September 2008
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Feathered Friends
Real Estate Trends
102A Palm Point 
Laura Cole & Tana Gaskill
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Welcome to the September edition of Neighborhood News, your community forum for sharing valuable local information, Real Estate trends and other fun and useful tidbits.   
BallenIsles is humming with construction activity.  The East Course is moving along according to schedule and plantings are now visible.  From what we see and hear so far, we are in for a golfing treat come December.  Ground has been broken for the new sports complex and the current fitness and tennis arrangement has so far been minimally affected. 
This month we again feature another one of BallenIsles' featured treasures, the painted bunting.
Laura & Tana
Featured Properties
102A Palm Point  102A Palm Point  103 Victoria
We have a variety of rental properties in BallenIsles for this coming season with different levels of membership and accomodation.  Please contact us if you know of someone who would like to "try out" the BallenIsles lifestyle and feel free to forward this email.
Feather Friends
Painted Bunting

 painted bunting
The painted bunting is one of Florida's most colorful birds.  The male has a striking blue head, red undersides, and greenish yellow back.  Females are a rather dull yellow and green.  Buntings prefer dense, bushy vegetation along roads, woodland edges and backyard gardens.  Nests are usually placed at the end of a branch in spanish moss.  Eggs number 3 or 4,  are white with brown speckling, and are laid from May through June.  Their song is a loud, high pitched and varied warble.  Some will overwinter in our area but most migrate by late October and return by mid-April.
Real Estate Trends
BallenIsles Sales
102A Palm Point
BallenIsles does not sleep in the summertime with 12 recorded sales closing during July and August!  Inventory has gone down with 87 properties currently on the market for sale.  We do expect inventory to rise slightly this Fall as many unsold porperties will come back on the market.  However, even in a down market, BallenIsles has proved itself to be a desirable destination for new second home buyers and full time residents.*
BallenIsles - July/August Sales
ADDRESS                     BR            BA         SALE PRICE
111A Palm Point Circle   2               2               475,000
35 Laguna Terrace         3               4               515,000
33 Laguna Terrace         3               3               525,000
135 Emerald Key La.      3               3               525,000
1139 Crystal Dr.            3               4               593,400
116 Isle Dr.                   3               3               620,000
22 Laguna Terrace         3               3               675,000
129 Vintage Isle La.       4               4                810,000
107 Pembroke Drive      4               4                850,000
46 Somerset Terr.         4               4.2           1,025,000
113 St. Martin Drive       4               4.2          1,150,000
1036 Grand Isle Terr.     4               5.2          1,300,000
*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 9/13/08.  
To learn more about current Real Estate trends in BallenIsles, click on the links below.