209 Heron Cove West Price Improvement

4/5 BR ‘split-lakefront’ chalet with 200ft of waterfront and 2 single dockslips through the HOA. Small, unused common area separates the 2 lots. Well-maintained home features wood floors, exposed beams, gas fireplace, private yard space, paved driveway & over-sized garage. Lakefront lot #20 can be built on. Owner has ATV trails on his property, as well as an outdoor fire-pit!

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Hearings scheduled for State Lakes Protection Fund bills

ANNAPOLIS — The Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee has scheduled a public hearing for Senate Bill 501, “State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund — Purpose, Use, and Funding — Alterations,” for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Annapolis.

SB 501 calls for the governor to include $3 million for the fund in the annual budget, beginning with Fiscal Year 2020 and each fiscal year thereafter.

Deep Creek Lake is the largest of Maryland’s 16 owned/operated lakes.

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‘Adorable Adoptables’ available at animal shelter

OAKLAND — Felines Star and Mr. Gray are still available at the Garrett County Animal Shelter. They were last week’s “Adorable Adoptables.”

Star is an older tabby who was given up by her owner.

“She is friendly, a good mouser, and has been spayed,” said Lisa Baker, Garrett County Humane Society president. “She would like to live in a quiet home.

Mr. Gray is a neutered male who was picked up as a stray on Crook’s Crest in Oakland.

“He likes to curl up in your lap,” Baker said.

For more information, call the shelter at 301-334-3553. Located along Oakland Sang Run Road, the county-operated facility is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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New Listing 234 Lake Pointe Drive

The ultimate location for a vacation home – right on the water and near the base of the ski slopes and golf course! This 4BR/3BA log home is in desirable Lake Pointe community. Chalet style with inviting fireplace & a spacious upper and lower deck areas. Deep Creek Lake & dock slip in the front & HUGE views of Wisp Resort out the back! Successful vacation rental property “Mountain Memories”.

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Victims of abuse will have new option

The Dove Center in Garrett County has received a $600,000 grant to aid its goal of helping those who have been displaced as the result of domestic violence.

The Dove Center provides a safe refuge, advocacy and counseling to victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Located in Oakland, the center includes bedrooms, a kitchen, living room, laundry room, administrative offices and counseling areas.

The downside of the domestic violence shelter is the maximum-allowable stay of 90 days for its clients. As Dove Center Executive Director Heather Hanline points out, many people coming to the shelter for help need more than three months to get back on their feet.

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Price Improvement 508 Lake Forest Drive

Peaceful wooded waterfront with gentle slope to lake offers deep-water Type A private dock. Enjoy four-season beauty of the lake, sun and moonrises by a wood-burning fireplace or from the expansive lakeside deck. Architect/Owner incorporated natural cedar and dry-stacked stone into low-maintenance design; 3 master suites (4BR/4.5BA), ample parking and hot tub ~’rental-ready~ if desired! Must see!

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Year end housing statistics show steady market

ANNAPOLIS — Residential property sales climbed 3.2 percent in 2017 over the previous year, or more than 2,500 homes, according to the Maryland Realtors.

Eighteen of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions posted gains in home sales ranging from 0.7 to 13.2 percent in 2017 as compared to 2016. Average and median prices statewide rose by 4.0 and 4.4 percent, respectively.

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New Listing 179 Valley View Drive

Cozy cabin in the woods in coveted Sky Valley! Charming A-frame style with exposed beams and a vintage stone fireplace, perfectly placed on pine-tree laden lot. Adjacent to community common area that will not be built on, adding to the privacy. Hot tub on rear deck, nestled into the trees. Community dock slip available via brief waiting list. Est. vacation rental. Portable AC unit. Furnished.

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New Listing 87 Mitchell Drive

$10k reduction! Incredible price on this home in Mitchell Manor! Features include wood burning fireplace (plus a gas fireplace), attached garage stall, newer carpet and updated tile flooring, updated bathrooms, spacious front and backyard, and two spacious living areas. Great value! Live in town WITHOUT paying town taxes! County maintained roads, walking distance to Walmart, dining & downtown.

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268 Lehman Lane Price Improvement

Cabin in Gallatin Woods! Quiet, yet central, log home community off Lakeshore Drive; absorb the vibe of the forest and the large natural boulders surrounding the community. Upon arrival, enjoy the ambiance that only a custom log home provides, along with multiple gas fireplaces, a screened porch, inviting hot tub, hand-hewn log steps and a vaulted ceiling. Extensive decking and ample yard space!

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