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Why you should buy their house in Riverhead

Jeff and Toni Sabatini with their son, Nicholas,

Jeff and Toni Sabatini with their son, Nicholas, are moving into a place with more space from this condo at 1902 Cedar Path in Riverhead. (March 30, 2013) (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Sellers: Jeff and Toni Sabatini

Address: 1902 Cedar Path, Riverhead

Asking price: $269,000

The competition: A two-bedroom, two-bath condo in the same complex is on the market for $264,900.

Recent sale in the area: A similar unit in the same complex sold for $256,000 in mid-September.

Taxes: $4,765, plus monthly common charge of $325.

Time on the market: Since Feb. 5

Listing agent: Steve Mandresh, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Mattituck, 631-298-8000

Why it’s for sale: Jeff, 39, is an engineer, and his wife, Toni, 36, is a teacher. They have a 3-year-old son and need a larger home.

The Sabatinis have owned their upper-level, two-bedroom, two-bath condominium in Willow Ponds since 2004. Willow Ponds is a 75-acre, 222-unit complex on Long Island Sound. Jeff shared his thoughts on the condo and the appeal of the community:

"We’ve run out of room with our little guy, so we’ve purchased a home on the other side of Sound Avenue. We love the North Fork . . . The complex owns private beach space on the Sound . . . the beach rights, the community and the amenities that come with living out here . . . are the top features.

"When we bought the home, there were a lot of upgrades already. There are tray ceilings and vaulted ceilings throughout the unit. The great room has 12-foot and 10-foot ceilings. We put granite in the bathrooms and upgraded the vanities. What we like about the upper corner unit is there’s so much light. We have a gas fireplace, upgraded ceramic tile floors. There are hardwood floors in the great room . . . ceiling fans throughout the unit. The kitchen has upgraded stainless-steel appliances. There are two tennis courts, a clubhouse with a gym, a heated pool. The homeowners association is putting in a gate at the entrance. [We have] great neighbors, everyone’s friendly, everyone waves . . ."

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