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 Laura Cole & Tana Gaskill
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Newsletter                            March, 2016

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We are loving the balmy Florida Spring weather and congratulating ourselves for choosing to reside in such a fabulous locale.  The trees are flowering, the birds are singing and sunshine fills our days.  We are fortunate indeed.

We include an article on a brand new attraction to our area, the Manatee Lagoon.  This new facility is free and a wonder for young and old.  It is a place to learn about manatees and to see the gentle giants of Florida!  Laura was lucky enough to see over a hundred manatees on a cool day in February.   

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
20 Saint James Drive

This glorious three bedroom plus library home enjoys fabulous water and golf views and has huge curb appeal. Enter thru impressive double solid wood doors into a soaring foyer and see right through to the lake. Marble floors, crown molding, elegant formal dining room and grand living spaces impress immediately. Features include a remodeled kitchen with warm wood cabinetry, granite counter tops and top of the line appliances, wet bar, outdoor living space with pool, spa and patio for outdoor dining and relaxing. The master suite has a lovely seating area and extra-large his/hers custom outfitted closets. The marble master bath has a tub, dual sinks, and large glass enclosed shower. Enjoy the peace of mind of a replaced roof and hurricane rated glass slider doors. Ideally located in the very desireable St James neighborhood in the heart of Ballenisles and close to all club amenities, This custom estate home has it all!

 

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Things to Do
Manatee Lagoon   
 
The Florida manatee is the largest of all the world's manatees. In fact, the most gigantic can weigh more than 3,500 pounds! Measuring up to 12 feet from snout to tail, most adult manatees tip the scales at more than 1,200 pounds.

Manatees like to stay warm. During the cool winter months, they gather around warm water sources to avoid cold temperatures. Florida Power & Light Company's Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center creates a flow of warm water that is just right for manatees.

Manatee Lagoon - An FPL Eco-Discovery Center, is a new, FREE Palm Beach County educational attraction with a dedicated area for viewing manatees up close. The 16,000-square-foot center features engaging, hands-on exhibits for visitors to learn all about these endangered and unique creatures as well as the natural wonders of the surrounding Lake Worth Lagoon. On cold winter days, the facility's observation deck is the ideal spot to view manatee herds basking in the warm-water outflows from Florida Power & Light Company's adjacent Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center
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Additional amenities include:
  • Free admission and parking
  • Multi-functional Education Center
  • Two levels of exhibit and observation areas
  • Picnic area and pavilion
  • Gift store and cafe
  • Manatee webcam
  • Americans with Disability Act (ADA) accessibility
It's a fun-filled flippers-and-whiskers learning experience for the entire family!
 
Manatee Lagoon
6000 N. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach
561.626.2833
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REAL ESTATE TRENDS BI moongate
BallenIsles Sales - 2016

What a difference a month makes!  January sales purred like a pussy cat and February sales roared like a lion.   As the BallenIsles Real Estate Market nears its peak selling season, it is hard not to be confident in our community's vitality.  Our area has been buoyed by a record tourist season, equity recovery by households that held onto assets during the market downturn, consumer confidence in our driver markets, and pent-up demand.  BallenIsles boasts a luxurious lifestyle and first class amenities catering to all interests.   
Call us!  We can make your Real Estate dreams a reality.   
 
BALLENISLES SALES 2016

  ADDRESS                                       BR  BA         SOLD $          ORIG. $      SOLD DATE  MKT DAYS
139 WINDWARD DRIVE
3
2.5
   $470,000
   $499,000
02/01/2016
14
40 SOMERSET TERRACE
4
4.5
   $950,000
   $995,000
02/04/2016
1
113 PEMBROKE DRIVE
3
3.5
   $817,500
   $829,000
02/08/2016
11
117D PALM BAY DRIVE
3
3.0
   $486,501
   $515,000
02/09/2016
47
71 SAINT JAMES TERR 
4
4.5
   $955,000
$1,059,000
02/12/2016
5
116A PALM POINT CIRCLE
3
2.0
   $305,000
   $350,000
02/15/2016
75
40 BERMUDA LAKE DR 
4
4.0
   $650,000
   $749,000
02/16/2016
250
162 WINDWARD DRIVE
3
5.5
   $525,000
   $629,000
02/19/2016
385
144 ORCHID CAY CIRCLE
3
3.0
   $649,000
   $600,000
02/24/2016
9
116 ST EDWARD PLACE
4
4.5
$1,600,000
$1,850,000
02/25/2016
122
107 BANYAN ISLE DRIVE
3
3.5
   $600,000
   $711,000
02/25/2016
73
 
*This representation is based on data supplied by the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches or its Multiple Listing Services thru 03/08/2016.     
Laura Cole & Tana Gaskill
561.758.8625      561.389.6838

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