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Why you should buy her home in Great Neck

Lisa Gelman in the kitchen of her co-op

Lisa Gelman in the kitchen of her co-op at 40 Schenck Ave. in Great Neck. The residence is on the market. (June 21. 2011) Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Sellers
Lisa and Marc Gelman.

Address
40 Schenck Ave., 3K, Great Neck.

Asking price
$495,000

The competition
A three-bedroom, two-bath co-op in the Park Plaza complex less than a mile away is on the market for the same price.

Recent sale in the area
A similar-sized co-op on Bond Street closed in January for $565,000.

Monthly maintenance
$1,156, includes property taxes, heat and hot water.

Time on the market
On and off since 2010.

Listing agent
Edna Mashaal, Edna Mashaal Realty, Great Neck, 516-504-8884.

Why it’s for sale
The Gelmans and their three girls have outgrown their co-op. This corner-unit co-op is on the top floor of the three-story Town & Country building on Schenck Avenue. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Marc, 42, an occupational therapist, and Lisa, 40, a stay-at-home mother, purchased the unit seven years ago, while Lisa was pregnant with the second of their three children. The complex has 38 units and is within walking distance of the LIRR station, stores and the library. Lisa talks about their home:

“We have a bright kitchen with an eat-in area and a nice living room with a north-facing terrace and barbecue there. The three bedrooms are very large, and we have a full-size washer and dryer in the unit. ... The electric has been updated, and we added crown molding in all rooms and Hunter Douglas window treatments. ... Indoor parking [comes with the unit] and the building just installed a state-of-the-art security system with a video camera [at the lobby entrance] that lets me see who’s there.”
 

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