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Florida-Friendly Landscaping

May 29, 2020 Special to The Breeze Have you struggled with establishing a garden here in Southwest Florida? Maybe you are a new resident from a completely different climate, or perhaps you are a long-time Florid... more »»

 
 
 
April home sales down, but far from being knocked out

May 29, 2020 All things considered, the Cape Coral real estate market is holding up well in the immediate aftermath of the virus shutdown. more »»

Go native with native plants

May 29, 2020 These days many Americans are spending more time out in their yards and for good reason. Working in the yard is a healthy pastime and a great hobby. more »»

Making sure a lease satisfies business needs

May 22, 2020 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I am thinking of starting a business (great timing, right?) and need to rent commercial retail space. Is there anything I need to look out for? —Steven R. more »»

Right Plant, Right Place

May 22, 2020 Right Plant, Right Place is the first of 9 principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping. In the past my standard approach to both plant selection and location went something like thi. more »»

Adjusting to the economic impact of the ‘new abnormal’

May 22, 2020 It seems that everywhere we turn we are being bombarded with opinions by various experts and pundits about being in another “new norma. more »»

No stimulus check yet? IRS bringing back phone operators

May 21, 2020 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been making direct deposits and mailing out economic impact (stimulus) payments of up to $1,200 per qualifying adult and $500 per qualifying dependent since... more »»

May gardens

May 15, 2020 The Garden Club of Cape Coral would like to share our deep appreciation of Jean Shields and Joyce Comingore for writing our articles in The Breeze for many years. more »»

Forced sale may be only way to get boyfriend out of house

May 15, 2020 Dear Mr. Feichthaler, I bought a house with my boyfriend in December (not sure if “boyfriend” is the right term, we are both in our 60s), for which I put in nearly all of the money. more »»

Lower first quarter condo supply, and COVID-19 impact

May 15, 2020 Today we are taking a look at the numbers for the monthly supply of unsold Cape Coral condominiums in the month of March and for the first quarter of 202. more »»

Keeping Cape Coral safe -- from one sheriff's deputy in 1962 to 230 sworn officers today

May 11, 2020 Val Everly and Jim White are names not familiar to most Cape Coral residents, but they are names that resonate through the history of law enforcement in the city. more »»

First quarter condo sales solid, but weakening in April

May 8, 2020 Before we dive into the numbers for the Cape Coral condominium market, we have some positive news to report about the preliminary April numbers we are seeing in the Cape's single-family home market. more »»

Contract will list what stays and goes in sale

May 1, 2020 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I am currently looking for a house, and want to make sure that certain items inside are transferred with the house, like the oven for example. more »»

First quarter supply of unsold homes lowest since 2013

May 1, 2020 This week we will be taking a look at the monthly inventory, or what we refer to as the monthly supply of unsold Cape Coral single-family homes, for the month of March and the first quarter of this... more »»

Can the city remove my landscaping from the swale?

April 24, 2020 Dear Mr. Feichthaler, We live on a street the floods often in the summer, and the city recently performed swale work to improve drainage. more »»

Will strong March home sales give way to canaries?

April 24, 2020 The number of overall closed single-family home sales in Cape Coral hit all-time highs for the month of March, to wrap-up the best first quarter ever. more »»

Guest column: Due to pandemic, income tax filing deadline extended to July 15

April 23, 2020 April 15 has come and gone without the usual fanfare. Due to Florida’s safer-at-home order, it can be easy to lose track of what day it i. more »»

Remembering Cape Coral's first firefighters

April 17, 2020 Engraved on a bronze, ground-level plaque in a small park behind Cape Coral Fire Station No. 2 are the names M.L. "Tim" Herrick and Gilbert "Gib" Patte. more »»

Old and new beauties

April 17, 2020 Grocery shopping nowadays is a cumbersome distracting job. Wearing hot rubber or some kind of gloves, carrying a few handiwipes and a grocery list was change enough. more »»

Buying a home from a foreign seller and handling ‘FIRPTA’

April 17, 2020 Mr. Feichthaler, I am in the process of buying a home in Cape Coral, and the closing documents presented to me include an 8288, which is an IRS form. I am paying cash. more »»

Broad overview of solid first quarter Cape condo sales

April 17, 2020 This week we thought we would provide you with a general overview of the Cape Coral condominium market through the first quarter of this year, along with a snapshot of our high-end luxury condo... more »»

 
 
 

 

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