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Featured Listing
3736 Bal Harbor Blvd.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
List Price: $769,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath

NEW CONSTRUCTION - COMPLETED!!! Just what you've been waiting for - a spectacular, new home that is move-in ready - no waiting 8-12 months for completion! This custom-built PGI Home (one of the most respected and longest standing builders in PGI) is located on a sailboat water lot with a GORGEOUS long canal view. Breathtaking the minute you enter - interior features include tray ceilings with crown molding, an open floor plan with high impact windows throughout, three (3) bedrooms, three (3) bathrooms & three (3) car garage! The gourmet kitchen is a cook's delight - open, airy and featuring beautiful quartz counters with coordinating glass backsplash to ceiling, custom wood cabinetry and stainless appliances which include a French door fridge, cooktop, oven and microwave. Flooring is tile throughout with the exception of the bedrooms - the master bedroom suite touts a spectacular master bathroom with dual under mount sinks, a garden bath and fabulous walk through shower. Desirable, deed-restricted Punta Gorda Isles, directly across from St. Andrews Golf Course and minutes from Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf! Downtown Historic Punta Gorda awaits - dining, shopping, galleries and more!!

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

About Susan Hill, REALTOR┬« 

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 

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If you are away from your home for an extended time, the Punta Gorda Police Department can conduct periodic home checks and notify you of any concerns or problems that arise. Find out more here.

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LetsGo2PuntaGorda Newsletter 

Happy Summer!

August is here and fall is just around the corner. Lots of you have been enjoying visits with family and friends all over the country - including some of our international friends back in Canada, Sweden, Australia for the summer - we're watching the Olympics and thinking about all of you - looking forward to your return!
Watermelon Day, Oyster Day, World Elephant Day and Matchmaker Day are all part of the zany days that fall in August. And when it comes to real estate in August - everyone seems to think (naturally) that business slows to a crawl. Well, it's definitely a slower pace with fewer showings and inventory still very low - but the buyers that are in Punta Gorda are serious and are writing offers. So if you are thinking about selling, please feel free to give me a call and we'll talk about the process!  
Be safe!

Susan Hill, REALTOR┬« 
RE/MAX "Platinum" Club - 2015, 2014, 2013
RE/MAX "100%" Club - 2012 
RE/MAX "Executive Club" - 2011
RE/MAX Harbor Realty
Direct - 941-676-1033
Cell - 941-347-8782
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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. 

Second Carrier coming to Punta Gorda Airport
For those of you near the Chicago, Trenton, and Philadelphia areas, check out our local Punta Gorda Airport. It just landed service from a second commercial carrier - Frontier Airlines! 

For more information about our airport and Frontier, click here.

The Isles Yacht Club
The Isles Yacht Club offers a variety of activities and amenities for boaters and non-boaters alike. Membership offers social opportunities, 4 professionally maintained, lit Har-Tru tennis courts, 7 different card and board games, exercise classes, billiards, cruising & kayaking, biking, bocce, a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center, award winning dining, golf reciprocity, and much more! There is truly something for everyone!

What Do Real Estate Pros Look for When Buying?

It's not every day that you buy a home and make decisions about the next three, five, or 10 years of your life. Since you can't exactly take a home on a test drive, how do you decide? 

Be Willing to Compromise for Your Priorities
Make sure your practical and functional priorities don't get lost in all the home buying hoo-ha (sparkling granite counters, new hardwood floors, a steam shower!). Remember, you can always add the hoo-ha, but you can't make a home fit all priorities, such as location and price.

Dig Into the Details
Go even deeper to uncover a home's not-so-obvious maintenance costs:

-Scope out the sewer line - especially if you're interested in an older home - to make sure there aren't any tree branches or other debris clogging up the works. 
-Look at the trees. How mature are they? Roots from older trees can inv ade the sewer line; untrimmed branches can pummel your gutters during storms.

-Know what's not covered by homeowners insurance.  Ask how old the appliances are. You might need to budget for something new in a few years. Sellers are only required to fix what the inspector finds is broken; they're not going to upgrade working appliances for you.

Focus on Lifestyle
Think of your lifestyle preferences and how those might change in the next few years. After all, the typical homeowner lives in a house for a median of 10 years before selling, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® data shows.


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Susan Hill

RE/MAX Harbor Realty

1133 Bal Harbor Blvd, Suite #1129

Punta Gorda, FL 33950