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Why you should buy my condo in East Setauket

Cathy Poxon sits on the window seat in

Cathy Poxon sits on the window seat in the second bedroom of her East Setauket condo as the early spring sun lights the room on March 31, 2015. Her two-story, three-bedroom condo is on the market in April 2015 for $437,900. Credit: Randee Daddona

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."

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