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Squeeze continues in January sales, plus a fraud alert

What we are defining as a short squeeze in the Cape Coral real estate market continued with strong levels of closed sales and median sales prices this January compared to January 2020, as the supply of single-family homes listed for sale by a Realtor continued to shrink in February. The pace of ...

Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife Virtual Internet Auction ends Saturday

The Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife Virtual Internet Auction is winding down but there still are lots of good bargains to be had -- and for a great cause. The Friends invite you to look the auction over and bid. This auction is in place of our Burrowing Owl Festival which we abandoned this ...

Florida Friendly Landscaping Principle #6: Manage pests responsibly

“Insects all business all the time.” -- David Foster Wallace Recognizing that there are thousands of insect species, it would be impractical for homeowners to strive for an insect-free landscape, nor should we want to since the great majority of the insects that visit our yards are ...

Cape’s 2021 housing market version of a short squeeze 

Over the past month or so, if you follow the news you may have heard the term “short squeeze” bandied about in the media almost as much as the words impeachment and insurrection. If the term short squeeze does not ring a bell, you might instead recognize the story we are referring to as one ...

Foodscaping with sweet potatoes

I’ve read that growing sweet potatoes in Southwest Florida is a “no-brainer.” Can anything be that easy? I’m skeptical given my history and my husband’s description of my flower pots as coffins! Even with the odds against me, I’m willing to give it a try. I’m tempted by the ...

The shrinking supply of unsold Cape condos in 2020

When it comes to the available inventory, the theme in the Cape’s condo market has been towards a significant tightening of the supply in 2020. Currently, there are 149 condos listed for sale in the Cape at prices ranging from $99,000 to $1.875 million. This supply is down 26.24 percent from ...

Garden Club: Start a veggie garden … in the dead of winter!

Yes, in Cape Coral, now is a great time to start your vegetable garden! Our Florida sun is strong, even in winter, yet the temperature is mild, making ideal conditions for most familiar veggies grown “up north." Eating food you have grown is so fresh, full of flavor and nutrition.  Plus ...

Homing In: Cape enters 2021 with record low unsold home supply

Last year at this time, we were discussing the lower than normal inventory of homes listed for sale in Cape Coral at the tail end of 2019, and how barring any unexpected economic events, things looked like they were setting up for another huge year in our real estate market during 2020. Then ...

New year opens with hope

The new year is off to a great start as we welcomed back our students and staff after the holiday break. We continue to develop new plans and improve existing ones so all students are successful. As we navigate through the pandemic in 2021 it will be another challenging year for education ...