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Why you should buy their house in Oceanside
Sellers. Wayne and Karin Goodman
Address. 4 Gerard Ct., Oceanside
Asking price. $419,500
The competition. A three-bedroom, 2½-bathroom expanded ranch on Harrison Avenue is on the market for $449,000.
Recent sale in the area. A four-bedroom, 1½-bathroom Colonial on Malcolm Court sold in June for $467,000.
Time on the market. Since Oct. 13
Listing agent. Michael Ott, Century 21 Scully Realty, Island Park, 516-889-7110
Why it’s for sale. Wayne, 44, an executive chef, and Karin, 42, a commercial real estate agent, wanted a horse property and recently purchased one in Bohemia. The Goodmans have three daughters: Amber, 15, Addison, 5, and Alexa, 3.
The Goodmans have lived in their three-bedroom, 2½ -bathroom Colonial situated on a 40-by-100-foot lot in central Oceanside for 11 years. The home, on a dead-end street, has central air-conditioning, wood floors, a skylight in the playroom-den and an in-ground sprinkler system. Karin shares her thoughts about the house:
“I love the kitchen. It’s open with stainless-steel appliances. It’s very large and is where everybody gathers. . . . On the first floor is the living room, den, which we call a playroom, a formal dining room. . . . We have a full, finished basement with a bathroom. . . An archway [leads] from the living room to the dining room. . .. All the bedrooms and a full bathroom are upstairs. . . . We have a detached two-car garage. . . . The neighborhood is great, with young kids on the block. They all play at the dead end. Gerard Court is convenient to shopping in Rockville Centre and the train station. We are in School District 11 but near the Florence A. Smith Elementary School. The kids can walk to the playground there two blocks away.
Photo: Karin and Wayne Goodman with their daughters, clockwise from top left. Alexa, 3, Amber 15, and Addison, 5.