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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 »»

Friends meeting, book discussion, art and free programs at Cape Coral Library in January

December 29, 2017 Friends of Library meets Jan. 20 Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Friends of the Cape Coral Library General Membership Meeting Saturday, Jan. 20. more »»

Goliath grouper

December 29, 2017 Regionally, only the great hammerhead shark is larger than this immense grouper. more »»

Supermoons

December 29, 2017 “A coming attraction to your local neighborhood sky!” Did you miss the full moon treat the first of December? I couldn’t miss it. The moon filled the sky so full, I could read by the moonlight. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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