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Cape Coral New Construction permits rose by 36% for 2012

[Excerpts taken from the Cape Update publication]

This fiscal year there have been 329 single family home permits pulled.  A year ago same time, there were only 217. The really big number to look at is the the median price for a home is our area has risen by about 19%…with most of the increases coming from traditional sellers, as opposed to distressed property sales.

Permits issued for the construction of duplexes totaled 6. This may seem low to a casual observer, but these are the very first ones issued since 2008! Yes…2008! …continue

“Affordable” Fun things to do in SW Florida

If you want to get away from the $6 toll to get to Sanibel…the slow bumper to bumper drive on fort Myers beach…the crowds at the local main attractions and their costs, take a look at some of these inexpensive and fun things to do on the cheap!

SIX MILE CYPRESS SLOUGH PRESERVE. 

Located at 7751 Penzance Blvd. Fort Myers. This fun adventure is a mile long self guided or take the tour over the slough. The elevated boardwalk is shaded in most spots with information viewing stations every so often. Wildlife abounds, so you might see wild hogs, turtles in the ponds, even alligators. It offers a very relaxing and enjoyable 1 plus mile adventure. Parking is $1. …continue

Cape Coral… A Waterfront Wonderland

With more than 400 miles of canals, the Caloosahatche River, many lakes, Cape Coral is a waterfront wonderland. Boating, fishing, canoeing, sailing, wave running, or just peaceful walks are enjoyable almost every day of the year.

In Cape Coral homes are nestled amid lush landscapes, palm trees, and tropical greenery. It’s deep and sometimes 200 ft wide canals, hug many backyards providing spectacular water views, as well as provide waterways that take boaters out to the adventures of the Intercoastal Waterway, and on to the Gulf of Mexico. For most, these waterways make dreams come true. …continue