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Why you should buy their house in Rocky Point

Anne and Manny and Giuffre in their Rocky

Anne and Manny and Giuffre in their Rocky Point home on March 27, 2014. The house is on the market in April 2014 for $439,999. (Credit: Ed Betz)

Sellers: Manny and Anne Giuffre

Address: 39 Merritts Path, Rocky Point

Asking price: $439,999

The basics: A five-bedroom, 2½-bath center-hall Colonial on .52 acre

The competition: A similar-size Colonial on Hallock Lane is listed for $425,000.

Recent sale in the area: A ranch around the corner sold Oct. 28 for $310,000.

Taxes: $12,976

Time on the market: On and off since 2012

Listing agent: Dina Powers, Coach Realtors, Mount Sinai, 631-612-1954

Why it’s for sale: Manny, 77, who is retired from the insurance industry, and Anne, 79, who used to own a boutique, say they want to downsize. They plan to stay in the area.

The Giuffres bought their 2,800-square-foot center hall Colonial new in 2002. Manny talks about the home:

“The house has four bedrooms and an office, which could be another bedroom. We spend most of the time in the den, which has a nice fireplace. We have a very nice master bedroom with a walk-in closet and a very big master bath with a Jacuzzi and separate shower. We have central air conditioning, a central vacuum system and a central alarm system with fire and carbon monoxide [detection].

Both the formal living room and formal dining room are very big. And we have white wood floors that could be re-stained. The entry area, the kitchen, the hall, the laundry room and the office all have the same large, upgraded ceramic tile flooring. We have a nice 20-by-12-foot deck off the family room.

We have every upgrade possible . . . an architectural roof, two-car garage, eight-car driveway. There are 48 high hats throughout the house . . . The bathrooms all have upgraded tile and fixtures. The kitchen has 42-inch cabinets. There’s complete privacy in the back.”

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