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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
2880 Coral Way
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
List Price: $795,000
3 Beds, 3 Baths

Click here to see a virtual tour of this home.

This house has it all! The most spectacular waterfront views, the perfect southern exposure, a location that cannot be beat and an expansive, inviting home that is an entertaining dream. The minute you enter the front door, you are surrounded by water views - the lanai is spacious and surrounds the crystal clear, sparkling pool. The heated pool and spa feature an Intel touch system control panel and an in-pool cleaning system and while you are outside you'll be enjoying 178' of seawall, a 150' lighted dock, a 13,500 lb boat lift and a 5 minute ride to the harbor on your sail or power boat - or there is room for both! An updated gourmet kitchen opens to the great room and features granite counters, Bosch cook top, lots of storage, cabinets with pull outs, reverse osmosis, conventional and microwave ovens and sliders on all sides out to the lanai. Three bedrooms and three full baths - the master opens to the lanai and features a master bath with double vanities, walk-in tiled shower and freestanding jetted tub. Split floor plan allows for guests to have their own private suite! The whole house is alarmed and has hurricane protection. Become a part of the original sailboat section in deed restricted PGI and start living the life! Paradise plus!

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

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LetsGo2PuntaGorda Newsletter 

Hello All!

BOO! Just wanted to wake you up! It's the witching hour and the spooky month of Halloween - but it's also just a month or two before those winter months start to creep in. Don't get caught out in the cold! I don't have to remind most of you what last winter was like - and someone told me the trusty Almanac is predicting something similar for this coming winter.
SO - drop me a line if you would like to discuss the real estate market in Punta Gorda. Right now the inventory is still relatively low and the market is very strong - so get in there before the "season rush"! And remember - if you are anywhere near the area, downtown historic Punta Gorda is THE place to be for Halloween! And also enjoy the fact that October is Cookie Month and Seafood Month - and we celebrate World Pasta Day, Mother in Law Day and on the last Friday of the month....Frankenstein Day! 
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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Local Business Spotlight

Jim's Bathroom Grab Bars
Jim Manos
Phone: 941-626-4296

Jim's Bathroom Grab Bars LLC has been in business for the past twenty three years and defines our success by achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction possible. Want to know more about us? Visit our website at

"Jim installed grab bars in both bathrooms. He was prompt and courteous. He made several suggestions, where to place the bars so it would be comfortable for everyone. He left no mess to be cleaned up. If you are thinking of installing bathroom grab bars, don't hesitate to call Jim. You won't be sorry."
July 2015 Local Housing Statistics
Punta Gorda Metropolitan Statistical Area
Single-Family Homes
Closed Sales: 439
Median Sale Price: $177,000
Year-over-Year % Change: 16.5%

Condos and Townhouses
Closed Sales: 74
Median Sale Price : $149,000
Year-over-Year % Change: 31.9%

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. 

Fall Maintenance Checklist

With fall approaching, make sure to complete this checklist of essential fall maintenance tasks.

Seal the deal

Grab a couple of tubes of color-matched exterior caulk ($5 for a 12-ounce tube) and make a journey around  your home's exterior, sealing up cracks between trim and siding, around window and door frames, and where pipes and wires enter your house. Preventing moisture from getting inside your walls is one of the least expensive - and most important - of your fall maintenance jobs. You'll also seal air leaks that waste energy.


De-gunk your gutters

After the leaves have fallen, clean your gutters to remove leaves, twigs, and gunk. Make sure gutters aren't sagging and trapping water; tighten gutter hangers and downspout brackets. Replace any worn or damaged gutters and downspouts.

If you find colored grit from asphalt roof shingles in your gutters, beware. That sand-like grit helps protect shingles from the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun. Look closely for other signs of roof damage; it may be time for a roofing replacement

Your downspouts should extend at least 5 feet away from your house to prevent foundation problems. If they don't, add downspout extensions; $10 to $20 each.


Eyeball your roof

If you have a steep roof or a multistory house, stay safe and use binoculars to inspect your roof from the ground.

Look for warning signs: Shingles that are buckled, cracked, or missing; rust spots on flashing. Any loose, damaged, or missing shingles should be replaced immediately. 

Black algae stains are just cosmetic, but masses of moss and lichen could signal roofing that's decayed underneath. Call in a pro roofer for a $50 to $100 eval.

A plumbing vent stack usually is flashed with a rubber collar - called a boot - that may crack or loosen over time. They'll wear out before your roof does, so make sure they're in good shape. A pro roofer will charge $75 to $150 to replace a boot, depending on how steep your roof is.

Learn some additional tips here.



Susan Hill

RE/MAX Harbor Realty

1133 Bal Harbor Blvd, Suite #1129

Punta Gorda, FL 33950