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Laura Cole & Tana Gaskill
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Newsletter                                                February, 2018

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February is particularly delightful.  Trees are beginning to bloom, the weather is perfectly balmy, orchids are flowering and we are all grateful for the beautiful lifestyle we are so fortunate to enjoy.
  
This month we pay a special tribute to Laura's husband, Rodney Cole, who passed away in early November.  Rodney was a patient observer, teacher and photographer of BallenIsles natural bounty, particularly its amazing birds.

Of course catch up on Real Estate news with recent sales, trends and our featured property. 
  
Happy Valentine's Day!
Laura & Tana

Featured Property
134 Sunset Bay Drive

Situated on a wide lot with sensational water and golf views in this 3 bedrooms plus office area, 3 full bath home. This popular Cayman model with open floor plan is freshly painted in the newest color palette. Features include crown moldings, hurricane shutters, new pool pump and lighting, landscape lighting, newer appliances and A/C, acrylic garage floor, skylights and extra refrigerator and freezer. The screen enclosed patio with heated pool and spa and retractable awning is a delight with expansive water and golf vistas. A full golf membership must be purchased with this property. 
 
 

BallenIsles Birds
Rodney Cole 

Rodney Cole was born in London, England and always appreciated the beauty of the environment around him.  After a trip to the Galapagos Islands in 1998, he became an avid photographer, beginning with film and soon after migrating to digital media.  Quite the senior enthusiast, he taught himself to navigate a computer and to use sophisticated photography applications.  He was often seen seen in the early morning hours in his golf cart quietly waiting for the perfect shot of an elegant bird.  With a keen eye and enduring patience, he captured the unique world of birds in the BallenIsles community.  He was passionate about protecting the delicate balance of our unique, natural environment and often consulted with Florida Fish and Wildlife biologists to ensure its continued health.  Above all else, he reaped great joy from observing the richness around him and sharing his avocation.

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REAL ESTATE TRENDS BI moongate
BallenIsles Sales

As our newsletter readers know by now, we are generally optimistic and like to see the silver lining in just about any market scenario.  The equity market tumble and low inventory has led to a scramble to snap up desirable properties before another buyer steps in.  There continues to be very strong demand from buyers and consumer confidence remains positive.

Buyers, who have cash to make a swift purchase or strong equity in their current residence that can quickly go to work for them, seem willing to seek just the right property.  It seems that the buyers' mentality is that prices will indeed maintain an upward path, but not at a pace that makes them uncomfortable...yet.

BallenIsles 2018*
 
   
#
ADDRESS
BR
BA
    SOLD $
    ORIG. $
   DATE
MKT TIME
1
112 SUNSET BAY DRIVE
3
2.5
   $208,000
   $299,900
01/05/2018
139
2
126 ORCHID CAY DRIVE
3
3.0
   $605,000
   $659,000
01/12/2018
196
3
337 SUNSET BAY LANE
3
2.5
   $300,000
   $359,000
01/16/2018
124
4
124 SUNSET COVE LANE
4
2.5
   $325,000
   $365,000
01/19/2018
107
5
112 ISLE DRIVE
3
3.0
   $500,000
   $549,000
01/22/2018
5
6
43 SAINT THOMAS
5
5.5
$1,565,000
$1,795,000
01/31/2018
584
 
*This representation is based on data supplied by the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches or its Multiple Listing Services thru 02/06/2018..     
Laura Cole & Tana Gaskill
561.758.8625      561.389.6838

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