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

 
Congratulations to:

 

Mary & Bill D., Punta Gorda, FL - Sold their home here in the Isles and are bound for adventures on their boat and at their new summer house on Lake Egypt in Illinois.

 

Tom M., Punta Gorda, FL - Bought his new condo and moved from his sailboat in Fisherman's Village.

 

Brenda & Tim W., Wheaton, IL - Broke ground on their new Rutenberg house and will be looking forward to a brand new address in the Isles!

 

Tom M., Lenoir City, TN - Sold his lot in Burnt Store Isles.


 


 


 

 
Featured Listing
10 Tropicana Drive
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
List Price: $499,000
4 Beds, 3 Baths
 

You are literally three lots from Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico-no bridges, so take your sailboat or your powerboat and enjoy this tropical paradise. An outstanding opportunity to purchase your own over-sized piece of paradise in the most desirable area for boating and fishing. This home has been meticulously cared for. Bright, sunny, warm & inviting - a perfect place for entertaining on a grand scale or a cozy evening in front of the fireplace. Take advantage of this spotless kitchen and spacious, open floor plan to entertain. The kitchen features a breakfast bar and overlooks the pool/lanai and canal. The cozy family room just off the kitchen includes a gas fireplace, soaring vaulted ceilings and also opens to the lanai. There is a spacious master bedroom suite, two guest bedrooms with a shared bath and you'll also enjoy a separate fourth bedroom currently used as a den/library/office with its own full bath. 

The outdoor space includes mature landscaping, flowering trees, curbing and a view to the harbor! The 85' waterfront space includes a dock already equipped with power and water and a 13,000 lb boat lift - all that's missing is you! Move right in and you'll be minutes from world class boating and fishing or minutes from Historic downtown Punta Gorda!
 
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,

 

Welcome to the BOO month!

 

A couple of tips for you - tricks of the trade! When you're selling or buying, make sure you don't forget to ask or tell! Make lists!

 

#1: The "I'll miss it" list. Chances are, there are things about your home that you're really going to miss when you move. It may be the spacious living room, ideal for entertaining. Or the nearby park with scenic trails, perfect for walking and biking. Or the large deck that has just the right combination of shade and sun to make spending time on it pleasant. Whatever you'll miss, put it on the list! Chances are, those are features that will also interest buyers.

 

#2: The "Just the facts" list. What are the facts about your property that a buyer needs to know in order to consider purchasing it? This may be a very long list including such items as total square footage, number of bedrooms, number of washrooms, property taxes, size of yard, and more. This list should also include special features, such as upgraded kitchen features, and local golf course.

 

#3: The "repairs and improvements" list. Buyers are interested in the state of repair of your home, and in any improvements you have made to it. On this list, include all repairs you have done during the past three years and, if possible, attach receipts. It's especially important to include anything that has been replaced, such as a furnace or roof shingles. If you've done any major remodeling or renovations, include the details on those, too. 

 

Want more tips on selling your home quickly and for the best price? Call today. 


 

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
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Punta Gorda Farmers' Market: 
A Saturday Morning Tradition

Downtown Farmers' Market, Punta Gorda, Florida
Downtown Farmers' Market, Punta Gorda, Florida

Click on the image above to watch a short, 1-minute video about the farmer's market, courtesy of the Charlotte County Visitors Bureau.

Voted the best small market in Florida and 15th in the USA, the downtown Punta Gorda farmers' market draws various vendors and visitors all the time. Dried fruits and nuts, Italian and French bakery, cheese, soaps, honey, and exotic plants are just a few of the items you'll find on sale. The next time you're in town, stop by the farmers' market on a Saturday morning on Taylor Street if you haven't visited it yet!

 

August 2014 Local Housing Statistics
Punta Gorda Metropolitan Statistical Area
 
Single-Family Homes
Closed Sales: 321
   Year-over-Year % Change: 3.5%
Median Sales Price: $139,900
   Year-over-Year % Change: -3.3%

Condos and Townhouses
Closed Sales: 74
   Year-over-Year % Change: -17.8%
Median Sales Price: $113,500
   Year-over-Year % Change: -5.8%

 

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. 

 
Halloween Decorating Ideas

Instant Pumpkin Displays

Flank the Steps
When it comes to fall decorating, don't neglect your outdoor spaces. Using pumpkins, squash, and gourds can be as easy as integrating them into elements you already have. A cascading display down the stairs allows you to use bigger ones that have more presence and are visible from the road. This vertical arrangement also draws the eye up the stairs. Position them on their sides or stack them on planters for an original look.

Place in a Vase
Instead of the usual flower arrangement on your side table, create a festive display that shows off some of your favorite pumpkins. Arrange branches, dried grasses, moss, squash, and small pumpkins in a vase as you would a traditional flower display. Then, choose a single pumpkin with an interesting shape or a twisted stem to showcase. Place it on a smaller table or stool to help set it apart from the rest.


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Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Scary Good Savings
If you like lots of spooky light for your Halloween display but are scared to death about wasting energy, try floodlights with compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). A 20-watt CFL floodlight is as bright as a 100-watt incandescent, but uses one-fifth the energy. They come in many colors; a weatherproof, 20-watt CFL floodlight is about $10 and will last 8,000 hours, or more than 30 Halloweens.

I Feel (DIY) Eyes on Me
You'll have trick-or-treaters doing a double-take when they see the homemade eyeball string lights you've hung around your front entry. Ping pong balls ($4.25 per dozen) and some Christmas string lights ($18 for 50 LED lights on a 22-foot string) are the basics; color in eyes with Sharpies. LED holiday lights stay cool and won't melt those eyeballs.

 

Susan Hill

RE/MAX Harbor Realty

1133 Bal Harbor Blvd, Suite #1129

Punta Gorda, FL 33950

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