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Median home prices up, while market remains rational

November 22, 2017 One of the most frequently asked questions we receive from people looking to buy a home in Cape Coral is about current home prices and values compared to our last market peak. more »»

A pink cloud in the garden

November 17, 2017 I realize not every garden has room for beautiful clumps of plants en masse, however, even a couple clumps of the stunning mushily grass plant will warm your heart every fall when it blooms. more »»

Contact lawyer before purchasing real estate from a foreign seller

November 17, 2017 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: We are in the process of negotiating the purchase of a home in Cape Coral. The seller is from Canada, and used it as a winter home only, so it is in great condition. more »»

Understanding the market to separate from the herd

November 17, 2017 With the New Year right around the corner, we thought this would be a good time to prepare homesellers for what they can expect from the market by providing a refresher course about the seasonal... more »»

New ants are coming to town

November 10, 2017 Welcome to Paradise. Most of us moved here because Florida has a warm, moist climate, particularly, Southwest Florida. Guess what — so do insects, especially ant. more »»

Sales transaction should go through escrow agent

November 10, 2017 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I am seeking to buy a vacant lot next to my home, and I have reached the owner by e-mail. We have agreed on terms, including price and date of closing. more »»

Unsold supply of Cape condos varies by property type

November 10, 2017 This week we will be analyzing the different market segments of the Cape Coral condo market to see if they are currently in a buyer’s, seller’s or neutral market. more »»

Huge book sale, membership meeting, art class and more at Cape Coral Library in November

November 3, 2017 Over 11,000 used books for sale It’s November and time again for the popular Fall Book Sale fundraiser at the Cape Coral Library. more »»

Leftover jack-o’-lanterns

November 3, 2017 If you bought a pumpkin, hopefully to carve a silly face for Halloween, and it’s still in fair shape, what do you do with it? It is on its way to rotting and becoming mus. more »»

Life estate deed and revocable trust

November 3, 2017 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I have heard that, as long as our home is titled to my wife and I, as husband and wife, I will never have to worry about probate. more »»

Cape September condo sales seem to shake off Irma

November 3, 2017 This week we will be looking at the third quarter Cape Coral condominium results and unlike our single-family home market, which had a noticeable and comparable decline in homes sold due to Hurrican... more »»

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 »»



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