Sellers: Srinivas and Lalitha Ranga
Address: 49 Stewart Ave., Bethpage
Asking price: $588,000
The basics: A four-bedroom, two-bath Colonial on a 0.17-acre lot
The competition: A similar-size home on South Second Street is listed for $689,000.
Recent sale in the area: A three-bedroom ranch on nearby Virginia Lane sold Aug. 10 for $495,000.
Taxes: $20,590 ($18,926 with STAR exemption)
Time on the market: Since March
Listing agent: Atika Nagpal, Charles Rutenberg Realty, Plainview, 516-575-7500
Why it’s for sale: Srinivas, 52, a corporate vice president with New York Life Insurance Co., and Lalitha, 46, a physician, say they’re moving closer to his Westchester County office.
The Rangas are the original owners of this two-story home built in 2007, which has nice amenities like central air-conditioning and central vacuuming. Srinivas talks about the house:
“It’s very bright, with a lot of skylights and a lot of windows. The ceilings on the first floor are 9-foot tall, and 8-foot tall on the second floor.
"The kitchen has hardwood cabinets, granite counters and a nice island. We have a semicircle wall of windows by the eating area. Plus, we have a formal dining room. There’s a gas fireplace in the family room, which is separate from the living room.
"The bedrooms are on the second floor. The master bedroom has an atrium window above three windows in a semicircle. The private bath off the master bedroom has a Jacuzzi tub and a separate stand-up shower. There are his-and-her closets in the master bedroom also. Our daughter has one bedroom and the other two are used as an office and guest room.
"We have a finished basement plus a separate laundry room and a utility room. The neighborhood is excellent. We wouldn’t be moving if it wasn’t for my commute.”