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96 Stuart Ave., AmityvilleSince one of them had (Credit: Handout)

96 Stuart Ave., Amityville

Since one of them had lived on the block before, the owners were comfortable with the location. "I knew the area and I knew the storms. We never had damage," said Mike Babich, who shares the house with his wife Eileen. But during Sandy, water came up on the first-floor of this 4,800-square-foot Contemporary home, so the Babiches replaced the wood and tile floors with new ceramic tile and put up new Sheetrock. They're listing it in October 2013 with Jerry O'Neill of Coldwell Banker Harbor Light for $779,900.

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74 Farrell St., Long Beach Investor Manny Varveris
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74 Farrell St., Long Beach

Investor Manny Varveris bought this ranch after it had been damaged by superstorm Sandy. Apparently, water from Reynolds Channel had made its way inside. The previous owner had partially gutted the house because of the damage and the builder took care of the rest. It's listed in October 2013 for $419,000 by Joyce Coletti of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

74 Farrell St., Long BeachThe interior is completely
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74 Farrell St., Long Beach

The interior is completely renovated down to the mechanicals, insulation and Sheetrock. Featuring an open floor plan with wood floors, moldings, vaulted ceilings (in the living and dining rooms) and Andersen windows.

74 Farrell St., Long BeachThe house has three
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74 Farrell St., Long Beach

The house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms with porcelain tiles. The L-shaped kitchen features oak cabinets, granite countertops and a tumbled marble backsplash. The appliances are stainless steel.

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74 Farrell St., Long BeachAmenities include central air-conditioning.
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74 Farrell St., Long Beach

Amenities include central air-conditioning. The 80-by-57-foot double lot, which has a driveway, has been landscaped as well.

2477 Freeport St., WantaghAs water entered this five-room
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2477 Freeport St., Wantagh

As water entered this five-room Cape, the owners responded by renovating the first floor down to Sheetrock. They even spent $5,000 to shellac the crawl space in an effort to prevent mold growth. About nine months later, the house was pre-inspected and an infrared test was used to measure moisture levels in the walls and an air quality test checked for mold. The house is documented to be completely free of both, says Realty Connect USA's Kathy Cowden, who is listing the home for $314,000 in October 2013.

2477 Freeport St., WantaghAs for cosmetics, a Pergo
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2477 Freeport St., Wantagh

As for cosmetics, a Pergo floor was laid, floor moldings were installed and new doors were hung.

2477 Freeport St., WantaghThe kitchen has new cabinets
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2477 Freeport St., Wantagh

The kitchen has new cabinets and stainless-steel appliances. The washer and dryer are new, too.

2477 Freeport St., WantaghThe house has three bedrooms
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2477 Freeport St., Wantagh

The house has three bedrooms and one bathroom. A new roof was put on about six years ago. A detached 1 1/2-car garage is also on the 50-by-100-foot parcel.

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129 Prospect St., BabylonSet in the heart of
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129 Prospect St., Babylon

Set in the heart of Babylon Village, this Nantucket Colonial-style home had a complete makeover after water seeped into the house. The owner decided she wanted to remodel, says listing agent Justin Galbraith of Eric G. Ramsay Jr. Associates. He's listing the home with a $614,999 asking price in October 2013.

129 Prospect St., BabylonOffering an open floor plan,
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129 Prospect St., Babylon

Offering an open floor plan, the house has a spacious entry and living room where south-facing windows allow for ample light.

129 Prospect St., BabylonThere is a fieldstone gas
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129 Prospect St., Babylon

There is a fieldstone gas fireplace and acacia wood floors.

129 Prospect St., BabylonThe eat-in kitchen, which has
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129 Prospect St., Babylon

The eat-in kitchen, which has a tile floor, is designed with marble countertops complemented by a blue glass tile backsplash. The top cabinets are white, while the lower cabinets are brown and the appliances stainless steel. There's also a center island and walk-in pantry.

129 Prospect St., BabylonThere are three bedrooms, two
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129 Prospect St., Babylon

There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms and storage space. The 71-by-90-foot property is watered by in-ground sprinklers. There is a rear patio.

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1992 Brook Park Dr., MerrickSet on a 75-by-100-foot
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1992 Brook Park Dr., Merrick

Set on a 75-by-100-foot lot about a half-block from the water, this nine-room split-level was completely redone and has new landscaping, too. It's listed in October 2013 for $549,000 by Jill Sackler of Charles Rutenberg Realty.

1992 Brook Park Dr., MerrickSheetrock, the hot water
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1992 Brook Park Dr., Merrick

Sheetrock, the hot water heater and central air-conditioner compressor, as well as all the appliances, are some of the items that were replaced.

1992 Brook Park Dr., MerrickThe owners put in
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1992 Brook Park Dr., Merrick

The owners put in wood floors and designed the kitchen with stainless-steel appliances.

1992 Brook Park Dr., MerrickThe house has five
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1992 Brook Park Dr., Merrick

The house has five bedrooms and two bathrooms.

96 Stuart Ave., AmityvilleSince one of them had
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96 Stuart Ave., Amityville

Since one of them had lived on the block before, the owners were comfortable with the location. "I knew the area and I knew the storms. We never had damage," said Mike Babich, who shares the house with his wife Eileen. But during Sandy, water came up on the first-floor of this 4,800-square-foot Contemporary home, so the Babiches replaced the wood and tile floors with new ceramic tile and put up new Sheetrock. They're listing it in October 2013 with Jerry O'Neill of Coldwell Banker Harbor Light for $779,900.

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96 Stuart Ave., AmityvilleIt was the view of
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96 Stuart Ave., Amityville

It was the view of the Great South Bay from the second-floor kitchen that sold the couple on the home in 2006. The property has a bulkhead and the boat wasn't damaged during the storm.

96 Stuart Ave., AmityvilleThe second level, which also
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96 Stuart Ave., Amityville

The second level, which also contains the living room, dining room, den, master suite and another bedroom, didn't sustain damage.

96 Stuart Ave., AmityvilleThe home features a fireplace
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96 Stuart Ave., Amityville

The home features a fireplace and skylights.

96 Stuart Ave., AmityvilleThere are four bedrooms and
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96 Stuart Ave., Amityville

There are four bedrooms and three full bathrooms.

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