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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Lot 22 Moonrise Dr. Price Improvement

Rare lake view & water access lot in the wooded section of Deep Creek Lake’s most popular rental investment community, Waterfront Greens. Lot 22 is an oversized 3+ acre lot with lake, mountain & farm/field views. Directly across the street from community dock. Amenities include 9 Hole Par 3 Golf course, canoe & kayak racks, tennis courts, mini-golf, catch & release fishing pond & clubhouse.

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DCL Safety Alert: Brookfield Renewable Reminds Recreators to Use Caution Around Deep Creek Dam

GARRETT COUNTY, MD-Brookfield Renewable Director of Operations John McVaigh today issued a statement reminding those recreating near Deep Creek Lake to exercise caution, pay attention to signage and to always be aware of your surroundings, particularly around Deep Creek’s hydroelectric facility & dam.

McVaigh said, “Public safety is our top priority and we do our best to educate the public about the possible dangers that exist when recreating near hydroelectric dams. With snowmobiling season upon us, we felt it was prudent to once again remind snowmobilers and other recreators that there are inherent dangers and risks around waterways in general, and particularly near dams and hydropower facilities. Water doesn’t necessarily always freeze the way you expect near hydroelectric facilities and other structures (such as bridge piers, etc.).  While it may be frozen on the surface, the water is always moving underneath and ice thickness can vary greatly from one area to another. We are strongly encouraging recreators to stay well away from the area of the dam and the powerhouse in the interest of public safety.”
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New Listing 113 7th Street

Gutted & remodeled top to bottom! Brick/stone 3BR/2.5BA home with gorgeous hardwood floors and high-end finishes throughout! Features include updated plumbing, electric & heating (high-efficiency boiler), new staircase + lighting + deck + porch, new appliances + countertops and cabinets. Improved basement with mold resistant drywall installed & 1/2 BA. Must see in this price range! Move-in ready!

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GC Cold Weather Emergency Contact Information

Garrett County Cold Weather Emergency Contact Information Released

The Garrett County Health Department in cooperation with Garrett County Emergency Management warns that extreme cold weather will continue over the next several days and into next week with single digits and below zero temperatures expected.

There is always a concern for seniors, children, homeless persons, and animals. Anyone engaging in outdoor activities (especially children) should be carefully monitored for frostbite and hypothermia.

Neighbors should check on elderly neighbors and others who live alone. All pets/animals should have warm shelter or be brought indoors.

Persons needing emergency fuel assistance can call Community Action at 301-334-9431 (after hours, call 301-334-1926)

Persons needing emergency shelter, call Department of Human Services at 301-533-3000

For assistance with pets or stray animals, call Garrett County Animal Shelter at 301-334-3553

Not sure who to call? Citizens may call the Garrett County Public Safety/Emergency Management non-emergency line at 301-334-1929 for assistance/animals should have warm shelter or be brought indoors.

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HGTV’s Lake House Hunters Features Top Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Agent Jay Ferguson

Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales, a leading vacation rental and sales firm located in McHenry, Maryland, is pleased to announce that Jay Ferguson, Broker & Co-Owner of the real estate company, was chosen to be featured on HGTV’s new series “Lake House Hunters”. It is a spin-off of the wildly popular “House Hunters” series.

Premiering January 1, 2018 at 6PM EST (check local listings to confirm), the Deep Creek Lake episode follows Ferguson and the DuPlessis family as they search for the perfect lakefront property. A lifelong resident of the Deep Creek Lake area, Jay Ferguson is a top-producing agent who started his real estate career in 2000.

He became co-owner of the Taylor-Made real estate company in 2014. His extensive knowledge and dedication to client relationships have bolstered his reputation as a Deep Creek Lake real estate expert.

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Jodi Taylor Refosco Named President-Elect of Vacation Rental Managment Association

Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales, a leading vacation rental and sales firm located in McHenry, Maryland, is pleased to announce that one of its owners, Jodi Taylor Refosco, is the new President-Elect for the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA).

Jodi started Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales in 2008 with her husband, Joe, and her brother, Chad Taylor. Over the past ten years, the company has added a real estate division and has grown to become the largest vacation rental management company in the Deep Creek Lake area.

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