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What is seller financing and ‘holding the paper?’

July 3, 2013 Question: I’ve been trying to sell my house for a year. Every potential buyer has been hung up in today’s mortgage challenge. more »»

A beautiful non-native

July 3, 2013 A beautiful day lily mound of long slender green foliage is an excellent addition to any border or garden, formal or casual. more »»

What can neighbor do to prevent being ‘put out on the street?’

June 28, 2013 Question: My neighbor, who is 81 years old, took out a reverse mortgage a couple of years ago. She is mentally sharp but doesn't have experience with issues of personal finance. more »»

Liriope — no matter how you pronounce it

June 28, 2013 There is a song named, “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off.” You say potato and I say poh-tah-to, you say tomato, and I say tow-maw-to, talking about the different ways to pronounce words. more »»

Handling the sales of tax certificates

June 21, 2013 QUESTION: I have seen notices in the newspaper about the sale of properties that are delinquent in the payment of property taxes but I have never understood the process of acquiring a home this way. more »»

This little shopper went to market ...

June 21, 2013 Farmer’s Market, that is. I support the local Farmer’s Markets all year long, especially the Cape Coral ones, at Club Square and now at Cape Harbour where a smaller version exists. more »»

A condominium board’s obligations to stick with contracted vendors

June 14, 2013 Question: We have had almost a complete turnover in the board of our condo association. more »»

Beauty and the beast

June 14, 2013 Help! It is almost time for an invasion of flying she devils into our area of paradise. more »»

Short sale, foreclosure or new home?

June 3, 2013 By Bill Panebianco Special to The Breeze Home buyers today have many choices — they can buy a foreclosure, a short sale or a used hom. more »»

Who can buy a home?

June 3, 2013 Do I qualify for a mortgage? This is a very common question in today’s market. The first step to knowing if you can get a mortgage is to understand how your credit report work. more »»

What happens to association dues, fees in a bankruptcy?

May 31, 2013 Question: I’m on our homeowners association board. We have several properties that are in foreclosure and they are all upside down. more »»

Hibiscus show alert

May 31, 2013 Come one ... come all ... come to the greatest little flower show in Lee County. Step right into the clouds of color at the free 62nd Annual James E. more »»

Disputes can arise when purchasing an ‘historic’ home

May 24, 2013 QUESTION: The landscape of Southwest Florida has changed dramatically and efforts are being made to preserve the buildings that are now more than a century old. more »»

What and where is the Lee County Extension office?

May 24, 2013 When I tell people to contact the Lee County Extension office for information, I sometimes get the question, “What and where is extension?” Our extension office is on Palm Beach Boulevard in Fort... more »»

Can a condo association turn a unit into a rentable asset?

May 17, 2013 QUESTION: We know that the economy is improving but our condo association still has a couple of units whose owners have not paid anything in a long time. more »»

Remember, city fertilizer ordinance starts June 1

May 17, 2013 Wow, this weather has been nice this week, several days without high humidity, and cooler mornings are going to have us spoiled for the upcoming surge of rain and hea. more »»

Gifts for Mom

May 10, 2013 Flowers are a traditional gift for Mother’s Day, weddings, birthdays, a great hostess gift and for funerals and memorials. Flowers and plants are a happy gift for almost any occasion. more »»

Should Robert’s Rules of Order be used at condo association meetings?

May 10, 2013 QUESTION: I retired recently so I now have some time to attend our condo association’s board meetings. I used to run meetings when I was working and I’d follow Robert’s Rules of Orde. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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