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Why You Should Buy Their House: Plainview

Harold and Myrna Gittler in the living room

Harold and Myrna Gittler in the living room of their home 4 Long Ridge Road in Plainview. They have lived there for 33 years, and it is now on the market. (Nov. 2, 2011) Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Sellers. Harold and Myrna Gittler

Address. 4 Long Ridge Rd., Plainview

Asking price. $536,000

The competition. Similar-size homes in the Plainview-Old Bethpage school district are listed between $439,000 and $779,000.

Recent sale on the block. In July, a four-bedroom high-ranch on Harvard Drive sold for $825,000.

Taxes. $13,814

Time on the market. Since April

Listing agent. Leslye Stern, Lynda Baker Realty Corp., Hicksville, 516-655-0389

Why it's for sale. "It's a lot of house for two people," says Myrna, 69, a teacher, adding that she and Harold, 75, a retired executive director at a nonprofit, are downsizing.

Some things never change. For Myrna Gittler, it's the appeal of her home's entrance, which was a selling point when she and her husband, Harold, first spied this nine-room split-level three decades ago. "It's very dramatic," Myrna says, noting the initial view is that of the balcony-style dining room overlooking the living room, where there is a cathedral ceiling. "It's still just as inviting," she adds.

Other features include wood floors and a skylight, as well as a family room with a fireplace and built-in stereo speakers. There are five bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms. Amenities include central air-conditioning, in-ground sprinklers and a two-car garage. Myrna also has this to say:

"We entertain a lot. What we have learned since living here is that the house has a great flow. We can host 40 to 50 people. We have a two-level deck, which is big, so in the summer we open the doors and people can walk inside and out."


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