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Why You Should Buy Their House: Massapequa

Michael and Peggy Shapiro stand in the living

Michael and Peggy Shapiro stand in the living room in the home at 10 Shelly Drive on Thursday, September 13, 2012 in Massapequa, New York. (Photo by Howard Schnapp) Credit: Howard Schnapp

Sellers Mike and Peggy Shapiro

Address 10 Shelley Dr., Massapequa

Asking price $949,000

The competition A similar-size home on nearby Exeter Road is on the market for $1.25 million.

Recent sale in the area A five-bedroom 2½-bath splanch on Biltmore Bouelvard sold in late August for $750,000.

Taxes $22,498

Time on the market Since last September

Listing agents Vivian Arzoumanidis and Eleni Anastasiou, Keller Williams Realty Greater Nassau, Williston Park, 516-873-7100

Why it’s for sale Mike, 69, who is retired from the trucking industry, and Peggy, 69, a homemaker, are moving to Florida.

The Shapiros raised their three children in this five-bedroom, four-bath splanch, which they’ve owned since 1975. It is in the Harbor Green Estates area on a 107-by-105-foot lot. Mike says about the house:

“The best part about the home is that it’s spacious. There are no little rooms. Everything is wide open ... The master suite is 1,000 square feet, and because it has a deck off the back, when there’s a lot of commotion in the house with the grandkids, I can go to the deck off the master suite and nobody knows I’m there. I can read and enjoy seeing South Oyster Bay ... The kitchen is the gathering place because of the sliding doors that lead to a large back deck. This community, Harbor Green Estates, is one of the best-kept secrets on Long Island. It has its own marina and pool club.”
Peggy joins in: “I seem to spend my life in the kitchen ... [which was] redone about eight years ago. We have an L-shaped granite counter ... We can seat people from the dining room window all the way through to the living room window. We’ve had sit-down dinners for more than 32 people...."

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