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Does condo association need permission to publish a member directory?

August 2, 2013 QUESTION: We have been without a membership directory for our condo community for several years. It’s really sad because newer people don’t hear about the smaller social events we have. more »»

All in the family for wax and rose mallow

August 2, 2013   The striking large swamp hibiscus and turk’s cap are both in the Malvaceae family. They both produce bright red blooms, are native, and love to have wet feet. They are both hardy perennial plants. more »»

Does small condo association need to hire a CAM?

July 26, 2013 QUESTION: I’m new to the board of our little condo association. more »»

August is hot, muggy

July 26, 2013 Hot, hot, hot-muggy, muggy, muggy are the words for Southwest Florida in August. It is one of our hottest, and holds the ever present beginning of our big hurricanes. more »»

As school lurks, library rewards students who plug in

July 26, 2013 As the July “End of Summer” Party signaled a too-soon return to school, the Cape Coral Library is reminding kids to continue to plug in to their library for help with homework. more »»

Condo associations should have insurance

July 12, 2013 QUESTION: We live in a condo. I watched in horror yesterday as one of the landscaper’s trucks almost ran into our neighbor’s car. My husband is on our condo board. more »»

Lush, perennial hosta plant will grow here

July 12, 2013   The perennial hosta plant will thrive here. The lush perennial hosta plant was always a favorite of mine while living in Southern New Jersey. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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