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

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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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NEW LISTING- 98 Red Pine Road

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One level living! Well-maintained home in McHenry with many improvements, including a paved driveway, a detached garage/shed with electric, and a spacious front deck. 3 large bedrooms and 2 full baths, and a ton of storage space in the attic.

Central AC and a heat pump offer incredible comfort and efficiency. Furnishings negotiable. Original owner.

Very private setting & DCL is about a mile away!

 

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Garrett planners to let consultant lead zoning discussion

OAKLAND — The Garrett County Planning Commission has decided to let a consultant lead discussions about possible countywide zoning.

The commission is planning on hiring a consultant once there is money in the budget, Deborah Carpenter, director of the department of planning, said.

“As far as the board of county commissioners go at this point, I don’t think we have any interest in doing anything on countywide zoning. Not to say if something was brought to us we wouldn’t consider any action on it,” Jim Hinebaugh, commissioner and planning commission member, said during a planning commission meeting last month.

The first step in addressing countywide zoning would be to get public input followed by research and recommendations for a plan of action from the consultant, Carpenter said.

The commission is reviewing the comprehensive plan to see what sections may need public comment, more discussion or possible changes, said Carpenter. The planning commission began the review of the 2008 comprehensive plan last year.

“I think there may be more support than there was for countywide zoning 10 years ago or 20 years ago,” said Hinebaugh, who indicated that he didn’t have a position on zoning.

At least 30 percent of county citizens are already subjected to zoning because of living in the Deep Creek Watershed or in one of the municipalities, William DeVore, zoning administrator for the Deep Creek Watershed and member of the planning commission, said.

The Garrett County Board of Realtors supports performance-style zoning in the county, Paul Durham, planning commission member, said.

The commission also decided to give Karen Myers, who was representing Deep Creek Marina LLC, approval for a special exception and variance for an aerial (zip-line-type) adventure park to be located on Deep Creek Drive in McHenry.

 

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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.