Sellers: Cathy and Allan Poxon
Address: 54 Erin Lane, East Setauket
Asking price: $437,900
The basics: A two-story, three-bedroom, two bathroom and half-bath unit in The Lakes at Setauket condominium complex.
The competition: A similar unit in the same complex is on the market for $435,000.
Recent sale in the area: A similar size unit in the complex but without a water view sold for $415,000 on Oct. 24, 2014.
Taxes: $3,988, plus a $451 common charge that will go down to $400 in 2018 when a 10-year new roof assessment concludes.
Time on the market: Since August
Listing agent: The Poxons are selling on their own and can be reached at 631-642-7586.
Why it's for sale: Cathy, 66, a retired reading teacher, and Allan, 66, a technical writer for Quantum Medical Imaging in Ronkonkoma, say they want to downsize and are looking for a two-bedroom ranch condo in the area.
The complex was developed in the 1980s and has 314 two- and three-bedroom units. Pets are allowed, Cathy says, adding:
"We have a sunny end unit . . . with a lot of windows . . . and close proximity to the clubhouse and pools. We're on one of the lakes. Because we border a nature preserve, we attract beautiful herons and water fowl. It's very relaxing on the patio. . . . There are many flowering trees that put on a beautiful show in the springtime. . .
'"We have a loft, which can be used many different ways. We use it as a cozy reading nook or it could be an exercise area. . . . There are no age restrictions . . . so it's like a real neighborhood. It's in the . . . Three Village school district. . . . We have a clubhouse with two large pools and one kiddie pool, an exercise room, two tennis courts and a playground. . . . Our unit has a nice open feel. The foyer has a marble floor. . . .
"The bedrooms are upstairs and fully carpeted. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and a master bath with a separate shower and tub. The second bedroom has a nice window seat. We use the third bedroom as an office. . . . It's an active neighborhood with activities and parties. . . . We get plowed and shoveled to the door, and hospital employees get priority. . . . We love this area. It's so beautiful."