Well, first and foremost, we wanted something really close to Aberdeen Proving Ground. We are retired military and we spend a lot of time enjoying the benefits offered at APG. We were looking in Aberdeen and when we saw this house we loved the fact that there were 5 bedrooms, a huge fenced, flat backyard, off street parking and no homeowners association. Our children were older and we envisioned what a great backyard this would be for our family.
What upgrades have really enhanced your house?
Because this house had more bedrooms than we actually needed, we combined 2 bedrooms to make one 13’x24’ master bedroom which created a sitting room for us. Our boys were young men and they were able to use the entire downstairs to come and go through their own separate entrance. All of us had the privacy we needed.
As we mentioned, we loved the backyard. In 2009, our contractor installed an above ground pool. Later we added a roof over the deck and replaced the 6-foot privacy fence around the back. Our house sits on about .5 acres, mostly in the back. This configuration – large deck, pool, and the flat backyard are so great for warm weather entertaining. We can park 9 cars in our driveway. We have cookouts, kickball games, and badminton with our kids and grandchildren. And when everyone has left, it’s nice to sit out on the deck to just enjoy a cup of coffee in the quiet evening.
What is your favorite feature of your house?
Well, if we have to pick just one, we’re going to go with the number of rooms we have. Once our sons moved out, all of the space that was used for their bedrooms was repurposed into rooms that totally suit our lifestyle. We have an exercise room, home office, and sitting/sewing room.
What else do you like about living in the area?
If you like boating and fishing this is the area for you. The nearest boat ramp is less than 10 minutes away and you can even stop on your way home from work to fish over the bridge that is only 1 mile away.
Where do you shop for groceries? What restaurants should we check out?
There is no lack of grocery stores in the area. We mostly shop at the APG Commissary, but we also go to ShopRite, Weis, Aldi’s and, of course, the Wal-Mart Superstore. We love the Seafood Platter at the Bayou in Havre de Grace and you have to go to the Olive Tree for their Seafood Pasta and Fettuccini Gypsy. The Hollywood Casino and Premium Outlets in Perryville are only a 25-minute drive north on 95.
What more would you like to tell us about living here?
If you have hobbies that need a lot of space and storage we have 2 wooden storage sheds. The largest is a 12’ x 24’ structure. We have used this space to store our boat and work on cars. Additionally, there is a built-in workbench for woodworking. We have a small graveled area outside of this shed to park a boat trailer. Our other wooden storage shed is 10’ x 20’. We use this as our potting shed and to store our lawn equipment. Back in the day, we had a huge vegetable garden. We love the fact that we are able to pursue our hobbies right here on our own "Shangri-La."
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.
Alexander NeckerProudly Presents13811 Manor Glen RoadBaldwin MD
I appreciate all your assistance in selling my house. You made the process so easy and so quick.
When we first met and discussed the price, I had my mind made regarding the price. After you reviewed the current market with me, I took your advice and listed it for $20,000 less than I originally thought and I am glad we did. If we had listed at my price, we would still be trying to sell it. Instead, it was under contract in 14 days with three offers. Having multiple offers was a great feeling!!!
I also wanted to let you how impressed I was with your communication. I always knew what was going on with the inspections and the buyer. Our weekly and sometimes daily phone conversations really made me feel comfortable that there weren't going to be any problems with the settlement.