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Cultural Park hits February with romance, music and laughter

First, a tale of love and life. "Same Time, Next Year" follows a love affair between two people, Doris and George, married to others, who rendezvous once a year in Northern California. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by the lovers in this ...

Prognosticator of all prognosticators

The great thing about living in the South is no worrying about snow. We don't have to think of it as a dirty four letter word. So what, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow on Feb. 2? His full name is Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator and Weather Prophet ...

Seller concerned about IRS Notice of Lien

Dear Mr. Feichthaler:I am planning to sell my home, and wish to finance about half of the purchase price for the buyers. I plan on seeking an attorney locally to assist with the contract and loan documents, but my question is this: If I sell the home and finance it, then the IRS records a ...

Huge improvements in the unsold home supply in 2019

After the numbers in the overall Cape Coral single-family home market for the monthly level of unsold supply in the first quarter of 2019 got off to its worst start in a new year since 2014, with an average of 9 months of inventory, our market showed its resilience. It managed to shake off this ...

Cover up

By H.I JEAN SHIELDSnews@breezenewspapers.comThis week's cold breath of unusual low temperatures was plenty of reason for a cover up, for gardeners and plants.Will we have more, maybe but not a sure deal. It is not unusual to have two or three days of temps in the 40s, during January and ...

‘Deal’ raises a number of many red flags

Dear Mr. Feichthaler:I am seeking to relocate to Cape Coral, and I visited last week. I drove by a house that had a "For Sale by Owner" sign, so I knocked at the door. Before you know it, I signed a cash offer to purchase the house, the owner accepted. I gave the owner $7,000 cash, and left ...

Record Cape home sales in 2019, as prices edge higher

After a slow start last January, the sales momentum accelerated in the Cape Coral single-family home market, leading to a record number of closed sales for the year in 2019. We also had record fourth quarter sales, along with record numbers of closed sales for the month of December, except in ...

Qui plantavit curabit

I myself am not a great leader. I am a senior, a mother, a grandmother and a friend to many others. You may have noticed I am also an active gardener.The word plant is music to my ears, no matter where and how it is used. I do always appreciate a good plant motto when I read it.Qui plantavit ...

Couple won’t be taxed on sale profit

Dear Mr. Feichthaler:Well, it is tax time, and I am wondering how to handle this situation. My husband and I sold our home in November in Cape Coral, where we lived for 22 years, and moved into a condominium. At the closing, we were given a 1099 form showing the total sales price of $340,000. ...