It began Friday night and continued all day Saturday. I was doing my best to keep up with the 20+" history-making'' snowfall Baltimore was about to receive. Shoveling the steps a couple of times on Saturday got me a bit ahead. But then awakening Sunday morning to the absolute beauty of almost two feet of this magnificent whiteness was breathtaking. So again, I went out do the steps so I could bring Lee the newspaper. Then I spent almost two hours with the snow blower doing our driveway – I was not going to quit until the whole darn thing was done!
While moving mountains of snow around, I thought of this...have you read it yet? Good for a laugh: Diary of a Snow Shoveler --- Funniest Thing You Will Read This Season
Shoveled steps to get newspaper
Even with all the snow, I had a couple of calls, one from a seller and another from a potential buyer who wanted to see 111 Hamlet Hill Road #1007-Village of Cross Keys-Harper House Condominium.
My seller said, “I guess there is NO activity - who wants to look in this weather?” Positive me said, “I think this is a terrific time, because you can forget the snow if you live in a condo."
After I finished the driveway, the potential buyer called back and I let them know I could be available. They were surprised they could actually see the unit that day in this weather and on such short notice. Amazing how things happen when you answer the phone…and clear a driveway. These buyers had to dig their car out anyway, so visiting the condo was especially enticing.
A doorman held the door as we arrived and the plows and snow blowers were in use clearing sidewalks, driveways and parking lots. If they already lived at Harper House, they would have driven right into the garage, walked a few steps to the elevator and right up to the 10th floor.
Some of you are saying the only way to forget the snow is to move to a warmer climate. That is not an option for everyone and besides, some of us really enjoy the cold and the beauty of our winter season.
Some people have jobs and businesses, others have family that keep them in this area year round. Many people leave to follow the sun - going to Florida, California, or Arizona - but return for personal reasons. These same people may want or need to forget about the snow and live in a condo.
Many condos have underground parking garages or valet parking. All of them have someone to shovel the snow from the sidewalks and parking lots. Your responsibility is just to enjoy the sheer beauty of the winter wonderland, but not deal with the scraping, shoveling, sanding, salting (clay cat litter is a better choice, by the way.)
Here are some of my special properties that you can “almost” forget about the snow…and live in a condo.
1 Gristmill Ct. Annen Woods Baltimore, Md.21208 Doorman plus underground parking
3317 Old Post Drive Pikesville, Md. 21208 4 Car Garage Rancher! Four car garage plus a carport!
7121 Park Heights Ave #505 Baltimore, Md 21215 Park Towers West Doorman and Valet parking
7111 Park Heights Ave Park Towers East # 806-Baltimore,Md Condominium Valet Parking and Doorman
7202 Rockland Hills Dr Baltimore, Md. 21209, #212 Low Condo fees in Baltimore County
1400 Lancaster Street Baltimore, Maryland Inner Harbor Penthouse #1003 Parking garage with 2 spaces
1000 Fell Street Penthouse Henderson's Wharf- Baltimore, Md 21231 Condo within a Hotel- Garage Parking
11 Slade Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21208 Doorman with Valet Parking
1718 Wilson Ave. Baltimore, Maryland 21227 Garage - two homes for the price of one!
3041 Falstaff Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21209, The Towers Condominium Inside Mail -Pet Friendly
111 Hamlet Hill Road #1007-Village of Cross Keys-Harper House Condominium Garage and Doorman
And don't forget that there is still time to win one of my books – it's not too late just be a 10th,20th, 30th, etc. comment. Active Rain Works...My Challenge - Can We Prove It?
Snow covered "almost" naked tree.
The snow is still here, and as beautiful as it is to look at, digging out a car that has been plowed into a snow bank is no fun. Forget the snow…live in a Baltimore condo!