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 Laura Cole & Tana Gaskill
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Newsletter                            April, 2019

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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.

Laura is now addicted to a new sport.  It's easy to learn at any age, fast, fun and extremely social.  Read more about it in our featured article written by BallenIsles resident and pickleball enthusiast, John Nicola.  Don't be shy; give it a try! 

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

Wishing you all a happy Passover and joyous Easter,
Laura & Tana

Featured Property
156 Sunset Bay Drive

This beautiful home overlooking the lake and bridge would make an ideal  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 new kitchen with marble counter tops, glass tile backsplash, high end appliances and breakfast bar, large porcelain tile floor, newly redecorated and painted inside. Outside living area includes large, paver stone patio and lovely views. The heated neighborhood pool is just a short stroll away and brand new designer furnishings are negotiable. Enjoy all the fabulous BallenIsles amenities and superb location at a very affordable price! Minimum social membership ($70,000) purchase required. Other membership levels available.

 
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.   Come out and play.  Newbies welcome!     

REAL ESTATE TRENDS BI moongate
BallenIsles Update and Sales

WOW!  March saw 12 closed sales.  BallenIsles continues to boast a luxurious lifestyle and first class amenities catering to all interests.  And as the real estate market nears the end of peak selling season, it is hard not to be confident in BallenIsles' 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, pent-up demand and especially new tax regulations.  Plus the spectacular new clubhouse is an awesome asset and tremendous draw for Buyers.
Call us!  We can make your Real Estate dreams a reality.   
 
BALLENISLES SALES 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
123 BANYAN ISLE DRIVE
4
4.0
   $535,000
   $600000
02/12/2019
24
8
313 GRAND KEY TERRACE
7
7.5
$2,300,000
$2,695,000
02/15/2019
40
9
132 ISLE DRIVE
3
3.0
   $250,000
   $329,000
02/22/2019
152
10
121B PALM BAY TERRACE
3
2.0
   $350,000
   $389,000
02/22.2019
451
11
29 SAINT GEORGE PLACE
5
5.5
$1,400,000
$1,599,000
02/28/2019
285
12
122 SUNSET BAY DRIVE
3
2.5
   $525,000
   $549,000
02/28/2019
27
13
119A PALM POINT CIRCLE
2
2.5
   $240,000
   $299,000
03/01/2019
151
14
111 CORAL CAY DRIVE
3
3.0
   $420,000
   $489,000
03/06/2019
354
15
110B PALM POINT CIRCLE
3
2.0
   $325,000
   $375,000
03/08/2019
97
16
106 ISLE DRIVE
3
3.0
   $412,500
   $459,000
03/11/2019
13
17
166 WINDWARD DRIVE
3
3.0
   $525,000
   $625,000
03/15/2019
91
18
112 PEMBROKE DRIVE
3
3.0
   $550,000
   $599,000
03/20/2019
255
19
116A PALM BAY DRIVE
3
2.0
   $387,000
   $419,000
03/20/2019
142
20
211 COCONUT KEY DRIVE
3
4.5
$1,075,000
$1,299,000
03/21/2019
165
21
29 SOMERSET DRIVE
4
5.0
$1,000,000
$1,150,000
03/25/2019
62
22
201 CORAL CAY TERRACE
3
3.0
   $375,000
   $399,000
03/25/2019
219
23
211 GRAND POINTE DRIVE
6
7.5
$1,750,000
$2,350,000
03/28/2019
372
24
316 SUNSET BAY LANE
3
2.5
   $260,000
   $314,000
03/28/2019
596

*This representation is based on data supplied by the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches or its Multiple Listing Services thru 04/08/2019.     

Laura Cole & Tana Gaskill
561.758.8625      561.389.6838

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