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Cape unsold home supply still a ‘Tale of Two Cities’

December 29, 2017 In the Cape Coral single-family home market, we continue to see a “Tale of Two Cities,” as it relates to the monthly supply of unsold homes in our market. more »»

Christmas countdown

December 22, 2017 We have three more days until Christmas, Dec. 25, 2017 — are we ready? A lot of shopping, wrapping, banking, holiday festivities, plus decorating and baking around the homestead. more »»

Be warned, sometimes ‘steals’ are not what they seem

December 22, 2017 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I have been thinking about buying a property at foreclosure sale. There is a unit in my condominium where the starting bid will be $7,000 in January. more »»

Seasonal home sale slowdown is here, prices stay firm

December 22, 2017 As we have discussed throughout the year, market statistics can provide valuable insights for both homebuyers and sellers, which often form the basis for making important decisions about the price... more »»

Poinsettia time

December 15, 2017 Christmas season is the season for a lot of good things, one of the most special being the arrival of thousands of beautiful poinsettia plants. more »»

The Fed, plus understanding buyer screening practices

December 15, 2017 The big news in the housing market this week will be the two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting, where it is widely expected that the interest rate on the ultra short-term Federal Funds Rate... more »»

Despite the cold, trout and redfish will continue to bite

December 14, 2017 Inshore, cold fronts will pull fish off the flats and into deeper water creeks, channels, holes and canals only to reappear as the afternoon sun warms the shallow waters. more »»

Soil or dirt?

December 8, 2017 We all know that our state tree is the sable palm even though it is botanically a grass. We share this state tree with the state of South Carolina. more »»

Addition built without permits, inspections is an issue

December 8, 2017 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I am planning to purchase a home in Cape Coral. Everything came back from the title company clear, except for two ongoing code enforcement matters by the city. more »»

Real estate market bracing itself for new tax reforms

December 8, 2017 There is a lot of concern in real estate circles that some of the proposed changes in the new tax reform bill could have an adverse effect on the real estate market and potentially result in upwards... more »»

Guest column:Seeds of love grow neighborhood miracles

December 7, 2017 So many days, there is tragedy. So many days there is heartbreak. In an instant, a woman’s dignity is lost or a child is left orphaned. In an instant, a life is lost. more »»

Fundraiser for children’s reading, adult holiday craft class, flute music and more at Cape Coral Library in December

December 1, 2017 The Friends of Cape Coral Library is partnering with other Lee County Friends groups to sponsor a Barnes & Noble Book Fair Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. more »»

Holiday cheer

December 1, 2017 Hurricane season is past. November has left us. Thanksgiving 2017 is history. Lights are coming on all over the neighborhoods. Outdoor Christmas trees are going up and being lit. more »»

What to expect in home sales from seasonal influences

December 1, 2017 October and November mark the seasonal return of the “early bird sellers” to our real estate market, as this flock of sellers emerge from their summer hibernation and begin listing their homes for... more »»

Money seller owed is now new owner's responsibility

November 22, 2017 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I want to purchase a property next to my home. The seller has a mortgage on it, which is an amount roughly equal to what the property is worth. more »»

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 »»



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