LetsGo2PuntaGorda Newsletter -  June 2017
I guess summer has hit up north too! 96 degrees in Boston! Yikes, maybe you guys need to come here to cool off! Of course with summer comes the much needed rain in Florida ... and those skies light up like the 4th of July! 

June is a busy month in so many ways. Did you know that based on daylight hours, June has the longest days of the year? It also has the most marriages - and marriage proposals! And as a homeowner, there are other things that make June particularly eventful. It's a popular month for landscaping, gardening and, especially, planning renovations. (Let me know if I can help you by recommending a contractor or service provider).

Everyone thinks real estate sales slow down now but they actually stay pretty steady until the fall. So if you want to be sure you have the perfect winter get away - now is a really good time to be looking! You can also celebrate Gay Pride month, National Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month, Iced Tea Day and National YoYo Day!

Enjoy yourself!

Susan Hill
Susan Hill, REALTOR┬« 
RE/MAX "Platinum" Club - 2015, 2014, 2013
RE/MAX "100%" Club - 2012 
RE/MAX "Executive Club" - 2011
RE/MAX Harbor Realty
Direct: 941-676-1033
Cell: 941-347-8782 

Sara Johnston !

How to Enter July's Drawing:
'Like us on Facebook and automatically be entered for a chance to win a $25 American Express Gift Card during the month of July! 
**Please note: We've had problems contacting our winners.  Please provide your contact information via email to  susan@letsgo2puntagorda.com or online through  www.letsgo2puntagorda.comso we can send you your gift card! 

Latest PGI Civic Association News

The Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association is a great organization and if you're new to the area, it provides a lot of valuable information about how to become more involved in the community. 
Click here to view a copy of the latest PGICA Commentator, a monthly publication where you can find information about our area and the multitude of community activities available to you. 

Our Featured Listing:

2484 Rosa Lane
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

List Price: $379,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath

Location-Location-Location! An absolutely terrific opportunity to be on your sailboat and in Charlotte Harbor on your way to the Gulf of Mexico in less than 10 minutes! Turn the corner from your canal and see the harbor! This premier sailboat location is on a quiet cul-de-sac with a beautiful view. The home is bright and cheerful and features a "semi-formal" living room, opens to the lanai and the kitchen and family room. Great traffic flow makes for a super place for entertaining. The master bedroom/bath are spacious and inviting. There is hurricane protection windows. Your in-ground pool overlooks the canal and your neighbors are a mix of older homes and brand new construction. Enjoy beautiful sunsets with your west facing view in this tropical paradise or take your boat and set sail!

Visit my website to learn more about this listing or contact me at (941) 676-1033 or at susan@letsgo2puntagorda.com.

What Our Customers Are Saying...

Listed & Sold a House in Punta Gorda Isles

" Susan went 'above and beyond' for us in the sale of our home. Before we were even under contract with her she arranged for, oversaw, and followed up,on a repair for our home while we were out of state. Her many contacts in the local business community were so useful not only in the sale of our home, but in the whole process of moving, repair, cleaning, etc. Thanks for a job well done. "

-Russell and Susan J., Avila, IN, May 2017  

Super Simple Ideas for People Who Don't Like Yard Work

Who has time to prep for a patio party when you can't even keep up with the regular stuff? Shouldn't you get to kick back on your lawn, too? Yes, you should. It's just a matter of designing your landscape so it requires less attention from you. Here are a few strategies to help:

Use Rocks for Interesting Landscape Features
Grass doesn't grow on rocks. Besides stating the obvious, what that really means is that they're the perfect, versatile tool for creating a low-maintenance outdoor space. Use them to create walkways, or group them together to form decorative outcroppings.

Switch to Tall Grass That Never Needs Mowing
Not all grass is created equal. Tall grasses, like switchgrass, bluestem, muhly, and fountaingrass, all grow fast and require very little TLC. Nor do they ever get mowed. 
How to use tall grasses:

-Group along a fence line.
-Group into geometric patterns in your yard for a clean look.
-Go more random for a more natural look.

Plant Your Own Mini Forest if You Get Lots of Rain
Where there are trees there shall be no grass. But there will be shade, and that's a plus for picnicking and lawn-chair lounging.  Consider your local climate, as soaking up water can be good or bad. Do you need to sop up excess water? Is the yard already too dry?  Keep in mind that native trees are less maintenance because they're adapted to your area.

Source: Houselogic.com

Around Town

Isles Yacht Club

The Isles Yacht Club offers a variety of activities and amenities for boaters and non-boaters alike. Membership offers social opportunities, 4 professionally maintained, lit Har-Tru tennis courts, 7 different card and board games, exercise classes, billiards, cruising & kayaking, biking, bocce, a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center, award winning dining, golf reciprocity, and much more! There is truly something for everyone! 

Do You Know About This Free City Service?

Away From Home

If you are away from your home for an extended time, the Punta Gorda Police Department can conduct periodic home checks and notify you of any concerns or problems that arise. 

About Susan Hill, REALTOR ®

After 30 years in the trade show business, I sold my company, Hill & Partners, Inc (www.hillpartners.com) and moved to sunny Florida and focused on real estate. Working with buyers and sellers affords me the opportunity to apply the same skills that brought such success to my previous endeavor. You can be certain I will respond to your real estate needs with excitement, enthusiasm, rapid response, networking skills and problem-solving solutions!

Member of:
Charlotte County Chamber  of Commerce   
Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce   
Punta Gorda Isles Civic  Association

Susan Hill, REALTOR ┬«    |   RE/MAX Harbor Realty 
 941-347-8782  |   susan@susanhillrealtor.com   |  www.letsgo2puntagorda.com