Prospective first-time home buyers searching the market on Long Island will find that prices of starter houses vary widely depending on location, size and condition. Here are 10 currently on the market.
This ranch, with two bedrooms and one bathroom, features a finished basement and a detached garage. Taxes on the 0.13-acre corner property are $4,987. Tracy Boucher, Coach Realtors, 631-766-3861.
The kitchen, which includes maple cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, and the bathroom each has been recently updated, says listing agent Tracy Boucher of Coach Realtors. The open layout, with hardwood floors, also features the living room and dining area, which has sliding glass doors that open to a wraparound patio.
The master bedroom, on the main level, features sliders leading out to the patio. The full basement includes a playroom, two separate rooms, a laundry room and an outside entrance.
This three-bedroom, two-bathroom split-level was renovated to convert the garage into a dining room, says listing agent Anthony Perrotta of Signature Premier Properties. The house also includes a finished basement with a full bathroom and outside entrance. Taxes on the 0.14-acre property are $10,229. Anthony Perrotta, Signature Premier Properties, 516-286-5640.
Sliding glass doors off the dining room open to a deck in the backyard. The main level of the 1960 house also includes an eat-in kitchen with updated stainless steel appliances and a living room with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace and recently redone hardwood floors, Perrotta adds.
All three bedrooms are on the upper level, along with a bathroom that Perrotta says was updated with new tile work in recent years.
This traditional Levitt-style Cape, with three bedrooms and one bathroom, features brand-new roofing, siding and custom brick work, says listing agent Steven Cameron of Realty Values NY. Taxes on the 61-by-100-foot property are $11,014. Steven Cameron, Realty Values NY, 347-860-0278.
The house, which was built in 1948 and features an updated electrical system, also includes a living room, bedroom and bathroom on the main level. Two additional bedrooms are on the upper level.
Beyond the main entry is a formal dining room with a wood-burning stove and an eat-in kitchen with an outside entrance that leads to a carport and paver patio.
This three-bedroom, one-bathroom expanded Cape in Bethpage features a window-lined family room at the back of the house that measures roughly 25 by 15 feet, says the home's listing agent. The 60-by-100-foot property also includes an attached garage with a laundry room. The taxes are $11,269. Chris Montalbano, Realty Connect USA, 516-652-8678.
The main entry opens to a dining room with vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors. That leads into an eat-in kitchen with granite countertops and oak cabinetry. Two bedrooms, along with a full bathroom, are on the main level. An additional bedroom is on the second floor.
Two bedrooms, along with a full bathroom, are on the main level. An additional bedroom is on the second floor.
This ranch, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, could easily be converted back to a three-bedroom home, says the listing agent. The 60-by-124-foot property has taxes of $10,179. Perry Pappas, Century 21 American Homes, 917-340-1491.
The wall separating two bedrooms was taken down to create a larger master bedroom and could be put back up if another bedroom was desired, the agent says.
The house, which was built in 1959, has hardwood flooring throughout. It includes a living room with a wood-burning fireplace and a dining room that flows into the eat-in kitchen. A full, finished basement features a fireplace and a full bathroom.
Bay Shore: $255,000
This ranch, at 936 square feet, offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The 0.24-acre property, which the agent says includes a flat and fully fenced yard, has taxes of $6,287. Scott Paisley, Signature Premier Properties, 631-873-8546.
The main level of the house includes a family room and an eat-in kitchen with new laminate flooring and an outside entrance, says the listing agent.
Built in 1959, the house includes a bathroom that was fully updated within the last year, the agent adds. A second bathroom is featured in the home’s partially finished basement.
This Cape, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, sits on a 100-by-120-foot property. Taxes on the property are $8,960. Toni Petruzzello, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 516-655-3295.
The house, which was built in 1960, has hardwood floors throughout. In addition to the living room, the main level includes an eat-in kitchen that flows into the formal dining room.
A glass-paneled door leads from the kitchen to the backyard. Two bedrooms are on the upper level, including the master, which includes a built-in window seat. The house, with gas heat and central air conditioning, also features a full basement.
This Selden ranch, which includes two bedrooms and one bathroom, has annual property taxes of $4,838. Rita Tsoukaris, Re/Max Integrity Leaders, 631-332-7897.
The house, which sits on a 0.12-acre property, includes a living room and an updated eat-in kitchen with a door to the back patio.
Built in 1933, the home’s sheetrock, insulation, baseboards and electric were all updated in 2000, says listing agent Rita Tsoukaris of Re/Max Integrity Leaders. She adds that the patio, walkway and driveway were redone seven years ago and the cesspool is 11 years old.
This split-level has three bedrooms and 1 1⁄2 bathrooms and sits on a 68-by-100-foot property. The property, which offers quick access to the Southern State Parkway and Meadowbrook State Parkway, also includes an attached one-car garage. The taxes are $7,178. Mike Carroll, Re/Max Best, 631-321-9203.
The house, which is a Fannie Mae Homepath Property (a foreclosed home owned by the company Fannie Mae that offers benefits in regard to down payments, fees and financing options), has a main level that features the living room, dining room, kitchen and half-bathroom.
The house, which was built in 1953, features new carpeting. All three bedrooms, along with a full bath, are situated on the upper level of the home.
Off the formal living room in this four-bedroom, 1 1⁄2-bathroom Colonial are French doors that open to a step-down den. The 0.25-acre property, with taxes of $12,053, also includes an attached one-car garage. Lynn Witz, Coach Realtors, 631-499-1000, ext. 229.
The den features vaulted ceilings with skylights and windows flanking sliding glass doors that open to the backyard. Also on the main level are the eat-in kitchen and formal dining room.
The house, which was built in 1961, features an updated bathroom, roof and siding, says listing agent Lynn Witz of Coach Realtors. All four bedrooms are on the upper level, along with a full bathroom. A full basement includes a playroom, laundry area and storage.