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Market Monday - Vol. 47

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Lot 4 River Rock Acres, Oakland, MD 21550

875 feet of Youghiogheny Riverfront land over 13.12 acres! This is a dream come true, an absolutely amazing piece of property for your dream home or just a place to camp and enjoy nature. If you are thinking of building a riverfront home, this is the spot with an approved 5 bedroom perc!

You won't find a better value! Right down the road from Swallow Falls State Park, Herrington Manner State Park, and Garrett Forest. A short distance to the flourishing downtown area of Oakland, MD and about 10 minutes to Deep Creek Lake!

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Market Monday Stats

🏡 April 6, 2019 - April 13, 2020 🏡

  • Garrett County Homes For Sale 293 Residential Properties on the Market

  • 10 New Homes Listed

  • 6 Homes Sold

  • 7 Homes were Withdrawn, Cancelled, or Expired from the market

  • 9 More Homes are now pending settlement

  • The average close price of homes that sold last week was $402,167

  • The homes that sold last week got an average of 96.2% of their list price

  • The homes that sold last week were on the market for 78 average days


Lake. Life. Love.

I have to admit that the past few weeks have been pretty difficult for me personally. I have not always done a great job achieving the balance I need to keep afloat through the current situation with the COVID-19 Pandemic. We've been social distancing/isolating for about a month now. When we first started, I headed out of the gate with some great ideas like virtual open houses. And they were going so well! But somewhere around the middle of week two, I lost stream. Now I've spent as much time not doing them as I did producing them. Each day, I continue to work to try to find the right balance, but each day the scales get tipped. Then, as the day winds down and the evening draws in, I take a look around, at happy kids in a reasonably clean house who have full bellies and all the love in the world and I stop beating myself up. However you're getting through this, if you and you're family are safe, happy, and healthy, you're doing just fine! And if you're not, lean on someone. We live in an incredible community full of resources and organizations, they may have what you're missing.


Tip of the week

15 Ways to Make Home Feel Cozy When Everything Feels Uncertain

As many people around the globe prepare to hunker down and practice social distancing, it's important to remember that your home can be a source of calm and tranquility. Small changes you can make throughout your house can turn it into a sanctuary to help you feel calm during anxious times.

From candles to natural light, here are some ideas to prep your home for an extended stay—and help you decompress while things are stressful outside.

Invest in Candles There's just something about the warm glow of a candle to take away all of your stress and worries. Order a few candles from your favorite small business and add a dose of atmosphere to every room in your house. Look for scents that encourage calm, like lavender and rosemary.

Make Your Bed Every Day While it may seem like a small act, making your bed every day has many benefits and will help you feel productive right when you wake up. Focus on keeping your bedding clean (we recommend washing once a week) and set a priority to make the bed.

Tackle a DIY Project Now is the time to finally tackle that DIY project you've put off. Painting a table a bright, fun color or design is a great way to occupy yourself and bring a burst of color into your space.

A happy color such as coral or yellow can help lift your mood and brighten up any space.

Learn to Knit Knitting has been proven to help relieve anxiety and manage depression, and if you're looking for an easy new skill to learn, consider learning to knit. Even a beginner can learn to make a beautiful piece like this from aliiloue.

From placemats to throw blankets, once you become a pro, knitting can be a great way to add a bit of cozy-feeling texture to your home (while taking your mind off of current events).

Declutter Your Home A clean, clutter-free space is the best way to promote productivity and reduce stress while you spend more time at home. Consider removing extra items and adding a few plants, as seen in this vignette from thekiwihome.

Focus on one room at a time and use the extra hours to Marie Kondo your life—and get rid of all of that stuff you never use anyway.

Take a Bath A bath can elevate your mood, improve blood circulation and help you destress after a long day. Relish in the calm to inspire you to spend some time alone and take a bath. Invest in aromatic bath salts or rose petals to turn your bathroom into a personal spa.

Invest in New Bedding A good night's sleep is key to maintaining a strong immune system and reducing stress. Now is the time to splurge on those linen sheets you've been coveting and make your bedroom feel like a hotel. Whether you opt for soft neutrals or bright patterns to lift your spirits, high-end sheets and pillowcases can improve your sleep and give your bedroom an easy makeover.

Clean Your Windows When is the last time you cleaned your windows? Natural light is a proven antidepressant, so now is the time to ensure you're getting as much of it as you can. Cleaning your windows in every room in your house (but especially your living and bedrooms) is an easy task that can make your home feel a little brighter.

Change Out Your Lighting It's important to pick the right lighting for every room in your house. One easy way to add a little comfort to your space is to switch out light bulbs for softer, warmer options. Even swapping standard bulbs for Edison bulbs can make your bedroom a calmer place.

Plus, warmer lighting won't keep you awake the way harsher bright light can.

Play Soft Music Consider keeping soft background music on throughout your home to give your space a serene ambiance. Whether you go old school with a classic turntable or you set your smart speakers to play classical music, some quiet tunes can help you relieve stress and concentrate if you're working from home.

Set the Table It can be pretty easy to get into a routine of taking your dinner to the couch and Netflixing over every meal. Help create a little more structure to your days by keeping your table prepped for dinner and instituting a set meal time every evening. A minimalist setting can encourage you to utilize that dining table even when you're practicing social distancing.

Turn Your Bathroom Into a Spa While you may not be able to renovate your bathroom right now, a few simple things can make your space feel like a home. Bring in something live, like the eucalyptus. If you usually stack towels in a linen closet, consider pulling out a few of your very best ones and setting them out on a vanity to give your bathroom a hotel-like feel.

Rearrange Your Bookshelf Not only are books a great distraction during times of uncertainty, but they also make for lovely decor. Spend some time giving your bookshelves a makeover. You can go the minimalist route and only show off your favorite books, or create a new system to categorize your favorite reads.

Tidy Up Your Office If you're working from home more than normal right now, it's important to keep your workspace tidy to promote productivity and reduce stress. Clutter-free and clean. Consider purchasing a few mood-lifting desk objects, like a plant or a candle, to make your space a little more inviting.

Rearrange a Room Getting tired of your home after spending days inside? Consider moving furniture around to give your home an easy makeover. If you have an open concept living space, try switching the direction of your couch or table to give your room a subtle (but effective) update. Look for easy ways to readjust to keep things feeling fresh and new.

Your home is your sanctuary, but spending days inside can be taxing even if you love your space. By focusing on a few small adjustments, you can create an oasis that you love, and one that welcomes tranquility in times of uncertainty.

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