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Newsletter                            May, 2017

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May and the weather is still glorious!  Almost no rain and the heat and humidity are still not oppressive.  It is easy to get tee and court time, no traffic and the full timers are enjoying a slower pace.

We include an article on Laura's favorite spring flowering tree.  The jacaranda is a treat to see in full flower.  Read more about this stunning addition to any property.      

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
110D Palm Point Circle

Carefree living in this spacious Majesty model with 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 car garage and gorgeous golf course views.   This home is truly outstanding with its stunning decor and classy designer background. Features include a private elevator, custom window treatments, outfitted closets, separate laundry room, open eat-in kitchen with honey oak wood cabinetry and granite counter tops, and a spacious tiled balcony with expansive golf views. New A/C and newer SS appliances. This property will make you shout fabulous! Ideally located in the heart of BallenIsles with a separate neighborhood pool and within easy walking distance of all the luxury amenities of the club.   Golf equity membership ($120,000) purchase required. Master bedroom and bath, dining room fixtures excluded.
 
 


Flora of BallenIsles
The Jacaranda Tree  

 

One of the most beautiful spring flowering trees, the jacaranda blossoms in April or May after the bare branches of this briefly deciduous tree begin sprouting new growth.

This is a big tree, best used as a single yard specimen in a medium-size yard, or anywhere that works well on a larger property.   

 

The bright lavender flower clusters are huge - up to 12 inches long and as much as 8 inches wide.

Some people consider this beautiful tree "messy" because as the petals fall they blanket the ground beneath the tree.

Placement on a lawn rather than by sidewalks or drives makes the fallen blossoms more picturesque with little or no clean-up needed.

 

Jacarandas take a while to flower - if you plant from grafted cuttings (what nurseries sell) your tree will begin flowering when it's between 5 to 7 years old. Plants grown from seed (such as you'd get from a well-meaning friend) take much longer.

Once the jacaranda flowers are done for the season, the leaves fill in with fine-leafed foliage to create a dappled shade environment beneath the canopy.  Growing with a somewhat funky shape when young, the branches form a nice rounded crown when the tree reaches about 20 feet tall.

 


REAL ESTATE TRENDS BI moongate
BallenIsles Sales - 2015

Stong performance generates demand! 
As the BallenIsles Real Estate Market nears the end of its peak selling season, it is hard not to be confident in our community's vitality.  BallenIsles boasts a luxurious lifestyle and first class amenities catering to all interests.  And excitement is building as the Clubhouse renovation project commences.   
Call us!  We can make your Real Estate dreams a reality.   
 
BALLENISLES SALES 2017 
 
ADDRESS
BR
BA
    SOLD $
     ORIG. $
     DATE
MKT TIME*
104A PALM POINT CIRCLE
2
2.0
   $320,000
   $359,000
01/03/2017
121
123C PALM BAY TERRACE
3
3.5
   $555,000
   $599,000
0110/2017
94
137 BANYAN ISLE DRIVE
3
3.5
   $575,000
   $699,000
01/11/2017
74
152 SUNSET BAY DRIVE
3
3.0
   $475,000
   $499,000
01/12/2017
31
1120 CRYSTAL DRIVE
3
4.0
   $570,000
   $599,000
01/13/2017
47
205 GRAND POINTE DRIVE
4
6.0
$1,200,000
$1,375,000
01/31/2017
559
111 SUNSET COVE LANE
2
2.0
   $250,000
   $275,000
02/01/2017
11
121 GRAND PALM WAY
4
6.5
$1,265,000
$1,400,000
02/06/2017
110
214 COCONUT KEY DRIVE
3
4.0
   $875,000
   $940,000
02/16/2017
36
130 CORAL CAY DRIVE
3
3.0
   $215,000
   $235,000
02/23/2017
655
42 LAGUNA TERRACE
3
3.0
   $530,000
   $599,000
02/27/2017
92
110 WINDWARD DRIVE
3
3.0
   $475,000
  NON-MLS
03/02/2017
 
157 SUNSET BAY DRIVE
3
2.5
   $480,000
   $499,999
03/17/2017
116
132 SUNSET COVE LANE
4
3.0
   $340,000
   $360,000
03/20/2017
215
20 ST JAMES DRIVE
3
3.5
   $800,000
   $899,000
03/23/2017
121
63 LAGUNA DRIVE
4
3.5
   $590,000
   $675,000
03/23/2017
302
109B PALM POINT CIRCLE
3
2.0
   $367,500
   $411,000
03/23/2017
172
20 ST JAMES DRIVE
3
3.5
   $800,000
   $899,000
03/23/2017
121
61 ST JAMES DRIVE
3
4.5
   $940,000
   $989,000
04/03/2017
353
1142 CRYSTAL DRIVE
4
4.0
   $450,000
   $575,000
04/07/2017
113
149 CORAL CAY DRIVE
3
3.0
   $320,000
  $349,000
04/11/2017
13
50 ST JAMES DRIVE
3
4.5
   $850,000
   $949,000
04/14/2017
142
139 SAN MARCO DRIVE
3
3.5
   $630,000
   $749,000
04/17/2017
24
120 SUNSET COVE LANE
3
2.5
   $450,000
   $499,500
04/18/2017
169
118 BANYAN ISLE DRIVE
3
3.0
   $300,000
   $549,000
04/18/2017
445
131 VINTAGE ISLE LANE
3
4.5
   $720,000
$1,099,000
04/21/2017
588
306 GRAND KEY TERRACE
4
6.5
$2,700,000
$2,850,000
04/24/2017
75
116D PALM BAY DRIVE
3
3.0
   $351,000
   $439,000
04/26/2017
46
107 CORAL CAY DRIVE
2
3.0
   $285,000
   $349,000
04/26/2017
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*This representation is based on data supplied by the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches or its Multiple Listing Services thru 05/05/2017.     
Laura Cole & Tana Gaskill
561.758.8625      561.389.6838

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