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Newsletter                            August, 2018

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August and the weather is hot but many Northern cities have been lots hotter!  Dramatic afternoon storms and the heat and humidity are still tolerable.  It is easy to get tee and court time, no traffic and the full timers are enjoying a slower pace.

We never like to feel it necessary to reprint our Hurricane Preparedness information, but it is essential to be informed.  Please read how to prepare your property, protect your valuables and remediate any damage. 

And of course, keep up with Real Estate Trends and property news from BallenIsles sales overview and Featured Property section..  

Have fun you all!
Laura & Tana

Featured Property - 
Seasonal Rental
114 Sunset Cove Lane
 

This beautiful home overlooking the lake and bridge makes an ideal vacation home in paradise with 2 bedrooms plus a convertible bedroom 3/library, 2 full baths and a separate powder room. Features include spacious open floor plan, stunning kitchen with marble counter tops, glass tile backsplash, high end appliances and breakfast bar, tastefully decorated and painted inside. Outside living area includes large, screen enclosed paver stone patio, seating a dining areas and lovely views. The heated neighborhood pool is just a short stroll away.  Enjoy the fabulous new Clubhouse and all BallenIsles amenities with a full golf membership.  Golf cart included!
 
 

Hurricane Preparedness  
Preparation Advise
 
Conducting a Home Inventory
Conducting a home inventory is one of the best ways to recover from hurricane damage.  It allows you to keep a record of what you own which will simplify the process of sorting through damaged items should you need to file a claim.
   
Ways to Conduct Your Home Inventory 
Move from room to room recording the value of each of your possessions.  It is also helpful to keep track of model numbers and stores where you purchased each item.  Here are methods you can use.
  • Notepad and camera - as you take photographs, write down the details of   each item.
  • Video camera - this is an easy method because you can narrate the details of each item while videotaping.
  • Personal computer - personal finance software packages often include a home inventory program.
Tips on Conducting Your Own Home Inventory  
  • Make sure you record the contents of closets, drawers and cabinets.  The value of little things can add up quickly
  • Store all lists, photographs and videotapes in a safe place off the premises.  It is a good idea to keep back-ups as well.
  • Update your home inventory.  After making a significant purchase, be sure to add the information to your home inventory while it is still fresh in your mind.
  • Keep all receipts, especially for big items such as jewelry, artwork and collectibles.  Also keep in mind that valuable items may need separate itemized insurance coverage.  Check with your agent.

REAL ESTATE TRENDS BI moongate

Stong performance generates demand!  As the BallenIsles Real Estate market nears the end of its peak selling season, it is easy to be confident in our community's vitality with 49 closed sales thru the end of July.  However, Inventory is incredibly low at just 42 properties for sale. That said, we feel bullish that with the renovated Clubhouse and the end of the slow summer season, we will have a banner return to the South Florida market.  2019 is shaping up to be a fantastic year for Sales.  BallenIsles boasts a luxurious lifestyle and first class amenities catering to all interests.  It is a winning combination! 
Call us!  We can make your Real Estate dreams a reality.  

 

BallenIsles 2019*

#

ADDRESS

BR

BA

    SOLD $

    ORIG. $

   DATE

MKT TIME

1

19 BERMUDA LAKE DRIVE

4

4

   $712,000

   $795,000

01/03/2019

89

2

164 WINDWARD DRIVE

3

2.5

   $607,500

   $649,000

01/04/2019

52

3

1108 CRYSTAL DSRIVE

3

3.0

   $490,000

   $575,000

01/09/2019

37

4

167 ORCHID CAY DRIVE

3

4.0

   $362,500

   $475,000

01/24/2019

630

5

119 EMERALD KEY LANE

4

4.0

   $775,000

   $797,000

01/28/2019

8

6

285 ISLE DRIVE

3

3.0

   $349,000

   $349,000

01/30/2019

17

7

120B PALM BAY DRIVE

2

3.0

   $200,000

   $349,000

02/04/2019

240

8

123 BANYAN ISLE DRIVE

4

4.0

   $535,000

   $600000

02/12/2019

24

9

313 GRAND KEY TERRACE

7

7.5

$2,300,000

$2,695,000

02/15/2019

40

10

38 ST JAMES DRIVE

4

4.0

   $817,000

$1,239,999

02/15/2019

106

11

132 ISLE DRIVE

3

3.0

   $250,000

   $329,000

02/22/2019

152

12

121B PALM BAY TERRACE

3

2.0

   $350,000

   $389,000

02/22.2019

451

13

29 SAINT GEORGE PLACE

5

5.5

$1,400,000

$1,599,000

02/28/2019

285

14

122 SUNSET BAY DRIVE

3

2.5

   $525,000

   $549,000

02/28/2019

27

15

119A PALM POINT CIRCLE

2

2.5

   $240,000

   $299,000

03/01/2019

151

16

111 CORAL CAY DRIVE

3

3.0

   $420,000

   $489,000

03/06/2019

354

17

110B PALM POINT CIRCLE

3

2.0

   $325,000

   $375,000

03/08/2019

97

18

106 ISLE DRIVE

3

3.0

   $412,500

   $459,000

03/11/2019

13

19

166 WINDWARD DRIVE

3

3.0

   $525,000

   $625,000

03/15/2019

91

20

112 PEMBROKE DRIVE

3

3.0

   $550,000

   $599,000

03/20/2019

255

21

116A PALM BAY DRIVE

3

2.0

   $387,000

   $419,000

03/20/2019

142

22

211 COCONUT KEY DRIVE

3

4.5

$1,075,000

$1,299,000

03/21/2019

165

23

29 SOMERSET DRIVE

4

5.0

$1,000,000

$1,150,000

03/25/2019

62

24

201 CORAL CAY TERRACE

3

3.0

   $375,000

   $399,000

03/25/2019

219

25

211 GRAND POINTE DRIVE

6

7.5

$1,750,000

$2,350,000

03/28/2019

372

26

316 SUNSET BAY LANE

3

2.5

   $260,000

   $314,000

03/28/2019

596

27

31 SAINT JAMES DRIVE

3

3.5

   $550,000

$1,099,000

04/01/2019

490

28

1149 CRYSTAL DRIVE

3

4.0

   $640,000

   $799,000

04/01/2019

89

29

127 SAINT MARTIN DRIVE

3

3.5

$1,035,400

$1,249,000

04/01/2019

21

30

110 GRAND PALM WAY

3

4.3

$1,500,000

$1,599,000

04/01/2019

154

31

118 SUNSET COVE LANE

3

2.5

   $300,000

  $360,000

04/02/2019

160

32

126 ISLE DRIVE

3

3.0

   $439,000

   $439,000

04/19/2019

3

33

112 ISLE DRIVE

3

3.0

   $480,000

   $539,000

04/23/2019

25

34

26 SAINT JAMES DRIVE

3

4.5

   $745,000

   $799,000

04/29/2019

479

35

125 BANYAN ISLE DRIVE

3

3.5

   $365,000

   $525,000

04/30/2019

115

36

114C PALM POINT CIRCLE

3

2.0

   $462,500

   $499,000

05/01/2019

94

37

225 CORAL CAY TERRACE

3

3.0

   $385,000

   $449,000

05/01/2019

71

38

135 VINTAGE ISLE LANE

3

3.0

   $650,000

   $850,000

05/15/2019

158

39

1027 GRAND ISLE TERRACE

4

4.0

   $990,000

$1,399,000

05/20/2019

173

40

116 EMERALD KEY LANE

3

3.0

   $799,000

   $775,000

06/07/2019

5

41

62 SAINT GEORGE PLACE

4

3.5

$1,060,000

$1,350,000

06/07/2019

16

42

150 SUNSET BAY DRIVE

3

3.0

   $325,000

   $349,000

06/10/2019

33

43

33 BERMUDA LAKE DRIVE

3

3.0

   $622,000

   $689,000

06/12/2019

53

44

127 SUNSET COVE LANE

2

2.0

   $182,000

   $225,000

06/12/2019

267

45

226 CORAL CAY TERRACE

3

3.0

   $350,000

   $475,000

06/14/2019

393

46

211 CORAL CAY TERRACE

3

3.0

   $372.500

   $499,000

06/24/2019

425

47

148 ISLE DRIVE

3

3.0

   $347,500

   $399,000

06/26/2019

211

48

307 GRAND KEY TERRACE

5

5.5

$2,600,000

$3,199,000

07/15/2019

172

49

44 BERMUDA LAKE DRIVE

4

4.5

   $666,250

   $699,000

07/31/2019

260

 
  *This representation is based on data supplied by the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches or its Multiple Listing Services thru 08/06/2019.     
Laura Cole & Tana Gaskill
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