Selling Real Estate
With over 40 years’ experience of some of the R&C’s experts and certified partners, we have been successfully selling European and Canadian real estate for generations. It is with that experience we know how to deliver a premium price for our vendors, to maximize the promotion of your property and to reach the most number of potential buyers. We are your dedicated selling partner, keen and ready to work with you to sell your property today.
Buying Real Estate
Buying a new property is both daunting and exciting – it is a true mixed bag of emotions.
R&C, with experts and partners across most of Europe’s and Canada’s major cities, towns and suburbs are here to help you. From walking you through the buying process, helping you find a property within your price range, organizing finance, providing local market reports, conveyancing and even helping to connect your utilities. R&C is here to help make your property dreams happen.
Renting Real Estate
If you are looking for property to rent anywhere in Europe and Canada…..R&C should be your first port of call.
We value your time and have come up with a number of innovative solutions to ensure your rental journey is as efficient and straightforward as possible. From easy online searches and applications to helping you set up automated rent payments and providing best of breed ongoing support. We are here to make renting easy and stress free for our valued clients.
Why Buy with R&C Global Partners
Buying a property in a foreign country can be a daunting prospect. Between open houses to visit, thousands of print and online advertisements to read and significant financial decisions to make, it is easy to feel overwhelmed.
Enlisting the help of a trusted real estate agency can help you navigate the often-tricky world of residential real estate. R&C is perfectly-placed to provide you with advice and assistance relevant to your local real estate market.
We’d love to help you through every stage of the property buying process, including finding a property within your price range, organizing finance, reports and searches, conveyancing and helping to connect your utilities.
When it comes to buying a foreign property, the first thing you’ll need to do is your goal from buying it, assess the type of home you want, and determine your budget.
Regardless of your price range, you’ll find R&C offers a range of quality real estate listings and your R&C real estate team can assist you with the research and data you need to make a decision.
You can also discuss your financial and investment priorities – including immediate rent return, capital gain, lifestyle or any combination of these factors. With this information we will be able to better work with you to find the perfect property.
Of course, there is much more to buying a house than simply browsing through listings – you’ll need to arrange a number of other services as you make your way through the process.
From start to finish, R&C can take the hassle out of the property purchasing process, making moving an enjoyable, easy experience. Let the team at R&C help you achieve your real estate dream.
The Importance of Property Inspections
For most people buying a first home is a significant investment and to help safe guard you from buying a property with issues that might cost you thousands, it is critical you spend ample time inspecting the property yourself and asking the agent the right questions.
It is also recommended you get a professional building and pest inspection as the experts who carry these out are trained to identify any serious problems which can help you decide if you are making a wise purchase or not.
When looking at the property consider the following about the neighborhood to help determine if it is a place where you would want to live long-term:
- What is the property’s walk score – how close is it to amenities, schools, shops, services etc.
- Is it is a safe neighborhood?
- Is it a busy area? Check if the traffic noise spills into the house.
- Is it a tight-knit community?
- Are the neighbors next door renting?
- Where’s the nearest hospital or medical Centre?
- Is there adequate public transport?
- Is there any parking?
- Are there parks and other public spaces nearby?
- In which school zone does this property sit? Where’s the nearest school?
- If you come across any neighbors, there’s no harm in asking what they think of the area too!
Property Contracts and Conveyancing
What is conveyancing?
Conveyancing is a term that refers to the transfer of ownership of a property.
Whether you are buying or selling a home, the transfer of title and signing of legal documents forms an important part of the process. This is called conveyancing and it can be daunting, especially because each state and level of government has different laws and requirements on property purchases. What’s more, ‘legalese’ is not the easiest language to speak. Conveyancers are qualified experts who handle these matters for you.
Most property buyers enlist the services of a conveyancer or solicitor to handle this process on their behalf. While you are able to act on your own when making a property purchase, the process of documentation and settling can be complicated – and may seem daunting. Bringing in support and assistance from a qualified expert familiar with legal documents and legislation can make the process easier.
Before you finalize the Deal
Once you have chosen your conveyancer, they can get to work organizing your legal documents. As a buyer this includes researching the property to find out if any title work needs to be done, taking care of fees and taxes and ensuring valuation is accurate and ensuring you comply with any conditions outlined in the contract.
After the Deal is Complete
A conveyancer should contact you throughout the negotiation process, and will be the one to notify you when the deal is settled. It is important to get a conveyancer who will communicate with you clearly, especially if you are working on a limited time frame. They will handle the transfer of funds and title between seller and buyer, and voila! The deal is done. However, if a buyer gets cold feet, the conveyancer will also handle the withdrawal of an offer, within the legal time frame.
Conveyancing is an important part of selling or buying property, as it ensures a smooth, legal transfer of title – you don’t want to end up buying the wrong property! If you aren’t confident with handling the legal stuff yourself, seek out someone who can do it for you.
Getting a Home Loan
Tips to understand the home loan process
How to get a home loan?
When it comes to getting a home loan, the process can seem daunting – especially if this is your first application.
However, by being aware of the home loan application process – and the documents and information you may be asked to provide along the way – you can ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible.
Research Home Loans
The first thing you’ll want to do is research the different types of home loans available as understanding the different options will help ensure you are making an informed decision.
When talking to your R&C Home Loans Specialist make sure you ask:
- What loan options are available?
- What will my repayments be?
- How long do I have to repay the loan (usually 25 to 30 years)
- How much deposit is required?
- What are the fees and charges?
What are the loan conditions and any penalties or exit fees?
You’ll also want to set yourself a budget, or perhaps talk to your home loans specialist about this, so you can determine the amount of money you need to borrow. Getting pre-approved for this amount could be a wise idea if you are still shopping around for the perfect property.