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Why you should buy my house: Centerport water views

Bill and Karin Podmore stand on their outside

Bill and Karin Podmore stand on their outside patio with views of Centerport Harbor behind them. Credit: Newsday/Photo By Patrick E. McCarthy

Sellers: Bill and Karin Podmore

Address: 526 McKinley Terr., Centerport

Asking price: $729,000

The competition: Similar homes in the Harborfields school district are listed between $549,000 and $729,000.

Recent sale in the area: A Colonial closed in November for $1,025,000.

Taxes: $11,370

Time on the market: Since March

Listing agent: Kim Vales, Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 516-707-2455

Why it's for sale: Bill, 78, and Karin, 76, both retired schoolteachers, are moving to Williamstown, Mass.


Overlooking Centerport Harbor, this seven-room ranch, which has an open floor plan, features wood floors, a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows. It has three bedrooms and three baths. The renovated kitchen is outfitted with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Karin talks about other updates and the view:

"We fell in love with the views and are still in love with the views. I never go through the front door of this house without enjoying all the seasons. . . . We put in a bedroom in the lower level and fairly recently added a great room. . . . About six years ago, we put in new windows, redid two of the bathrooms and put in a big patio. . . . I love the neighborhood and walking the hills of Centerport. . . . We also have a private beach, which the kids enjoyed when they were young."

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