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Market Monday - Vol. 54

June 22, 2020

Property Spotlight

629 Seneca Avenue, Oakland, MD 2150

 

^^ Click the video for a walkthrough tour! 

 

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You will love this three story home in a peaceful setting with large front yard and fenced in back yard. From the moment you enter, you'll feel very comfortable living area that is oh-so-spacious with tasteful wainscoting, crown molding, and french doors to the kitchen. There is plenty of open space in the kitchen area with an island and breakfast bar. Upstairs the luxurious master suite has it's own balcony that overlooks the beautifully manicured front lawn. It also has a private bath and a jetted tub. The other bedrooms, bath, and laundry on the second level are roomy and versatile. The 2 car garage is an awesome bonus! The unfinished basement is clean and well cared for. It's a blank canvas for you to make your very own! NEW PRICE: $243,500

 

OPEN HOUSE: Sun Jun 28, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

 

 

Interested in learning more about selling your Garrett County, Maryland Home? 

Email by clicking here Call C: 410-487-4914 // O: 301-397-4700

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Market Monday Stats

 

🏡 June 15 - 22 🏡

  • 231 Active Residential Properties on the Market 

    • Down 1 from last week

  • 10 New Homes Listed 

    • ​Down 3 from last week

  • 9 Homes Sold 

    • Up 1 from last week

  • 1 Home Withdrawn, Cancelled, Expired, or Temporarily off the market

    • Down 4 from last week

  • 14 More Homes are now pending settlement 

    • Down 6 from last week

  • The average close price of homes that sold last week was $520,544.44 

    • Up $118,181.94 from last week

  • The homes that sold last week got an average of 98% of their list price

    • Up 3.6% from last week

  • The homes that sold last week were on the market for 230 average days

    • ​Down 9 from last week

  • The homes that went under contract were listed for an average of $479,154.95

    • ​Up $16,274.95 from May 25

  • The homes that went under contract were listed for an average of 138.5 days on the market

    • ​Up 7.9 days from May 25

Lake. Life. Love.

 

 

It's easy to point to a day this week that stood out and was just plain great. Father's Day 2020 was the best! I count my blessings everyday that I am surrounded by strong loving men to be part of my life and help to guide my boys to greatness. It takes a village. My husband, my dad, father in law, grandfathers, and brothers are each amazing in their own ways and they make our family so wonderful. I hope everyone had a great Father's Day and an awesome week leading up to it. We have had some really great weather this week, allowing us to enjoy a stunning sunset and backdrop and (finally) watching Asher play baseball. It was everything I could have wanted out of a week at Deep Creek Lake!

10 Ways to Get Farmhouse Style in Your Home

Hey hey good lookin’! I am soooo excited for today’s post because I’m sharing 10 ways to get farmhouse style in your home. I actually had a question recently over on my Instagram feed that sparked the idea for this post. Someone commented on one of my photos and asked what I would suggest for anyone wanting to transition to a farmhouse look. That got my mind racing with lots of different ideas, so I put some notes together and came up with a little crash course on how to get the look in your own home!

 

From the Sarah Joy Blog

 

 

 

 

Neutral Colors on the Walls

The first step in achieving a farmhouse look is definitely neutral paint colors. Avoid dark or bright colors and also try to keep from painting each room a different color. Choose a soft beige, cream, or even gray–it doesn’t have to be white. Having a light color on the walls sets the tone for the farmhouse look. And keep the walls all within the same color scheme is calming and helps blend everything together. I shared lots of great neutral paint colors ideas and a full guide here.

 

Incorporate Dimension 

If you want a big change, find a way to add beadboard, shiplap, or wainscoting into your home. One thing you’ll notice about a lot of farmhouse style homes it that the walls are full of dimension and texture. In fact, many true farmhouses were full of real, rustic shiplap. Try starting small and consider adding beadboard to the walls in your bathroom, shiplap (or planked walls) in your living room, or maybe wainscoting in your dining room. You all know I love a good planked wall, like this one I recently completed in our breakfast nook.

 

Mix Old and New Elements

I’m a big fan of mixing old, vintage items with the new and fresh. For example, instead of using a standard vase for your flowers or greenery, try using something unexpected and vintage–like this old flour sifter. Incorporating the old and using it in a practical sense is a big factor in farmhouse style.

 

 

Avoid Bright Colors

Along with light colored walls, try to avoid using lots of bright or crazy colors in your decor if you’re looking to achieve a farmhouse look. Now I know this might ruffle a few feathers, but I really believe neutral colors will help create more of a calming and cozy feel in your home. Most of my decor is full of neutrals–and I generally avoid using things like red, orange, purple, etc. However, this doesn’t have to be definite rule. Of course you can always mix in pops of color as you wish! I’d just suggest using those colors sparingly.

 

 

Use with Wire Baskets

I recently did an entire post dedicated to decorating with wire baskets. I think wire baskets are a simple and easy way to get a rustic, farmhouse feel in your home. And there are so many possibilities! Try adding a few to the wall, or even using a large one to store a few pillows in your living room. Check out that post for more ideas and suggestions on great wire baskets like these on Amazon.

 

Incorporate Wood

Try adding wood in various forms into your decor for a more rustic, farmhouse look. I personally love antique washboards and spindles. Or you could even use old barnwood to make a farmhouse style sign, like the bakery sign I recently made using salvaged wood from my childhood home.

 

Farmhouse Light Fixtures

One of the fastest and easiest ways to change the feel of any space is with a light fixture. It’s a guaranteed way to change the vibe in any room without a lot of expense or time. Really, I can’t stress this one enough–light fixtures are HUGE, folks. We recently changed out the light for this new one in our dining room and it made a gigantic difference in the overall style of this room. I have an entire post about farmhouse style light fixtures, which you can find here.

 

Paint Old Furniture

If you have any old furniture that is looking worn out, try freshening it up with paint. If you’re brand new to painting furniture, you will not believe the transformation. Now keep in mind, this doesn’t always work for everything, and some furniture is better left in its natural color. However, I’ve found that keeping your furniture within the same color scheme really pulls the entire room together–kind of like having your wall colors match. I painted this old dining table and the transformation was pretty darn awesome. You can see how I did it here.

 

Add in Distressed Furniture

You all know I love a good piece of distressed furniture. And one of my very favorite elements of farmhouse style is the use of old doors and windows. We have a few, but this old door is probably my favorite–it’s like we brought a piece of an actual farmhouse into our own home. From the old, antique door knob to the chippy white paint, I just love her.

 

Leave the Mall

Lastly, I would say one of the best tips on getting farmhouse style is to simply avoid shopping at the mall. I know, this one is a bit controversial. But hear me out. Instead of shopping at your typical box stores, I’d suggest checking out your local antique shops and thrift stores for unique items that will fill your home with personality and charm. Now don’t get me wrong, I love Target just as much as anyone, but I find my best home decor at unique places, even auctions and farm sales. So avoid decorating your entire home with mass-produced items, and instead use those stores to help fill in the gaps. If farmhouse style is your goal, collect old, vintage pieces with stories, history, and meaning. I promise, you will love the feeling of warmth it adds to your home

 

 

 

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