November 2007
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Real Estate Trends
Restaurant Review
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Real Estate Trends
BallenIsles Sales
102A Palm Point
The market continues to be active in BallenIsles.  Sales for the month of October number 4 and inventory remains stable at just under 90 properties for sale.*
BallenIsles - October Sales
ADDRESS                     BR              BA       SALE PRICE
113A Palm Bay Dr.         2                2           532,000
116 Chasewood Ci.        3                3.5         595,000
148 Banyan Isle Dr.       3                4            600,000
103 Windsor Pointe        3                4.5       1,220,000
*This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by the Realtors Association of the PalmBeaches or its Multiple Listing Services thru 10/31/07.  
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Restaurant Review
Entre Nous by Vicki Slotnick 

This is a wonderful little "hole in the wall" restaurant in a part of town one would never expect to find it.  There are only 6 tables in the place.  It's quiet, as in the opposite of frenetic, romantic with candles on the tables, and a great place to go with a few good friends and be able to have a conversation! The food is wonderful, a little bit of everything with a contemporary twist to every dish. Our waitperson was very knowledgeable about the menu and attentive.  I had the best tuna tartare appetizer I have ever had anywhere, raw yellowfin tuna on sushi rice with a sweet soy and wasabi aioli.  As I was not ravenous, I decided to have another appetizer rather than an entre, a contemporary version of stuffed potato skins.  The skins were topped with prosciutto and goat cheese and topped with a white truffle oil, at once crispy and soft, tangy and smooth, and wonderful, not to mention more than enough to be an entrée.  My husband had a marvelous center cut rib veal chop with a red wind reduction and served on a bed of truffled risotto.  That, too, was amazing! Another friend had the yellowfin tuna tataki, sesame crusted and very rare.  She proclaimed it wonderful as well. We did not have desserts as we were more than satiated.  But coffee was made at the table in those charming little French press coffee servers.

I can't wait to return and maybe try the crispy duck and the rest of the menu!  The restaurant has a small, but adequate wine menu.  It is Zagat rated, although I did not read the Zagat review.  Entre Nous is located at 940 Park Avenue in Lake Park. Their phone number is 863-5883. Reservations are suggested, remember, it is tiny. 


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Featured Property
207 Coral Cay Terrace
102A Palm Point
This courtyard patio home in BallenIsles has a perfect open floor plan and lovely golf and water views.  Features include a screen enclosed paver patio, extended open kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a 2 car garage.  There is a neighborhood pool a short stroll away.  Ideal vacation home or investment property. 
List Price: $450,000

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