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Why you should buy their Bethpage Colonial

Maryellen and Hank Kobrin in the kitchen of

Maryellen and Hank Kobrin in the kitchen of their Bethpage Colonial on April 20, 2016 Credit: Ivy Neal

Sellers: Maryellen and Hank Kobrin

Address: 47 Linden Ave., Bethpage

Asking price: $698,000

The basics: A four-bedroom, four-bath Colonial on a 58-by-100-foot lot

The competition: A four-bedroom, 3½-bath Colonial on Sherwood Drive is listed for $679,999.

Recent sale in the area: The nearest recent sale is a three-bedroom ranch on North Second Street that sold Dec. 21 for $420,938.

Taxes: $16,186 ($14,999 with STAR reduction)

Time on the market: Since Feb. 11

Listing agent: Donna Kunzig, Century 21 Prevete Real Estate, Hicksville, 516-937-0777

Why it’s for sale: Maryellen, 55, a retired administrative assistant, and Hank, 60, a commercial real estate broker, say they’re downsizing and plan to buy a co-op in the Woodbury-Syosset area.

The amenities associated with this approximately 2,500-square-foot home include an inground heated pool, a fireplace, central vacuum, interior and exterior surround-sound systems and security cameras. Maryellen says:

“My family loves the backyard and pool. It’s our playground, our retreat. My father did landscaping and put in beautiful trees and florals. It’s very serene. But for me, the centerpiece is the kitchen. We’re cooks and do a lot of entertaining. I designed the kitchen with a six-burner Wolf stove, a large granite island and matching dining table. No matter what, we always end up in the kitchen.

"In 2004, I expanded the home from a three-bedroom ranch and added a second level and den. It became a four-bedroom home. Since then, I combined one bedroom and dining area and made a big kitchen. Two years ago, we put in pavers on the front patio and side walkway and widened the driveway. We just replaced the first-floor AC system and bought a new refrigerator. The first-floor bedroom we use as an office, but it could be for a nanny.”

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