Towns of Garrett County- Accident, Maryland

About 10 miles north of Deep Creek Lake, is Accident, Maryland. The tiny, picturesque town is home to about 330 residents.  The town offers residents parks with features such as a fishing pond, pavilion, Little League field, and a walking trail. When is the best time to visit Accident? The Fourth of July Homecoming celebration! For more information, visit

FUN FACT: Ever wonder how Accident got its name? Back in the late 1700’s, two Western Maryland settlers surveyed the land. By “accident” they chose the same piece of property, therefore the tract of land was named “Accident”.



Backs to Garrett State Forest! 15.43 acres with a ~30×60 pole building in coveted Youghiogheny Mountain Resort. Community has over 2,400 acres and over 50 miles of ATV, snowmobile and hiking trails. Private access, mostly wooded but not too remote – 4G cell service at property. Electric close by. Plenty of storage for all of your outdoor vehicles, campers, etc. The perfect getaway!

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Western Md. Realtors support fracking moratorium bills

Posted: Mar 10, 2015 2:58 PM EDT Updated: Mar 10, 2015 2:58 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Md. (AP) – Real-estate brokers in far western Maryland are supporting a proposal in the Maryland General Assembly for an eight-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas pending further study.

The Garrett County Board of Realtors expressed concern Tuesday about the possible impact of fracking on public health. They say fears of health problems from well-water contamination can reduce home values by at least 20 percent.

Garrett County contains most of Maryland’s share of the gas-rich Marcellus shale.

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#1 in Sales in Garrett County & Railey Realty 1st Quarter 2014 – Jay Ferguson!

Update 9-29-14: It was brought to my attention that I was the #1 agent for Railey Realty for the 1st quarter of 2014…after 2 of the owners, whose stats were not compiled as part of the equation originally. They don’t count ‘owners’ as part of the sales volume equation, just ‘agents’. So, all in all, I was really #3 in the Railey Realty office overall, which still isn’t too bad! I’m still proud of the achievement – its no small feat!

I received some exciting news this week – I am the Railey Realty office Top Producer thus far in 2014 as of Q1. That also translates into being the top producing real estate salesperson in all of Garrett County & Deep Creek Lake for the 1st quarter, too. I’m very blessed to have received this honor…and very lucky. Last year was a slow start, this year has been one of my best. THANK YOU to all my clients, customers and fellow agents for your support! God is Great!

The real estate market is picking up steam and prices are finally on the rise! If you are in the market to buy or sell real estate, give me a call!