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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 ( ) 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!
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Charlotte County Chamber  of  Commerce  
Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce 
Punta Gorda Isles Civic  Association


Featured Listing
1468 Kittiwake Drive
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
List Price: $399,000
3 Beds, 2 Baths

Click here to see a virtual tour of this home.

Welcome to PGI! You will feel right at home in this meticulously cared-for custom built Towles home. Lots of upgrades and features you won't find elsewhere. This is a sailboat water location, right off the perimeter canal, is minutes from Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf. Great room, split bedroom floor plan, open and bright, with two hot water heaters - one for each side of the house - attic/roof insulation for extra efficient heating/cooling and a steel metal roof. Over-sized garage with workshop and plenty of room for two cars. The hot tub features a mineral sanitizer (no chlorine required!) and the sea wall was replaced by the city in 2011. The kitchen features a dining area and a breakfast bar - 2014 bought frig, range, microwave and disposal. A/C unit new in 2014. This competitively priced canal home won't last long!

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

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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. Find out more here.

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LetsGo2PuntaGorda Newsletter 

Dear Friends,

August is just sizzling - but here in Punta Gorda, FL it's not just the temperature - the real estate market is hot, hot, hot! Now is the time for you to MOVE on your decision to buy OR sell.

Please enjoy your summer and look forward to the fall ...lots of events and activities in which to take part. Have a wonderful month and if you need any help with your real estate needs, I am here to help. And remember - August is the month for Joke Day (8/16), Kiss & Make Up Day (8/25), and National Hero's Day (8/31). Be safe!

Susan Hill, REALTOR┬« 
Member of RE/MAX "Platinum" Club - 2014  
Member of RE/MAX "Platinum" Club - 2013 
Member of RE/MAX "100%" Club - 2012 
Member of RE/MAX "Executive Club" - 2011
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Happenings Around Town

If you're looking for good eats around town, look no further than Punta Gorda!

Punta Gorda Chef Defeats Bobby Flay in Competition
Chef Jeanie Roland, owner of the Perfect Caper in downtown Punta Gorda, competed on the Food Network's popular program "Beat Bobby Flay". And that is indeed what she did! She won in a blind taste test with her signature mussels dish. Read more here.

Local Ice Cream Shop Tops Trip Advisor's "Best Ice Cream in the Country" List

Harborwalk Scoops and Bites at Laishley Marina earns the number 1 spot this year.  Enjoy beautiful sunset views all year long and be sure to try their  Toasted Coconut and Chocolatey Chocolate Chip flavors!

2nd Quarter Local Housing Statistics
Punta Gorda Metropolitan Statistical Area
Single-Family Homes
Closed Sales: 1,351
Year-over-Year % Change: 8.9%
Median Sale Price: $167,000
Year-over-Year % Change: 8.9%

Condos and Townhouses
Closed Sales: 344
Year-over-Year % Change: 7.2%
Median Sale Price: $151,000
Year-over-Year % Change: 14.0%

Source: Florida Realtors®
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. 

You can view a copy of the latest PGICA Commentator here - a monthly publication where you can find information about our area and the multitude of community activities available to you. 

Some Ideas to Help You Use Your Outdoor Space More

These ideas will transform your outdoor space into an oasis you may never want to leave.

Go Overboard on Comfy
  • Make sure your outdoor seating is as cushy as your indoor furniture. Today's outdoor cushions aren't the plastic-y, sweat-inducing pillows of the past. Plus, they can handle a downpour and spring back once they dry.
  • Give yourself some privacy. Create natural screens with shrubs, bushes, or even bamboo reeds. Or install prefab screens from your local home improvement store.

Create a Broadband Paradise

Our devices and electronics have conspired to keep us on lock down. Since we're not about to chuck our digital toys, boot up your outdoor space so you can keep texting, posting to Instagram, and watching cat videos.
  • Wireless outdoor Wi-Fi antennas provide an extra boost so you can stay connected.
  • A solar USB charging station keeps your gizmos powered.
  • Wireless speakers make it easy to bring your music outdoors, and mask a noisy neighborhood.

Light the Way
When the sun goes down, don't be left groping for your wine glass. Outdoor lighting dresses up your home's marketability and appeal (exterior lighting is buyers' most wanted outdoor feature, according to the NAHB study), makes it safer, and lets you spend more time outside.
  • Use uplighting to highlight trees, architectural details, or other focal points.
  • Add sconces or pendant lights to make evening entertaining, grilling, and reading easier.
  • Illuminate walkways, rails, and steps with landscape solar lights.



Susan Hill

RE/MAX Harbor Realty

1133 Bal Harbor Blvd, Suite #1129

Punta Gorda, FL 33950