Buying an LI house on a short sale
1898 State St.
Set on a 50-by-100-foot lot, this six-room Cape has a kitchen, dining room, living room and home office as well as three bedrooms and one bathroom. Amenities include a finished basement, a rear deck and a detached, 11/2-car garage. The Southern State Parkway and Merrick Long Island Rail Road station are easily accessible, the agent says.
Listing agents: Robert Leek and Carolyn Sullivan, Coldwell Banker Manor Gate, 516-849-3256
3130-3132 Union Blvd.
Within walking distance of the downtown area, this legal two-family high-ranch is on a corner quarter-acre parcel. Since the location is GST (goods and services tax) zoned, the owner can operate a non-retail commercial business, such as a day care center or a veterinarian office. (A definition is posted on the Town of Islip website.) The house has two electric meters and central air-conditioning on the main level. Of 10 rooms, there are six bedrooms -- three up and three down. There are two bathrooms on the main level and one bathroom on the second floor.
Listing agents: Paul A. Musso and Maureen Murino, Realty Connect USA, Hauppauge, 631-865-7745
116 West Main St.
Even though this 11-room high-ranch has a Main Street address, it is located off the main road in a cul-de-sac on a 76-by-109-foot lot. "It's a great house," says the listing agent, noting its vaulted ceilings, skylights, wood floors, brand-new roof and updated electrical wiring and gas heat. Other features include two laundry rooms and winter water views. There are five bedrooms and three updated bathrooms.