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March 13, 2019

Cape Coral is ranked #24 happiest city in America


Cape Coral is ranked #24 on happiest city in America



The 50 happiest cities in America, ranked

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Madison, Wisconsin ranked in the top three happiest cities this year.
 Sean Pavone/Business Insider

In a recent study released by Wallethub, researchers found the happiest people live in Texas, about 20 miles outside of Dallas.

On a list of cities ranked by three main categories — emotional & physical well-being, income & employment, and community & environment — Texas accounted for eight of the top 50. Other notable mentions include locations in Arizona, Hawaii, and many across the midwest. California swept the ranking, totaling 14 cities in the top 50. The Golden State performed similarly in last year's report, and even clinched the No. 1 spot.

Read moreThe 30 happiest cities in the US, ranked

To complete the report, WalletHub compared 182 of the nation's largest cities and evaluated them on the three main categories mentioned above. These categories were evaluated using weighted metrics — ranging from adequate-sleep rate to hate crime incidents per capita — and then graded on a 100-point scale. These weighted averages were then used to calculate final scores before ordering cities from least to greatest.

Keep reading for a look at some of the happiest cities to live in, beginning and ending with small cities in Texas.

50 (TIE). Arlington, Texas

Total score: 61.73

Arlington is about 20 miles west of Dallas. The city is home to the University of Texas at Arlington. The median age of residents is 32.3 and as of 2017, the average home price was $213,888.

SourceArlington, Texas

50 (TIE). El Paso, Texas

50 (TIE). El Paso, TexasWikipedia

Total score: 61.73

El Paso is located near the Franklin Mountains, and surrounding areas include four Texas State Parks. The city borders Mexico on the Rio Grande, along with the state of New Mexico. As the westernmost point in Texas, it is over 500 miles from both San Antonio and Austin.

SourceEl Paso, TexasGoogle Maps

48. Aurora, Colorado

Total score: 61.83

Located nine miles from the capital city Denver, Aurora is Colorado's third-largest city. It is situated across three counties, and is listed as one of the safest large cities in America.

SourceAurora, ColoradoGoogle Maps

47. Garland, Texas

Total score: 61.86

Located 19 miles outside of Dallas, Garland is home to the Firewheel Town Center, which includes over 100 shops and restaurants. Residents can also enjoy an arts center for local theater and visual art exhibits.

SourceGarland, TexasGoogle Maps

46. Boise, Idaho

46. Boise, IdahoCharles Knowles/Shutterstock

Total score: 61.94

Boise is the capital and most populous city in the state of Idaho. It is only 11 miles from the next largest city, Meridian. Located on the Boise River, the city is home to Boise State University.

SourceCity of BoiseWorld Population ReviewGoogle Maps

45. Port St. Lucie, Florida

45. Port St. Lucie, FloridaGoogle

Total score: 61.96

Port St. Lucie is on the eastern coast of Florida, about 50 miles north of West Palm Beach. As of 2016, it was the eighth-biggest city in Florida, with just under 200,000 residents.

SourcePort St. Lucie

44. Peoria, Arizona

44. Peoria, ArizonaSilvio Ligutti/Shutterstock

Total score: 62.30

Peoria is a major suburb of Phoenix — it's about 13 miles northwest of Phoenix. As of 2016, the city had a population of roughly 160,00 and is home to Lake Pleasant Regional Park, a 23,000-acre park with two marinas.


43. Burlington, Vermont

43. Burlington, VermontShutterstock

Total score: 62.31

Burlington is in the northwestern part of Vermont, about 45 miles south of the Canadian border. As of 2012, the city had a population of 42,000. The town is also home to the University of Vermont.


42. Fort Worth, Texas

42. Fort Worth, TexasPhilip Lange/Shutterstock

Total score: 62.35

Fort Worth is about 30 miles west of Texas and, according to its website, boasts more than 92 attractions in the 10-mile downtown radius. The city welcomes 9.1 million tourists a year and is the youngest city in Texas, with an average age of 31.5

SourceForth Worth

41. Denver, Colorado

41. Denver, Coloradof11photo/Shutterstock

Total score: 62.41

The capital of Colorado, the "Mile High City" boasts 300 days of sunshine a year. The city has a population of 682,000 and offers easy access to a variety of ski resorts beyond the city.


40. Garden Grove, California

Total score: 62.70

Garden Grove is about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The city is home to the annual Strawberry Festival — one of the largest community festivals in the western US.

SourceGarden Grove

39. Tempe, Arizona

Total score: 62.80

Tempe is 11 miles east of Phoenix. The city is home to Arizona State University and has a vibrant arts center.


38. Billings, Montana

Total score: 62.82

Billings is in southern Montana and had, as of 2017, a population of just under 110,000. It is the biggest city in Montana.


37. Oakland, California

37. Oakland, CaliforniaMelia Robinson/Business Insider

Total score: 63.16

Oakland lies just east of San Francisco. As of 2017, the city had a population of roughly 425,000 people.


36. Lincoln, Nebraska

Total score: 63.43

Lincoln, the capital of Nebraska, had a population of about 280,000 as of 2016. The city is home to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

SourceCity Data

35. Omaha, Nebraska

35. Omaha, NebraskaEsme/Shutterstock

Total score: 63.50

Omaha is the biggest city in Nebraska; the metro area has a population of over 900,000. The city is home to one of the longest pedestrian bridge projects ever constructed.

SourceVisit Omaha

34. Oceanside, California

Total score: 63.82

Oceanside is about 40 miles north of San Diego. The city has 3.5 miles of beach and a 1,000 boat slip harbor, and is also a popular surf spot.

SourceCity of OceansideVisit OceansideGoogle Maps

33. Chandler, Arizona

33. Chandler, ArizonaBadger13/Shutterstock

Total score: 63.83

Chandler is about 30 minutes southeast of Phoenix, making it a great suburb for those moving away from the capital's city center. Its population is around 250,000, and — despite its suburban location — the city still has a bustling downtown area.

SourceChandlerWorld Population ReviewGoogle Maps

32. Santa Clarita, California

Total score: 64.00

Santa Clarita is a 40-minute drive from Los Angeles, and is home to both Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor attractions. The city has over 213,000 residents, making it the third-largest city in Los Angeles County.

SourceSanta ClaritaGoogle Maps

31. Irving, Texas

31. Irving, TexasTrong Nguyen/Shutterstock

Total score: 64.07

Located 20 minutes from Dallas and 30 minutes from Forth Worth, Irving had a population of over 230,000 as of 2017. Established in the early 20th century, the city is named after author Washington Irving.

SourceIrving, TexasGoogle Maps

30. Des Moines, Iowa

Total score: 64.17

Des Moines is both the capital and largest city of Iowa. The city is about a two-hour drive from both Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Des Moines is also the third largest major insurance center in the world.

SourceCity of Des MoinesGoogle Maps

29. Honolulu, Hawaii

29. Honolulu, HawaiiYoshinori Kumagai/Shutterstock

Total score: 64.21

Honolulu is both the capital and largest city of the Hawaiian Islands, located on Oahu. The only Hawaiian city with a population over 50,000, the area is home to both Waikiki Beach and United States naval base Pearl Harbor.

SourceGo HawaiiWorld Population Review

28. Pembroke Pines, Florida

Total score: 64.51

Located about 19 miles from Fort Lauderdale and 23 miles from Miami, Pembroke Pines is home to over 160,000 residents. The city borders the Everglades, and is also situated between two major highways.

SourcePembroke PinesGoogle Maps

27. Chula Vista, California

Total score: 64.54

The second-largest city in San Diego County, Chula Vista is a 15-minute drive from San Diego's city center. The city — whose name means "Beautiful View" — is home to over 268,000 residents.

SourceCity of Chula VistaGoogle Maps

26. Minneapolis, Minnesota

Total score: 64.8

The capital of Minnesota, Minneapolis is 12 miles from Saint Paul, the state's second-largest city by population and the other half of the Twin Cities metro area. Along with art museums and concert venues, the city is home to major sports teams and their arenas, such as the Minnesota Vikings, Twins, and Wild.

SourceMeet MinneapolisMinnesota DemographicsGoogle Maps

25. Cedar Rapids, Iowa

25. Cedar Rapids, IowaJonathannsegal/Shutterstock

Total score: 64.90

Located 30 minutes from college town Iowa City and almost 2 hours from capital Des Moines, Cedar Rapids is the second-largest city in the state with a population of over 132,000.

SourceCedar RapidsGoogle Maps

24. Cape Coral, Florida

Total score: 64.96

Cape Coral is located just 20 minutes outside Fort Myers, and 40 minutes from Snivel Island. The city has over 400 miles of canals, alongside golf courses and parks for other outdoor activities.

SourceVisit FloridaGoogle Maps

23. Raleigh, North Carolina

23. Raleigh, North CarolinaSean Pavone/Shutterstock

Total score: 64.99

The capital of North Carolina, Raleigh was established in 1792 and is home to many historic attractions. It is the second-largest city in the state, with a population of over 485,000, behind Charlotte.

SourceVisit RaleighWorld Population Review

22. Anaheim, California

22. Anaheim, CaliforniaJames Kirkikis/Shutterstock

Total score: 65.02

Located in the Los Angeles area, Anaheim is home to two major sports teams and Disneyland, the original theme park designed by Walt Disney. The most populous city in Orange County, Anaheim currently boasts a population of over 350,000.

SourceVisit AnaheimWorld Population Review

21. Gilbert, Arizona

21. Gilbert, ArizonaTim Roberts Photography/Shutterstock

Total score: 65.07

Like Chandler, Gilbert is a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. While the city is four hours from the Grand Canyon, the area still offers plenty of outdoor activities, along with art exhibits and restaurants downtown. The last recorded population shows a total of over 208,000 residents.

SourceDiscover Gilbert ArizonaWorld Population ReviewGoogle Maps

20. Charleston, South Carolina

20. Charleston, South CarolinaSean Pavone/Shutterstock

Total score: 65.48

Full of beach areas such as Seabrook Island, Charleston is about a two-hour drive from the state capital and second-largest city, Columbia. The city currently has a population of 775,000, and earned awards from both Condé Nast Travel and Travel + Leisure last year.

SourceCharlestonGoogle Maps

19. Saint Paul, Minnesota

19. Saint Paul, MinnesotaTim Roberts Photography/Shutterstock

Total score: 65.79

The smaller half of the Twin Cities, Saint Paul is located roughly 12 miles from its sister location, Minneapolis. The city is home to the University of Minnesota Saint Paul Campus and over 304,000 total residents.

SourceVisit Saint PaulWorld Population ReviewGoogle Maps

18. San Diego, California

18. San Diego, CaliforniaSean Pavone/Shutterstock

Total score: 66.01

Home to many lively neighborhoods including the Gaslamp District, Balboa Park, and Coronado Beach, San Diego is the largest city in its county. The city is located 120 miles from Los Angeles, and only 20 miles from Tijuana, Mexico.

SourceSan DiegoGoogle Maps

17. Glendale, California

17. Glendale, Californiatrekandshoot/Shutterstock

Total score: 66.25

A city in Los Angeles County, Glendale is situated between Burbank and Pasadena. It is roughly nine miles from downtown Los Angeles, and the last census shows a total of over 191,000 residents.

SourceGlendale, CaliforniaGoogle Maps

16. Pearl City, Hawaii

Total score: 66.77

Pearl City's main attraction is Pearl Harbor, located on its shoreline. Pearl City is considered a part of Honolulu on the island of Oahu and has a population of over 47,000 residents.

SourceCity DataGoogle Maps

15. Sioux Falls, South Dakota

15. Sioux Falls, South DakotaJacob Boomsma/Shutterstock

Total score: 66.97

Sioux Falls is South Dakota's largest city, located about three hours from the capital Pierre and about five hours from Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Located on the Big Sioux River, the city has a population of over 180,000.

SourceVisit Sioux FallsWorld Population ReviewGoogle Maps

14. Austin, Texas

Total score: 67.16

Austin is closest to San Antonio but is still less than three hours away from Dallas and Houston. Considered the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin is the state's fourth-largest city and continues to have a growing arts community. It is also home to the flagship University of Texas campus, commonly referred to as UT Austin.

SourceVisit AustinWorld Population ReviewGoogle Maps

13. Santa Rosa, California

13. Santa Rosa, Californiarandy andy/Shutterstock

Total score: 67.18

Located in the heart of California's Wine Country, Santa Rosa is 98 miles from Sacramento and 55 miles from San Francisco. Santa Rosa has approximately 175,000 residents, and also houses the Charles M. Schulz Museum, dedicated to the "Peanuts" comic strip creator.

SourceCity of Santa RosaWorld Population ReviewGoogle Maps

12. Overland Park, Kansas

12. Overland Park, Kansas
Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Kansas.
 David Reber/Flickr

Total score: 67.37

Overland Park is Kansas' second-largest city after Wichita. It is just a twenty-minute drive from the latter and has its own Arboretum & Botanical Gardens alongside other community spaces. Overland Park's total population is around 200,000.

SourceOverland Park, KansasWorld Population ReviewGoogle Maps

11. Bismarck, North Dakota

Total score: 67.38

Located in the center of the sparsely populated state, Bismarck is the capital and second-largest city in North Dakota. The city is a three-hour drive from the state's largest city, Fargo, and is home to 70,500 residents.

SourceNorth Dakota DemographicsGoogle Maps

10. San Francisco, California

10. San Francisco, CaliforniaLuciano Mortula - LGM/Shutterstock

Total score: 67.53

One of California's most well-known cities, San Francisco is home to iconic sites such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz Island, Lombard Street, and the painted ladies houses. The median rent in San Francisco is around $4,500 per month.

SourceCNBCSan Francisco Travel

9. Scottsdale, Arizona

9. Scottsdale, ArizonaTim Roberts Photography/Shutterstock

Total score: 68.24

Considered a part of the greater Phoenix area, Scottsdale is a 25-minute drive from the capital city center and less than 20 minutes from nearby Tempe. The city is home to plenty of shopping and restaurants in its Old Town section, along with popular Arizona adventure trips — such as raft and jeep tours — of surrounding areas. The city is also well known for its beautiful golf courses.

SourceScottsdale, ArizonaGoogle Maps

8. San Jose, California

8. San Jose, CaliforniaNicolasMcComber/Getty

Total score: 68.90

As the Capital of Silicon Valley, San Jose features over 6,600 tech headquarters, including Netflix and eBay. Tech giants Apple, Google, and Facebook are also located nearby in surrounding cities such as Menlo Park. San Jose is the state's third-largest city, following Los Angeles and San Diego, and is located 55 miles from San Francisco.

SourceSan JoseGoogle Maps

7. Grand Prairie, Texas

Total score: 69.30

Grand Prairie is located directly between Forth Worth and Dallas and is less than a 25-minute drive from both cities. The city boasts a historic downtown area and has a population of close to 190,000.

SourceCity of Grand Prairie, TexasGoogle Maps

6. Fargo, North Dakota

6. Fargo, North DakotaDavid Harmantas/Shutterstock

Total score: 69.57

Located on the North Dakota and Minnesota border, the city of Fargo sits on the Red River in Cass County. It is close to 200 miles from the next largest — and capital — city Bismarck. The town originated as a frontier settlement and its historic downtown is still home to its 93-year-old Fargo Theatre.


5. Huntington Beach, California

Total score: 69.74

Otherwise known as "Surf City USA," Huntington Beach sits on 10 miles of coastline between Los Angeles and San Diego. Visitors can drive along Southern California's famous Pacific Coast Highway for oceanfront views, as well as window shop in the city's downtown area.

SourceSurf City USAWorld Population Review

4. Fremont, California

Total score: 71.17

About 38 miles from San Francisco and only 17 miles from San Jose, Fremont is the fourth most populous city in the Bay Area with over 231,000 residents. Situated on the San Francisco Bay's southeast side, the city is home to art galleries, farmers markets, and historic sites.

SourceCity of Fremont, California

3. Madison, Wisconsin

3. Madison, WisconsinSean Pavone/Business Insider

Total score: 71.81

Located near five lakes and known for its winter weather, some of Madison's popular attractions include its Capitol building and the University of Wisconsin main campus. It is about an hour-and-fifteen-minute drive from Milwaukee — the state's largest city — and a two-and-a-half-hour-drive from Chicago, both of which sit on Lake Michigan. Madison's highest category rank was for "Income & Employment."

SourceDestination MadisonWorld Population Review

2. Irvine, California

2. Irvine, CaliforniaLagunaticPhoto/Shutterstock

Total score: 71.86

Located near Huntington and Newport beaches in Orange County, the city of Irvine includes over 16,000 acres of parks and open space. The FBI has considered Irvine "America's Safest Big City" for over a decade, and the area is also home to a prestigious branch of the University of California system. The city received its highest score in the "Emotional & Physical Well-Being" category.

SourceDestination IrvineGoogle Maps

1. Plano, Texas

Total score: 72.30

A part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, Plano is home to over 283,000 residents, as well as the headquarters for companies such as Frito-Lay and Toyota North America. The city's highest ranking category from the happiest cities report was for "Community and Environment.

March 7, 2019

Affordable New Construction Homes March Special

Are you looking for an affordable new construction home in Cape Coral? Look no more, in fact March is the month to save even more! Contact Renae Graves owner/Broker at Midpoint Realty for floor plans and more information on homes.


Thank you and have a beautiful day!

March 4, 2019

5 Stress-Free Ways to Keep Clutter Out of Your Home

Stress free ways to be clutter free Midpoint Realty Cape Coral Renae Graves Realtor 

By Suzie Wilson of www.Happierhome.net


5 Stress-Free Ways to Keep Clutter Out of Your Home


Is your cluttered home causing you stress? You’re not alone. A disorganized home can cause tension and anxiety for most people, but cleaning up your act doesn’t have to add more stress. In fact, tidying up your home can be a fun and rewarding process! You just need to use these tips and tricks to simplify your organizing, decluttering and cleaning efforts.


Don’t Forget to Clean as You Declutter


Getting rid of clutter can be great for your health. But if you’re not getting rid of dust, dirt and dander at the same time, you could just be spreading those air contaminants around. So make your plan to get organized, make sure you also have a plan to get everything really clean. Since you probably have a laundry list of “to-do’s” on your plate, this may be a good time to opt for a professional cleaning service. You can use online search tools to discover experienced cleaners in your area, and even check out average pricing and reviews.


Look for Ways to Repurpose Your “Junk” 


Decluttering your home is about more than downsizing your belongings. This process also gives you a chance to really get every inch of your home organized. From the kitchen cabinets to your bedroom, there are tons of storage solutions that can help you do just that. You may even be able to repurpose some of the things you would otherwise give away. For instance, empty boxes are great for sorting out your freezer, and magazine holders are perfect for keeping your potatoes, onions and root vegetables cool and fresh.


Shop for Organizing Tools You Don’t Have


It can be fun to upcycle household items into smart storage, but sometimes you may want something with a little more polish. Luckily, major retailers are getting keen to the organizing needs of consumer. So you should have no problem finding stylish organizing tools that you can easily customize to fit your tastes. Pot racks and shelving top the list, but one of the most versatile storage products you can find are utility carts. You can use these rolling storage-makers in just about any room of your home, for a simple way to get organized.


Create a Plan of Attack for Your Clutter


If you only have a small area to clean out, you may be able to jump right into your efforts. For most people, however, decluttering and organizing is a whole-home effort. It’s easy to get overwhelmed without a solid plan, so sit down and figure out just how you’re going to get this big job done. The most important step in your plan should be to stay patient as you work through this process. Clean out one small space each day if that helps. So long as you have clear goals in mind, how long you take doesn’t really matter. Don’t forget to put together a fun decluttering playlist too, so you can keep yourself from getting bored with tidying up.


Use Tidy Secrets to Maintain an Organized, Clean Home 


You did it! You’ve successfully sorted your belongings and organized all the things you decided to keep. Now that the hard part is over, all you need to do to maintain that clean is to follow a few tidy house hacks. Get yourself into little habits, like making your bed every morning and wiping down your bathroom each evening. Those baby cleaning steps can be so much more effective for keeping your home organized, and they take much less effort than tackling a major mess build-up all at once. Got a busy schedule? This is where that cleaning service you researched may make sense to use on a more regular basis.


Stop letting your disorganized home stress you out, and stop stressing out about getting it clean! Decluttering and tidying up really can be a joyful process (or at least not a distressing one), if you have the right tricks up your sleeves. So gather your supplies, call in the professionals and get to work on transforming your cluttered home into the clean, stress-free haven it should be!            


Photo Credit: Unsplash

March 1, 2019

Residents Favorite Dog Groomers

Residents Favorite Dog Groomers


Pampered Pup - 4574 Pine Island Rd NW, Matlacha, Florida 33993 (239) 283-4422

Wash n Wag -1751 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, Florida 33909 (239) 574-9274

Knotty Dogs Mobile Grooming - (239) 628-5464

GiGi’s Pet Spa - 3816 Chiquita Blvd S, Unit 8, Cape Coral, Florida 33914 (239) 540-3194

Paradise Grooming - 1939 Del Prado Blvd S Unit D, Cape Coral, Florida 33990 (239) 599-2448

K-Nine Dog Grooming - 4708 SE 8th Ct #3 Cape Coral, Florida 33904 (239) 360-8130


If you have a favorite groomer and would like them to be featured on this list email us admin@MidpointRealEstate.com


Please call Midpoint Realty for all your real estate needs 239-257-8717. Thank you!

Midpoint Realty Cape Coral Renae Graves Realtor Best Favorite Pet Dog Groomers

March 1, 2019

Pet Friendly Restaurants Cape Coral

Pet Friendly Restaurants- All Outdoor Seating

Fords Garage

New England Moorings

Woodys Surfside

Anthonys on the Blvd

Big Blue Brewing


Panera Bread

Berts bar and restaurant -Matlacha

Beef O’Brady

Dugout at Mike Greenwells

Cork soakers has doggy days on Saturday

Rumrunners and Fathoms,

Nauti Parrot Tiki Hut N Fort Myers

Nervous Nellies

Hurricane Grill & Wings 

Paradise Deli


Paradise Resort Tiki Bar



Cap't Fishbones

Shell Factory

Hooked Island Grill

Perk & Brew

Point 57

Fins Seafood & Dive Bar

Keg & Cow


If your business would like to be added to this list please let us know. admin@Midpointrealestate.com

Please call Midpoint Realty for all your real estate needs. 239-257-8717

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Feb. 26, 2019

Wish you had a beautiful and lush green lawn in the winter?

Wish you had a beautiful and lush green lawn in the winter?


Are you suffering from FOMO? Do you suffer from fear of missing out on having a beautiful, lush green lawn? Tired of waiting until Spring/Summer so you can start seeing your green lawn again? Now you can stop wishing you had your neighbors lawn.

I saw this product recently and it will definitely solve the problem of having brown grass. Lowe's sells a product called Evergreen Lawn and Turf paint. At this moment it is $29.37 for a 32 oz. container which claims to cover 1000 sq. ft of lawn.  This product is certainly worth giving a try especially if you are selling your home and you want the pictures to come out nice, or you want Buyers to get a great impression on how the lawn would look lush and green.


The product claims are:

  • Eliminate the burnt out look of dormant Grass in the winter months or fix diseased or drought stricken Grass in the summer with 4Evergreen by EnviroColor
  • Naturally safe for plants pets and people 4Evergreen is designed to safely restore the look of lush Green Grass for two to three months

Evergreen Lawn Paint Midpoint Realty CapeCoralfllistings.comEvergreen Lawn Paint Midpoint Realty CapeCoralFLlistings.com

The product reviews from Lowe's.com:

4 of 4 people would recommend the product.

I tried this paint and it was awesome! Made my lawn look a whole lot better! I am now buying more of it the Fall/Winter and even into Spring.

I got the chance to use this product and I must say it is everything that I thought it would be. The instructions and applications are ABC and it has my yard looking phenomenal! I will say when cleaning your pump sprayer to use SIMPLE POWER DEGREASER! Also make sure you spray your sidewalk before applying to keep the dye from adhering to your sidewalk! I will definitely be purchasing more!

EnviroColor 4Evergreen Grass paint is amazing. I went from having a front yard with dormant, yellow burmuda grass to a nice green, life like yard of grass. Just simply mix with water in a spray bottle and spray it on. It has rained several times since application and it still looks just as good as it did when I applied it. This is a simple way to have green grass year round and not have to water it.

Totally covered browned spots on a dying tree to pull of a successful Christmas Tree lighting event!


Call Midpoint Realty if you are looking for other ideas on how to get your home in ready condition to sell! 239-257-8717 or email Admin@MidpointRealEstate.com. www.CapeCoralFLlistings.

To see your homes instant value visit www.Selling239.com.

(Photos and info. from Lowes.com)


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Feb. 26, 2019

Cape Coral Driving Tour 2019 - Part 1,2 and 3

Welcome to our Cape Coral Diving Tour 2019

This video is about Cape Coral Tour 2019 Driving Santa Barbara Blvd. to Pine Island Cape Coral. This is part of our series where we take you along with us while driving around Cape Coral with a voice over in some areas. If you want to see more of these videos see our channel. We have videos of Cape Coral Pkwy to Sands then EL Dorado down to Chiquita to Cape Harbour to Tarpon Point Marina, Rotary Park, a library, Pelican baseball and soccer fields and Koza Baseball fields. Please leave us feedback in comments on what you would like to see in the next Cape Coral or Ft. Myers area video or what we could do differently in your opinion to make the videos more valuable. If you are looking to move to this area or sell your current home please give Midpoint Realty a call 239-257-8717 we would love to help guide you in the best direction for your needs.

Please see our other valuable videos on our channel like local schools and hospitals, best restaurants, 30+ things for kids to do in this area, and subscribe :) Thank you and have a beautiful day! Please visit our website www.CapeCoralFLlistings.com.

Please leave comment below if you would be interested in a scheduled day where I go along to several Cape Coral parks or if you have a video in mind please comment below.

*The intent of this video is to provide you with an updated view of Cape Coral streets and sights. The author assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this site. The information contained in this site is provided on an “as is” basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness…


Feb. 18, 2019

Should I move to Cape Coral or Sarasota?

Midpoint Realty Should I move to Cape Coral or Sarasota?

Should I move to Cape Coral or Sarasota Florida?

If you are one of the many people that are considering moving to Florida, but can’t decide which city - Cape Coral or Sarasota – I am going to give my personal opinion as I have lived in both areas for many years. I lived in Bradenton/Sarasota area from 1984-2002 and moved to Cape Coral from 2003-Present.

The weather is the first thing we will discuss. It is a 2-5 degree difference between the two cities. It is warmer in Cape Coral area.

The beaches. Bradenton has great beaches and depending where you live can take about 45 minutes -and that’s if you live in the middle of the city -during season to travel to. Sarasota has amazing beaches also especially Siesta Key and Lido Beaches. These beaches also take a great deal of time to travel to depending where you live. Cape Coral has a beach which is not the Gulf of Mexico but it is brackish water from the gulf and water from the river. I am 100% a beach girl through and through and is my favorite thing to do. I went to Cape Beach yesterday and it was PACKED and usually is. I can get to Cape Coral beach (videos on my Youtube channel and blog) in 10 minutes. I can easily drive to Ft. Myers beach if I wanted a better beach in 25-35 mins or drive to a gorgeous beach at Sanibel or Captiva Islands in around the same time. Cape Coral beach serves my purpose of relaxing by being by the water, getting a nice tan while reading a book. The only thing better I like about Sarasota is the beaches but that reason alone, because of the longer drive in the hot car after you want to leave the beach, doesn’t make me want to move back to that area. I can always take a weekend and go visit Sarasota beaches every once in awhile If I feel the need but it isn’t very often at all.

As far as culture, Sarasota has Cape Coral beat by far but Ft. Myers which is 5 mins over the bridge has a few options downtown and near by.

In my opinion, most of the homes (reasonably priced) and neighborhoods look much nicer in Cape Coral. I feel like because of Cape Coral Code Enforcement rules in place properties don’t get as run down and have broken down cars in the driveways, which protect homeowner’s investment.

Crime is lower in Cape Coral than both Sarasota or Bradenton.

Housing affordability is way better in Cape Coral. Especially if you are looking for a waterfront home with a pool. You can’t beat the value by far you get here in Cape Coral vs. Bradenton or Sarasota.

The burrowing owls are in Cape Coral and aren’t in Sarasota/Bradenton. You will see these owls a ton here.

Schools are by far better here than Sarasota/Bradenton area. They are like night and day in my opinion and not a real estate agent opinion. I went to school there and my two older children did as well and then my third child has gone from elementary to high school here in Cape Coral now.

Tons and Tons of parks in Cape Coral compared to Sarasota or Bradenton. We have at least 37 parks here.

We are closer to alligator alley if you go to the East coast a lot.

We have great shopping especially in Estero, Bonita Springs and Naples and Naples is a short trip. Bradenton’s mall is pathetic and has few vendors. Sarasota has good shopping.

Traffic here doesn’t bother me and to be honest it feels much worse when I visit Bradenton/Sarasota area.

Lots more community events here in Cape Coral than Sarasota/Bradenton area.

Sarasota area is very expensive to live and it is in comparison to Naples.

To summarize, Cape Coral is much more laid back than Sarasota, less expensive, less traffic. If the Arts are very important to you and you want more of a city feel or can afford to live directly on the Gulf of Mexico Sarasota would be your choice.

If you would like more information about moving to Cape Coral, Call Midpoint Realty, Renae Graves Florida Real Estate Broker/Owner 239-257-8717. www.CapeCoralFLlistings.com

*Views and opinions expressed are my own. Information in this article is deemed reliable and correct, but do your own necessary fact checking.

Feb. 16, 2019

Cape Coral Tour SW Florida 2019 - Driving in Cape Coral on Santa Barbara Blvd. to Pine Island

Here is one of a series of videos I will be creating and publishing of Cape Coral area. I will do voice overs editing and describe what I am driving near. Please subscribe to the channel and like the video.  Thank you

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Dec. 13, 2018

Advice For Homeowners Who DIY

Renae Graves Realtor CapeCoralFLlistings.com Midpoint Realty Blog

When to Call a Professional: Advice for Homeowners Who Like to DIY

Americans pride themselves on their initiative and proclivity for doing things themselves. That pioneer mentality is deeply embedded in the nation’s DNA, and it’s probably why so many Americans have embraced the do-it-yourself revolution when it comes to home improvement. These days, you don’t necessarily need a contractor’s background to make substantial upgrades to your home. Many people are able to learn enough from YouTube how-to videos and from the local hardware store to markedly increase the value of their homes.

However, there are some jobs that even the most enthusiastic do-it-yourselfer should think twice before tackling. Sometimes, saving a few bucks just isn’t worth the risk of damaging your home or yourself. 

Up on the roof

The roof is one of the most important features of any house, and should typically be left to a professional roofing company. The condition of your roof can have a lot to do with whether you’re ready to sell and how much you can expect to get from the deal. Whether you’re looking at repairs or an entire replacement, it’s important to get a number of quotes from contractors, bearing in mind that the average cost of a roof replacement can range anywhere from $4,900 to $14,100.

Electrical modifications

Switching out electrical components or jumping into a rewiring project may seem like a good idea at first, but unless you’re really sure about what you’re doing, it’s probably better to let an experienced professional handle it. The potential for serious injury (or worse) is just too great, and the margin of error is too narrow to take an unnecessary risk. Professional electricians go through many years of training to earn certification.

Replacing an electrical outlet may seem like a simple project, but one wrong move, and you could have a flash fire on your hands or make an unscheduled run to the hospital to be treated for electrical shock. If you’re contemplating doing electrical work yourself, remember that the more involved it is, the more likely it is that codes and building laws apply, which could lead to all manner of complications later on when your home goes on the market.


Bathroom upgrades are some of the most popular among DIYers because so much of a home’s value is tied up in its bathrooms. Putting in a new toilet (for an average of about $350) or vanity and repairing a leaky faucet may be within your ability and experience, but moving or rearranging plumbing can be a risky endeavor considering the damage you could do. A major remodeling project may very well require a level of expertise that an overzealous DIYer may be ill-equipped to handle.

One question you should always ask yourself is whether you have the tools necessary to take on a plumbing project. Some of the implements needed for such work aren’t usually found in a DIYer’s toolkit. Before launching into a project about which you’re unsure, always seek the opinion of a professional you trust and, preferably, with whom you have previous experience.  You can save yourself money and some serious headaches by getting an informed second opinion.

The main idea behind any home improvement project should be to add aesthetic value and functionality to your home for the least amount of money possible. That’s why so many homeowners are so anxious to take on project themselves, even those that may be beyond their capability. It’s essential to be objective and honest with yourself when making such a decision, especially when your project involves complex and potentially dangerous work.

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