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Why You Should Buy Their House: Southampton

The Schneider family from Southampton gather in the

The Schneider family from Southampton gather in the open kitchen. The home is on the market for $679,000. (Feb. 17, 2011) Photo Credit: Photo by Randee Daddona

Sellers Rick and Mary Schneider

Address 26 Dellaria Dr., Southampton

Asking price $679,000

The competition A similar-size home in the Tuckahoe School District, with more amenities, is on the market for $795,000.

Recent sale in the area A four-bedroom, two-bathroom Cape on North Main Street closed in December for $640,000.

Taxes $5,868

Time on the market Since September

Listing agents Pam Jackson and Denise Rosko of Hamptons Realty Associates, 631-283-7400, and Beth Marano of The Corcoran Group 631-702-9233

Why they are selling Rick, 42, a home contractor, and Mary, 41, a schoolteacher, needs a bigger house. They have their eye on a home a half mile away.

When the Schneiders bought this home in 1998, they had no children. Four children later, they want to move to a larger home. Because Rick is a home contractor, nearly every room has been renovated in this four-bedroom, 2.5-bath Cape that was built in 1968 and sits on almost a quarter-acre. Mary envisions the home being bought as a second residence for an established couple or a primary residence for a young family. She shares her thoughts about the home:

“Our family room is one of my favorite areas. On Friday nights, the family eats homemade pizza in front of the granite fireplace ... My husband took the house from the 1960s with multicolor Formica counters into the 21st century with granite and marble in the kitchen and bathrooms ... The neighborhood is quiet in the winter and fall and active and friendly in the spring and summer.”

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