Tuesday, August 30, 2011

8 Factors to Help Determine Which Deep Creek Lake Home is Right for You!

We appreciate you taking the time to visit our blog!  Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’re considering buying a vacation home or permanent residence on Deep Creek Lake.  We’re glad you’re here!  As the Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Lake Realty team, we want to reach out to those interested in buying a Deep Creek Lake home and make sure they’re fully prepared to do so!
As a buyer, you have a wide variety of things on your mind.  If you’re relocating to Deep Creek Lake, you may be dealing with the sale of your current home as well as packing up and the transition of a big move.  Or, if you’re thinking of buying a vacation home, you’re processing through a second mortgage and all that’s entailed with that.  Either way, we understand that you have a lot on your plate and want to help you narrow down your home search on Deep Creek Lake.  Below are eight key things you’ll want to consider when buying a Deep Creek Lake home.
1. Location- No matter how tired we get of hearing it; this is one of the most important things! You can always make changes to the interior and exterior of your home, making it look exactly as you would like, but you cannot move your home to a new location. Be sure that the location you choose matches your desires for your Deep Creek Lake lifestyle such lake access, lake front or off lake.
2. Situational Factors- Other than the location of the home, be sure to check out the other details of the location.  Do you have views of Deep Creek Lake? Do your windows look directly into the neighbors’ home? Is the yard good for pets, children or a garden?
3 Curb Appeal- Be sure to consider the home’s condition and determine whether you are willing to put in extra money if updates are needed. Reflect on the style of the home to see if it is in line with your style. If gardening is not something you like, be sure to consider the maintenance of the lawn and foliage.
4. Size and Floorplan- Although you want the most space for your money, buying a home that’s too large may not be in your best interest. Know your goals for the home, whether it’s a permanent home or a vacation getaway that you’ll use for hosting family and friends. Floor plan, along with the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, play a role in how comfortable and efficient your home is for you.
5. Kitchen- The kitchen is the “heart of the home” so you want to know you enjoy the space! Remodeling is always an option, but is a huge undertaking and can become very costly.
6. Closets and Storage- Check out the closets and storage space to see if you can live with it and it will fit any additional gear for enjoying Deep Creek Lake.  Do you have outdoor gear for biking, camping, canoeing or even boating?  You’ll want a home that can easily fit all of your things.  There are always options of wardrobe’s or other creative ways to get more storage space in a room, but determining your storage needs first is important.
7. Windows and Lighting- Consider the amount of windows or light available in each room. Most homes on Deep Creek Lake have many windows that offer stunning views of our natural setting or the lake!  If you enjoy taking in the scenery, making sure the home you choose has plenty of sunlight and windows is important.
8. Finishing Touches- Look at those special details that make the home stand out. While this is minor, it is still what makes a home feel pulled together. If you absolutely love the Deep Creek Lake home; buy it. You can always make additional updates later!
If you haven’t started searching for a home on Deep Creek Lake, we know that these eight factors can help you think through those things that you want in a Deep Creek Lake home.  Or if you’ve found a great Deep Creek Lake home that interests you, but haven’t yet found a Deep Creek Lake Real Estate agent, let us know!
Our years of experience in the Deep Creek Lake Real Estate market means that we can help you have a smooth and efficient home buying process!  We would enjoy the opportunity to talk with you and help make your dream of buying a Deep Creek Lake home a reality!  
We look forward to hearing from you!

Patrick Kane
Sales Manager/Co-Owner
Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty
Your Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Expert

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