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Penny Burke visits MorseLife to talk about her book “From Granny Panties to Thongs”

October 23rd, 2017
It has been said that over the course of a lifetime a person will use only a fraction of the brain’s capacity to learn. This would also be true of the heart’s boundless capacity to love.

On Tuesday, October 11th I had the privilege of speaking at MorseLife – a full-service luxury rental retirement community in West Palm Beach. The topic at hand is one of my favorites…. moving on after loss. Formally an advocate in the courtroom I am now an advocate for love. My book is called From Granny Panties to Thongs – The Mourning After. It is a compilation of true stories spoken from the hearts of widowed women – each eager to crack open the door to their private world and allow us an entrance inside. It is truly the portable paperback cheerleader for widows who hope to one day find love again.

My mother was just shy of her 60th birthday when my father had a massive heart attack in Alaska. She left on vacation a happily married woman and returned a widow. Mom never hid the fact that she dreamed of falling in love again.  Fast forward two years. Mom was visiting for the weekend and I was doing her laundry. Mom was conservative and had always worn white or beige “granny panties”. When I reached into the washing machine I almost fainted – I pulled out a bright Red thong! I knew it wasn’t mine and I prayed it wasn’t my husband’s. I knew it was my mother’s and she was clearly in a very special relationship that I knew nothing about. Quickly I threw the thong on my head like a shower cap and ran to find my mother. She told me that the thong was a gift from “him” because he didn’t like her granny panties. I had the joy of marrying them two years later. His name is Mel and they’ve been happily married for 17 years. My mother likes to tell people “most people are lucky if they find true love once in their lifetime but I am beyond lucky to have found it twice’. The book offers insight for those curious about dating and moving forward. Feel free to email me for a free copy of the book at Penny@echofineproperties.com

 MorseLife is dedicated to enhancing the lives of seniors. They provide the highest standard of care and uncompromising services suited to the specific needs of seniors no matter what stage in life. Feel free to learn more by going to their website:  https://morselife.org or by calling them (561) 471-5111


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156 Sunset Bay Drive | Sunset Bay Homes For Sale | BallenIsles Homes For Sale

October 6th, 2017

Own a small piece of paradise in the high-end, golf & tennis community of BallenIsles in this 2BR/2½BA + den, pool & spa home with desirable social membership located at 156 Sunset Bay Drive in Sunset Bay Homes For Sale in BallenIsles Homes For Sale. The eat-in kitchen/family room is a gem and large windows and sliding glass doors highlight the pool, water, and golf views. The upgraded kitchen has new stainless steel appliances, modern cabinets, and granite. The southern exposure is ideal for watching beautiful sunsets. The open floorplan makes entertaining in this home easy. Sliding glass doors in the living room lead out to the private and serene pool & spa area. The airy master suite leads out to the covered pool & patio area. Wake up smiling every day in this fantastic home.

156 Sunset Bay Drive | Aerial View | Sunset Bay | BallenIsles

156 Sunset Bay Drive | Sunset Bay | BallenIsles

156 Sunset Bay Drive | Swimming Pool & Patio | Sunset Bay | BallenIsles

 

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The Natural Beauty of BallenIsles

July 6th, 2017

The Natural Beauty of BallenIsles

The private community of BallenIsles consists of 33 unique neighborhoods situated on 1300 acres in Palm Beach Gardens. People from around the world desire to reside in this gated membership community for many reasons. Other than a luxurious lifestyle, what truly sets BallenIsles apart from other country clubs in the area? In a word…amenities! They include a spa and salon, state-of-the-art fitness center, new sports complex, world-class tennis facilities, swimming, 5 dining venues, and 3 championship golf courses! However, in addition to the “glitz and glam”, the natural beauty of the neighborhoods and the common areas also play a vital role in drawing people in. You can’t help but fall in love with the grand homes nestled amongst pristine lakes, natural preserves, mature tropical gardens, and a wide variety of wildlife.
Today while driving in BallenIsles, I saw this white bird called an Ibis. When I got back to my office, I decided to learn more about this bird and here is what I found. This bird is easily identified by its long, red, down-curved bill and red legs. Ranging from 23 to 27 inches in length, they tend to be very social with their own kind, nesting in colonies and feeding together along muddy or sandy shores. The Ibis uses its curved bill to probe around vegetation and into soft mud to feel for their favorite meals of crayfish, crabs, snails, and insects. During early morning and at sunset, you may see them flying in formation. Small groups travel between the feeding grounds and their roost up to 15 miles away.

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83 St. James Court | Estates of St. James Homes For Sale | BallenIsles Homes For Sale

March 29th, 2017

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FALL IN LOVE… experience the best lake views from this fabulously remodeled, 4BR open floorplan home with incredible ambiance and breathtaking southern exposure at 83 St. James Court in Estates of St. James Homes For Sale at BallenIsles Homes For Sale. Volume ceilings and light from all directions make the home cheerful and bright. Expansive windows allow this amazing view to shine through all day long. Outdoor living at its finest: southern exposure, private yard, screened-in pool, spa, cabana bath, and outdoor bar area. Top-of-the-line materials in this remodeled home include marble floors, crown molding, coffered ceilings, granite, newer roof, and stainless steel appliances. The rare circular driveway is perfect for entertaining. Purchase of a golf membership is required.

83 St. James Court | Aerial View | Estates of St. James | BallenIsles

83 St. James Court | Estates of St. James | BallenIsles

83 St. James Court | Screened Swimming Pool & Spa | Estates of St. James | BallenIsles

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Real Estate “Pinspiration”

March 27th, 2017

 

 

Real Estate “Pinspiration”

 

Pinterest is photo based social networking site made up of virtual bulletin boards. Presently it’s the most highly valued startups by venture capitalists in the world. With millions of people looking to buy and sell homes everyday – Pinterest has become one of the hottest online social media platforms. Buyers and sellers can no longer underestimate the global reach of this site. If you aren’t using it….you could be missing out. Whether you’re looking for your next family or vacation home – you can search anywhere in the world…from anywhere in the world. Moving out of state and want to know about schools and things to do in the area? Find a board that has all of the topics that interest you. Pinterest is an invaluable resource and your new best friend. While it can be used to plan a wedding and search for the perfect dress or cake – it is sometime overlooked for the role it can play in real estate.

Following a few Pinterest boards will help you see homes that you might not have noticed before. Unlike Facebook – you follow a specific board not a specific person. This way you are only getting information that is of interest to you. If you are looking for a home with a state of the art kitchen – you can find a board that only lists homes with this specific detail. Share boards with your realtor to be sure that he/she understands your specific taste. Looking to list your home and in need of some easy inexpensive staging tips? Follow some fabulous staging bulletin boards. You will get some great ideas to help your home sell quickly.

Pinterest is increasingly becoming one of the hottest social media platforms online, with millions of visitors daily looking to buy and sell homes. Feel free to browse the millions of Pinterest boards to find the ones that make you happy. Be sure to check out all of the wonderful boards on our Echo Fine Properties Pinterest page too!

Looking for a home in BallenIsles? Be sure to check out my new listing on our Pinterest page! Want to see it right now….ok…click here.

Penny Burke is available to handle all your questions and real estate needs. Give her a call at (561) 320-2567 or email her at Penny@EchoFineProperties.com.

Thank you,


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