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Three Days of Fun and Fishing

tarpon point marina

Cape Coral is host to the First Annual Rhythm and Reels Redfish Tournament and Music Festival. From October 5th through the 7th, The Resort at MarinaVillage and Tarpon Point Marina is the place to be for music, fishing, children's activities and, of course, food plus the parking is free! 

The Redfish Tournament is the centerpiece of this three day event with the chance to win cash prizes. You could be the grand prize winner of $8,000! Be sure to register your fishing team to get in on the competition.

Revel in fun for the entire family: kids activities, food concessions and music. Be sure to get in on the concerts on the Music Festival Grounds at the marina with local bands and legendary talents The Fabulous

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It’s going to the dogs here in Cape Coral!

rotary_park_400Dogs of all sizes have their own real estate slice of paradise right here in Sunny Cape Coral; The Wagging Tails Dog Park located in Rotary Park is the Doggy Social hot Spot in Cape Coral. 

This dog fun spot features two separate areas,  one for the small dogs and one for the larger dogs.  Both areas are gated and have large areas for the dogs to run and play with large grassy areas and shade trees, this is a dog’s paradise!  The Wagging tails dog park offers dogs the chance to interact with other dogs if they want to or just run and explore the gated park area to their hearts content!  It’s not just all about the dogs here in the Wagging Tails Dog Park either, it’s also a great place for fellow dog lovers

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Courage, Bravery, Compassion and Loyalty are the words that appear on the Cape Coral Fire Department badge but for 50 years the Cape Coral Fire Department has shown the citizens of Cape Coral that these are much more than just words but a work ethic they have taken to heart and followed year after year.

We are very proud of our Cape Coral Fire Department, which started out in 1962 when the citizens of our then small community of Cape Coral decided that they needed their own fire department to cut down on slow response time to emergencies due to the nearest Fire department was at the time The North Ft Myers Fire Department.  Which led up to April 10, 1962, when the Florida Secretary of State signed the articles of Incorporation into law establishing the

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Cape Coral, Florida and it’s Four Hundred Miles of Canals Voted Top Retirement Location...Again

I'm not going to go so far as to say that I take life in Cape Coral, Florida for granted, but I will say that sometimes I have to take a minute to fully realize the beauty of this place I call home. Recently, while clicking through the headlines of CNN Money, I came across this year's list of 25 Best Places to Retire. I can't say that I was surprised to see Cape Coral listed among the elite (our city is known for making these lists) , but I will say that it was nice to read what other's have to say about my water wonderland:

  • A paradise for water lovers, Cape Coral has more than 400 beautiful miles of freshwater and saltwater canals
  • The Caloosahatchee
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Cape Coral Fl - Care for Your Pet - Kindness Animal Hospital

If you are a pet owner, it is very likely that you treat your pet like a member of the family. I know I do. If you are new to Cape Coral, or simply a new pet owner, and you're looking for the right veterinarian, there are a lot of things to take into consideration. We want to find a veterinarian who has genuine care and concern for our furry friends, and also one who is knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions. If this sounds like you, then look no further than Kindness Animal Hospital in Cape Coral.

 First of all, they have two convenient locations in Cape Coral. I have personally taken my dogs to both of the offices and can attest to the fact that you'll receive stellar

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Cape Coral Home Buying Process

Tip for Home Buyers: The Number One Way to Lose the Home of Your Dreams

Whether you are looking to purchase a Cape Coral home for your primary home, an investment property, or to join the ever-growing group of snowbirds who enjoys Southwest Florida as a winter retreat, you certainly don't want to lose your dream home after you've put in an offer.

Just picture it. You decided on your price range, square footage, location, and compared at least half a dozen Cape Coral properties. You finally found the one that exactly fits your specifications, make an offer and...the home is sold right out from under you. Wait, no...That's not the way the story is supposed to end, is it? Unfortunately, there is one top reason why this

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Understanding Fannie Mae HomePath Mortgages 

Whether you are looking to purchase your first Cape Coral property, or interested in investing in a vacation home, there are two loans that are getting a lot of attention right now. These are the HomePath Mortgages currently being offered through Fannie Mae. Specifically, there are two types of loans available, the HomePath Mortgage and the HomePath Renovation Mortgage. Here's the breakdown on these two loans and how you can qualify and benefit from them.

HomePath Mortgage Loan

The HomePath Mortgage is designed to help potential home buyers purchase a Fannie Mae owned property by providing Cape Coral home buyers with the following pretty attractive benefits:

·         A low down payment and the

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Cape Coral Waterfront Property: What Are Those Jumping Fish, Anyway?

Hey, what are those jumping fish in the canal? As a long time resident of Cape Coral, I've been asked that question fishing_cape_coral_144more times than I can count. If you are interested in Cape Coral waterfront property or off water Cape Coral homes, chances are pretty good that you have an interest in fishing as well. For those of you who still don't know what those lively jumping fish are called that grace our saltwater canals (or how to catch them), this article is for you. Oh, and don't worry, we'll cover the other fish too.

There's Great Fishing in These Waters!

Because Cape Coral's extensive canal systems (over 400 miles) include both freshwater and saltwater canals, as well as lakes, there

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Cape Coral Property....Making it More Energy Efficient

With the rising cost of fuel making everything we consume more expensive, it's more important than ever to make your Cape Coral home as energy efficient as possible. Not only will you save money on your monthly utility bills, but there are numerous federal tax incentives for residential home owners who make certain upgrades and install energy saving appliances. Most of us have noticed the Energy Star logo when shopping for a new washer, dryer, or water heater, but what does it really mean? Here's the savings breakdown along with available tax credits, up to date as of 2011.

Energy Tax Incentive Breakdown

Home Envelope Credits - Sealing cracks and holes in your Cape Coral home will ensure even

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You Did What? The Top Mistakes Sellers Make When Choosing A Realtor 

Are you thinking of selling your Cape Coral property? Before choosing a real estate agent to represent you, read this!

It's no secret that selling a home (and purchasing one) is often charged with emotions. Regardless of the reasons behind your Cape Coral home sale, you'll be dealing with certain attachments you've formed while living in the house you are now listing for sale. Choosing the right real estate agent will not only keep you on track with pricing and let you in on quick improvements that can be made, but an experienced, committed agent will also make negotiations and seller communication a smooth and stress free experience.

So how do you go about choosing the right real

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