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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


Congratulations to:

Patty & Gary E., California & Maine - After living on their sailboat on the west coast, they'll be on firm ground in their beautiful new PGI home!

Debbie & Bruce B., Pennsylvania - Excited to be coming to Punta Gorda to be spending time at their new place with everything, including a tiki hut!

Dan A., Toronto - Sold vacation home in Burnt Store Marina - and on to new adventures!

Featured Listing


2871 Coral Way

Punta Gorda, FL 33950


List Price: $469,000
3 Beds, 3 Baths

Click here to see a virtual tour of this home.

Totally renovated, this is the perfect place for entertaining ... and talk about location - location - location! You are literally minutes from Charlotte Harbor and surrounded by sailboats galore! From the minute you drive up to the house you'll see the professionally designed features that are unique and captivating. Outside the front door, sit and relax under the striped awning and enjoy the cool breeze. Come in and experience a warm, open and inviting great room floor plan with bedrooms on each side of the house. Tiled throughout, except the master, there are plantation shutters and wonderful window treatments, sliders to the over-sized lanai, a guest bedroom suite and beautiful landscaping. The professionally designed kitchen features tile and stone counters, a porcelain full size & vegetable sink, stainless steel appliances and lots of counter space. Breakfast bar, dining table, kitchen island and outdoor space all offer a place to perch! The master suite features a bath with dual sinks, quartz counter tops and its own water heater - a second water heater in the garage takes care of the other side of the house. A whole house fan provides energy savings! Air conditioning unit brand new. Don't miss this charming home - you won't have to change a thing!

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

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LetsGo2PuntaGorda Newsletter 




As spring approaches, there is good reason to think ahead and start planning for the future. This is the time of year when many people consider listing their homes for sale, making it more convenient to move during the summer months.


If such a move is in your plans, or if you know of someone who is thinking of buying or selling in the future, I would certainly appreciate it if you would give me a call. When it comes to Real Estate, things can heat up very quickly.


Enjoy a safe St. Patrick's Day and if you're close to Punta Gorda, plan to visit our "official" Irish pub - the Celtic Ray! Remember the 2nd week in March is National Bubble Week and it's also National Frozen Food month! 


Safe travels!


Susan Hill, REALTOR� 

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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January 2015 Local Housing Statistics
Punta Gorda Metropolitan Statistical Area
Single-Family Homes
Closed Sales: 302
Median Sales Price: $165,075
   Year-over-Year % Change: 22.3%
Condos and Townhouses
Closed Sales: 57
Median Sales Price: $139,500
   Year-over-Year % Change: 44.2%


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. 

How to Keep Things Cleaner Longer

These tricks and tips will help you outsmart dirt while cutting back on housework.


1. Defy Dust

Trick: You can combat dust by adjusting your home's humidity level.

The facts: Low humidity levels cause static electricity. Not only does static attract dust, it makes it stick, so it's difficult to remove. High humidity causes problems, too - it's an ideal environment for dust mites. These microscopic critters are a double threat: They're a common allergen, and they contribute to dust production. There are as many as 19,000 dust mites in half a teaspoon of house dust, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Yuck!

Next steps: Keep your home's humidity level between 40% to 50%. That'll eliminate static while decreasing dust mite growth.

Tip: Make it easy to keep your household vents dust free. Remove and wash them once a year with mild soap and water. After they're clean and completely dry, apply a liberal coat of car wax; then buff. 


2. Use Rain Repellent to Keep Glass Shower Doors Crystal Clear

Trick: You can eliminate soap scum build-up by coating your glass shower doors with a rain-repellent product made for car windshields.

The facts: When applied to glass, products like these create an invisible barrier that causes water, oils, and debris (like soap suds) to bead and roll off.

Next steps: Find this product anywhere that sells basic auto supplies. You'll know it's time to reapply when water stops beading on shower doors. Keep in mind, 
windshield rain repellents were made to treat glass, not plastic.

Tip: Automatic shower cleaners claim to let you clean your shower and tub less frequently - like every 30 days. After you finish bathing, the gadget will douse your shower and tub with a cleanser that prevents soap scum build-up while combating mold and mildew. You can buy automatic shower cleaners at most big-brand retailers, like Target and Walmart.


3. Give Oven-Cleaning Products the Boot

Why: Most cleaners give off noxious fumes and make a horrible mess.

The facts: The basic ingredient in many oven cleaners is lye, which can burn your eyes and your skin; it's usually fatal if swallowed.

Next steps: Use a wet pumice stone to scrape off dirt and grease. It's faster than oven cleaner and toxin-free.

Tip: Need to wipe your range or anything else down? You can bust filth faster by heating up a clean, damp sponge or cloth in a microwave for 30 seconds before wiping with or without a cleaning product. Put on rubber gloves before you pick up that hot sponge.

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Susan Hill

RE/MAX Harbor Realty

1133 Bal Harbor Blvd, Suite #1129

Punta Gorda, FL 33950