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Why you should buy their house: An over-55 unit in Calverton

Stephen and Nannette Tiano sit in the living

Stephen and Nannette Tiano sit in the living room of their home in a 55-and-over community in Calverton. The house is on the market in July 2016 for $162,900. Credit: Ivy Neal

Sellers: Nannette and Stephen Tiano

Address: 638 Fresh Pond Ave., Unit 314, Calverton

Asking price: $162,900

The basics: A three-bedroom, two-bath manufactured house on a 90-by-90-foot leased lot in Calverton Meadows, an age-55-and-over community.

The competition: A similar size unit, No. 139, is listed for $155,900.

Recent sale in the area: A unit, No. 348, in the same complex, sold April 26 for $165,000.

Taxes: $317 per month (includes STAR exemption) plus a monthly $687 lot rent fee

Time on the market: Five weeks

Listing agent: Lynn Lombardo, Hometown America, Calverton, 631-727-2950

Why it’s for sale: Nannette, 73, an artist, and Stephen, 62, a freelance book designer, say they need more space for their work.

The Tianos are the original owners of their approximate 1,600-square-foot home and have lived in it since 2001. Nannette talks about the home:

“The community is about beauty, location and affordability for people over age 55. It’s very easy living here. We have an open floor plan and central air-conditioning. Our 10-by-16-foot four-season sun porch and rear deck both face a wooded area. We frequently entertain, and the center island in the kitchen makes it a pleasure. Guests can spread into the dining room, kitchen, living room, sunroom and deck.

"We have new stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, and the kitchen and bathrooms have quartz countertops. There are skylights in the kitchen and bathrooms and cathedral ceilings throughout the home.

"We’re one of the few communities out here with no HOA fees. The clubhouse is active with dinner dances and outdoor parties. There’s a library and exercise equipment. We’re in a superfriendly community. Because we’re land leased, the sewage system, roads, common areas and water usage are included in our monthly lot rent.

"There are about 75 homes like ours, and we’re nicely nestled in the woods. The community is close to shopping, vineyards, beaches, restaurants and golf.”


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