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Market Monday - Vol. 52

Property Spotlight

42 Pleasant Hill Circle, Oakland, MD 21550

^^ Click the video for a walkthrough tour!

This home received a quick offer after just 7 days on the market and is currently listed as "contingent". Still, the walkthrough is worth checking out! Charm and comfort fill every corner of this 4/5 bedroom, 3 bath home spread over nearly 3,000 square feet. As the Little Youghiogheny River runs through the 2.27 acre property, spend your days in your own private oasis enjoying fishing and lounging under the mature trees that fill the spacious yard! Savor quiet evenings under the covered front porch or days of fun on the generous back deck overlooking the river. Community roads are county maintained and there is no HOA fee in this picturesque Oakland, Maryland neighborhood. Inside, you will love the floor-plan including 3 living spaces, a formal dining room, plus a kitchen island offering plentiful seating and comfortable space for everyone. The hardwood floors are gorgeous and many rooms have recently updated carpeting. The huge master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in closet will provide relaxation and convenience. The finished basement has been freshly painted and gives potential for a 5th bedroom (upon installation of an egress window). Ample storage awaits in the 4 bay detached garage that offers abundant parking and attic space above. Professionally appraised in May of 2020 for $265,000 this house is not only pleasantly inviting, it's value is unmatched. Schedule your tour today!

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Market Monday Stats

🏡 May 18 - May 25 🏡

  • 247 Active Residential Properties on the Market

  • ​Up 3 from Last Week

  • 16 New Homes Listed

  • ​No Change from Last Week

  • 5 Homes Sold

  • Down 3 from Last Week

  • 3 Homes Withdrawn, Cancelled, Expired, or Temporarily off the market

  • Down 2 from Last Week

  • 20 More Homes are now pending settlement

  • Down 3 from Last Week

  • The average close price of homes that sold last week was $255,400

  • Down $97,900 from Last Week

  • The homes that sold last week got an average of 93% of their list price

  • ​No Change from Last Week

  • The homes that sold last week were on the market for 65.2 average days

  • ​Down 60.8 from Last Week

  • The homes that went under contract were listed for an average of $462,880.00

  • ​Up $52,610.48 from Last Week

  • The homes that went under contract were listed for an average of 130.6 days on the market

  • ​Down 14.3 from Last Week


Lake. Life. Love.

If you've been watching this series for a while, you know 2 things: the real estate market is HEATING UP and I love my family very, very much! This week I got to combine those tow things when my husband's aunt and uncle bought their first home at Deep Creek Lake! The rest of the week was spent enjoying the little taste of that we've gotten, working for more clients dreams, and loving on family. I hope you had a beautiful week and are ready to enjoy an amazing Memorial Day!


The Ultimate Summer Home

Maintenance Checklist

Everything you need to do to keep your home and yard in tip-top shape this summer.

With the change of each season comes a new set of maintenance tasks for your home. Now that summer's here, you'll want to prepare your home and yard for the onslaught of summer heat. From air-conditioner upkeep to hanging a clothesline, these simple chores will help keep your home happy and healthy.

Check detectors. Check your home's smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they're working properly.

Inspect air-conditioners. If you haven't already, prep air conditioners and fans for their busiest season:

  • With the help of your spouse, install window air-conditioning units. Remove and clean the filters before firing up the AC. If you have central air-conditioning, consider a professional servicing.

  • Clean all ceiling fans and other fans with a damp rag. If you have high ceilings, a ceiling-fan duster can help you de-grime hard-to-reach blades.

Enjoy a dry spell. Install an outdoor clothesline to dry your laundry in the summer sun; you'll save money and energy by skipping the dryer. Plus, who doesn't love the smell of air-dried sheets?

Clean your outdoor cooker. Give your grill a deep cleaning with these simple steps:

  • For gas grills, turn the heat up to high and let the grill cook with the lid closed for about half an hour. Allow the grill to cool and then brush it off with a grill brush. Wipe down the exterior with a damp sponge and a gentle cleanser. Clean the grill's drip pans.

  • For charcoal grills, completely empty the grill and wipe out any ashy residue. Then clean it inside and out with hot water, a scrubby sponge and some liquid dishwashing soap. Let the grill dry completely before using it again.

Polish your porch. Thoroughly sweep painted porch floors; then mop them with an all-purpose cleaner. If there's a lot of built-up dirt on the floorboards, you may need to scrub them with a brush.

Analyze your deck. Look over your deck for signs of rotting and hammer in any nails that are poking up. Then, determine if your deck needs sealing. Sprinkle water on the deck's boards. If the water beads up, you're in good shape; but if it soaks right in, it's time to reseal that sucker.

Wash your windows. If you didn't tackle exterior window washing in the spring, now's the time to get your glass clean.

Make much ado about mulch. Add a layer of mulch to keep weeds down and help the ground retain its moisture in the heat. It'll give your plants a chance to grow.

Be a leak detective. Check your hoses and exterior faucets for leaks -- even a tiny drip can add up to a big waste of water. Pinhole leaks in hoses can be covered up by winding regular electrical tape around the (dry) hose in overlapping layers.

Primp your plants. Deadhead both perennials and annuals to keep them productive. If you have visible dead foliage from spring bulbs, pull it out to maintain a tidy look, but if the daffodil or tulip leaves are still green, leave them alone; they're busy nourishing the bulb to bloom again next year.

Plan your watering schedule. Train your garden to endure dry days by watering deeply a couple times a week, instead of watering lightly daily. This style of watering will promote the growth of deep, strong roots.

Stop dirt at the door. Keep summer's mud and muck outside with not one, but two doormats at your main entry door. Place a coarse mat at the exterior and a softer, cloth one on the interior to catch the most dirt. Better still, instruct family members to remove their shoes upon entering. If you live near a beach, a tub of water for sandy feet placed by the door works wonders for keeping sand outside where it belongs

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