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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


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 


Happy May to everyone!


Some of you are probably saying, "Finally, Spring!", a glimpse of green grass instead of gray snow. I know from the amount of calls I've had that lots of folks are looking for property in beautiful Punta Gorda NOW in order to avoid another nasty winter. The seasonal rentals - which our office doesn't handle - are sold out we are told. With gigantic waiting lists! But why pay rent when you can own your own piece of paradise! You will be amazed at the values here! Give me a call to discuss what's right for you - or if you haven't been here yet - come check us out!  You will be very happy you did!


Now - to the fine month of May! May Day and Mother's Day of course, but how about the 11th - Eat What You Want Day, or the 15th - National Chocolate Chip Day - and as a long time tapper, my personal favorite for this month has to be Monday, May 25th - National Tap Dance Day - well ok! and a shuffle, step, ball change to all of you too!


Have fun and stay 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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1st Quarter Local Housing Statistics
Punta Gorda Metropolitan Statistical Area

Single-Family Homes
Closed Sales: 1,123
Year-over-Year % Change: 21.9%

Condos and Townhouses
Closed Sales: 294
Year-over-Year % Change: 8.1%

Source: Florida Realtors?


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" Life is too important to be taken seriously."
-Oscar Wilde

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. 

Gorgeous Landscaping for Your House Means More Than Just Looks

Landscaping is the first thing that potential buyers see, and it reflects well - or poorly - on other homes in the neighborhood. That's why homeowners associations often have exacting rules for it. 

Here are the essentials for great landscaping.



Essential #1: Trees



Maybe only Mother Nature can make a tree, but the National Tree Benefit Calculator can tell you what it's worth. 

The calculator examines how a tree species in a particular ZIP code affects:

  • Property values.
  • Storm water runoff. Trees block and suck up water running off your property, preventing pollutants from entering community waterways.
  • Carbon dioxide reduction. CO2 contributes to climate change.
  • Energy savings: Shade trees cool homes in summer; windbreaks help warm them in winter.


Essential #2: Native Plants

If you introduce trees, plants, or shrubs, go native. Indigenous plantings thrive without the extra TLC (read: time and money) you'll devote to anything that's forced to live outside its natural habitat.

Native plantings help wildlife, too. The National Wildlife Federation awards a special certification to homeowners who create natural backyard habitats for birds, butterflies, and other animals looking for places to roost or feed.

There's a slow but steady increase in buyers seeking these wildlife certified properties; a recent listing for a West Virginia property trumpeted its wildlife certification, restored meadow, and organic garden.


Essential #3: Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting consistently tops the NAHB's list of most wanted outdoor features in its annual "What Home Buyers Really Want" survey: 41% rate it "essential;" 49% say it's "desirable."


But that's not the only reason it's a landscape essential.

  • Tasteful lighting paints your home at night, highlighting your other great landscaping choices and directing guests to your home's focal point - the front door. 
  • It protects against slips and falls.
  • It makes a property a more difficult target for intruders. That added security can reduce burglaries, and therefore claims. 
  • It makes your home feel homier. Soft lighting on a wrap-around porch or just a front stoop feels warm and inviting.

For more details, click here.



Susan Hill

RE/MAX Harbor Realty

1133 Bal Harbor Blvd, Suite #1129

Punta Gorda, FL 33950