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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 »»

Great blue heron

September 1, 2017 The great blue heron is the largest and most widespread heron in North America. A magnificent bird to watch, this skilled hunter can be found throughout Southwest Florida. more »»

Hopeful, but planning for the inevitable

September 1, 2017 Mr. Feichthaler: I have been a resident of Cape Coral with my husband for 29 years, and our retirement from law enforcement in the Philadelphia has been well spent her. more »»

Still a tight supply of reasonably-priced Cape homes

September 1, 2017 We are seeing a continuation of several trends regarding the monthly supply of unsold homes currently listed for sale in the Cape Coral single-family home market through the first 7 months of 2017. more »»

Friends general meeting, health programs, art exhibits & more at Cape Library in September

August 25, 2017 Mark your calendars for the Friends of the Cape Coral Library General Membership meeting Saturday, Sept. 23. The morning will begin at 9:30 a.m. with some coffee, juice and light snacks. more »»

Muscovy duck

August 25, 2017 The Muscovy duck, a wild native of Central America and northern South America, is one of only two domesticated birds that have come out of the New World (the other being the Mexican wild turkey). more »»

End of summer

August 25, 2017 I know it is still hot and humidity is still hanging heavy on us, but check the calendar. Labor Day weekend will be happening in one week. more »»

Private provider inspection dilemma

August 25, 2017 Mr. Feichthaler: I have owned commercial land for several years in Cape Coral and finally decided to build a building to rent out. I chose a general contractor and wanted it done ASAP. more »»

Real Estate Briefs

August 25, 2017 Lee County Housing Authority receives high scores by HUD Marcus D. more »»

Cape July home numbers remain steady and rational

August 25, 2017 Here is a snapshot of how this year is comparing to 2016, through July 31. more »»


August 18, 2017 The longest known cottonmouth specimen was taken from the Dismal Swamp of Virginia and measured 74 inches. The Florida average is half of that, at approximately 36 inches. more »»


August 18, 2017 School has started; I’m going back to school, Trafalgar Middle School. Not out in the garden, but in the classroom of Al Piotter, he is the teacher that teaches gardening to the students. more »»

TRIM notices are in the mail

August 18, 2017 Mr. Feichthaler: I received a “Notice of Proposed Property Taxes” today in the mail for my house. First, I really don’t know what to do with this or the information. more »»

It’s taking longer to sell Cape homes and condos

August 18, 2017 In this weekly column, we have generally focused our analysis of the Cape Coral real estate market on the statistics for median sales prices, along with the number of homes sold and the monthly... more »»

Real Estate Briefs

August 18, 2017 Boenker joins GATES Construction as senior superintendent GATES Construction has announced the addition of Mark Boenker as senior superintendent. more »»



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