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November Cape Coral home inventory at record low levels

As we prepare to begin “Year 2 A.C.” (as in, “After COVID”), in a period which we have been describing as the “new abnormal,” there are a lot of potential wildcards facing the economy and the local real estate market, along with life in general. As with many families from across the ...

Time again

Seventy years ago, a then-freshman senator from Maine addressed what she saw as unbridled political opportunism rearing within her own party. Margaret Chase Smith, in the budding days of what has come to be known as McCarthyism, took a stand against her party’s shooting star, delivering a ...

To address homelessness, treat the illness

To the editor I am commenting on a recent article regarding a Task Force being formed to address the needs and obstacles of homelessness in Cape Coral and spearheaded by Councilmember Jennifer Nelson. It is my opinion that the main obstacle is mental illness. Back in the ’70s and ’80s, ...

Lack of affordable housing one root cause of homelessness

To the editor: The city council has talked about studying the problem of homelessness. That discussion is moot — there are many problems that cause homelessness and yes, there needs to be a solution, but studying it is not one. I will say that we as a community need to come together on this ...

Ideal houseplants

Once you put away your holiday decorations, do you feel that your house looks a little "bare?" Have you found yourself longing for a diversion to the daily news? If you answered yes to either question, I have a rewarding suggestion – try your hand at houseplants! Growing plants indoors not ...

There are risks in allowing a buyer to have pre-occupancy

Dear Mr. Feichthaler, I am selling my home to a really nice family, and the closing is scheduled for next week.  They have asked if they can have the keys to move in a few days in advance, so they can move furniture they have in storage and have the house for Christmas. Their loan cannot ...

Cape posts record home sales, median sales prices up 

The simple takeaways from the Cape’s single-family home market in November are that we have already topped last year’s record number of 5,340 closed sales with one month remaining in 2020, while median sales prices have continued their steady march higher. We also continue to see strong ...

Message of hope

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out ...