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Selecting native plants

If you want to enjoy a garden that provides many benefits with minimal effort, then native plants are your best bet! Plants that are adapted to local climate and soil conditions where they naturally occur are classified as native plants. A “Florida Native Plant” refers to a species ...

Overpayments need to repaid to buyer

Dear Mr. Feichthaler, I provided seller financing to a buyer a few years ago, and she dutifully paid the monthly payments until the mortgage was paid off. However, she set payments on auto-pay from their bank, so the payments kept coming, $4,000 a month for 10 extra months. I didn’t even ...

Cape’s mid-year supply of unsold homes moves lower

Before we get into this week’s topic about the Cape’s monthly levels of unsold single-family home supply, we need to finish up last week’s topic with the closed sales and median sales price numbers for our dry lot home segment. Also, the large pipeline of pending home sales we have noted ...

‘Come on down!’

Cape Coral homes and vacations were once sought-after prizes on national television game shows. There was a time in the late 1950s and early 1960s when shows like “The Price is Right,” “Concentration” or “Queen for a Day” offered the chance for contestants to win their dream home ...

Magical palms

By ANN BLOCKSpecial to The BreezeI must admit it, I'm in love with palm trees. Imagine my surprise when we moved to Florida from the Northeast to discover so many varieties over 3,000 worldwide. So how to identify palm trees? Looking at the shape of palm fronds (leaves) is the first step. ...

What you need to know before you buy a condo

Dear Mr. Feichthaler:I plan to purchase a condominium in the next few weeks in Cape Coral. Besides the price, is there anything else I should be concerned about?-Deborah T.Dear Deborah,Purchases of condominiums have continued to be strong over the past several months, as we see more demand from ...

Second quarter Cape home sales down versus 2019

After coming off of the best first quarter performance ever for the number of closed single-family home sales in Cape Coral, the COVID-19-related shutdowns caused the second quarter closed home sales numbers to come in well below the second quarter results from a year ago. However, we have put ...

Cultural Park Theatre setting safety policies for 58th season

While every performing arts organization in the area, and across the country, will need to make their own individual decisions about how and when to reopen given the huge impact of COVID-19, for our community theaters, those decisions arrive sooner than most other arts groups, since their ...

Harvesting rain water: nature’s bounty

53 inches! 53 inches of rain on average per year in Lee County! According to the Lee County rain gauge data, June is typically the wettest month, averaging about 9 inches of rain, while August is the rainiest month with approximately 17 rain days. As gardeners, we often wish we could reserve ...

Cape’s luxury condo sales plunge in first half of 2020

This week it is time for one more round of champagne wishes and caviar dreams as we look back at the Cape Coral luxury condominium market in the first half of 2020. This is our homage to the late, great Robin Leach, with our version of "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous." For our ...