I was a first-time homebuyer when I found this house. It was perfect for me as a single guy. It had plenty of space with 3 bedrooms, lots of storage and the opportunity to finish the basement. Each house had two assigned parking spaces and there was plenty of overflow parking. It was a good location near a great town without the town taxes and within an easy driving distance to my work and to 95.
What upgrades have you made to enhance your home?
When I moved in, I immediately started working on the basement remodel. It was just a shell with a washer and dryer. I divided the space into 3 areas – laundry room/workroom, bathroom and living area. I hired professional plumbers and electricians, but did all of the framing, drywall, bead board paneling, painting and ceramic tile myself. I am really proud of the finished rooms. There is a 10-foot workbench with pegboard that is great for a handy person like me. The living area can be used in so many ways -- man-cave, craft-studio or playroom. And it would also perfect as a 4th bedroom with the full bathroom and separate entrance.
I also remodeled the upstairs bathroom. I replaced the ceiling and put in crown molding, a new vanity, sink, and bathtub. I have switched all of the interior doors to 6 panel doors. The carpet is only 2 years old. In 2008 a new HVAC system was installed and in 2012 a new hot water heater was put in.
As a final enhancement to sell our house, we have had the entire house professionally painted in a neutral color – cream in your coffee – with bright white trim.
What are a few of your favorite features?
Well as single guys will do, I got married. My wife loves the bow window in the living room and the fact that the light just spills onto the floors. There is a lightness and brightness in this house. The white cabinets in the kitchen look great with the stainless appliances. We like the fact that the dining area is separate from the kitchen and has a large window. We have lots of storage space downstairs.
What are a few things you like about your community?
My wife and I 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 are plenty of activities for kids. There are horticultural gardens at nearby Rockfield Park and live theater at Harford Community College. Bel Air is a great town that hosts Summer Concerts and Movies, First Fridays and, of course, the daylong celebration for the 4th of July.
Where do you eat and shop for groceries and other conveniences?
For groceries, we usually go to the Safeway which is just minutes away. Walgreen’s and The Dollar Store are both close. Starbucks and Cold Stone Creamery are about 5 minutes away. Don’t miss the pizza and prosciutto/mozzarella sub at Italian Sensation.
We also love going into Bel Air to Sean Bolen’s for the grilled Irish sausage and champs or over to the Independent Brewing Company for craft beer sourced from local hops.
What more would you like to tell us about living here?
This is a very quiet neighborhood but the proximity to good shopping and Bel Air makes it a desirable location. The community feeds into Prospect Mill Elementary, Southhampton Middle School, and C. Milton Wright High School. We love that we can just walk over the little bridge to Bynum Run Pond and feed the ducks with our children. We have a perfect view of the 4th of July Fireworks right from our steps. For us, this house has been a perfect little slice of peaceful living near a small, bustling town.
Author:Alexander Necker Phone: 410-920-4760 Dated: June 23rd 2016 Views: 1,517 About Alexander: ...
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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
C onduit 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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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.