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Cape home sales and prices surge in second quarter

We experienced a significant surge in closed sales and median sales prices in the Cape’s single-family home market in the second quarter of this year, even when considering the easy comparisons to the COVID shutdown lows in the second quarter of 2020, as our market boom continues at a record ...

The job market: Signs of the times

Some signs of the times: Press release: The Lee Clerk of the Courts is holding a career fair. Press release: The School District of Lee County has a critical need for bus driver applicants. Press release: Suncoast Credit Union is holding two job fairs. It’s looking to fill 100 ...

Guest Commentary: Paddling upstream

Today, we are at the intersection of state power and citizen determination. Our state legislators have restricted our ability to petition the government at the very moment we are watching our waters — the lifeblood of our community — be degraded and abused to the point of making us sick. ...

Cape Coral’s Piney Point: Wetlands at risk

To the editor: Wetlands are critical to Florida’s environment and economy. We know this. They act as natural filtration systems for water and pollution. They control floods and provide storm protection, ever more important as the threat of flooding and storm damage increases with climate ...

Help immigrants, not smugglers

To the editor: Checks to anyone who claims children residing as dependents in the U.S. went out July 15. Adding an additional $1 trillion to the national debt annually, the child credit checks were mailed by the IRS last week to all families. Thanks to Marco Rubio these checks come regardless ...

What’s in your soil?

As many of us transplants can attest, the "soil" in most Southwest Florida residential areas is very different from elsewhere. Unlike the nutrient-rich, microbe-laden soils found in many other regions of the country, a great deal of the soil here in Southwest Florida is devoid of many of the ...

Cape R/Sea Hawks flying high above north Cape

Planes reaching speeds of over 200 mph with wingspans over 80 inches that bring smiles to the faces of children and a sense of pride and accomplishment to those in their 90s. That is life at Seahawk Park for the Cape Coral R/Sea Hawks club and the pilots of the radio-controlled airplanes and ...

Cape’s first half 2021 luxury home sales rocket higher

It is time once again for our mid-year tip of the hat to Robin Leach, the late host of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” as we offer up another toast of champagne wishes and caviar dreams by taking a look back at the Cape Coral luxury home market in the first half of 2021. Somehow we ...

‘Good news’ for Cape taxpayers?

Cape Coral’s growth train is a triple engine express running on parallel tracks. In terms of population, people are moving here in droves with a released-this-week study by Porch.com placing Cape Coral in the No. 5 spot for midsized cities showing increases. Cape Coral, coming in behind ...