We were very familiar with this neighborhood as we had friends already living on Lake Drive. We loved the location – it was close to great shopping, Interstate 95 and, yet, it was very peaceful. The woods surrounded the yard and we could imagine ourselves sitting in the enclosed 4-season room and watching the wildlife visit the yard. When we walked in we were immediately drawn to the marble foyer floor, the sunken living room, the formal dining room, and the stone fireplace in the family room. The u-shaped kitchen with glass-fronted cabinets and the window over the sink was especially appealing. We loved the fact that everything was on one floor.
What upgrades have you made to enhance your home?
One of the reasons we really liked this house was that it was a solidly built rancher and the brick and vinyl exterior was maintenance free. The mechanical systems were in good shape and we knew we could live comfortably here for many years. In 2011 we put a new roof on the house and in 2015 we put in a new hot water heater. In the last year we have altered and improved the landscaping.
What are a few of your favorite features?
By far and away our favorite feature is our 4-season room. We spend as much time out here as possible. We love looking out back, especially in the fall when the leaves are changing color. We have our TV in this room and a table for having lunch or playing cards. This room opens onto a large interlocking stone patio that leads up to a deck. When the weather permits, we have our evening meal out there.
This is a great house for entertaining. Not only is there a formal dining room, but also an eat-in kitchen, a small dining table in the 4-season room, and our back patio and deck. We have 3 large rooms for seating – the living room, family room, and 4-season room so there is plenty of space for all of our guests.
What are a few things you like about your community?
Oh, we really love this community! The houses are spread out enough to give us privacy but because this is such a good walking neighborhood we see lots of our neighbors. Our street is named Lake Drive because we actually have a lake here. We walk our dog around the loop down to the lake to feed the ducks.
We love the fact that we have all the advantages of living in a quiet community, with farms nearby, a shopping mall, every conceivable national chain, movie theaters, and some great independent businesses. The recreation council in Harford County is robust so if it’s football, soccer, or cheerleading there is plenty of activity for kids. Bel Air is a great town with Summer Concerts and Movies, First Fridays, and, of course, the day-long 4th of July celebration.
Where do you eat and shop for groceries and other conveniences?
For groceries, we usually go to the ShopRite located in Festival at Bel Air which is just 6 minutes away. There is a Kohl’s in that same shopping center as well as a Marshall’s that we like to hit for the bargains. We have lunch at Panera and love going to India Garden for their mid-day buffet. We also like to pop into Coffee, Coffee for a latte and a muffin.
What more would you like to tell us about living here?
This is a highly desirable neighborhood with proximity to great shopping, Bel Air, and 95. The community feeds into Ring Factory Elementary and Patterson Mill Middle and High Schools. If you are impressed with the sunken living room and formal dining room wait until you see the 4-season room. Just look out the back windows. It is so serene. And you can count on a little bit of nature walking right into the yard while you are drinking your morning coffee.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE: Although this property was available at the time this ad was created, it is very 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. Broker: Keller Williams American Premier Realty, 2021B Emmorton Road, Suite 110 Bel Air, MD 21015
Office: (443) 512-0090 Office Fax: (443) 512-0054
If you are interested in a showing of 37 Lake Drive please call or text Alex Necker at 443-903-2181
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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.