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Cape’s July monthly unsold home supply moves lower

Today, we will be reviewing the numbers for the monthly supply of unsold Cape Coral single-family homes for the month of July. The main takeaway from this data is that the monthly level of unsold supply in the Cape continues to shrink, with much of our market shifting into, or bordering on ...

Beautiful hibiscus

The tropical hibiscus is one of the most recognizable and familiar of all tropical flowers. A member of the Malvaceae or mallow family (the word hibiscus comes from the Greek word Hibiskos meaning mallow), the tropical hibiscus is related to the rose-of-sharon, the hardy hibiscus grown in ...

Buyer needs to arrange an official assumption of mortgage

Mr. Feichthaler: I had hoped I could purchase the house next door for my kids to move in to, and I finally have made an agreement with the neighbor. Unfortunately, my credit isn’t too good, and I do not have cash to buy the property. My neighbor agreed to not tell his lender about the ...

Cape July home sales set record, pending sales strong

Back on Aug. 1, when we took a peek at the preliminary Cape Coral single-family home sales numbers for the month of July, we saw that we had the best month of July ever for closed home sales. We were not surprised by this, because as we have been mentioning, there has been a build-up in the ...

Close vote in August 1970 created a new Florida city

Cape Coral residents woke up to a new beginning on Aug. 19, 1970. The day before, they had voted to become the newest city in Florida. That referendum of independence set in motion a new form of government, one that we still embrace today. As the city celebrates 50 years of incorporation, Aug. ...

For your consideration: a winter-blooming bromeliad

"One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides." —W.E. Johns Of the wide variety of bromeliads that are available to the homeowner, one of my favorites is Aechmea gamosepala (pronounced EEK-mee-uh gam-oh-SEP-uh-luh). Also known as matchstick ...

Homestead rights for married, but separated, couples

Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I have been married for 28 years, but my husband and I are separated for a year now. The good news is we get along well for a separated couple, in fact we are staying married in part because I receive insurance benefits from my husband’s ex-employer, and will receive ...

Second quarter condo supply and active condo listings

The broad overview of the Cape Coral condo market is that after a strong first quarter of closed sales, the monthly supply of unsold condos was running about 32 percent lower than in the first quarter of 2019. But following the COVID-19 shutdowns in mid-March, condo sales plummeted in April and ...

A ‘Rosie the Riveter’ calls Cape Coral home

The first thing you notice about Helen Anderson is her gentle spirit and serene smile. Born Nov. 2, 1924, the eighth (and last) child of Josephine and Louis Medick, the family occupied a two-bedroom cold-water flat in Chicago. Her father died when she was 9 years old. The family existed ...

Stormwater and rain gardens: How to ‘Slow the Flow!’

Rain is a valuable commodity to Floridians, as it is the main water source to the Florida aquifer system, aka the source of our drinking water. Surprisingly, one inch of rain produces 5,984 gallons of water on a standard sized Cape Coral lot. That’s equivalent to the amount of water that can ...