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Year-to-date unsold home supply, active listings lower

Although the unsold supply of single-family homes bumped higher in the month of May, the main point to focus on is that the year-to-date levels of unsold supply are lower in every segment of the Cape's real estate market through the first five months of 2020 when compared to last year. Also, as ...

Mighty mangroves and its nemesis: the carrotwood tree

When it comes to protecting our shoreline during storms, we can thank the mighty mangroves. Florida is home to about 10 species of mangroves of which three are most common. They are the red, black and white mangrove trees. Red mangroves are typically found along the coastline and are identified ...

When sale falls through, who gets the deposit?

Dear Mr. Feichthaler:I listed my property with a local Realtor and signed a listing agreement. We found a cash buyer who sent $10,000 as a deposit. At the last minute, that buyer decided not to purchase the property due to COVID, and signed a release that we could keep the deposit. However, ...

May home sales down, median sales prices stay solid

The quick snapshot of the Cape Coral single-family home market shows that the impact of the COVID-19 social distancing shutdowns from earlier this year hit home in a big way during May, as the number of closed home sales for the month were sharply lower compared to May of last year. Home sales ...

Managing trees during hurricane season

Special to The BreezeHurricane season is officially here, extending from June 1 to Nov. 30 with storms typically peaking in August and September. According to NOAA, the 2020 Hurricane Season is forecast to have above normal activity, with a likely range of 13 to 19 named storms (winds of 39 ...

Year to date, Cape’s condo supply lower than last year

One of the real estate market themes so far in 2020 has been that of a tighter than normal inventory of homes and condos listed for sale in Cape Coral. Having a lower supply of homes available for sale on the market is usually a good thing as long as enough homes are still being sold, which, ...

Country Club holds special place in city’s history

"Gentle Ben" and a soaring "Kite" made headlines in Cape Coral in 1972, just a week after an angry "Agnes" took the U.S. by storm.Cape Coral was the face of the golf world 48 years ago as the city hosted the 75th NCAA men's golf championships at the then Cape Coral Country Club. Ben Crenshaw, ...

Cultural Park Theatre back open, recovering after coronavirus financial hit

The Cultural Park Theater will reopen July 24 after being shut down by the coronavirus but sadly we have suffered great financial losses having had to close in our main season in March because of the pandemic.The theater was forced to cancel the last three remaining shows in its 2019 - 2020 ...

A snail’s life

"For observing nature, the best pace is a snail's pace" Edwin Way TealeWith summer comes very warm, humid nights. If you happen to take a stroll in your garden with a flashlight in the evening, you will probably see an industrious nighttime mollusk called Zachrysia provisoria, also known as ...