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Homing In | For the year, Cape’s 2023 home sales and prices were lower

If we had to recap the 2023 Cape Coral real estate market in one sentence, we would summarize it with, “home prices have been weaker than most sellers want to believe, but stronger than the collapse that a lot of buyers have been waiting for.” We are noticing a seasonal increase in active ...

Real Estate Law | Trusts can protect family assets after a death

Dear Mr. Feichthaler, I own a home in Cape Coral with no mortgage, and I want the value to transfer to my son. I am concerned because my son is receiving government assistance, and if he inherits the value of the property, he may become ineligible. Is there anything I can do? Angie ...

Homing In | Cape’s 2023 luxury condo market weaker than last year

This week we will examine the performance of the Cape Coral luxury condo market for the year that was 2023 compared to 2022, in our salute to the Champagne wishes and caviar dreams of Robin Leach, the late great host of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.” This past year was a wild one ...

Garden Club of Cape Coral | Buying plants

Everywhere you go in Southwest Florida you see plants for sale. Garden centers, box stores, grocery stores, flea markets and nurseries. Easy to buy but do you know anything about the plant … light, watering, how fast it will grow, how tall? Most plants will have a tag with basic information. ...

Mastering the art of aging

Choosing to age in place is a monumental decision, and it can bring many benefits to seniors who choose to do so. According to the AARP, nearly 90% of adults over 65 wish to remain in their homes as they grow older. From being happier in the comfort of familiar surroundings to having more ...

Homing In | Cape’s 2023 luxury home sales post a sluggish normalization

Looking back on the year that was 2023, in our tip of the cap to the late Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” fame, the Cape Coral luxury home market posted what one could argue was a return to a more normal, albeit seemingly sluggish year. For our purposes, the Cape’s ...

Real Estate Law | Owner could consider changing homestead to Florida

Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I read your article weekly and enjoy learning from you and your other readers. Now I have a question. We own our Cape Coral home but have no homestead in Florida. Our Michigan home is land attached to three of our adult children. We reside in Florida from the middle of ...

Garden Club of Cape Coral | Florida Arbor Day

Arbor Day is a special day designated to recognize the importance of trees to our environment, and to celebrate the planting, upkeep and preservation of trees. The Latin word for tree is “arbor,” hence the name Arbor Day. Now celebrated across the United States and throughout the world, ...

Cape Coral Animal Shelter | Looking for a loving home | Jan. 12

Bullet is a 1 to 3-year-old male. Life threw him a curveball, but he is still wagging his tail non-stop. His special skills include cuddles, funny faces and the art of finding the coziest spots. If you're ready for a friendly sidekick, let's get together and meet! Tuck is a 1 to ...