The latest median sales price for homes in Nassau County was $459,500 in Nassau. In Suffolk, it was $340,000. What can you get nowadays in between? Here are 10 homes for sale in both counties for about $400,000.
CENTEREACH, 84 Smithtown Polk Blvd., $399,999
This four-bedroom Colonial was completely remodeled in 2009 and includes two master bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom, says listing agent Anthony Picone of Signature Premier Properties.
Just inside the front door, which is under a covered porch, are hand-painted columns and an archway positioned near the entryway into the living room. The 1959 home has 3 1/2 bathrooms, each updated, and hardwood floors throughout.
The eat-in kitchen includes cherrywood cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a center island. French doors in the kitchen open to a patio that includes a koi pond and a built-in outdoor kitchen with a sink, refrigerator and small bar. Trees line most of the backyard perimeter on the 0.3-acre property.
Taxes are $8,898. Anthony Picone, Signature Premier Properties, 516-984-3498.
OAKDALE, 192 Bellevue Rd., $399,000
This three-bedroom, two-bathroom expanded ranch provides easy access to the local marinas in South Oakdale and also offers owners the option to be part of a private beach association for a small fee, says listing agent Tracy Boucher of Coach Realtors.
The home has been updated and remodeled within the past 10 years, Boucher says, including a new roof, new siding and new windows, as well as updates in the kitchen and bathrooms. The L-shaped ranch, which was built in 1969 and is on a dead-end street within walking distance of the shore, has a paver walkway that leads to the front porch.
The open floor plan includes wood flooring throughout, a formal dining room and a den with a wood-burning fireplace. An attached garage is on the 75-by-150-foot lot.
Taxes are $12,029. Tracy Boucher, Coach Realtors, 631-766-3861.
STONY BROOK, 10 Lotowana Lane, $399,000
This 1940 cape is down the road from the duck pond in Avalon Park and Sand Street Beach, says listing agent Ann Strong of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home, in a treetop setting, is on a cul-de-sac.
The house has three levels, each with a full bathroom, and three-zone heating. A formal living room, with a wood-burning fireplace, and dining room are on the main level. The first level has a living room, fireplace, bedroom and bathroom. The house is on a quarter-acre terraced lot.
Taxes are $13,215. Ann Strong, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 631-838-7545.
CENTERPORT, 183 Mill Dam Rd., $399,990
This two-bedroom cape, with a white picket fence lining the front yard and driveway, is just a short walk from Centerport Harbor, says listing agent Jon Kaiser of Fortune Realty of LI.
The first level of the house has dark-stained wood floors that flow from the living room to the kitchen and dining room in the home’s open floor plan. The living room includes a fireplace and corner office nook.
The kitchen features granite countertops, a custom backsplash, a breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. Also on the first floor is a master bedroom that was once two separate bedrooms. Kaiser says the 1956 home on a quarter-acre lot offers the flexibility to add a third bedroom on the first floor or in the upstairs storage room.
Taxes are $8,456. Jon Kaiser, Fortune Realty of LI, 631-320-0800.
EAST PATCHOGUE, 76 S. Dunton Ave., $399,000
What makes the design of this 2006 Colonial unique, says listing agent Deborah Galligan, is the flow of the floor plan from room to room. It differs from a traditional Colonial, Galligan says, due to its flexible floor plan that doesn’t have closed-off rooms of definitive space.
The entryway opens to a two-story foyer that leads into the living room, which includes a fireplace. That leads to what could be either a formal room or dining room. The house has three bedrooms and 2 1⁄2 bathrooms.
The open, eat-in kitchen offers granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, double ovens, a large range hood, tile floor and sliding glass doors. Sitting atop the 594-square-foot garage is an unfinished 297-square-foot room with a closet that, Galligan says, “can be turned into pretty much anything.”
Additional features of the home, which is set on a 100-by-83-foot lot, include gas heating, central air-conditioning and an in-ground sprinkler system.
Taxes are $11,523. Deborah Galligan, Marylou Swan Realty Corp., 631-289-5550.
FREEPORT, 268 Bedell St., $399,000
The rounded front door with an old-fashioned peephole is an indication that, in addition to its modern amenities, this 1921 Colonial has maintained some of its vintage charm, says listing agent Rob Scarito of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
Inside the entryway of the four-bedroom house, which has oak flooring, is a curved catwalk that overlooks the living room and fireplace and leads to the bedrooms on the second floor.
The eat-in kitchen was redone to include new cherrywood, stainless steel appliances, and a decorative baby-blue backsplash. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet. The home, which features oak floors and gas heat, has 2 1/2 bathrooms.
Boats can dock in the backyard of the 60-by-160-foot waterfront corner lot, which is at the end of a canal.
Taxes are $14,806. Rob Scarito, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 631-858-6932.
HEMPSTEAD, 7 Hilbert St., $399,000
The enclosed front porch at this four-bedroom Colonial can be enjoyed year-round, says listing agent Simran Bajaj of Realty Connect USA, thanks to wall-to-wall windows that open to let in summer breezes or close to block the winter chill.
A brick walkway leads to the porch, which has French doors that serve as the main entryway, and a tile floor. The porch opens to a large living room and formal dining room, both with hardwood floors.
The house, which was built in 1926 and is on a cul-de-sac just north of Hempstead Turnpike, has four bedrooms with deep closets, and 1 1/2 bathrooms.
The 60-by-100-foot lot, which Bajaj says is a short distance from shopping and the Long Island Rail Road, includes a finished basement and a driveway that leads to a detached garage.
Taxes are $15,607. Simran Bajaj and Rani Verma, Realty Connect USA, 516-225-9877, 516-984-8940.
GLEN COVE, 9 Clement St., $399,000
This recently updated Colonial is one of the few listings available on the North Shore of Nassau County at this price point, says listing agent Louie Laino. The home, one of just 28 houses in the area listed for less than $400,000 on Redfin, has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen, and hardwood floors throughout.
Originally built in 1910, the home includes a covered front porch and a full finished basement. The 50-by-100-foot property, less than a mile from Morgan Memorial Park and Hempstead Bay, also features a deep driveway and a detached, two-car garage.
Taxes are $8,136. Louie Laino, Gold Coast Realty & Finance Co., 516-403-0599.
WESTBURY, 1075 Washington Ave., $399,000
The eat-in kitchen in this 1949 Cape was updated within the past few years to include new countertops and a tile floor, says listing agent Matthew Korman of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. It opens to a covered paver patio that has a ceiling fan.
The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home, in the Salisbury section of Westbury, also includes a finished basement with an outside entrance. Hardwood floors run through the house, including the master bedroom, which is on the first floor.
Taxes are $8,828. Matthew Korman, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 516-327-6264.
LYNBROOK, 140 Linden Ave., $399,999
The living room in this dormered brick Cape includes an open spiral staircase that leads to the basement, says listing agent Nancy McConnin.
A foyer opens to a setback staircase, living room and formal dining room. Two of the four bedrooms, including the master, also are on the first floor, which has hardwood floors throughout.
The partially finished basement has one of the house’s three bathrooms and an outside entrance. The gas burner was replaced five years ago, and a new hot water heater was installed two years ago.
The 1950 home, which is on a 51-by-100-foot corner property off Peninsula Boulevard, also includes a detached, two-car garage. McConnin says the current owners were approved for a 24 percent tax grievance and expects new owners to be approved within the 24- to 29-percent range.
Taxes are $17,821. Nancy McConnin, Century 21 American Homes, 516-835-4840.