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Real Service... Real Results                                              August, 2011 

  102A Palm Point 

 Laura Cole  Tana Gaskill


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Real Estate Trends
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Birds of BallenIsles

Once again we are in hurricane season!  Tropical Storm Emily approached just as August began.  This month we feature a preparedness tip on how to conduct a home inventory for insurance purposes.  This is a valuable tool for any unexpected disaster and will give you peace of mind should you incur a loss.


The summer heat, afternoon thunderstorms and lazy days of August have settle in.  Many year rounders think this is a perfect time to get away!


Stay cool,
Laura & Tana


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BallenIsles Sales*
 102A Palm Point
July sales of four properties is encouraging.  Year to date, there have been 39 sold properties which compares almost equally to 38 sales through the end of July in 2010.   There are an additional 11 properties under contract that are either pending closing or have contingencies to resolve before closing. 


BallenIsles has 99 properties for sale which is a decrease in inventory but not surprising at this time of year.  You can expect to see a jump in inventory once the part-time residents return and re-evaluate their real estate needs.
Finding a suitable property to buy or sell with the right membership fit remains challenging and that is why having an experienced, knoweledgable Realtor to assist you matters.  Call us for a private, confidential evaluation.  We will be happy to walk you through the steps it takes to achieve your goals in today's complex real estate world.
                                      BALLENISLES SALES - July 
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*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 08/03/2011.  

To learn more about current Real Estate trends in BallenIsles, click on the links below.

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Hurricane Preparation Advice  102A Palm Point


Conducting a Home Inventory

Conducting a home inventory is one of the best ways to recover from hurricane damage.  It allows you to keep a record of what you own which will simplify the process of sorting through damaged items should you need to file a claim.


Ways to Conduct Your Home Inventory

Move from room to room recording the value of each of your possessions.  It is also helpful to keep track of model numbers and stores where you purchased each item.  Here are methods you can use.

  • Notepad and camera - as you take photographs, write down the details of   each item.
  • Video camera - this is an easy method because you can narrate the details of each item while videotaping.
  • Personal computer - personal finance software packages often include a home inventory program.

Tips on Conducting Your Own Home Inventory

  • Make sure you record the contents of closets, drawers and cabinets.  The value of little things can add up quickly
  • Store all lists, photographs and videotapes in a safe place off the premises.  It is a good idea to keep back-ups as well.
  • Update your home inventory.  After making a significant purchase, be sure to add the information to your home inventory while it is still fresh in your mind.
  • Keep all receipts, especially for big items such as jewelry, artwork and collectibles.  Also keep in mind that valuable items may need separate itemized insurance coverage.  Check with your agent.