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Homestead is more than just tax savings

February 20, 2015 Q: I acquired a house with my fiancée in January which is our permanent residence. more »»

‘Under cover’ gardening

February 13, 2015 Who would have thought we would be having such a long cold spell in Southwest Florida this month? Last year, February temperatures were in the 50s for seven nights for the entire month with two... more »»

Properly reporting the sale of a property

February 13, 2015 Q: I sold a vacant lot in 2014 in Cape Coral that was closed through a law firm. Last week, I received a “1099” showing the sales price of $200,000. more »»

FGCU hoops teams extend win streaks

February 10, 2015 Both FGCU basketball teams extended winning streaks on Saturday with road victories over Stetson. more »»

‘Blades return home after tough road trip

February 10, 2015 READING, Pa. — Smarting from four straight losses on the road, the Florida Everblades return home this week having lost the lead in the ECHL's East Division standings. more »»

Sports Calendar

February 10, 2015 Youth Sports Saturday, Feb. 14 Minnesota Twins Free Youth Baseball Clinics — Three Oaks Park, Fort Myers, Challenger Baseball clinic, 10 a.m. more »»

Beautyberry bush

February 6, 2015 Beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder. Callicarpa Americana, from the Verbenaceae family, is both beautiful to some, for its colorful berries, and a pesky weed to others. more »»

Opting out of timeshare purchase

February 6, 2015 Question: I took a trip with my family to Orlando last week, and was enticed to sit through a sales presentation for a timeshare. They even gave us a picture frame featuring Orlando’s attractions. more »»

Up and down wintertime

January 23, 2015 January and February are a few weeks of unsettled life for Southwest Florida gardeners. Yes it happens every year, and it is a heck of a lot better than “up nort. more »»

Determining all the costs of a real estate transaction

January 23, 2015 Question: I live in New York and plan to buy an investment property in the near future in Cape Coral. more »»

Friends to host wine-tasting fund-raiser Feb. 7

January 23, 2015 An upcoming Friends’ fund-raiser provides a different venue from our semi-annual book sales. more »»

Gardening with shirts and shorts

January 16, 2015 Gardeners, there is still time to start some home garden veggies and be able to taste the fruits of your labors before spring. more »»

Leasing to pay taxes

January 16, 2015 Question: I have lived on a canal in Cape Coral for the past 12 years, and I have a sailboat. Each May I sail around various ports in Florida and the Bahamas, and I return around September. more »»

Back to the future!

January 9, 2015 Mea culpa! I did not start the New Year off well. I have to correct two problems I created. more »»

There are many advantages to owner financing

January 9, 2015 Question: I am considering selling my rental property and providing owner financing. more »»

A new day, dawn, year

January 2, 2015 Have you grown tired yet, of New Year resolutions? How committed is our resolve? We all want to do and be better, but in life we really have to make commitments that are long-term or short-term ones. more »»

Library to feature the art of storytelling in January

December 26, 2014 A recent article in the New York Times entitled, “Storytelling Your Way to a Better Job or a Stronger Start Up,” calls the age-old art of story-telling a strategic tool with irresistible power and... more »»

Ringing in the new year

December 26, 2014 Ready or not, another new year is upon us. The optimistic look forward to a new year, the pessimistic do not. The younger we are the more dedicated we are to celebrate this yearly change. more »»

Cape Coral assessments - avoid in a transaction?

December 26, 2014 Question: I am planning to purchase a property in Cape Coral, and my friends have told me “avoid the water assessment”. more »»

Your way or mine

December 19, 2014 There are many ways to celebrate this holiday season. I am not one to say this celebrating needs to be done in a specific manner. Variety is my motto — the spice of life; go for i. more »»



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