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Why you should buy my Massapequa split-level

Seller Jeannette Le Duc on the outdoor deck

Seller Jeannette Le Duc on the outdoor deck of her four-bedroom Massapequa house on a waterfront lot with a 30-foot dock and a sandy beach. Asking price is $884,00. Credit: Barbara Alper

Seller: Jeannette Le Duc

Address: 23 Jomarr Place, Massapequa

Asking price: $849,000

The basics: A four-bedroom, three-bath split-level on a 60-by-150-foot waterfront lot

The competition A four-bedroom, three-bath waterfront Colonial on Florence Avenue is listed for the same price.

Recent sale: In the area, a non-waterfront four-bedroom, two-bath split-level on Jomarr Court sold June 20 for $620,000.

Taxes: $26,034 ($24,779 with STAR); a tax grievance has been awarded and will go into effect in October.

Time on the market: Since April 22

Listing agent: Donnamarie Miro, Realty Connect USA, Massapequa, 516-661-7057.

Why it's for sale: Jeannette Le Duc, 57, a horticulturist at the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets, recently graduated from Farmingdale State College and will be pursuing her master's degree out of state.

Le Duc's house is on a .20-acre sandy beachfront lot in the Massapequa Shores area. She says:

"I'm on a horseshoe-shaped cove that has direct access to the bay. It's bay front but protected. I have a 30-foot dock that can accommodate two large boats. With the beachfront, not only can you swim in the cove but it's a nice way to introduce young kids to water and wildlife. . . . I was touched like everyone else during Sandy, but it was the first time the property flooded in the 20 years I've been here. . . . The house was a three-bedroom, two-bath split-level. We added the large living room and a large master bedroom with a walk-in closet and a full-bath with a Jacuzzi. . . . The kitchen was renovated about five years ago with wood cabinets, granite counters and Viking appliances. The house is great for entertaining both indoors and out. We've had 50 people here for parties, especially July Fourth because you can see the Jones Beach fireworks. . . . We bought the house because I was working very hard and wanted a place where I could feel like I'm on vacation, and this place was that. Now it's time for someone else to enjoy it. I'm passing the torch on to to a new and loving family."

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