November 2013


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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!
   Member of:
  -Charlotte County Chamber 
   of Commerce
  -Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce
  -Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association

Congratulations to:


Julie & Doug W. on the purchase of their new home in PGI - they are moving from the US Virgin Islands - cats & dogs included!


Deb & Walter P. - their beautiful new home is in North Port and they'll be back soon to get it "lived in"!


Ruth A.- we sold her villa in less than 2 weeks and she has moved into a new condo closer to her family.


Bruce E. - soon a new family will start building their dream home on the vacant lot we sold.



Featured Listing

3531 Saint Florent Ct.  
Punta Gorda, FL 33982

List Price: $565,000
3 Beds, 2 1/2 Baths

A tropical paradise awaits! Move-in ready, this home looks like a model. Sailboat location in beautiful Burnt Store Isles with very quick access to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico via Alligator Creek. This immaculate home features an open great room floor plan with the master bedroom/bathroom suite on one side and the guest beds/bath on the other. The master bath features double sinks and a garden bath. The gourmet chef will love the kitchen with new, stainless, top of the line appliances, granite counter-tops and a breakfast nook overlooking the water. There is a separate dining area, open to the great room for entertaining and special events. You'll love sitting on the enclosed lanai, going for a dip in the solar heated pool, or relaxing on your boat .... yes, a 10,000+ boat lift and davits are already here for you. This over-sized waterfront home is a must-see! Move in and you'll also be minutes from historic downtown Punta Gorda with shopping, dining, entertainment, galleries and boutiques.
Visit my website to learn more about this listing or contact me at (941) 676-1033 or at

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LetsGo2PuntaGorda Newsletter 

Dear Friends,


Wow ... it's already November! So there are only a couple of months left in this calendar year, and it's no wonder people are already talking about 2014. While at this time of year, two months seems to fly by, a lot can happen in that length of time.


If you're curious about how the market is doing, or where it's likely to be going, just give me a call. It's always good to touch base on real estate activity and trends, and I'm happy to answer any questions you have, anytime you like. 


We all know November's big event is Turkey Day but did you know that the November 2nd is Deviled Egg Day, the 3rd is Sandwich Day, the 12th is Chicken Soup Day and then .....the best of all .... the 30th is Stay Home Because You are Well Day!


Rest up - the holidays are right around the corner!



Susan Hill, REALTOR�

Member of RE/MAX "Executive Club" - 2011

Member of RE/MAX "100% Club" - 2012

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

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This Month's Facebook Drawing Winner
Congratulations to Megan Hill (NO relation to Susan Hill!), the winner of November's Facebook drawing!
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Step Back in Time

Don't miss this great event coming up, sponsored by Beyond Ourselves, the PGI Civic Association's Community Service Organization.  All proceeds will support the Peace River Wildlife Center.

Historic Fashion Show
January 14, 2014 at 2:00pm
PGI Civic Association

Includes petite treats, trivia cards, displays and more. Hats and costumes by guests are appreciated! There will also be a Step Back in Time drawing, where you can have a chance to win a scenic ride for you and up to three guests in a 1911 fully-restored Buick and a catered lunch by Trabue's Chef Keith Meyer. Click here for more information.



September 2013 Local Housing Statistics
Punta Gorda MSA
Single-Family Homes
Closed Sales: 307
   Year-over-Year % Change: 23.8%
Median Sales Price: $153,900
   Year-over-Year % Change: 28.3%

Condos and Townhouses
Closed Sales: 71
   Year-over-Year % Change: -1.4%
Median Sales Price: $95,000
   Year-over-Year % Change: 1.6%


Source: Florida Realtors


Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we thought you might appreciate some ideas for how to make your table look festive.

Harvest Place Setting
Set the table and mood. Let your table reflect the warm colors of the season. The vibrancy of autumn shines through with aged wood, roses the color of fallen leaves, and fresh produce. A mix of antique and reproduction creamware, vintage amber glasses and dessert plates, and the utter simplicity of beeswax candles sets the mood.





Exquisite Table 
Dishes: Family china may steer the table's theme, but introducing a few simple, contemporary pieces can create an entirely new look that is as personal as it is inviting. 

Table: Favorite items like colorful linen napkins or a family heirloom can inspire the overall look. Employ a sideboard to keep plates and glassware handy for the second course and the dining table uncluttered. Serving a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast can be an exciting prospect, especially when the entertaining is fuss-free.


Floral Centerpiece

Techniques from a Pro:

1. Quick Color: Fill vases with cranberries or kumquats, then add water and flowers in complementary shades. 

2. Nice and Easy: If you're on a budget, arrange inexpensive poppies, daisies, or dahlias in old milk bottles or tumblers down the center of your table.

3. Eye-to-Eye: To ensure guests can converse freely, flowers should sit no taller than 14 inches.
Fruitful Place Settings
Jewel tones and saturated color heighten the appearance of the Thanksgiving table and celebrate the season's bright foliage against the late-autumn sky. To get the look here, take advantage of the enhanced color attributes of inexpensive faux foliage and rich textile remnants. Present the faux berries and leaves (combined with real leaves, if you like) in a free-form display of pitchers and teapots, sugar bowls and goblets.

To see all 22 ideas, click here.
Source: Country Living  


Susan Hill

RE/MAX Harbor Realty

1133 Bal Harbor Blvd, Suite #1129

Punta Gorda, FL 33950