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Why you should buy their Deer Park Colonial

Frank Capobianco, with his wife, Dana Capobianco, both

Frank Capobianco, with his wife, Dana Capobianco, both 31, and their youngest daughter Ella, 2, show the living room of their house on April 18, 2015. The house is on the market for $489,500 in May 2015. Credit: Heather Walsh

Sellers: Dana and Frank Capobianco

Address: 509 Nicolls Rd., Deer Park

Asking price: $489,500

The basics: A five-bedroom, four-bath Colonial on a 100-by-100-foot lot

The competition: A four-bedroom, three-bath Colonial on Orchard Drive is listed for $479,990.

Recent sale in the area: A three-bedroom high-ranch with a bathroom and a half-bath on the Capobiancos' street sold March 3 for $257,000.

Taxes: $11,698

Time on the market: Since March 25

Listing agent: Darren Sebor, coach Realtors, East Islip, 631-581-7979

Why it's for sale: Dana, 31, a stay-at-home mother with two young daughters, and Frank, 31, a sales manager at a mortgage company, say they will be moving closer to services for their special needs daughter.

When the Capobiancos bought their home in 2007, it was a two-family house. A major renovation returned it to a 2,600-square-foot, single-family home. Dana talks about the home:

"We bought the home because it was my grandparents' two-family home and a great investment. We did a complete renovation in 2012 .  . . . installed hardwood floors, made a huge master suite and a bathroom for the kids. We added crown molding, base molding and upgraded the kitchen. Everything is new and beautiful. We also added central air-conditioning . . .

"The den is set up as a playroom. It's been a therapy area for our daughter since she was 5 weeks old. All kinds of fun stuff is in there -- the kids love it. There's built-in custom shelving. It would be a fabulous den . . . "The master bedroom has a beautiful and huge bathroom, and there's a nice big walk-in closet with a vanity area . . .

"The basement is finished. There's a workout area and a second fireplace down there . . . We have four bedrooms, but there's actually another that we use as an office . . . We have wonderful neighbors I've known since I was a baby. We love to walk through the neighborhood. The backyard is completely fenced in . . . The home has been filled with lots of love. We hope the new family continues that."


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