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Why you should buy their house in Bellmore

Michael and Emily Mills say their five bedroom,

Michael and Emily Mills say their five bedroom, two bath high ranch in Bellmore has been completely redone. Asking price? $619,000. (Jan. 22, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)

Sellers. Michael and Emily Mills

Address. 3125 Shore Rd., Bellmore

Asking price. $619,000

The competition. A four-bedroom 1.5-bathroom high ranch on nearby Driftwood Lane is listed at $449,000.

Recent sale in the area. A four-bedroom, 2.5-bath splanch on Seaview Lane sold for $590,000 in late August.

Taxes. $14,004

Time on the market. One month

Listing agents. Ellen Kehrli Steinberg and Tina Canaris, RE/MAX Hearthstone, Merrick, 516-771-8300

Why it’s for sale. Michael, 44, is vice president of a specialty sports flooring company, and his wife, Emily, 44, is a center director at KinderCare in Smithtown. Both recently got new jobs out of state to which they'll be relocating.

The Mills’ wide high ranch was built in 1965 and is on an 85-by-110-foot lot in the “deep south” area of Bellmore. The house has five bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Michael shares his thoughts about it:

“The house has an open and airy floor plan with wide hallways. We have a water view, and my wife always says she loves the smell of the sea air coming across the bay in the morning ... had zero flood damage ... We’re at the end of a peninsula.

"We’re the only house with a rectangular lot. All the others are pizza-slice shaped. This is a very quiet street. ... We literally redid the entire house ... every room, every bathroom, the kitchen ... a new central air-conditioning system. ...

"We put in a three-car driveway and a new stoop ... and a new 30-by-20-foot flagstone patio in the backyard. For customers walking in, unless they don’t like the paint colors, there’s nothing that has to be done. The house is brand new, in and out, within the last year.”

Tags: RE/MAX Hearthstone , Why You Should Buy Their House , Bellmore

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