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Yolanda Shannon, pictured in the living room of

Yolanda Shannon, pictured in the living room of her Freeport home, is looking to downsize to a smaller house. (October 21, 2010) Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Seller: Yolanda Shannon

Address: 337 Rose St., Freeport

Asking price: $399,999

The competition: Similar-size homes in the Freeport School district are listed between $199,000 and $700,000.

Recent sale nearby: Last month, a four-bedroom split-level on West Lena Avenue sold for $375,000. (House closed Sept. 22).

Taxes: $7,680; additional village taxes are $4,302

Time on the market: Since April

Listing agent: Rose Bruscino, RE/MAX Action, Freeport, 516-379-6917

Why it’s for sale: “It’s time to downsize,” says Shannon, 57.

Since moving into this nine-room split-level in the early 1980s, Yolanda says there has been little turnover on the block. “I’m here since 1984, and still have a lot of the same neighbors,” she says. The four-bedroom house is set on a 60-by-135-foot parcel with an in-ground sprinkler system, a detached two-car garage and a landscaped backyard patio area. Yolanda updated the kitchen in the late 1990s and renovated the bathrooms in 2001. Yolanda, who is in sales, says what surprised her most about the house when she first saw it, was its size:

“This 1,800-square-foot house is deceiving from the outside. It is a four-level split with wood floors, a vaulted living room with a wood-burning fireplace, a kitchen and dining room open floor plan . . . The kitchen has custom built pullout cabinets, a Jenn-Air grill and Italian tile flooring going throughout to the dining room.

"From the living room, go up six steps to the three bedrooms and bath or down six steps through the door to an oversized family room, full bathroom, fourth bedroom and separate entrance which was ideal to accommodate my mother who lived with me. Below that is a full basement and the attic has plenty of room for storage or expansion.” 

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