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Why you should buy my house: Home in Calverton for $474,900

Jack and Maureen Tyniec sit in their kitchen

Jack and Maureen Tyniec sit in their kitchen at 12 Golden Spruce Dr., in Calverton, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Credit: Veronique Louis

Sellers Jack and Maureen Tyniec

Address 12 Golden Spruce Dr., Calverton

Asking price $474,900

The basics A three-bedroom, two-bath home on a .35-acre lot in the Windcrest East Condominium complex, a 55-and-over community

The competition A slightly larger unit on the same street is listed for $519,900.

Recent sale in the area A four-bedroom, three-bath unit in the complex sold Aug. 14 for $487,500.

Taxes $5,250 ($4,489 with STAR) and $444 monthly common charges

Time on the market Since May 29

Listing agent Carol Harrison, Swan Realty, Bellport, 631-289-5550

Why it's for sale Jack, 71, a retired insurance consultant, and Maureen, 71, a retired school aide, say they are moving to Pennsylvania to be near family.

The Windcrest East condominiums are 126 stand-alone homes with many amenities. Jack says:

"The open floor plan was a big selling point for us, and the vaulted ceiling and two walk-in closets in the master bedroom are a real treat. There's laminated wood floors throughout most of the home. We spend a lot of time in the living room with the gas-burning fireplace. We also have a natural gas connection for our patio grill. . . . We're original owners and put in crown and base molding throughout the first floor and box molding going up the stairs. We were planning to stay and recently put in new stainless steel kitchen appliances, and both bathrooms have new vanities. We put in a nice 15-by-15-foot brick patio and a new brick walkway and front porch. . . . The complex is meticulously maintained. I was on the board for 5.5 years. The exterior maintenance of each home and the landscaping is taken care of by the homeowner's association. . . . We're a half-mile from major shopping stores. There's an extensive social calendar of clubhouse activities and trips. The place is attractive to people looking to retire, but reluctant to go into [housing with] attached walls. This is the best of both worlds."


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