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Why you should buy my house in Freeport

Seller: Yolanda Shannon

Address: 337 Rose St., Freeport

Asking price: $399,999

The competition: Similar-size homes in the Freeport School district are listed between $199,000 and $700,000.

Recent sale nearby: Last month, a four-bedroom split-level on West Lena Avenue sold for $375,000.

Taxes: $7,680; additional village taxes are $4,302

Time on the market: Since April

Listing agent: Rose Bruscino, RE/MAX Action, Freeport, 516-379-6917

Why it's for sale: "It's time to downsize," says Shannon, 57.


Since moving into this nine-room split-level in the early 1980s, Shannon says there has been little turnover on the block. The four-bedroom house is set on a 60-by-135-foot parcel with in-ground sprinklers, a detached two-car garage and a landscaped backyard patio area. Shannon updated the kitchen in the late 1990s and renovated the bathrooms in 2001. Shannon says the house is bigger than it looks:

"This 1,800-square-foot house is deceiving from the outside. It is a four-level split with wood floors, a vaulted living room. . . . The kitchen has custom pullout cabinets, a Jenn-Air grill and Italian tile flooring. From the living room, go up six steps to the three bedrooms and bath or down six steps through the door to an oversized family room, full bathroom, fourth bedroom and separate entrance. Below that is a full basement, and the attic has plenty of room for storage or expansion."

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