INFORMATION FOR NEW BUYERS
INFORMATION FOR NEW BUYERS (HOME OR LOT)
If you are considering purchasing a home or lot in Cape Royal, we would like to welcome you to our neighborhood. You'll find answers to many of your questions on this page.
HOA BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND COMMITTEES
Cape Royal is a self-managed community, with volunteer committees performing most of the same services as a property management company - at a much lower cost. The Board of Directors is supported by over a dozen committees. Please visit the Board of Directors page and consider becoming involved by joining one of the committees after you move in.
ANNUAL HOA ASSESSMENTS
The HOA yearly assessment and the directed assessment for golf course purchase debt retirement are collected annually.
2023 Annual Assessment: $1200
2023 Annual Directed Assessment (Golf Course Purchase): $295
2023 Special Assessment (Hurricane Ian Recovery): $200
5 AM - 7 PM
CONTRACTORS WORK HOURS:
Contractors and sub-contractors (workers for hire) are allowed to perform work in the community only between the hours of 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and between the hours of 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Saturdays. No contractor work is allowed on Sundays or national holidays.
Cape Royal lies in unincorporated Lee County.
Water: Greater Pine Island Water Association
Electric: Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC)
TV, Phone, Internet: Xfinity, Century Link, Direct TV, Dish Network (HOA restrictions apply to use of satellite dishes)
Waste, Recycling, Yard Refuse Collection: Waste Pro.
Cape Royal is a deed-restricted community. Adherence to our policies helps keep our community a beautiful and enjoyable place to live. A summary of the deed restrictions is included in the list of documents.
REMODELING, LANDSCAPING, PAINTING
If you are considering remodeling or painting the exterior of your home after you buy, you will need to work with the Architectural Review Board (ARB) for approval. Visit the Build & Remodel page for forms and instructions. An FAQ link is also provided in the list of documents.
If you are building a new home, you will need to work with the Architectural Review Board (ARB) for approval of plans and setback conformance. Visit the Build & Remodel page for forms and instructions. An FAQ link is also provided in the list of documents.
Cape Royal has restrictions on the frequency and minimum length of time that you can rent your property. Please refer to the Rental Policy link on this page.
VACANT LOT MAINTENANCE
Vacant lot owners within Cape Royal are given the choice to maintain their lots either by using a private contractor or availing themselves of the service offered by our HOA. Owners using our service come under the auspices of the Vacant Lots committee. When using the HOA service, vacant lots are mowed 18 times a year. These charges are billed annually. Please direct all inquiries to 248-515-1327.
DOCUMENTS AND POLICIES
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR NEW BUYERS (HOME OR LOT)
TITLE COMPANY - Two Steps - 10 days prior
1. ESTOPPEL LETTER: At least 10 days prior to closing (for a lot or residence) an Estoppal Letter must be requested by the Title Company. There is a $150 Fee. See contact information below.
2. FAMILY DATA SHEET (FDS): Along with the Estoppel Letter Request, the HOA will send the Title Company two additional documents:
a. A link to the Family Data Sheet (FDS) to be given to Buyers' Realtor, or Buyers directly. This form must be filled out by the Buyers 5 days prior to closing in order to have community access. The link to this form is in the list to the left.
b. A copy of this instruction sheet so all parties understand the workflow and timelines. You can view and print these instructions as a PDF document from the list to the left.
BUYERS & BUYERS' REALTOR - 5 days prior
NOTE to Buyers: If you have not already received the link and filled out a FDS form, one must be completed by you
and received by the Community Access Committee (CAC) 5 days ahead of closing. This will assure you have access to the community on the day of closing. Click the FDS link to the left to submit online.
FOR ESTOPPEL LETTER REQUEST:
Finance Committee - Mary Jane Lahr Email: Estoppels@CapeRoyalHOA.com
FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FDS & GATE ACCESS:
Community Access Committee (CAC)