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Title Insurance – What is it, and do You Need it?

Title Insurance – What is it, and do You Need it?

There is no doubt that buying property is exciting, but it's also one of the most significant financial commitments you're likely to make in your lifetime, and it brings a certain amount of risk. A simple insurance policy, Title insurance could protect you from...

WA vs. Other State’s Settlement Process

WA vs. Other State’s Settlement Process

The process of finalising a property sale is called settlement. It’s where the purchaser pays the remaining sale price (minus your deposit) and becomes the property’s legal owner. Typically, in WA, you will decide your settlement date when you make your offer. The...

Spotlight On: Joondalup and its Surrounds

Spotlight On: Joondalup and its Surrounds

Joondalup is a thriving residential and commercial city located 26km north of Perth CBD, which shows strong growth. Located adjacent to the stunning Neil Hawkins Park, this relatively new city covers approximately 11 square kilometres. The Lakeside Shopping Centre,...

Spotlight On: Mount Lawley and its Surrounds

Spotlight On: Mount Lawley and its Surrounds

A stylish inner northern suburb in Perth, Mt Lawley is regarded as one of Perth's cultural hotspots due to the dynamic nature of Beaufort Street, which is home to unique shops, award-winning eateries, exciting bars, and delightful coffee shops. Just a five-minute...

Spotlight On: Mandurah and its Surrounds

Spotlight On: Mandurah and its Surrounds

Western Australia's largest regional city, the City of Mandurah, covers 173.5km. It's home to more than 88,000 people, with an average increase of 1500 new residents each year over the past five years. Located less than an hour south of Perth CBD, the coastal suburb...

Spotlight On: Busselton and its Surrounds

Spotlight On: Busselton and its Surrounds

Busselton or "Busso" is a coastal city located in the stunning landscape of Western Australia's southwest region. Founded in 1832 by the Bussell family, the city is home to the longest wooden structure in the world, the amazing Busselton Jetty, and has a population of...

Spotlight On: Margaret River and its Surrounds

Spotlight On: Margaret River and its Surrounds

At just over 3 hours from Perth CBD, Margaret River is a coastal town known for its incredible surfing, gourmet food, wineries, micro-breweries, and lush green scenery. Located in Western Australia's South West region, this laid-back town enjoys warm summer...

Country Living vs Urban Living in WA: Which is Better?

Country Living vs Urban Living in WA: Which is Better?

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...

Your Guide to Perth’s 5 Most Popular Western Suburbs

Your Guide to Perth’s 5 Most Popular Western Suburbs

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...

How to Manage an Estate After a Loved One’s Death

How to Manage an Estate After a Loved One’s Death

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...

3 Ways to Handle Property Transfer After a Divorce

3 Ways to Handle Property Transfer After a 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...

What is a Deposit Bond?

What is a Deposit Bond?

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...

Understanding Government Grants: Stamp Duty, WA State Grants, and More

Understanding Government Grants: Stamp Duty, WA State Grants, and More

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...

Can You Still Benefit from the 2020 Government Grants?

Can You Still Benefit from the 2020 Government Grants?

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...