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Country vs. City Living in WA

Country vs. City Living in WA

We are so lucky here in Western Australia to be blessed with endless places to call home. From the rugged natural beauty of Margaret River to the fast-paced urban environment of Perth CBD, it can be challenging to decide where to live. Urban life is quite different...

Top 5 Most Popular Western Suburbs in Perth

Top 5 Most Popular Western Suburbs in Perth

There is no doubt that Perth is one of Australia's most beautiful cities. Perched on Western Australia's incredible coast gives access to outstanding stretches of untouched beach to the west and the natural beauty of the rolling hills to the east. Now considered one...

Estate Management Following a Loss

Estate Management Following a Loss

Coping with the loss of a loved one is challenging, and grief is often overwhelming. Those named executors or administrators of a loved one's estate, responsible for the sale or disposal of their property, might need some extra help. C&R Settlements understand how...

Transferring Property After Divorce

Transferring Property After Divorce

If you’re going through a divorce, what happens to the marital home can be a major concern. Separating from your partner is stressful enough, without the added burden of knowing what to do about separation of property. There are several of options available to...

Top 4 Reasons that Cause Delayed Settlements in Perth

Top 4 Reasons that Cause Delayed Settlements in Perth

With the property market in Perth showing more movement than it has in years, many people are taking advantage and upsizing, downsizing, and relocating to new suburbs. Buying a new property is one of the most significant financial commitments you’re likely to make in...

Deposit Bonds 101: Everything You Need To Know

Deposit Bonds 101: Everything You Need To Know

Also known as deposit guarantees, a deposit bond (usually up to 10% of the purchase price) is used in lieu of the cash deposit required between signing the contract of sale and settlement. Think of them as a form of IOU for the deposit amount, ensuring the seller you...

8 Things to Arrange Before You Move Out of your Home

8 Things to Arrange Before You Move Out of your Home

The sale is going ahead, your residential settlement through C&R Settlements is locked in, so now it’s time to think about the practicalities of moving house. For anyone who has moved house before, you know how stressful it can be.  It’s considered one of the most...

Everything You Need to Know About Government Grants

Everything You Need to Know About Government Grants

The advent of the global COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the government issuing a number of stimulus packages (grants) aimed at boosting the construction industry. From Stamp Duty incentives for off-the-plan buyers, and the Homebuilder grant for those looking to...

2020 Government Grants: Can Homeowners Still Benefit From Them?

2020 Government Grants: Can Homeowners Still Benefit From Them?

In efforts to assist local home buyers and builders following the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Government introduced the HomeBuilder Scheme in June. This $25,000 grant is the latest addition to Western Australia’s existing home grant catalogue, and...

6 Things Every New Home Buyer Must Do

6 Things Every New Home Buyer Must Do

There can be unexpected costs when buying a home, so it’s important to be as prepared as possible. The process can be daunting even for experienced buyers, so when it’s your first time buying a property it’s normal to feel a little overwhelmed. The process is often...

2021 Property Outlook in Perth

2021 Property Outlook in Perth

2020 has been a tumultuous year for people and industries across the world – and Perth’s property market is no exception. Though the impacts of COVID-19 had a significant effect on the confidence of Perth property buyers, our corner of the country was lucky to flatten...

North of the river? Yes please! 7 Perth Northern Suburbs to Watch

North of the river? Yes please! 7 Perth Northern Suburbs to Watch

Perth’s Swan River neatly dissects our beautiful city, splitting us into two distinct areas: South of the River and North of the River. Over the years there’s been contention over which is better, and we’re not here to persuade you either way (although, we are...

How Long Should My Property Settlement Take?

How Long Should My Property Settlement Take?

Understanding The Settlement Process Before setting expectations about the length of your property settlement process, it’s important to understand the ins and outs of the process itself. Property settlement can be defined as the legal process that transfers property...

Difference Between A Property Conveyancer and Property Lawyer

Difference Between A Property Conveyancer and Property Lawyer

When buying or selling a house (or land) in Perth, you should engage professional help at the pointy end of settlement. This is called conveyancing, and it’s an essential part of ensuring Title transfer happens according to the letter of the law and no detail is...

The Effect of COVID-19 on the Perth Property Market

The Effect of COVID-19 on the Perth Property Market

Among a constant stream of alarming news reports and social media posts, as well as sweeping restrictions on movement, it might seem like an odd time to consider buying a house in Perth. However, assuming the Perth property market is on pause could mean missing out on...

Where Are the Home Buyers? Perth Property Outlook May 2019

Where Are the Home Buyers? Perth Property Outlook May 2019

The Perth real estate market has been somewhat flat ever since the end of WA’s memorable property boom in 2014 driven by massive spending in the mining industry, and the Landgate’s April Electronic Advice of Sale 2 (EAS2) figures certainly reflect this. April’s...

Best Perth Markets to Visit in May

Best Perth Markets to Visit in May

One of our favourite things about Perth is all the incredible markets. They are perfect for so many reasons. We absolutely love getting out of the office and checking out some of the markets Perth has on offer. Whether you’re after a gift for a friend, fresh, tasty...

Why Do I Need Title Insurance?

Why Do I Need Title Insurance?

Buying or selling a property in Perth can be an extremely pricey process (see our 5 Costs You Need to Know About When Buying a House post) in both monetary terms and time costs. A conveyancer or settlement lawyer helps you get your contracts in order and paperwork...

8 of Our Favourite Perth Beaches

8 of Our Favourite Perth Beaches

Even with the weather starting to cool down now that we’ve entered Autumn, there’s still plenty to get up to in Perth, including visiting some of our amazing West Coast beaches! Here’s 8 of our favourite Perth beaches – and why they make Perth such an amazing city to...

The Costs The You Need To Know When Buying A House

The Costs The You Need To Know When Buying A House

Thinking about purchasing a property? Getting into Perth’s property market is already expensive, especially for first home buyers. Most people understand the importance of budgeting their costs, but there are a lot more expenses often overlooked that can greatly weigh...

Why You Need A Settlement Agent When Buying Property in Perth

Why You Need A Settlement Agent When Buying Property in Perth

You’ve found your dream home. Perhaps it’s a brand-new development or a house with perfect potential for a renovation. You’re excited to move in already, do you really need a settlement agent? The answer is of course, YES! Whether you are a first-time home buyer, or a...

10 Ways to Live Sustainably and Increase Your Home’s Value

10 Ways to Live Sustainably and Increase Your Home’s Value

It’s now easier, and more important than ever, to incorporate meaningful, valuable, useful sustainable practices into all aspects of our lives. And not only does this choice of being environmentally conscious ensure a more prosperous future but can also save you money...

The Digital Age: C&R Settlements Leading the Way in e-Conveyancing

The Digital Age: C&R Settlements Leading the Way in e-Conveyancing

Digital innovation is transforming most industries in Australia. In particular, the conveyancing landscape went through a lot of changes throughout 2018. And now, as of the 1st of December 2018, all new eligible, stand-alone transfers, caveats and withdrawal of...

Changes to the First Home Owners Grant

Changes to the First Home Owners Grant

The WA Government has just announced that it will increase the First Home Owner Grant. The grant has increased from $5,000 to $10,000 and this will take effect from the 1st January 2017. Read the FACT SHEET HERE Accompanying this increase has been a change to Keystart...