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Can ‘they’ really afford to let that happen?

July 7, 2017 Back in the first week of April, we discussed the fact the Federal Reserve finally seemed committed to following through on a new course of economic action by actually raising short-term interest... more »»

Brazilian Pepper

July 7, 2017 Introduced into Florida around 1891, Brazilian pepper represents a classic and costly example of the tremendous amount of damage a single species can do to an environment. more »»

Swallow-tailed kite

June 30, 2017 The swallow-tailed kite, like the magnificent frigatebird, is an impressive bird to witness in flight. In fact, you are most likely to spot and identify this bird when it is soaring high abov. more »»

Birds beware

June 30, 2017 This is one of the largest holiday celebrations in the U.S. — July 4th — the days we celebrate our nation's independence. I say days because this is not a one-day event. more »»

Nationwide home prices and supply versus Cape

June 30, 2017 According to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors, nationwide median existing home prices hit a new record high of $252,800 in May of this year, which topped the previous high o... more »»

Burrowing Owl

June 23, 2017 The burrowing owl is best described as adorable. It was the subject for the 2002 children’s book “Hoot” by Carl Hiaasen and is a popular wildlife calendar subject in Florida. more »»

‘Conquering Diabetes,’ Kid’s Summer Reading Programs, gallery art and more at the Cape Coral Library this July

June 23, 2017 Program of interest for adults - “Conquering Diabetes” Monday, July 17, at 1 p.m. The Community Classroom Series program at the Cape Coral Library for this month is “Conquering Diabetes. more »»

Saturday is Taste of Lee day

June 23, 2017 If you haven’t heard by now, the Tropical Fruit Fair organized by the UF/IFAS Lee County Extension and Caloosa Rare Fruit Exchange starts Saturday, June 24, at 9 a.m., and lasts until 2 p.m. more »»

Cape single-family home market remains solid

June 23, 2017 The overall Cape Coral single-family home market is off to a solid start through the first 5 months of 2017, as the number of homes sold was up 4.95 percent to an average of 386. more »»


June 16, 2017 There are more than 4,000 species of biting midges worldwide. In Florida alone, there are 47 different species. more »»

‘A rose by any other name would smell as sweet’

June 16, 2017 As I sat in the hospital waiting room awaiting my prognosis, a charming young lady, also awaiting her prognosis, spoke about her new interest in growing seeds and plants, and the pleasure that it... more »»

Handwritten note not sufficient to give house to neighbor

June 16, 2017 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I have been taking care of my elderly neighbor for about six months, including buying her groceries and cleaning her house. more »»

What to track after listing your home for sale

June 16, 2017 Last week we discussed what to know before listing your home for sale, and this week our focus will be on how you can analyze and monitor some of the telltale market signs to determine if your home... more »»

Cattle egret

June 9, 2017 Although this small white bird that is roughly the same size as the snowy egret, it is easy to distinguish it from them. It has yellow legs, not just yellow feet, and a solid yellow beak. more »»

Buyer is entitled to return of full deposit

June 9, 2017 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I was in the middle of a short sale, since my property was being foreclosed. more »»

Two tropical beauties

June 9, 2017 Hot sun and copious rains may not be the best lifestyle for people, but Mother Nature knows that beautiful tropical flowering trees love it. Spring brings us all of the above. more »»

What to know before listing your home for sale

June 9, 2017 We spend a lot of time in our weekly column analyzing, discussing and interpreting various statistics specific to the current Cape Coral real estate market, because it can help a buyer or a seller... more »»

Moonflower (Ipomoea alba)

June 2, 2017 A member of the morning glory family, the moonflower is one of very few Ipomoea species that does not bloom in the morning but waits until the evening to open its large, alabaster-white flowers. more »»

Fertilizer, hurricanes and gardens

June 2, 2017 The summer season has started in Southwest Florida but do not expect to just sit back in your lawn chair with a cold drink and let the world go by. more »»

Providing check or cash for a quitclaim deed a bad idea

June 2, 2017 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: My neighbor owns a lot that is between our two homes, and we have both lived in this neighborhood over 15 years. more »»



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