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Why You Should Buy Their House: Wantagh

Wantagh, NY: Thursday, February 24, 2010-- Pam and

Wantagh, NY: Thursday, February 24, 2010-- Pam and Peter Zier in the sunroom of their home at 1708 Adelphi Road, for a "Why you should buy my house" feature. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan Photo Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan

Sellers Peter and Pamela Zier

Address 1708 Adelphi Rd., Wantagh

Asking price $439,000

The competition Similar size homes in the Wantagh school district are listed between $319,000 and $$599,999.

Recent sale in the area In February, a four-bedroom expanded Cape on Lufberry Avenue sold for $425,000.

Taxes $9,399

Time on the market Since February

Listing agent Tony Smith, S.A.S. Real Estate, Wantagh, 516-781-5050

Why it’s for sale The couple plan to relocate to Alpharetta, Ga., to be closer to their son and his fiancee. Peter, 60, is semiretired from a career in aerospace sales, and Pamela, 55, is a music teacher.

In the 29 years since Ziers first made this eight-room ranch their home, they have taken tremendous pride in caring for it, they say. Recent projects have included the addition of a heated four-season sunroom and a kitchen renovation boasting new cabinets, a tile backsplash and quartz countertops. About three years ago, the front and rear yards with in-ground sprinklers, were professionally landscaped. The bi-level backyard, designed with a grassy area and a raised bluestone patio, is “very peaceful,” says Peter, who talks some more about the three-bedroom, one-bathroom house:

“Our house has been meticulously cared for ... It has a large master bedroom and an open concept with a large living room that flows into the formal dining room. We have a family room with skylights, which is like the heart of the home where we spend the most time ... We have a neighborhood with young families and older families — all so kind, friendly and helpful ... The elementary, middle and high schools are within walking distance as is the train station.”

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