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Real Service... Real Results                                         February 2010 
  102A Palm Point
Laura Cole & Tana Gaskill
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Real Estate Trends
Featured Property
Grassy Water Preserve
Well, our cold snap is finally over and our family and friends keep coming down to visit! 
Want to take yourself and visitors someplace new?  Drive out Northhlake Blvd. just a half mile past the Beeline Highway and you can visit the Grassy Waters Preserve.  Read all about this treasure of natural beauty and the many innovative programs offered in our article below.
Wishing all a happy Valentine's Day.
Laura & Tana
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BallenIsles Sales*
 102A Palm Point
January sales of properties reflect the quiet time just after the holiday season.  We expect to see this number pick up in the next couple of months as renters and new buyers in the market place begin to go to contract.  Inventory has inched upward by 10% to 110 properties currently for sale. 
ADDRESS                                            BR              BA       SALE PRICE
102 Emerald Key Lane                            3               3            375,000
113 Chasewood Circle                            3               3.5          460,000
110 St Martin Drive                               4               4.5        1,150,000
Recently, US News and World Report had this to say "With home prices at the national level down a painful 32 percent from their 2006 peaks, it's easy to overlook real estate's benefits as a long-term investment.  But the truth is, despite the ongoing housing bust, the overwhelming majority of America's real estate markets will appreciate over the next 10 years-although some more handsomely than others."
*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 02/03/2010.  
To learn more about current Real Estate trends in BallenIsles, click on the links below.
     111 pembroke - front              111 pembroke - kitchen     
111 Pembroke Drive
This enchanting courtyard home is truly a tropical paradise with a separate one bedroom, one bath guesthouse.  A large patio with covered and open seating areas, free form pool, waterfall spa, built-in BBQ and access from the the family room, living room and master bedroom make this property ideal for Florida style entertaining.  The main house features a gourmet kitchen with center island, granite countertops and wine refrigerator.  The family room has a custom wood entertainment unit and stone fireplace.  The gracious master suite has his and her walk-in closets, marble bath and jacuzzi tub.  A spearate golf cart garage tops off the list of amenties.   Any level of Club membership available, minimum social membership required.
  Grassy Water Preserve 
Grassy Waters Preserve is a community based conservation center that offers unique education and recreational opportunities on the edge of a vast 20 square mile wetlands resource. The Preserve today features nature center pavilions, boardwalk trails, hiking, canoeing, environmental education, interpretive programs and more. In providing educational and recreational opportunities to the community.
By virtue of its long established  integrity, Grassy Waters Preserve remains as one of the few year round wetland refuges for the Everglades Snail Kite, Limpkin, Southern Bald Eagle, Great Blue Heron, Short-tailed Hawks, Snowy Egret, Glossy and White Ibis and a host of other avian species. Its vast size permits the interplay of top predator and prey to continue undisrupted between Bobcat and White-tail Deer, Alligator and Wild Hog, Eagle and Bass and is supportive of a myriad of food chains that have existed in these sub-tropical wetlands long before man was part of natural selection. 
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Winter Programs include:
Winter Wonder Walk                                     Mini-Canoeing
Hike and Paddle                                           Swamp Tromp
Moonlight Paddle                                          Marsh Critters
Introduction to Nature Photography                 Wetlands Discovery Canoeing
South Side: Charles W. Bingham Wilderness Pavillion
8264 Northlake Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL  33412
Phone:  561-804-4985
Fax:  561-622-7628

North Side:  Everglades Pavilion
8537 Northlake Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL  33412
Phone:  561-804-4980