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Why you should buy their condo in Farmingdale

Teachers Michelle and Robert Heubish are selling their

Teachers Michelle and Robert Heubish are selling their two-bedroom, 1½-bathroom corner unit. They are asking $349,000. (May. 4, 2013) (Credit: Anthony Lanzilote)

Sellers: Michelle and Robert Heubish

Address: 64 Stratford Crescent, Farmingdale

Asking price: $349,000

The competition: A three-bedroom, 2½-bath condo in the same complex is on the market for $339,000.

Recent sale in the area: A four-bedroom, 2½-bath condo in the complex sold in mid-April for $326,000.

Taxes: Including Village of Farmingdale taxes, $8,102 (plus $240 monthly common charges)

Time on the market: Since mid-March

Listing agent: The Heubishes are selling the condo on their own. Call them at 516-448-8241.

Why it’s for sale: Robert, 33, and Michelle, 31, both teachers, say they want to move farther east to be closer to family. They have a son, Thomas,  21 months old.

The Stratford Green condominium complex was built in 1989 and consists of 80 units and a tennis court. The Heubishes have owned their two-bedroom, 1½-bathroom town house since 2007. The corner unit, with 1,532 square feet of living space, features a wood-burning fireplace and a recently installed heating system. Michelle talks about the appeal of the condominium:

“The thing I really love about living here is there are no troubles. We don’t own a rake or a snow shovel. The maintenance company clears the snow right up to our door . . . We have great neighbors and can walk everywhere. We’re within walking distance to the train station and can be in Penn Station in less than an hour . . .

"We have a lot of closet space and a huge attic with pull-down stairs . . . We put in a new kitchen about a year ago and a new bathroom [just before that] . . . It’s a corner unit so we have even more privacy.

"We have a lot of light that comes in because of a lot of windows . . . and a back deck off the living room and dining area . . . We have Pergo floors throughout. It’s really like a house, but you don’t have worry about the outside . . ."

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