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Green up for spring

March 16, 2018 St. Patrick’s Day is Saturday March 17. A time to wear, eat, drink or buy some greens. Some history: S. more »»

Cancelling a purchase contract

March 16, 2018 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I recently signed a contract to purchase a lot in Cape Coral to build my retirement home. more »»

A look at real life shock and awe home pricing stories

March 16, 2018 In this column, we frequently discuss how when we track Cape Coral homes from their original list prices to their actual final sales price, we often find they end up selling for 10 to 15 percent, or... more »»

Ponytail palm

March 9, 2018 Springtime is just the right time to try a new plant, inside or out. The ponytail palm, Beaucarnea Recurvata, will be just the new plant to try. more »»

Court order may be necessary before home can be sold

March 9, 2018 Dear Mr. Feichthaler, My mother recently passed away, and left no will. I am her only child, so my attorney said I was the sole beneficiary, and I was named the personal representative of the estat. more »»

Unsold supply tracks seasonal trend, below 2017 levels

March 9, 2018 We are seeing the typical seasonal pattern for the monthly supply of unsold Cape Coral single-family homes, with an increase of unsold supply this January compared to December. more »»

Reading Festival; Friends meeting, music of ‘50s & ‘60s, Teen Programs, more at Cape Coral Library in March

March 2, 2018 Visit our booth at Southwest Florida Reading Festival in Fort Myers, Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. more »»

The tree of March

March 2, 2018 By JOYCE COMINGORE “Green, green, green, I say, the color of March and St. Patricks’ Day.” March is a time of many sayings. more »»

Joint tenancy or tenants in common?

March 2, 2018 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I am purchasing a house with my sister in Cape Coral. We are wondering how to hold title. more »»

Cape single-family homes following seasonal trends

March 2, 2018 Despite the recent rise in mortgage interest rates and in the face of a continued commitment by the Federal Reserve towards raising the ultra-short-term Federal Funds Rates in 2018, the Cape Coral... more »»

February and allspice

February 23, 2018 February is notorious for being a month of surprises. Even though it is the shortest month of the year, always, this year is not without a difference. more »»

Will signed in Michigan is legal in Florida

February 23, 2018 Dear Mr. Feichthaler, My husband and I recently moved to Cape Coral from Michigan, and we have wills we recently signed there. The will says all assets should go to our only child, a daughter. more »»

Determining accurate price is key in a rational market

February 23, 2018 Last week, we discussed how difficult it can be for someone who is trying to sell their home to make an accurate price determination for their initial listing price, which will put their home in a... more »»

Weeping tree beauty

February 16, 2018 A weeping tree that is fast growing, matures at 15 feet and blooms heavily in the spring, the Weeping Bottlebrush, Callistemon viminalis, is the tree for yo. more »»

Is using home as short-term rental a good idea?

February 16, 2018 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: With season upon us, I have a question that many may be thinking of. I can rent my home out during the peak tourist season for $1,500 per week. more »»

Analyzing clues to determine if a home is overpriced

February 16, 2018 One of the most important, yet seemingly most difficult things to get right for a lot of people who are trying to sell their homes, is establishing a reasonably accurate initial listing price that... more »»

Five weeks until spring

February 9, 2018 Only a few more weeks until good ole spring weather can be depended on. more »»

2017 condo market strong, but gulf access sales mixed

February 9, 2018 The overall Cape Coral condominium market had a strong finish to the year in 2017, with 61 condo units sold in December, up 27 percent from the 48 units sold in December 2016, while the fourth... more »»


February 2, 2018 There is so much about life that can be learned from gardening. Not just the physical work, but the application of life’s processes. more »»

Are ‘drivers’ true helpers, or scammers?

February 2, 2018 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: My husband and I have been in Cape Coral for many years and love it. Recently, my husband was diagnosed with cancer, and he also has early onset Alzheimer’s. more »»

2017 median sales prices up, unsold supply improves

February 2, 2018 In reviewing the year-end results for the Cape Coral single-family home market in 2017, we found a continuation of the significant differences in the median sales prices and the monthly supply of... more »»



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