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Your Guide to all the 2017 Colors of the Year

January 4, 2017

Architectural Digest

Last week, Pantone declared Greenery their 2017 color of the year, and the Internet flooded with advice on how to wear, buy, use, and decorate with the verdant hue. But Pantone is far from the only paint company to name an annual shade: Benjamin Moore’s pick was revealed with much fanfare a few months ago, […]

Miranda Kerr’s Favourite Hunter Valley Trophy Estate Loggerheads Sold for $6 Million

December 22, 2016


Supermodel Miranda Kerr will need to find a new rental for her next Hunter Valley visit after the Pokolbin trophy estate she stayed at last Christmas has been sold for $6 million. Owned by former Macquarie director Robin Crawford and his wife Judy, Loggerheads has long been regarded as one of the wine region’s most […]

Sweet deal for Hungerford Hill

November 9, 2016

Newcastle Herald

SYDNEY hotelier Sam Arnaout, who last July bought the 48-hectare Sweetwater vineyard estate and its lavish Southern European-style mansion, is now buying the Hunter’s prestigious Hungerford Hill wine brand, 300-tonne crush capacity winery, vineyard, function rooms and leased restaurant. The sale was confirmed last week by Hungerford Hill vendor James Kirby, who said the new […]

Wandin Valley Winery scores $7 million buyer from China

November 4, 2016


The Hunter Valley winery that was named after a fictional village in the 1980s hit TV series A Country Practice has sold for $7 million. In a fitting nod to Wandin Valley’s entertainment past it was bought by a director of one of China’s largest animation studios, Lap Tung Tsoi. ​Originally known as Millstone Vineyard, […]


Stage 2 – Rosehill Estate Hunter Valley

October 31, 2016


After Stage 1 selling out in record time, Stage 2 of this magnificent Estate is now available – but you’ll need to be fast! Spectacular one acre blocks with panoramic views of the Watagan Range all within 45 minutes of Lake Macquarie, an hour of the Central Coast and an hour of Newcastle’s CBD. All […]

Kirby family sells Hungerford Hill

October 31, 2016

The Australian Financial Review

The Kirby family has sold its Hungerford Hill boutique winery and vineyard in Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley for more than $6 million. The 22-hectare property, renowned as much for its architecture as for the premium wines it produces, is understood to have been acquired by Sam Arnaout, who runs Sydney-based pub group and developer […]

Rural trophy properties to whet city buyer appetites in spring

September 14, 2016

The Australian Financial Review

Rampant house price growth in Sydney and Melbourne is expected to fuel better demand for rural estates in places like the Southern Highlands, the Hunter Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Daylesford this spring selling season. Home owners who have cashed out at record prices in Mosman and Toorak and seek a quieter country lifestyle should have […]

Investing in the Hunter Valley

July 8, 2016

The Real Estate Conversation Uncategorized

With the downturn of coal prices over the last three years and the contrasting rise in Sydney property values, places like the Hunter Valley have been easy targets for property commentators to hand out a belting to. These same people either suffer from short memories or selective hearing for it wasn’t that long ago when […]

Experience Counts

June 21, 2016


The Jurds team are proud of our professional and loyal team and you can be confident in dealing with people who know what they are doing. Jurds have just celebrated 21 years of business in the same Vincent Street location and we have had some team members celebrate significant milestones in terms of service. Toni […]

15 Pendant Lights to Showcase Your Kitchen Island

June 21, 2016


A central island is, without a doubt, the heart of any kitchen. Whether you use it for eating, cooking or washing up, its function and style has a fundamental effect on the overall look and feel of the room, so lighting this star act needs careful planning and consideration. Pendant lights offer a striking and […]

When is a good time to buy a home?

June 18, 2016


This is a question that I am frequently asked. Many homebuyers are frightened of buying at the top of the market and are hoping to buy at the bottom. Whilst this sounds simple enough, the reality is that no one can predict the short term future of the market, not even experts. If you are […]



May 3, 2016


Create the perfect lifestyle for your family…So close to town! – Prestigious development offering so much more than your average building environment – Outstanding rural blocks, ranging in size from 3 Ha (7 acres) to 5 HA (12 acres) – Offering privacy and rural seclusion within close proximity to town (6km from Singleton’s main street) […]


April 6, 2016


Wine Country Race Club will host the Jurds Real Estate ANZAC Day Races on Monday 25 April at Cessnock Racecourse. In a tribute to the courageous men and women who have served our nation, a ceremony will take place to acknowledge the roles horses and jockeys played in the war. Concluding the ceremony will be the […]


Hunter Valley Lifestyle - an outstanding example of an elite country haven

March 17, 2016


Located on the fringe of Wine Country in the picturesque Hunter Valley, this massive five bedroom homestead sits on approximately 2.6 park-like acres with wrap-around verandas, in-ground pool and room for a pony and chickens. It also offers excellent connectivity to the new town and facilities of Huntlee, the Maitland CBD, Newcastle’s famous beaches and […]

Land use strategy secures the future of twin towns Branxton and Greta on the edge of boom town Huntlee

December 11, 2015


The opening of the Hunter Expressway two years ago was tipped to sound the death knell for businesses in the twin towns of Greta and Branxton. Today, the centres are poised for radical change with the launch of a new neighbouring town and the unveiling of a land use strategy that will cement the area’s […]

Business confidence influencing property markets

December 10, 2015

Australian Property News

“We’ve experienced a sustained increase in business confidence over the past 12 months,” CEO Australia and New Zealand at Colliers International John Kenny says. “This confidence is having a positive impact across the property sector, and this optimism is starting to flow through to several of our occupier markets, as businesses become more confident in […]

Our current market and recent activity

August 27, 2015


The marketplace for Rural and Lifestyle property in the Hunter Valley, has been challenging since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008.  In the last twelve months however, the market has been quietly building and Jurds Real Estate has been experiencing very high levels of sales activity.  In the last three months particularly, the feeling of […]

The billionaire who bought Australia's most expensive home

August 7, 2015

The Australian Financial Review

Chinese-Australian billionaire Chau Chak Wing paid about $70 million for La Mer, James and Erica Packer’s Vaucluse six-storey mansion, beating the $52 million paid in 2013 for another house in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, the Point Piper mansion Altona, and setting an Australian record. Real estate agents said Chau has picked up one the last few very expensive mansions for sale in Sydney. “All the top end are gone. There is still the 7000-square-metre owned […]

Investment property lending reaches record $153.5b in year to June

August 7, 2015

The Australian Financial Review

Australian banks lent a record $153.5 billion to investors in the year to June as cheap debt and the fast-rising housing market drew boosted demand for credit. Investment loans rose nearly 25 per cent on the 2014 figure of $123.3bn, Australian Bureau of Statistics figures on Friday showed. There were signs, however, that growth in […]

Gina Rinehart out-bids 'unprecedented' global and domestic interest in Fossil Downs Station: estate agent

July 28, 2015


Western Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart out-bid ‘unprecedented’ global and domestic interest in the 400,000 hectare Fossil Downs Station in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The station is north east of Fitzroy Crossing, has frontage to the Fitzroy and Margaret Rivers and has a herd of 15,000 droughtmaster cattle. Malcolm French is the Elders […]