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Properly addressing utility assessments in a contract is vital

Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I have a question that must be also in the minds of others who own homes in the upcoming Utility Expansion North 1 for your Breeze commentary. That would be with regard to the SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS section of the FAR-BAR AS IS purchase agreement. It is for certain some are ...

Tale of the tape shows post-storm weakness in December

The number of closed single-family home sales in Cape Coral continued its climb from the post-Hurricane Ian lows back in October, while median sales prices searched for their new post-storm equilibrium. But as shown in the numbers below, December and fourth quarter sales still took a big ...

Showcase of Homes: More than meets the eye

The Cape Coral Construction Industry Association’s premier event — its Showcase of Homes — continues this weekend and next. Featuring 15 models ranging in price from around $400,000 to more than $3 million, the annual three-weekend event allows those considering a new home to “connect ...

Judge’s response an abuse of office

To the editor: Your readers may remember that, a few months ago, an elected state prosecutor was suspended by Gov. DeSantis, for refusing to enforce certain laws. The federal lawsuit that followed was recently dismissed by the judge. If a federal judge has no jurisdiction, he/she should ...

Support our burrowing owls

To the editor: Give a gift on Valentines Day to help save our Cape’s wildlife. Noela Chocolate & Confections at 1307 S.E. 47th Terrace just east of the Merrick Seafood Shop and Restaurant will give Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife $5 for every 16- or 25-count box of chocolates sold. To ...

Dealing with cold damage

The last several months have been very discouraging for me as a gardener. Ian ravaged my landscape, and I spent two and a half months removing debris, propping up fallen trees and shrubs, carefully pruning and shaping my plants, applying a layer of mulch and sustaining them with food and water. ...

Is the IRS offering tax relief for Ian losses?

Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I am sure I am one of many that have this issue: I sustained significant damage to my home during Hurricane Ian, and my insurance appears to be reimbursing very little of the expense of repair. April 15 will be here before we know it. Is the IRS offering any tax relief ...