LetsGo2PuntaGorda Newsletter -  July 2017
Hello July! We are full swing into the summer heat!  July is full of fun, fireworks and family time.  And if you're in southwest Florida, you can stay cool in your pool, bounce around on your boat, fish off the dock and frolic on the beach! And as far as real estate goes - new construction is still on the rise.... the serious buyers are still here ... and inventory is on the low side. So if you are thinking of selling and you don't have to button it up for the hurricane season, let's talk! And if you need help finding the perfect piece of paradise, we can help with that too! 
And remember, July is National Blueberry Month, National Anti-Boredom Month, my personal favorite: Hot Dog Month, and everyone else's favorite: Ice Cream Month

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 

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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:

3221 White Ibis Court, #B3
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

List Price: $139,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath

Motivated Seller - look at this price! PGI Condo living on sailboat water with a beautiful, expansive waterway in Punta Gorda Isles! Probably one of the lowest condo fees in PGI. This well-maintained complex is rarely available! First floor unit is move-in ready - just bring your toothbrush. The heated swimming pool overlooks the water. You will be minutes from downtown shopping, dining and touring in historic Punta Gorda. Miles of bike paths for your outdoor enjoyment and a newly designed Nature Park right next door. Bring your small pet and make this your get-away retreat!

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...

Sold a Single Family Home in Punta Gorda Isles

" Susan is very knowledgeable, very personable, and extremely competent. We sold a lovely single family home. She made the process easy and was communicative and responsive. She navigated through showings, negotiations to a contract, and then through clearing contingencies, to the closing. She   efficiently handled each of the hiccups along the way. My wife and I would highly recommend Susan as pleasant and reliable to work with, with terrific results. "

-Barry & Toby M., Buffalo, NY, June 2017  

Things Everyone Should Do When Moving Into a New House

Settling in will be just that much sweeter if you do these things.

1. Change the Locks
You really don't know who else has keys to your home, so change the locks. That ensures you're the only person who has access. Install new deadbolts yourself for as little as $10 per lock, or call a locksmith - if you supply the new locks, they typically charge about $20 to $30 per lock for labor.

2. Check for Plumbing Leaks
Your home inspector should do this for you before closing, but it never hurts to double-check. Keep an eye out for dripping faucets and running toilets, and check your water heater for signs of a leak. Here's a neat trick: Check your water meter at the beginning and end of a two-hour window in which no water is being used in your house. If the reading is different, you have a leak.

3. Wipe Out Your Cabinets
Another no-brainer before you move in your dishes and bathroom supplies. Make sure to wipe inside and out, preferably with a non-toxic cleaner, and replace contact paper if necessary.

4. Introduce Yourself to Your Circuit Breaker Box and Main Water Valve
It's a good idea to figure out which fuses control what parts of your house and label them accordingly. This will take two people: One to stand in the room where the power is supposed to go off, the other to trip the fuses and yell, "Did that work? How about now? You'll want to know how to turn off your main water valve if you have a plumbing emergency, if a hurricane or tornado is headed your way, or if you're going out of town. Just locate the valve - it could be inside or outside your house - and turn the knob until it's off. Test it by turning on any faucet in the house; no water should come out.

For more ideas, click here.

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