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Newsletter                            May, 2020

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We are coping.  Social distancing, masks and gloves!  We are learning ways to stay safe and very, very slowly, we are beginning to venture out.  A haircut and a manicure, even a trip to the Dentist seems to be a decadent treat.  But Residents at BallenIsles have been extremely fortunate.  The Club and Homeowner's Association have been concerned, informative,and supportive throughout these traumatic weeks and long walks, good weather and spring flowers have helped to brighten our days.

We reprint last year's feature on Pickleball along with an article and update by John Nicola.  It's easy to learn at any age, fast, fun and extremely social.  The good news is that under new strict guidelines you can play singles on half court.  Give it a try. 

And of course, keep up with Real Estate Trends, our post Covid-19 commentary on the market, BallenIsles sales and our Featured Property section..  

Let us all stay safe, stay well, and count our blessings.    
Laura & Tana

Featured Property
123 Sunset Bay Drive

Spacious Eleuethra model home with plenty of room to spread out and for visiting guests with 4 bedrooms, a loft area and 3 full baths. Enjoy the Florida lifestyle with desirable SE exposure, very private new oversized CAT5 screened coquina stone patio with heated pool, waterfall spa, and built-in gas BBQ. Hurricane impact French doors in breakfast area, living room and master bedroom. Double front entry glass doors with built in mini-blinds and new roof in 2016. The two-story lofted ceilings and many sky view windows make this home feel very light and bright. The kitchen has stunning granite counter tops, breakfast bar, newer appliances including silent Bosch dishwasher, gas cook-top range. The master suite has 2 walk-in closets and a large master bath with tub, shower and dual sinks. Features include first floor guest br with updated luxury bath, bonus storage under stairs, Jandy pool system, central vac, and neutral paint colors. Furnishing are negotiable. Enjoy all the fabulous BallenIsles Country Club amenities with purchase of a golf equity membership ($130,000)! 
 
 
Things to Do
Pickleball by John Nicola 
Pickleball is a paddle sport played with a whiffle ball on a badminton-sized court and a tennis-style net. A non-volley zone (or kitchen) prevents volleys close to the net, and the serving team cannot volley the return of serve (two bounce rule) which decreases the importance of the serve and extends the length of rallies and the fun.  These unique rules favor players with less mobility and allow senior players to compete successfully with younger competitors; there is an abundance of both.  The game is enjoyed by people of all ages and athletic abilities because it is easy to learn and fun to play. The sport requires inexpensive equipment, is social and healthy, and has been widely accepted in country clubs, school gyms, fire stations, community centers, local parks, athletic clubs and thousands of backyard sports courts. Pickle ball courts are easy to maintain and in recent years the sport has exploded in popularity, and thousands of pickleball courts have, and are, being built.
   
Update  
You have heard that pickleball, tennis and golf are reinstated, with restrictions.
Racquet sports are to be 'singles only', so with pickleball you can play skinny singles, which is one-on-one on
half the court. Its fun.  Search for Pickleball Skinny Singles on You Tube for more info.
Come out and play.  Newbies welcome!  

REAL ESTATE TRENDS BI moongate
BallenIsles Update and Sales

The data from April show considerable declines from previous years. But we do believe that the demand for Palm Beach Real Estate and BallenIsles will be even greater as the market recovers. Though consumers at all levels have slashed spending on non-essential goods, when it comes to real estate investment, especially at the higher price points, activity is expected to recover rather quickly.
 
Based on our conversations with past and current clients and general conversation with real estate savvy acquaintances, they are already viewing properties online, thinking about how to prepare their current residence for sale, and reviewing all options for moving their primary residence to our beautiful community.
 
Consumer confidence in real estate has not waned during this crisis, and we have been reminded how very important our homes are to our safety, health and well-being...now more than ever.  
Call us!  We can make your Real Estate dreams a reality.   
 
BALLENISLES SALES 2020   
#
ADDRESS
BR
BA
    SOLD $
    ORIG. $
   DATE
MKT TIME
1
105 ORCHID CAY DRIVE
3
3
   $410,000
   $595,000
01/02/2020
284
2
107A PALM BAYY DRIVE
3
2
   $282,500
   $300,000
01/15/2020
144
3
389 ISLE COURT
3
3
   $649,000
   $649,000
01/17/2020
10
4
28 LAGUNA TERRACE
3
3.5
   $534,000
   $599,000
02/13/2020
305
5
174 WINDWARD DRIVE
3
4
   $420,000
   $529,000
02/14/2020
116
6
121C PALM POINT CIRCLE
3
2.5
   $465,400
   $499,000
02/21/2020
160
7
124 SAINT EDWARD PLACE
4
4.5
$1,385,000
$1,799,000
02/21/2020
683
8
269 ISLE WAY
3
3.0
   $425,000
   $425,000
02/27/2020
35
9
112 ORCHID CAY DRIVE
3
3.0
   $575,000
   $599,000
03/02/2020
89
10
113 WINDWARD DRIVE
3
4.0
   $500,000
   $539,000
03/13/2020
0
11
1136 CRYSTAL DRIVE
4
5.0
   $409,000
   $539,900
03/15/2020
139
12
148 BANYAN ISLE DRIVE
3
4.0
   $530,000
   $579,000
03/18/2020
287
13
213 CORAL CAY TERRACE
3
3.0
   $420,000
   $499,000
03/20/2020
156
14
115 SUNSET BAY DRIVE
3
2.5
   $400,000
   $495,000
03/25/2020
216
15
52 BERMUDA LAKE DRIVE
4
2.5
   $650,000
   $675,000
04/03/2020
9
16
84 ST JAMES COURT
4
4.5
$1,182,250
$1,325,000
04/23/2020
11
17
119A PALM POINT CIRCLE
2
2.5
  $320,000
   $365,000
04/27/2020
131
 
*This representation is based on data supplied by the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches or its Multiple Listing Services thru 04/10/2020.     

Laura Cole & Tana Gaskill
561.758.8625      561.389.6838

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