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The beautyberry shrub

October 27, 2017 By H.I JEAN SHIELDS The beautyberry shrub has everything a homeowner could want in his or her landscap. more »»

Unsold supply of homes varies widely by property type

October 27, 2017 This week we will be looking at the monthly supply of unsold single-family homes listed for sale in Cape Coral in September, along with 3rd quarter and year-to-date comparisons. more »»

Ancient beauty survivor

October 20, 2017 Polynesian missionaries were responsible for spreading this beauty around, even before the 1800s, arriving in Australia from South America. more »»

Issues with paying off a mortgage early

October 20, 2017 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I purchased my house about 8 years ago, and borrowed money from a friend to help pay for it. more »»

September home sales down on Irma, price trends firm

October 20, 2017 When it comes to assessing the impact of Hurricane Irma on the Cape Coral real estate market, there are a couple of things that are clear. more »»

Florida black bear

October 13, 2017 Unlike the coyote, wild turkey, and white-tailed deer, the black bear has not done so well adapting to manmade changes in the environment. more »»

Facing the facts of hurricane damage

October 13, 2017 While eating breakfast with friends recently, I looked over at the other people eating there. Newspapers were available to read. more »»

Deal nixed, but Realtor wants full commission

October 13, 2017 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: We contracted to sell our house in Cape Coral, as we believed my wife received a job opportunity in New York that was absolutely too good to turn town. more »»

Cape home numbers pointing to an abnormal market

October 13, 2017 As of Oct. 9, the preliminary real estate data for the month of September is showing the number of closed sales for Cape Coral single-family homes has now improved to 298 homes sold. This is 115. more »»

Bombax ceibax

October 6, 2017 You all know that I love trees and what they do for us, a real tree hugger. To paraphrase Will Rogers, “I never met a tree I didn’t like,” but now I found one I wouldn’t hug. more »»

Irma likely to impact near-term home sales and supply

October 6, 2017 As expected, we continued to see more Cape Coral home sales close during the last week of September, in the aftermath of Irma, reaching 238 for the month as of Oct. more »»

Decorative artists exhibit, author Jacobs and many programs at Cape Coral Library in October

October 6, 2017 On exhibit in the library art gallery Sept. 30 until Oct. more »»

20 days past Irma

September 29, 2017 The beautiful flora and fauna of our Southwest Florida area are now slowly showing signs of real recovery. One of the saddest palm trees I see nowadays is the big showy Bismarckia. more »»

Insurance and covering damage from Irma

September 29, 2017 Mr. Feichthaler: Like many condominium owners in Cape Coral, our building sustained some damage during Hurricane Irma. Some units, including ours, sustained water damage as a result of roof damage. more »»

Irma’s initial impact on the Cape’s real estate market

September 29, 2017 Having lived in Cape Coral since 1979, we have become familiar with the unpredictable nature of tropical weather systems and their potential impact, although each storm seems to bring a different... more »»

Gafftopsail catfish and hardhead catfish

September 15, 2017 Gafftopsail catfish Similar in many respects to the hardhead but considerably larger, the gafftopsail catfish is a much stronger fighter when hooked. more »»


September 8, 2017 Perhaps most famous for its loud, familiar call, killdeeahdeedee, the killdeer’s scientific name aptly describes its behavior: vociferous, meaning loud and vocal. more »»

Waiting on Irma

September 8, 2017 Here I sit mid-week, watching for the latest on Irma. Will she or won’t she land here? It’s time to consider getting out. Got a daughter in Kentucky, just up I-75. more »»

Acts of God and real estate closings

September 8, 2017 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I signed a contract to purchase a home 30 days ago in Cape Coral, and I planned to pay cash. The inspection period is over and the closing is scheduled for Monday. more »»

Cape condo sales and median prices up, supply mixed

September 8, 2017 The numbers for the Cape Coral condominium market are tracking on similar trend paths as our single-family home market through the first 7 months of 2017, with solid overall results. more »»



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