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Why you should buy her house in Massapequa

Jean Kappes next to the granite countertop that

Jean Kappes next to the granite countertop that divides the kitchen and dining room in her home in Massapequa on Aug. 28, 2014. Credit: Uli Seit

Seller: Jean Kappes

Address: 6 Brightwater Place, Massapequa

Asking price: $599,000

The basics: A four-bedroom, 1½-bath expanded ranch on a 144-by-125-foot waterfront lot at the top of a canal.

The competition: A similar-size home, also at the top of a canal, is listed for $649,620.

Recent sale in the area: A three-bedroom Cape on West Shore Drive sold July 28 for $485,000.

Taxes: $19,826

Time on the market: Since April 11

Listing agent: Irene Beirne, Century 21 American Homes, East Meadow, 516-353-4646

Why it’s for sale: Kappes, 59, who is retired from a pharmaceutical company where she was a vice president of customer service, says she wants to downsize.

The 2,204-square-foot home is in the Nassau Shores community. As in most homes in the area, flooring and some plasterboard were replaced after superstorm Sandy.

Kappes chats about her home:

“The neighborhood is exceptional. It’s very quiet and family oriented ... I’ve actually renovated the whole house ... The kitchen and bathrooms are brand-new. I put in new hardwood flooring throughout the first floor. It’s real wood. I’ve put in new windows and three sliding-glass doors ... There’s a Florida room off the dining room ... I’m on a canal with 28 feet of bulkhead. The bulkhead decking was redone last year ... There’s a wood-burning fireplace in the living room ... Three bedrooms are on the first floor and the fourth one is on the second floor, which has three sliding-glass doors that lead to a deck ... There’s also a TV room on the first floor with two skylights ... I’ve contemplated making the upper bedroom the master bedroom. It has such nice views, and it’s big."

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