April 2008
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Laura Cole & Tana Gaskill
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Welcome to the April edition of Neighborhood News, your community forum for sharing valuable local information, Real Estate trends and other fun and useful tidbits.   Season is winding down and many of our snow bird friends are beginning to leave for up North.  Speaking of birds, check out our article on Feathered Friends featuring the gorgeous snowy egret.
Please let us know if there is a topic you think would be a helpful or interesting inclusion in a future newsletter.
Laura & Tana
Real Estate Trends
BallenIsles Sales
102A Palm Point
BallenIsles continues to remain stable in a very down-turned market.  Below are February sales not previously reported in our newsletter and new sales for the month of March.*
BallenIsles - February Sales
ADDRESS                     BR            BA       SALE PRICE
114C Palm Bay Drive     3               3            570,000
50 Laguna Terrace         3               3            625,000
61 Laguna Terrace         3               3            595,000
BallenIsles - March Sales
ADDRESS                     BR            BA       SALE PRICE
144 Isle Drive               3               3            475,000
131 orchid Cay Drive     3               3            495,000
205 Grand Pointe Drive  4               5          1,300,000
107 Grand Palm Way     4               5.1       1,675,000
*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 3/31/07.  
To learn more about current Real Estate trends in BallenIsles, click on the link below.
Feathered Friends
Snowy Egret
snowy egret 
Hunted almost to extinction for its elegant and delicate feathers, the snowy egret has snow white feathers, wispy body plumes, black legs and bill and bright yellow feet.  Some people think snowy egret got it's name because it's feet look like they are wearing bright yellow galoshes.  When feeding at the shoreline, it shuffles its feet along the sandy bottom to stir up fish and crabs to stab with its sharp beak.  The snowy egret nests in shrubs and low trees in colonies that can sometime contain a thousand birds.  It's mating plumage, shown above, is paticularly magnificent with elegant, delicate feathers.
The beautiful bird above was photographed at BallenIsles by my husband, Rodney Cole.
Featured Property
145 Coral Cay Drive
145 Coral Cay 
This stunning, updated home with sweeping golf course views has an easy, open floor plan.  Features include a private patio off the master suite, crisp clean lines throughout and a gracious paver stone patio that is perfect for sunset cocktail hours.  Available turnkey for easy Florida living.