April 2014


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Susan Hill, REALTOR�
Susan Hill photo 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

Congratulations to:


Pat G. - Her house sold in less than a week and her daughters came to help her move to her great place at Southport Square!


Michael & Beth - They are one step closer to building their dream home here and moving from Tallahassee!


HJ - He's helping our home sales and new construction statistics!






Featured Listing
1584 San Marino Court
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Watch a tour of this home

List Price: $459,999
3 Beds, 2/1 Baths

What a view! And what a house! This is certainly the place for entertaining - your fun, spacious lanai boasts a spectacular view. 120' of waterfront, a dock and 10,000lb boat lift are just begging for a visit! You are literally minutes from Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico, so hop in your powerboat and enjoy this tropical paradise. 
Take advantage of a great gourmet kitchen which features granite counters, a breakfast bar, and a breakfast nook overlooking the pool, the lanai and long water views of the canal. The split bedroom floor plan offers a spacious master bedroom suite and two guest bedrooms with a shared bath. The huge, screened lanai features a terrific pool area and pool bath... and the outdoor space includes mature landscaping, flowering trees, curbing and an over-sized lot! 120' waterfront space includes an extended dock already equipped with power and water and a boat lift - all that's missing is you! 
Visit my website to learn more about this listing or contact me at (941) 676-1033 or at susan@letsgo2puntagorda.com.

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Hi All,


No April Fooling for us!

Is it time to buy or sell? Yes! The market continues to heat up - prices are going in the right direction and the brutal winter has just added to the reasons everyone is flocking to beautiful Southwest Florida! Even if you haven't been the least bit serious about making a move, but are starting to think about it now - give me a call. I'd be happy to tell you what I think!

The month of April features National Peanut Butter & Jelly day, Caramel Popcorn Day, National Jelly Bean Day and Babe Ruth Day (but not the candy!). Have a great time and be safe!


Susan Hill, REALTOR� 

Member of RE/MAX "Platinum" Club - 2013 

Member of RE/MAX "100%" Club - 2012 

Member of RE/MAX "Executive Club" - 2011


RE/MAX Harbor Realty
Direct - 941-676-1033
Cell - 941-347-8782 

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The Orange House Wine Bar

Bob & Ruth Wessel welcome you to the Orange House, where you eat, drink, shop, and experience the world of wine. Enjoy great wine, food and a relaxed atmosphere. 

You can find the Orange House on Sullivan street between the Blue and Purple houses!
Visit their website at www.theorangehousewinebar.com.



February 2014 Local Housing Statistics
Punta Gorda Metropolitan Statistical Area
Single-Family Homes
Closed Sales: 301
   Year-over-Year % Change: 6.0%
Median Sales Price: $139,000
   Year-over-Year % Change: 11.3%

Condos and Townhouses
Closed Sales: 77
   Year-over-Year % Change: -7.2%
Median Sales Price: $87,000
   Year-over-Year % Change: -30.4%


Source: Florida Realtors


Easter and spring centerpiece ideas


If you're having company over for Easter this year, take a look at these creative ideas for table centerpieces.


Moss-Egg Centerpiece

"Give soft green moss an extra-festive update by shaping it into elegant eggs. Arranged with quince branches and blown-out eggs, this collection is a natural Easter centerpiece."

Get the Moss-Egg-Centerpiece How-To here.






Flower Arrangements in Eggshells

"Hollowed-out eggshells make naturally beautiful vases for tiny flower arrangements."

Get the Flower Arrangements in Eggshells How-To.







White-Chocolate Bunnies Centerpiece

"Pastel-hued rabbits in various shapes, sizes, and colors are very whimsical. Silver egg cups hold hard-cooked eggs, and silver julep cups are filled with plump tulips."




For more centerpiece ideas, click here.


Source: Martha Stewart 


It's that time of year again...spring cleaning
What has the most germs in your home? News that cell phones contain more germs than your toilet is no surprise to us. Your home contains scores of things and places that are germier than your commode.
In fact, toilets don't harbor as much bacteria as you might think. You clean and disinfect them regularly, and their hard, dry surfaces aren't easy places for bacteria to grow.

Here are places in the home where germs love to grow:

Kitchen sponge or dish rag: A germ study by NSF International (a non-profit research group) found that sponges are the "germiest" place in your home - even more than toothbrush holders. Not only do bacteria feast and grow on your kitchen sponge, but you spread them all over the kitchen when you wipe down counters and the stove. To clean, the USDA recommends running sponges through a dishwasher cycle, or placing them in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.

Kitchen sink: Germs multiply - especially E. coli - when you soak dishes or scrape them on the way to the dishwasher, germ experts say. So make sure you sanitize your sink with bleach and water (1:10 solution) every day. Don't forget to sanitize the drain plug, too.

Salt-and-pepper shakers: They're loaded with cold viruses, according to a 2008 University of Virginia study. Of 160 surfaces tested for rhinovirus, salt-and-pepper shakers were the biggest germ hot spots, followed by bathroom faucets, television remotes, refrigerator door handles, and door knobs.  

Source: HouseLogic


Susan Hill

RE/MAX Harbor Realty

1133 Bal Harbor Blvd, Suite #1129

Punta Gorda, FL 33950