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New development project could begin in Cape Coral soon

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — The Cape Coral Community Redevelopment Agency will discuss the construction of a new parking garage and apartment building at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. Formerly dubbed “Project Hoosier,” the potential development in the Downtown redevelopment area is now referred to as “The Cape at 47th.” The mixed-use building would feature 280 apartment units, 18,000 sq/f ground floor commercial space, and a 525 space parking garage. If the project gets the green light, the CRA would contribute $10,350,000 to the construction of the parking garage and on-site utility...

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Key Questions To Ask Yourself Before Buying a Home

Sometimes it can feel like everyone has advice when it comes to buying a home. While your friends and loved ones may have your best interests in mind, they may also be missing crucial information about today’s housing market that you need to make your best decision. Before you decide whether you’re ready to buy a home, you should know how to answer these three questions. 1. What’s Going on with Home Prices? Home prices are one factor that directly impacts how much it will cost to buy a home and how much you stand to gain as a homeowner when prices appreciate. The graph below shows just how...

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Simone Biles will compete in balance beam final on Tuesday

TOKYO / AP — Simone Biles will compete at the 2020 Olympics on the balance beam. The announcement was made early Monday morning. Biles had been dealing with a mental block referred to as “the twisties.” That makes it hard for her to figure out where her body is while she’s in the air, putting Biles at risk of serious injury. Biles initially pulled out of the team gymnastics final on Tuesday, July 27. During the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Biles took home a bronze medal for her performance on the balance beam. Alongside Biles, teammate Suni Lee will also be competing in the...

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Students in LaBelle get COVID-19 vaccine before returning to school

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. – Parents are getting their kids ready for the new school year with pencils, a new backpack, and, now, a COVID-19 vaccine. With COVID-19 cases on the rise and the spread of the Delta variant, parents in LaBelle were able to get their kids vaccinated before returning to the classroom. “One of my kids is going to college and plus the new delta [strain] is getting concerning,” Isidra Cardona said. “Schools should take extra precautions. I have a son that has some health issues, he’s 9, and I’m concerned for him.” Parents like Cardona said it was a...

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Waiting To Buy a Home Could Cost You [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights If you’re thinking of buying a home but wondering if waiting a few years will save you in the long run, think again. The longer the wait, the more you’ll pay, especially when mortgage rates and home prices rise. Even the slightest change in the mortgage rate can have a big impact on your buying power no matter your price point. Don’t assume waiting will save you money. Let’s connect to set the ball into motion today while mortgage rates are hovering near historic lows. Content previously posted on Keeping Current Matters href=”https://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/en/?a=429471-6e7ae3e7d7cea4059ea7d116981248f9″>Keeping...

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Fort Myers man allegedly broke family pet’s leg with broomstick, claims ‘it’s only a dog’

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A Fort Myers man accused of animal cruelty was arrested after allegedly injuring his family dog, officials said. Jose Hernandez-Rivera, 28, is accused of hitting his family’s dog with a broomstick because he was mad at it for barking, deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said. After getting hit, the dog was unable to put weight on her leg because it was broken, deputies said. A witness told deputies that Hernandez-Rivera said: “It’s only a dog.” The dog, named Canela, was taken to Blue Pearl veterinary hospital where she is being...

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Home Sellers: There Is an Extra Way To Welcome Home Our Veterans

Some veterans are finding it difficult to obtain a home in today’s market. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “Conventional conforming mortgages (mortgages that conform to guidelines set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac), accounted for 74% of mortgages obtained by homebuyers in May 2021, an increase from about 65% during 2018 through 2019…The share of VA-guaranteed loans has also decreased to 7% in May 2021 from about 10% in past years.” Recent data in the latest Origination Insight Report from Ellie Mae sheds light on the continuation of this trend. Below, we can see just...

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4 Reasons Why the End of Forbearance Will Not Lead to a Wave of Foreclosures

With forbearance plans about to come to an end, many are concerned the housing market will experience a wave of foreclosures like what happened after the housing bubble 15 years ago. Here are four reasons why that won’t happen. 1. There are fewer homeowners in trouble this time After the last housing crash, about 9.3 million households lost their home to a foreclosure, short sale, or because they simply gave it back to the bank. As stay-at-home orders were issued early last year, the overwhelming fear was the pandemic would decimate the housing industry in a similar way. Many experts projected...

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Paralympian Archer Set to Represent SWFL, Team USA in Tokyo

From picking up a bow and arrow for the first time when she was ten, to the Tokyo Paralympics, Emma Rose Ravish has become one of the world’s best Paralympian archers. She is set to represent Southwest Florida and Team USA in Tokyo. Growing up, Ravish had tried soccer and horseback riding but when she shot an arrow for the first time there was something different. “I don’t know exactly what I was feeling,” Ravish said. “I just knew that it made me smile with everything that I am.” That immediate passion for archery was noticed by a coach at the Victory Junction camp, a summer...

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