What is a CRA?

A Community Redevelopment Agency is a dependent special district established pursuant to State law by local government.  The mission of the Cape Coral CRA is to enhance the South Cape and create a vibrant urban village.  The CRA encourages public and private investments to encourage economic growth and improve the quality of life in the redevelopment area.  The Cape Coral City Council sits as the CRA Board of Commissioners and directs CRA policy and programs.  

Why create a CRA?

A CRA focuses attention and resources in a specific area characterized by blight and disinvestment.  By establishing a CRA, a City can take advantage of financial and planning tools provided under State law.  These tools can help create programs and projects to foster private market investment in the CRA

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Common Closing Costs for Buyers

The lender must disclose a good faith estimate of all settlement costs. A check to cover your closing costs will probably have to be a cashier’s check. The title company or other entity conducting the closing will tell you the Property tax escrow if being paid as part of the mortgage. Lenders keep funds for taxes and insurance in escrow accounts as they are paid with the mortgage, then pay the insurance or taxes for you. Prorations for your share of costs, such as utility bills and property taxes

A Note About Prorations:

Because such costs are usually paid on either a monthly or yearly basis, you might have to pay a bill for services used by the sellers before they moved. A proration is a way for the sellers to pay you back or for you to pay them for bills they may have paid in advance. For example, the gas company usually sends a bill each month for the gas used during the previous month. But assume you buy the home on the 6th of the month. You would owe the gas company for only the days from the 6th to the end for the month. The seller would owe for the first five days. The bill would be prorated for the number of days in the month, and then each person would be responsible for the days of his or her ownership.

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