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Newsletter                                                                            July, 2016

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Summer is here and it has been a HOT one.  Lots of violent afternoon thunderstorms which are quite exciting to watch if you are safe inside!  Along with the hotter weather we get a special treat.  Restaurants all over Palm Beach are offering exceptional value with their summer specials.  This month we include a few to show some of the amazing possibilities.

Real Estate activity in BallenIsles has not slowed down with a record 10 closings in the last 2 months..  Be sure to check out the sold and for sale listings we have included.

Stay cool and have fun!
Laura & Tana

Featured Property
115A Palm Bay Drive

Look no further... perhaps the nicest garden condo in BallenIsles with 2 bedrooms plus library/bedroom 3, 2 full baths, 2 car garage and luscious lake views. This end unit has been freshly painted and is light and spacious. There is an exceptionally large eat-in kitchen with light wood cabinets, granite counter tops, tumbled marble back splash, pantry and plantation shutters. Additional features include a separate laundry, diagonally laid ceramic tile, crown molding and a generous tiled, screened patio with lake views that's perfect for dining al fresco or just relaxing.  
 

Summer Dining
 
Special dining offers are just so numerous that it is not possible to list them all.  See some local ones below and check out more online.  Just type in Palm Beach Summer Dining Specials and see what goodies pop up.  Be sure to call ahead to make sure of dates and and times available.  Bon appetit!

CHEZ L'ÉPICIER
288 S. County Road, Palm Beach; 561-508-7030; www.palmbeach.chezlepicier.com
The deals
Early dinner specials: Take 50 percent off all entrees from 5 to 6 p.m. daily.
Three-course summer prix fixe dinners: Choice of four starters, entrées and desserts for $30.
Thursday: All-you-can-eat P.E.I mussels and french fries with four different sauces. $22.
Sunday: Half-priced bottles of rosé and wine, up to $200 per bottle.
 Friday and Saturday includes music and dancing. Sunday welcomes Jazz Jam.

MEAT MARKET PALM BEACH
191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach; 561-354-9800
The deals
Summer Dinner Series: A four-course menu prepared by executive chef/co-owner Sean Brasel, paired with cocktails from an award-winning mixologist or wine. The June 15 dinner features Quintessa Wines and the July 14 dinner features Charles Heidsieck champagnes. Menus and pairings to be determined. $85 plus tax and gratuity. Cocktails at 7 p.m., the four-course sit-down dinner at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required.
Signature Steak Sundays: Get half off the top-shelf prime grade "signature steaks" on Sundays. Normally $24 to $58 these are 6- to 16-ounce prime cuts, including New York strips, ribeyes and filet mignons.

TABLE 26
1700 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-855-2660
The deal
Early dinner: Dine between 5 and 6 p.m. and get 50 percent off entrees. Reservations are recommended.

TEMPLE ORANGE MEDITERRANEAN BISTRO
Eau Palm Beach, 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; 561-540-4924; www.eaupalmbeach.com
The deals
Prix Fixe Summer Dining: Three-course prix fixe lunch for $28; three-course prix fixe dinner for $55, except during Flavor Palm Beach in September. Through Sept. 30.
Veuve RICH Brunch: Noon to 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30. $42; $16 for ages 4 to 12; free for younger than age 4. Add "endless" visits to the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Garden, where you create your own cocktails with a product perfect for mixology, or a "bottomless" glass of Veuve RICH is $18.

KITCHEN
319 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach; 561-249-2281; www.kitchenpb.com
The deal
Three-course prix fixe meal for $40.

WYNDHAM GRAND JUPITER AT HARBOURSIDE PLACE
10140 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington; 561-793-9394; www.jordanssteakbistro.com
The deals
Prix fixe dinners: Sunday through Thursday open to close. $29 and $39.
Prix fixe dinners: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $29 and $39.
Tuesday: Crab cakes, frites, glass of wine, $20.
Wednesday: Wagyu burger, frites, glass of wine, $20.
Thursday: Lobster bowl, jasmine rice, glass of wine, $20.


REAL ESTATE TRENDS BI moongate
BallenIsles Sales

Sales continue to lag with 38 closing as compared to 63 for the same period of 2015.  The good news is that inventory remains exceeding low with just 49 properties for sale but Buyers do struggle to find the right membership and property combination.  We remain hopeful that the market will pick up once the uncertainty of the election is over.  The rental market for next year for those wishing to enjoy a full golf membership is essentially closed.  We continue to get lots of calls for a 2016 seasonal rental and regret to pass on the disappointing news.  Let us know if you would consider renting your property for a few winter months, perhaps to travel or to bring in income.  We can promise you top rental fees.
                                                  
BallenIsles Sales - 2016* 

#

ADDRESS

BR

BA

SOLD $

ORIG. $

DATE

MKT TIME**

1

54 LAGUNA TERRACE

3

3.0

   $465,000

   $519,000

01/08/2016

261

2

244 CORAL CAY TERRACE

3

3.0

   $344,500

   $385,000

01/14/2016

 41

3

104 SUNSET BAY DRIVE

2

2.0

   $350,000

NON-MLS

01/27/2016

 

4

11 LAGUNA TERRACE

3

3.0

   $525,000

   $599,000

01/29/2016

220

5

139 WINDWARD DRIVE

3

2.5

   $470,000

   $499,000

02/01/2016

14

6

40 SOMERSET TERRACE

4

4.5

   $950,000

   $995,000

02/04/2016

1

7

113 PEMBROKE DRIVE

3

3.5

   $817,500

   $829,000

02/08/2016

11

8

117D PALM BAY DRIVE

3

3.0

   $486,501

   $515,000

02/09/2016

47

9

71 SAINT JAMES TERRACE

4

4.5

   $955,000

$1,059,000

02/12/2016

5

10

116A PALM POINT CIRCLE

3

2.0

   $305,000

   $350,000

02/15/2016

75

11

40 BERMUDA LAKE DRIVE

4

4.0

   $650,000

   $749,000

02/16/2016

250

12

162 WINDWARD DRIVE

3

5.5

   $525,000

   $629,000

02/19/2016

385

13

144 ORCHID CAY CIRCLE

3

3.0

   $649,000

   $600,000

02/24/2016

9

14

116 ST EDWARD PLACE

4

4.5

$1,600,000

$1,850,000

02/25/2016

122

15

107 BANYAN ISLE DRIVE

3

3.5

   $600,000

   $711,000

02/25/2016

73

16

116 SUNSET COVE LANE

4

3.0

   $385,000

   $429,000

03/01/2016

126

17

102B PALM POINT CIRCLE

2

2.5

   $225,000

   $330,000

03/14/2016

245

18

107 SAN MARCO DRIVE

3

3.0

   $796,500

   $799,000

03/31/2016

6

19

115B PALM BAY DRIVE

2

2.0

   $360,000

   $395,000

04/07/2016

100

20

130 PEMBROKE DRIVE

3

4.0

$730,000

   $749,000

04/08/2016

10

21

44 ST THOMAS DRIVE

4

6.5

$1,118,000

   $944,500

04/11/2016

19

22

102A PALM BAY CIRCLE

2

2.0

   $255,000

   $348,800

04/20/2016

315

23

159 VINTAGEISLE LANE

5

6.5

$1,300,000

$1,499,000

04/20/2016

79

24

1043 GRAND ISLE TERRACE

4

5.5

   $875,000

$1,250,000

04/22/2016

49

25

36 LAGUNA TERRACE

3

3.0

   $600,000

   $599,000

05/02/2016

121

26

57 SAINT JAMES DRIVE

3

3.5

$1,400,000

$1,550,000

05/17/2016

338

27

316 SUNSET BAY LANE

3

2.5

   $342,000

   $350,000

05/20/2016

136

28

145 BANYAN ISLE DRIVE

3

3.5

   $650,000

   $775,000

05/20/2016

324

29

330 SUNSET BAY LANE

3

2.5

   $260,000

   $305,000

05/31/2016

321

30

161 ORCHID CAY DRIVE

3

3.0

   $645,000

   $795,000

06/01/2016

98

31

42 SOMERSET DRIVE

3

4.5

   $705,000

   $875,000

06/06/2016

231

32

28 ST THOMAS DRIVE

6

7.5

$2,870,000

$3,250,000

06/15/2016

120

33

51 ST THOMAS DRIVE

4

4.5

$1,477,700

$1,799,000

07/01/2016

162

34

303 GRAND KEY TERR

4

5.5

$1,601,275

$2,299,000

07/05/2016

99

35

118 WINDWARD DRIVE

3

2.5

   $360,000

   $475,000

07/07/2016

495

36

115 ISLAND COVE WAY

4

4.5

   $635,000

   $700,000

07/14/2016

559

37

136 WINDWARD DRIVE

3

4.5

   $590,000

   $598,000

07/27/2016

17

38

26 LAGUNA TERRACE

3

3.0

   $550,000

   $600,000

07/28/2016

337

 
*This representation is based on data supplied by the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches or its Multiple Listing Services thru 08/08/2016.     
Laura Cole & Tana Gaskill
561.758.8625      561.389.6838

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