We were downsizing from our single family home to a condominium and were delighted to find the community of Greenhaven. We loved the fact that this walkout condo was on the first level. Lots of condos that we had seen had a view of the parking lot. Here, the entire building backed up to the woods. This particular unit was in the back of the building and was surrounded by a natural setting. The screened patio opened onto the lawn. It was very private and secluded. We were used to being able to step out into our yard so finding a condo where we could open the patio door onto beautiful green lawn encircled by trees was a great transition for us.
What are a few of your favorite features?
The floor plan of this condominium is really interesting. It has all of the features of the big houses –- open floor plan, lots of counter space in the kitchen, center island, breakfast nook, living room and dining room. But best of all, the kitchen opens into our family room. There is a special opening above the gas fireplace for the TV.
There are so many rooms to live in and plenty of places to sit to enjoy the view. We can breakfast inside or enjoy our coffee on the screened patio. Having a separate dining room is great for our holiday dinners.
A really big feature for us is that we have gas cooking. Once you have cooked with gas it’s hard to go back to electric.
What upgrades have you made to enhance your home?
This condominium was move-in ready. We painted most of the rooms in neutral colors and added 3 ceiling fans. In 2014, we replaced all of the kitchen appliances. In 2015 new carpeting was installed.
What are a few things you like about your community?
Greenhaven is a great community. The buildings have a unique exterior – a bit art deco. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with flowering trees in the spring. It is a great community for walking your dog or an evening stroll. We have both a pool and fitness center. There is plenty of parking for everyone.
It is easy to make friends here. There is seating outside to gather with our neighbors. When it cools down, we take our conversation inside to our building’s library/lobby. It’s the kind of community where we feel comfortable going next door and asking to borrow tools when we don’t have what we need.
Where do you eat and shop for groceries and other conveniences?
For groceries, we usually go to the Safeway which is just minutes away. There is also a Walgreen’s and one of our favorites, The Dollar Store. There is a Starbucks and a Cold Stone Creamery about 5 minutes away. Don’t miss the Seafood Pizza with crab and lobster at the Italian Sensation. We are 10 minutes from Bel Air and 15 minutes to 95.
What more would you like to tell us about living here?
We feel as if our condominium is one of the best-kept secrets in the area. Our unit has views of the woods on both sides. The windows are oversized and low. There is plenty of natural light and we enjoy the afternoon sunshine on this side of the building. And just look out back – birds and squirrels and deer, oh my! Where else can you enjoy all of that and not have to mow the grass?
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE:Although this property was available at the time this ad was created, it is possible that an offer has been submitted or even accepted since that time. This ad was created with the intent to sell this property. If you are interested in this property, please call or text 443-903-2181 to check on its current availability.
Alexander Necker is a licensed Realtor in the State of Maryland.
About Alexander Necker, Real Estate Sales Consultant
I specialize in selling the Baltimore Metropolitan’s Premier Homes.
I am an Eagle Scout. I mention this because the process of becoming an Eagle Scout provided me with the foundation by which I live my life. The values of trustworthiness, integrity, and helpfulness have allowed me to become the man I am today.
The words that describe me are:
Driver of my own professional destiny
Conduit for connecting people for professional development
Devoted husband with a wonderful wife
Father to 2 beautiful children with growing college funds
Student of Finance and Investments
After graduating college and starting a career in my field of study (agronomy), I quickly rose to the position of assistant and then superintendent of private golf courses. After 17 years in the golf business, I decided it was time to change to a career where I would not be at the mercy of the uncontrollable forces of sun, wind and rain. I chose a field where I would be the master of my fate, where the hard work and the long hours to which I am accustomed would be the determinant of my success.
The primary reason I am in the real estate business is to help people. A real estate transaction is one of the largest financial transactions you will ever undertake. Everyone deserves a real estate partner that understands and appreciates that fact. My focus on integrity, trust and communication are nothing less than I would want for myself, my family or friends entering into a large financial proceeding. I am committed to being the one real estate agent that keeps my client's best interests front and center.
In real estate, I consider myself to be a true professional in the same vein as the physician, the attorney and the accountant whom you must trust with the most important assets of your life. Nothing less is acceptable.
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"When my cousin recommends someone to me, I know I can trust them. This is why I had no hesitation when he put me in contact with Alex Necker. As a 23 year old and a first time home buyer, I knew very little coming into this process — my main source of information had been HGTV. Due to personal circumstances, I didn't have much outside support, so I really leaned on Alex for help. He took baby steps with me when I needed it, but he also empowered me to make important decisions on my own. As cliché as it is, I truly felt like I was Alex's only client. He was always available to me and went above and beyond what I asked of him.
One of the best examples of this happened about half way through my search. There was a condo that I had dismissed because of the street that it was on. Shortly after I marked it as trash, Alex called me and told me that he thought it could be a good fit for me. Though I was still skeptical, I decided to trust him, and we went to see it. It turns out that I had misread the street name. Although the seller and I couldn't reach an agreement, I put an offer in on a property that I never would have looked at had Alex not been so diligent.
I highly recommend Alex to anyone looking to buy a home. He is proactive and knowledgeable, and he tailors his approach for each of his clients. He stuck with me for months, through market slumps and bid wars, and never once did I doubt his skill and dedication. Any realtor could have found me a property, but Alex helped me find a home.