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Toxic algae, empty promises and the ‘Lake O’ bungle

September 14, 2018 Having lived here for 39 years, this year’s ongoing red tide and algae crisis is the worst we can remember, both from the amount and types of dead sea life washing up on our beaches and in our... more »»


September 7, 2018 Our green canals were beneficial to our local police last Saturday. A fleeing suspect dived into a local canal, as errant alleged criminals do. more »»

Seller financing with proper precautions

September 7, 2018 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I am planning to sell my home in Cape Coral and move into a condominium. I own the house outright, so I was thinking of offering the buyer financing directl. more »»

July-to-August Cape home foreclosures up 122 percent

September 7, 2018 We bet that headline grabbed your attention! Just to quickly clarify, there is no looming foreclosure crisis, as our distressed home sales went from only nine in July, to 20 in August, for an... more »»

Red, white and blue

August 31, 2018 Labor Day, a federal, public holiday, is Sept. 3 this year. This is when we celebrate with barbecues and socialize a lot and celebrate the end of summer. more »»

A will won’t guarantee property transfer

August 31, 2018 Mr. Feichthaler: I have been told that if my will lists my daughter as my sole heir, she will get my house without needing probate. I am a widow and only have the one daughter. more »»

Seller’s market in dry lot homes, buyer’s still rational

August 31, 2018 We will begin this week by wrapping up last week’s column with the number of closed sales and median sales prices for dry lot homes in July. more »»

Rain, rain and more rain

August 24, 2018 Chapter 1: Rain is liquid water in the form of droplets that have condensed from atmosphere water vapor and then becomes heavy enough to fall under gravity. more »»

Rights of a condo owner

August 24, 2018 Dear Mr. Feichthaler, I live in a two-bedroom condominium near city hall, and have been there for 10 years. more »»

Cape home sales and median price results for July

August 24, 2018 Having lived here since 1979, this year’s mix of red tide in the Gulf of Mexico and toxic algae from the Lake Okeechobee water releases is by far the worst and most widespread that we can remember. more »»

How to win friends and influence people (in Cape Coral)

August 17, 2018 Over the past 20 years, I’ve had an insider’s view as the Cape Coral business community has grown and evolved into a thriving entrepreneurial hub. more »»

'Bee' happy (or not)

August 17, 2018 By JOYCE COMINGORE A dear friend’s daughter was helping her boyfriend do yard work when she ran into a nest of Africanized honey bees. more »»

Seller should take steps to close permit

August 17, 2018 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I recently signed a contract to buy a house in Cape Coral, and discovered that there is an open permit from three years ago for electrical work at the hous. more »»

Keeping Cape home prices in proper perspective

August 17, 2018 One of the best ways to illustrate where we are today with Cape Coral single-family home prices is to compare them to the high and low prices of the last bull and bear market cycle in real estate. more »»

We done been slimed

August 10, 2018 By JOYCE COMINGORE Back in the era of the Nickelodeon children’s TV show, the highlight of the show was someone getting slimed. more »»

Mid-year unsold supply of Cape condos mostly in line

August 10, 2018 In analyzing the mid-year numbers for the monthly supply of unsold Cape Coral condos, there was a higher level of unsold supply sitting on the market in June compared to May of this year, but the... more »»

Picks for sun or shade

August 3, 2018 One easy sun plant and one easy shade plant. The plants will do well in yard or on the Florida lanai. One has beautiful sweet fruit, the other a beautiful white lily-like flower spathe. more »»

No disclosure needed for algae presence

August 3, 2018 Dear Mr. Feichthaler, I live at the end of a canal in the Yacht Club area, and I am in the process of listing my house. more »»

Mid-year condo results mixed by property segments

August 3, 2018 The mid-year 2018 results for the number of closed sales and median sales prices in the Cape Coral condo market came in mixed. more »»

Art exhibits, employment workshops, book discussion, more free programs at Cape Coral Library in August

July 27, 2018 The Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library is located at 921 S.W. 39th Terrace. more »»



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