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Garden Club of Cape Coral | Love magnolias?

Love big Southern magnolias but don’t have the space? A lot of us in Cape Coral have only quarter-acre lots so the dwarf magnolia “Little Gem” is everything we are looking for but smaller! This “Little Gem” tree offers big looks and gorgeous style with beautiful pure white perfumed ...

Guest Column | Going bare: when to self-insure (and when not to)

As Southwest Florida homeowners continue bouncing back from the widespread impact of Hurricane Ian, the impact of spiraling property insurance rates on household budgets is hard to ignore. At roughly $6,000 a year on average, Florida’s typical homeowner insurance rates are now the highest in ...

Homing In | March Cape home sales results mixed, inventory remains high

As of Tuesday, April 23, there were 2,849 active single-family home listings in Cape Coral through a Realtor in the MLS with list prices ranging from $225,000 to $10.9 million. The median list price was at $499,900 and there were 1,165 homes listed $450,000 and under, including 43 homes priced ...

Real Estate Law | Do not ignore notices from city Code Enforcement

Dear Mr. Feichthaler, I am one of the unfortunate that received the letter from the city last week saying that I violated city code by doing hurricane repairs without a permit. My house is relatively new, and though I did have some damage to pool screens and cosmetic damage, I didn’t need to ...

Cape Coral Animal Shelter | Looking for a loving home | April 19

Zuri is a 5 to 7-year-old female. She is a smaller medium-sized adult dog with a heart as big as her love for burrowing under blankets! She is a friendly gal, though she might be a bit shy when you first meet. Give her a little time, and she'll warm up faster than you can say “treat!” ...

Garden Club of Cape Coral | Magical palms

I must admit it, I’m in love with palms. 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? Oops, palms are not TREES! They have several tree-like characteristics, but they also have ...

Homing In | Cape’s first quarter 2024 luxury home sales up from last year

It is time once again for our quarterly tip of the hat to the late, great Robin Leach, and our Cape Coral version of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” as we review the first quarter sales results of our luxury home segment. For our purposes, our luxury market in the Cape includes homes ...

Garden Club of Cape Coral | The versatile Jatropha

Jatropha is a genus of flowering plants in the spurge family with more than 170 species of succulent plants, shrubs, and trees. Many jatropha plants are native to the Americas, and the species has been used in Central America, Mexico and the Southwestern United States for basketmaking, tanning ...

Real Estate Law | Form required for LLCs

Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I have a rental property in Cape Coral that has had the same tenant for five years. Great tenant, no problems. I bought the property in a limited liability company, rather than my personal name, to provide asset protection and to separate the income and expenses. I ...

Homing In | More about the changes coming to real estate commissions

This week we are going to continue our deep dive into the recently proposed class action lawsuit settlement by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) that would resolve the litigation brought on behalf of home sellers related to the structure of real estate broker commissions. We will state ...