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Garden Club of Cape Coral | Enticing the yellow butterflies

It was exciting this week to see my first yellow butterfly of the season! Swooping up and down. Darting back and forth. It seems like such a random pattern, yet this butterfly has found the only plant in the neighborhood that she can lay her eggs on. It’s a privet senna (Senna ligustrina); ...

Real Estate Law | Son-in-law dilemma

Mr. Feichthaler: We are 20-year residents of Cape Coral and wish to have our home pass to our children (two grown daughters) upon our passing. They are both married, but we are not particularly fond of their husbands. We have read in your column that an Enhanced Life Estate Deed avoids probate ...

Homing In | January condo sales results and the perils of rate predictions

In our column one year ago, we provided some predictions that were being made by Lawrence Yun, the chief economist with the National Association of Realtors. Back then, Yun was discussing the fact that in the January 2023 NAR pending home sales report, the year-over-year number of pending sales ...

Homing In | January closed sales tepid, but seasonal activity increasing

Now that we are into the eighth week of 2024, the main takeaways in the Cape Coral single-family home market involve some of the more typical winter month seasonal patterns. We are seeing an influx of active listings coming onto the market as the inventory of homes listed for sale in the MLS ...

Garden Club of Cape Coral | March in the Park

What is “March in the Park”? It’s the Garden Club of Cape Coral’s major fundraiser! This will be our 16th annual plant, garden and art sale. Our special event is being held at Cape Coral’s beautiful Jaycee Park, 4125 S.E. 20th Place, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Garden Club of ...

Cape Coral Animal Shelter | Looking for a loving home | Feb. 23

Raven is a 3 to 5-year-old female. It only takes a few moments with her to realize what a beautiful, full-of-life lady she is! Raven's deal home would have a fenced yard where she could run and play with toys. She really loves hanging out with her people here, sharing stories of the biggest ...

Garden Club of Cape Coral | For your consideration: Wrightia antidysenterica

If you find yourself in the market for a lovely, upright growing shrub that sports delicate, five-petaled, snow-white blossoms the majority of the year in Southwest Florida, you need look no further than Wrightia antidysenterica, also known as Milky Way, Arctic Snow or Asian Snow. ...

Real Estate Law | Tips to find a legitimate buyer

Mr. Feichthaler: I have had my house on the market for about four months now. I accepted two offers, only to have them cancel at the very end of the inspection period. I really need to sell the house and find a legitimate buyer, any suggestions on how I can do this? Steven N. Dear Steven: I ...

Homing In | Listings, pendings up as deadline approaches for homeowners

We continue to see rising inventories and pending sales while the preliminary numbers in the overall Cape Coral single-family home market for the month of January are showing that the number of closed home sales are running some 17% below the number of sales registered in January 2023. As you ...