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Why you should buy my condo in Port Jefferson Station

Jacqui Errico's two-bedroom, 2½-bathroom town house in The

Jacqui Errico's two-bedroom, 2½-bathroom town house in The Ranches condominium complex in Port Jefferson Station is listed for $424,000 in November 2016 Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

Seller: Jacqui Errico

Address: 902 Constance Lane, Port Jefferson Station

Asking price: $424,000

The basics: A two-bedroom, 2½-bath townhome in The Ranches condominium complex

The competition: A similar-size unit in the same complex is listed for $459,999.

Recent nearest sale: A one-bedroom unit next to Erricos’ condo sold July 1 for $215,000.

Taxes: $3,923 ($2,839 with STAR exemption) plus a $445 monthly common charge

Time on the market: Since August

Listing agent: Nora Bily, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Smithtown, 631-863-9800

Why it’s for sale: Errico, 66, executive director and co-founder of Strength for Life, a nonprofit that provides free exercise classes and wellness retreats to cancer patients, says she will be retiring and moving to South Carolina.

It’s a tossup for Errico as to whether it’s her unit or the community that she loves most. She shares:

“I bought this based on the master suite. It has a vaulted ceiling, and it’s light and airy and the bathroom is spalike. It’s wonderful to soak in that Jacuzzi tub. . . .

"You get so much here. There are tennis courts, a pool, a boccie court and a shuffleboard court. The clubhouse has an exercise room and pool and pingpong tables. It’s like a mini resort here. There’s a lot of activity, but you don’t have to participate if you don’t want. Women gather for mahjong and men play poker. . . .

"I have an L-shaped living room and dining room combination. It has a good flow for entertaining. I have a large dining room table, and even when it’s expanded, I still have room. I put in a patio with pavers and beautiful, wide, rounded steps. You just step out of the dining room and have this gorgeous pond view to enjoy. It’s very private and peaceful.

"There’s a full unfinished basement, and the driveway can hold two cars. When I have company, I park in the garage and there’s still space for two more cars. I love this unit. It’s really bright and lovely.”


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