July 2008
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102A Palm Point 
Laura Cole & Tana Gaskill
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Welcome to the July edition of Neighborhood News, your community forum for sharing valuable local information, Real Estate trends and other fun and useful tidbits.   This is a quiet time for our area.  No need for restaurant reservations, traffic is light and the year rounders get to enjoy a lazy summer lifestyle.
Unfortunately, the hurricane season is upon us up and we thought some preparation tips would be helpful.  Of course, we hope we never have to survive another hurricane but experience has taught us the value of being prepared.
Enjoy your summer.
Laura & Tana
Real Estate Trends
BallenIsles Sales
102A Palm Point
BallenIsles had an active month in June with 5 recorded sales.  Inventory remains stable with 94 properties currently on the market for sale.  This is proportionately lower (properties for sale as a percentage of total homes) than many of our neighboring country club communities.*
BallenIsles - June Sales
ADDRESS                     BR            BA       SALE PRICE
319 Sunset Bay Lane      3               2            352,000
42 Bermuda Lake Drive  4               4.5          789,000
73 St. George Place        4               4.5          825,000
26 St. George Place        4               5          1,000,000
310 Grand Key Terrace   4               6          1,895,000
*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 7/07/08.  
To learn more about current Real Estate trends in BallenIsles, click on the links below.
Hurricane Preparation Tips

Keep vital documents together and in a waterproof, lockable container.  They should be easily accessible in case you have to evacuate or need to make a claim at a later date.  Important documents to include are:
- Checkbook, savings account passbooks and safe deposit keys
- Social security cards and records
- Birth, death, marriage certificates, divorce decrees
- Medical records including living wills and health care proxies
- Property and health insurance policies and cards
- Tax returns and any military records
- Wills and powers of attorney
- Car titles, leases and registrations
- Passports and green cards
- Mortgage documents and retirement account records
- Disc of backed up computer files
- Home inventory on paper, disc or video
Be organized, be sensible and be prepared!
Featured Property
160 Sunset Bay Drive
160 Sunset Bay 2 
This lovely 2 bedroom plus library/office home is the ideal property for the discerning buyer searching for a perfect home in a luxury country club community.  Features include serene lake views, custom built-ins, wood floor in the library and superb designer touches.  The neighborhood pool is literally steps away.  Well priced at $419,000 unfurnished.  Also available turnkey (furnished and outfitted for immediate use).

See this and other featured properties