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February and allspice

February 23, 2018 February is notorious for being a month of surprises. Even though it is the shortest month of the year, always, this year is not without a difference. more »»

Will signed in Michigan is legal in Florida

February 23, 2018 Dear Mr. Feichthaler, My husband and I recently moved to Cape Coral from Michigan, and we have wills we recently signed there. The will says all assets should go to our only child, a daughter. more »»

Determining accurate price is key in a rational market

February 23, 2018 Last week, we discussed how difficult it can be for someone who is trying to sell their home to make an accurate price determination for their initial listing price, which will put their home in a... more »»

Weeping tree beauty

February 16, 2018 A weeping tree that is fast growing, matures at 15 feet and blooms heavily in the spring, the Weeping Bottlebrush, Callistemon viminalis, is the tree for yo. more »»

Is using home as short-term rental a good idea?

February 16, 2018 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: With season upon us, I have a question that many may be thinking of. I can rent my home out during the peak tourist season for $1,500 per week. more »»

Analyzing clues to determine if a home is overpriced

February 16, 2018 One of the most important, yet seemingly most difficult things to get right for a lot of people who are trying to sell their homes, is establishing a reasonably accurate initial listing price that... more »»

Five weeks until spring

February 9, 2018 Only a few more weeks until good ole spring weather can be depended on. more »»

2017 condo market strong, but gulf access sales mixed

February 9, 2018 The overall Cape Coral condominium market had a strong finish to the year in 2017, with 61 condo units sold in December, up 27 percent from the 48 units sold in December 2016, while the fourth... more »»


February 2, 2018 There is so much about life that can be learned from gardening. Not just the physical work, but the application of life’s processes. more »»

Are ‘drivers’ true helpers, or scammers?

February 2, 2018 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: My husband and I have been in Cape Coral for many years and love it. Recently, my husband was diagnosed with cancer, and he also has early onset Alzheimer’s. more »»

2017 median sales prices up, unsold supply improves

February 2, 2018 In reviewing the year-end results for the Cape Coral single-family home market in 2017, we found a continuation of the significant differences in the median sales prices and the monthly supply of... more »»

Winter gardening

January 19, 2018 Winter in Florida is NOW. Our intermittent blasts of frosty air is a blessing when you consider days and weeks of frigid air in the northern states these past weeks. more »»

Interest rates continuing on their long, strange trip

January 19, 2018 As we begin to move a bit further into 2018, the markets will be closely watching the new leadership of Jerome Powell, as he succeeds Janet Yellen as the chairman of the Federal Reserve in February. more »»

Arbor Day trees

January 12, 2018 Planting a tree for the national Arbor Day celebration is a good plan. In this area of Florida, we could plant quite a few trees this year. Arbor Day is a national holiday on Friday, April 27. more »»

Deadlines for filing homestead tax benefits

January 12, 2018 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: I understand that if I apply for homestead prior to March 1, it will apply for the coming calendar year 2018. more »»

Pricing their home, sellers need to be ‘eyes wide open’

January 12, 2018 Two closely related topics we have discussed frequently in this column involve the difficulty home sellers have in determining an accurate price point at which they are likely to attract a buyer for... more »»

Time flies when you’re having fun

January 5, 2018 It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new year. Now if only I can remember to put 2018 instead of the ingrained last year’s date, I’ll be a memory success, but my memory seems to be fading with age. more »»

Some advice could cost you dearly

January 5, 2018 Dear Mr. Feichthaler: My husband passed away last month, and we lived here in Florida for the past 17 years. more »»

Reducing the stress from selling a home and moving

January 5, 2018 One aspect of selling a home that can be unsettling for many people is not knowing how long it will take for the right buyer to come along, so you can get your home sold and move on with your life. more »»

Lakes Regional Park

January 5, 2018 Amidst the pizzas, ice cream, hot dogs, and surrey rentals, a naturalist might be quick to dismiss Lakes Regional Park as more of a family recreational park than a place to commune with nature. more »»



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