Jodi were continuing a tradition that was started by their parents, Zachary and Linda Taylor, who previously owned a vacation rental firm.

With only one home and no employees, Jodi, Joe and Chad did everything themselves. From lawn care and maintenance to reservations and housekeeping, the trio built the company from the ground up.

They started with the mission statement “Creating Memories & Exceeding Expecations”.  Their goal was to help both guests and owners create lasting memories in a place that they love while providing exceptional customer service. That is still the philosophy of the company today. Continue reading 10 Years of Deep Creek Vacations!

March 2018 Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Update

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Winter is still holding on and giving us a few more blasts of snow, just like our inventory of homes. The number of homes on the market is still lingering around 330 in all of Garrett county with a little more than half of them being lake area homes. The activity is typical for this time of year and has slowed down in the past couple of months.

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Twenty-two lake area homes sold last month for an average price of around $351,000. While this is down from last year at this time when the average was $510,000, the number of units are up from only 10 homes sold last year. Continue reading March 2018 Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Update

5 Tips to Sell Your Home this Spring

 

Check out our 5 Tips to Sell Your Home this Spring to get a leg up on the competition. Set yourself up for success during this busy buying and selling season!

 

5 tips to sell your home this spring

hire a realtor

First and foremost, you should partner with a real estate professional. Look for someone who is a full-time agent. They will know the local market. Your agent can also do the heavy lifting when it comes to negotiating with buyers.

Ask them about their marketing strategy for your listing. You want it to appear on all of the major sites like Zillow, Trulia, etc. Be sure your home will be professionally photographed as well. If your home doesn’t show well in the photos, buyers won’t want to see it in person. You can ask to see examples of their print or online advertising for past listings. Social media should be part of their marketing strategy as well.

make sure the price is right

Setting the right price is a big determining factor in how quickly your home will sell. This is where a good sales agent can really help you out. They will help you set an appropriate, realistic price for your location. Overpriced homes might sit on the market for a long time. That could scare away potential buyers. Sometimes, the assumption is made that something is wrong with the house if it is an old listing. Continue reading 5 Tips to Sell Your Home this Spring

Deep Creek Lake St. Patrick’s Day Rundown

Deep Creek Lake St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will keep you entertained all weekend. Pack up all of your green gear and take advantage of last minute specials. There are lots of fun activities for all ages!

Spring skiing and snow tubing conditions at Wisp Resort should be good too.

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Deep Creek Lake St. Patrick’s Day Events

St. Patrick’s Day Party & Dance at Alpine Lake Resorts
March 14, 2020
Enjoy live music plus food and drink specials! While you’re there, check out our listings in the area!
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St. Patrick’s Day Weekend at MoonShadow
March 13 – March 15, 2020
Enjoy live music: Friday with Conor and the Wild Hunt and Sunday Brunch with Tom Batchelor & Fiddle Mike.
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Annual St. Paddy’s Day Party at Mountain State Brewing Co.
March 14, 2020, 1PM
Wear your green and head to Mountain State for corned beef and cabbage, Guinness on tap, drink specials and more shenanigans. Garrett Highlands Pipes & Drums LIVE at 5pm.
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Pond Skim
March 14, 2020
A Wisp Resort favorite is back! Starting at 1PM, participants will fly across the icy stretch of water. Costume’s are encouraged! This event is fun for the whole family. Please check back as this date is tentative and may be moved forward or backward.
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Yard Sale and Flea Market
March 14, 2020
From 8AM-3PM, you can shop til you drop at the Ag Hall at the Garrett County Fairgrounds.
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St. Patrick’s Day Party with Time Flies
March 14, 2020, 8PM-12AM
Head to the Honi-Honi, and dance the night away to the sounds of Time Flies.
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Meet Our Vacation Rental Maintenance Team

 

Taylor-Made owners and guests benefit from our in-house vacation rental maintenance team. They have the experience and expertise to handle almost any situation that may arise.

Over the past year, we sought out local talent with specific skill-sets to save our owners money. We identified tasks associated with high-cost vendors, and hired new team members accordingly. Once they were onboard, they received extensive customer service training so that they could easily interact with guests or owners. Expanding our team to include HVAC, plumbing and electrical experts can save owners $150+ on a routine service call.

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Gary Paugh, Maintenance Manager

Gary Paugh

Gary has been with Taylor-Made for eight years. His background in the military and positive attitude make him a natural leader. A native of nearby Mineral County, WVA, his years in the Army took him around the world to Korea, Germany, Iraq and Afghanistan. While in the service, he was a Platoon Sargent who supervised thirty-one people.

In his years with Taylor-Made, Gary has earned certifications for the repair of HVAC systems, hot tubs, plumbing and appliances. He feels that we have the best maintenance team yet with a very diverse knowledge base and willingness to learn new things. Gary says, “It makes me feel proud to work here – like I did in the military.” Continue reading Meet Our Vacation Rental Maintenance Team

February 2018 Deep Creek Real Estate Update

Old Punxsutawney Phil said 6 more weeks of winter. He might be right this time, because someone has been shaking the snow globe here at the lake. We have had over 80+ inches for this winter!

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Deep Creek Real estate Buyers tip

Low housing inventories begin to put the sellers in the driver’s seat. When the right property comes along, be prepared to make a decision fast. A good agent will be able to help you with preparation and finding the right house. Contact one of our agents today to get that process started.   Continue reading February 2018 Deep Creek Real Estate Update