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Buyer cannot ‘opt out’ of homeowners association

May 3, 2013 QUESTION: A friend of mine who lives in a gated community would like to sell me his house. We agreed upon a price and I signed a contract. more »»

Coconut palms

May 3, 2013 Ever since the Herb Conference, I've been singing in my best Cockney accent, “I've got a loverly bunch of coconuts,” only it’s been, “I WISH I had a loverly bunch of coconuts. more »»

Friends’ spring book sale was a huge success

May 3, 2013 The Friends of the Cape Coral Library had one of the most successful book sales ever in April — with almost $8,000 in sales to fund library programs for children as well as adults and to fulfill... more »»

Sister planning to contest her mother’s will

April 19, 2013 QUESTION: My husband and his sister have been sharing the costs of their mother's nursing home for four years. more »»

Growing a lions tail

April 19, 2013 There really is a lions tail shrub available for your garden, yard or even in your container. more »»

You may need the help of an attorney when buying a home

March 23, 2013 Question: My husband and I are about to buy our first home in Florida. We have a disagreement about whether we need an attorney to help close the sale. He thinks we’ll pay more for title insurance. more »»

A blanket of perennial blooms

March 23, 2013 Gaillardia is the name of a native wildflower that should be in everyone’s garden, yard bed or lanai container. It loves our hot sun and once established is drought tolerant. more »»

Explaining ‘Common Elements’ and material alterations

March 16, 2013 Question: I’d like to purchase a unit in a condominium but my wife has trouble going up a step because of her disability. more »»

Pineapple — a sweet tropical fruit

March 16, 2013 The golden pineapple is a sunny and easy plant to grow in our local climat. more »»

Lady slipper

March 9, 2013 As a teenager, I enjoyed long walks in the woods in the springtime, looking at the wild flowers, birds and trees. more »»

Is foreclosure this couple's only option?

March 8, 2013 Question: My husband and I now understand the meaning of “like a deer in headlights.” I lost my job last year and he lost his last month. more »»

'La Florida'

March 2, 2013 By JOYCE COMINGORE news@breezenewspapers. more »»

Do I have the right to see my condo association's records?

March 2, 2013 Question: I have lived in my condo for several years and have never had a problem with the board. I recently heard that we are going to have a large special assessment to repair the roof. more »»

Utilizing a community association manager

February 23, 2013 Question: Our condo association uses an association management company to help us maintain our property and manage the business of the associatio. more »»

Asparagus ferns not alike

February 23, 2013 While volunteering at an all-day yard sale last weekend, in the cold and wind, I was asked some questions about the asparagus fern. more »»

Friends President Paula Novander says so long, but not goodbye

February 23, 2013 When not hovering over a hibiscus, Paula Novander is actively and creatively promoting the Friends of the Cape Coral Library. more »»

Heliconia varieties

February 16, 2013 One of the nicest things about gardening in this Southwest Zone is how fast everything grows, when you are not really paying attention. more »»

Can you use state’s homestead provisions to protect assets?

February 16, 2013 Question: We are new to Florida and have recently heard about Florida Homestead rules. I understand that homes are not able to be forced into a sale in a bankruptcy. more »»

Hunting gladiolus in the former Gladiolus Capital of the World

February 8, 2013 Well, Jean and I have been busy forming our designs for Bell Towers’ Strolling Flower Show held this last Thursday and Friday. I spent last week-end searching for bright orange yellow gladiolus. more »»

You say to-MAY-to, I like to-MAH-to

January 18, 2013 The most frequently asked question by gardeners after moving to our Southwest Florida location is “how do you grow tomatoes” — especially after a few visits tasting the offerings of the local... more »»



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