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Why you should buy my house: A Colonial on a canal

Merrick, Ny - December 29, 2009: Amy and

Merrick, Ny - December 29, 2009: Amy and Len Kupferman in the den of their home located at 2247 Farrell Court in Merrick, New York on December 29, 2009. (Photo by Joel Cairo) Credit: Newsday/Photo by Joel Cairo

Sellers: Len and Amy Kupferman

Address: 2247 Farrell Ct., Merrick

Asking price: $899,000

The competition: Similar-size homes in the Merrick school district are priced between $570,000 and $1,250,000.

Recent sale in the area: A house on Bay Drive sold in November for $750,000.

Taxes: $19,013

Time on the market: Since July

Listing agent: Lee Small, Baldwin Realty in Oceanside, 516-978-1880

Why it's for sale: The two are moving to Florida so they can be closer to their three children.


The Kupfermans, both 63, are the original owners of this nine-room Colonial, which sits on a deepwater canal. Set on a cul-de-sac on a 64-by-118-foot lot, the house has one fireplace, five bedrooms and 21/2 baths. Amy, a homemaker, says she and Len, a senior partner in a Manhattan CPA firm, have lived in the house more than three decades and have kept it in perfect condition.

"All the bedrooms are very big - three of them can be considered master size.... An antique 41/2-by-9-foot pool table in perfect condition is in the large basement - it's staying.... The backyard is low maintenance. It has wood decking and a 75-foot bulkhead with a floating dock. An ice heater keeps it from freezing. Across the street is a park, so you feel like you are surrounded by acres and acres of land."

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