NEW LISTING- 128 Greenbrier Drive

Lodestone golf course, frontage on hole #1 fairway and green. Lot #3 has a building permit pre-approved by owner prior to sprinkler system ordinance, a savings of $20k+ over similar building lots! Huge value!

Close proximity to Fork Run recreational area, State Parks, Deep Creek Lake & Wisp Ski & Golf resort. Build your home on the areas highest golf course (2,973ft), designed by Hale Irwin.

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NEW LISTINGS- 4190/4232 Sand Flat Road

Check out my listings on Sand Flat Road!

Overlooking a beautiful horse farm, these houses have great rehab potential. With some TLC, these homes could be a great first home or a weekend getaway. Located close to McHenry, Oakland and Deep Creek Lake.

 

4232 Sand Flat:

4190 Sand Flat:

 

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Homebuying Trends For 2017

Realtor.com has released their findings from their survey of buyer’s preferences, including reasons why they are choosing to buy a home.

Of buyers aged 25-34 the majority of them cited financial stability and the positive investment that home ownership brings. Older buyers, however, primarily cited having features that make the home more physically comfortable or enhance their daily living experiences as their top priority. Also, of the respondents that listed ‘considering retirement’ as their primary reason for moving this year, the age when this started to be top priority was as young as 45.

Other findings include:

  • Older buyers would prefer an updated garage over an updated living room

  • 40% of buyers age 25-34 think they will buy a townhouse or attached rowhouse

  • 43% of shoppers searched for ranch style homes

  • At every age group the vast majority of respondents were looking for a two-bathroom house.

Click over to the realtor.com site to see the full results.

 

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How To Get A Home Photo-Ready, According To The Pros

The importance of photography in real estate listings cannot be overstated and as such an entire side industry of staging experts has sprung up to support the efforts. If you want to hear some inside tips from the pros, head over to this article in the New York Times that has some ideas that don’t usually make the standard lists of how to get a home photo-ready.

One example they cite is to hang artwork higher than you normally would because it makes the ceilings look taller. Also, sellers can make the bed and bedroom look wider by matching the colors of the pillows to the bedspread so that the edges blend together and don’t create a visual break in the flow of the central focal point of the room.

Check out the rest of the article for more ideas to make the physical spaces of a home translate well into listing photos.

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NEW LISTING: 90 Temperance Way

Newer built 2BR, 2BA home on an over-sized lot at Overlook subdivision.

Improved basement for potential extra bedroom and additional living spaces.

Hardwood floors, gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings, attached garage & high-end finishes make this a place you won’t want to miss!

Enjoy lake access & community trails and views of surrounding mountains & land.

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PROGRAMS HELP GARRETT COUNTY

The Maryland General Assembly passed two bills that will benefit Garrett County and Deep Creek Lake.

The payment in lieu of taxes, or PILOT program, will result in Garrett County receiving about a million dollars in fiscal year 2019. The PILOT program benefits state forests, parks and wildlife management areas.

A bill was also passed that establishes the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund, which requires the Department of Natural Resources to develop a working budget, and to develop a plan, prioritizing projects that receive funding.

 

NEW LISTING- 282 Mt Nebo Road

Check out my listing on Mount Nebo Road!

Outdoorsman’s paradise! 58.69 acre, 4BR, 3BA Nemith-built chalet with 2 car attached garage. Hiking/ATV trails interlace the property.

 

 

 Surrounded by coveted Mt Nebo Wildlife Management Area, 1,854 acre tract.

Property is also adjacent to state land that fronts on Youghiogheny River. River views. Millers Run water frontage along southern property line, as well as several small streams.

Must see!

 

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