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Australia is Building an Epic Number of Apartments Right Now, Especially in New South Wales

April 14, 2017

Australian Property News Business Insider Australia

Australia built a record number of residential dwellings in 2016, although you perhaps didn’t realise given the scale of price gains seen in southeastern capitals over the past year. Some 211,164 to be precise, up from 196,154 in 2015.  And 94,811 of those were “other” residential dwellings, with the vast majority of those apartments. Most […]

Australia Named as Top Cross-Border Investment Destination in Asia Pacific

April 8, 2017

Australian Property News

Asia Pacific real estate investors have nominated Australia as the top cross-border investment destination for the second consecutive year in CBRE’s Asia Pacific Investor Intentions Survey 2017. Some 29% of respondents identified Australia as their leading country for investment – double that of second placed Japan. The survey also identified that Asia Pacific real estate […]

Australian Apartment Prices Grew Faster Than Houses in the First Quarter of 2017

April 4, 2017

Business Insider Australia

Australia is building a record number of apartments right now, particularly in the eastern states. Given the attention the high-rise construction boom is receiving, leading to concern that Australia is perhaps building too many apartments in some areas, many believe that a price correction will follow suit. While many believe that is likely to occur, […]

10 Lowbrow Trends That are Making a Comeback

April 4, 2017

Architectural Digest

Everything blah is stylish again.  Never ceasing to keep us on our toes, designers seem to have resurrected the most banal surfaces, trims, and furnishings you would never expect to see in a well-designed home.  In some cases, dated materials have been reinterpreted in a modern design and suddenly don’t appear so dated.  In other […]

Why Chinese Investors Keep Buying Australian Property: It's Cheap

March 27, 2017


Perspective could equally be thrown into the equation as well, and from the perspective of China’s rapidly growing millionaire class, Australian capital city properties are not only cheap, but high-yielding as well. Detailed analysis from the big broking house Credit Suisse has found that despite the hurdles to Chinese investment in Australian property constantly being […]

A Decorator's 5-Step Bedroom Makeover

March 27, 2017

The Spruce

Gorgeous, welcoming, and tranquil bedrooms: you pin and re-pin them on Pinterest, sigh over them on interior design websites, and drool over their images in glossy home décor magazines.  But if you are like many people, you shrug off the idea that you could have a bedroom just as beautiful, just as peaceful, just as […]

Landlords Should Child-Proof Their Investment Properties

March 24, 2017


Figures from Kidsafe, a not-for-profit charitable organisation dedicated to preventing unintentional childhood injuries, indicates that approximately 250 Australian children are killed and more than 50,000 hospitalised each year due to unintentional injuries. Rather worryingly, more than half of fatalities and injuries in children aged up to four years occur in their own homes or backyards. […]

How a 26-Year-Old Turned His First Minimum Wage Into a $3 Million Property Portfolio

March 11, 2017

Australian Property News The Daily Mail

A 26-year-old man who was earning $60,000 a year has proven how its possible for anyone, including Gen Y, to get on the property ladder. Daniel Walsh, from New South Wales, has an impressive portfolio of eight properties across Australia’s east coast, worth $3 million. The train driver – who is renting in Picton, south-west […]

Australia Still a Property Hot Spot for Chinese Buyers

March 2, 2017

Australian Property News The Real Estate Conversation

The recent Chinese New Year holiday was a litmus test for the strength of Chinese demand for Australian real estate, with many investors combining the holiday period with buying property. Investorist, the global off-the-plan marketing site, surveyed its agents to gauge the level of interest in Australian property around the time of the Golden Week holiday and found […]

Knight Frank Wealth Report Shows Australia Still Mixing It with the Best

March 1, 2017

Australian Property News The Real Estate Conversation

Knight Frank’s Wealth Report 2017 shows that Australasia was the strongest-performing region for luxury house price growth in 2016, with its luxury home price index climbing 11.4 per cent over the year. Knight Frank’s Prime International Residential Index (PIRI 100) index tracks the value of luxury homes in 100 cities around the world. The top performers for 2016 were Shanghai […]

QT Hotels Revealed as Buyer of $6M Hunter Valley Vineyard Loggerheads

February 27, 2017

Australian Property News www.commercialrealestate.com.au

Boutique hotel group QT Hotels & Resorts is the buyer of Loggerheads, one of the Hunter Valley’s most impressive estates, Commercial Real Estate can reveal. The company paid $6 million for the 39-hectare property in December last year, sources have told Commercial Real Estate, adding to a portfolio of eight properties, including hotels in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, […]

Forget Sydney, Newcastle is the Next Big Thing to Boom

February 22, 2017


  While you’ve been busily sealing your spot as one of the most expensive cities in the world, a couple of hours up the road, Newcastle has become the next big thing. The harbourside city — once with its roots firmly in coal and steel — is reinventing itself. Huge investments in transport, the rejuvenation […]

Iron Gate Estate and The Longhouse for Sale in String of High-End Wineries at Pokolbin to Hit the Market

February 8, 2017

Australian Property News Newcastle Herald

Owners of high-end vineyards in the Hunter Valley have been selling up, with two more luxury properties at Pokolbin hitting agents’ books in January. ‘The Longhouse’ off Palmers Lane is expected to fetch around $1.65 million and the nearby Iron Gate Estate has been listed for between $8 and $10 million. But despite the surge in new […]

Cessnock named in the Top 5 New South Wales Property Hotspots for 2017

February 5, 2017

Australian Property News

TODAY chat with Money Magazine’s Effie Zahos about which suburbs are booming across the country. Watch TODAY 2017 Australia’s property hotspots | 9Now @JurdsRealestate #investment #huntervalley  

CHARTS: New South Wales Remains the Epicentre of Australia's Residential Building Boom

February 3, 2017

Australian Property News Business Insider Australia

New South Wales remains at the epicentre of Australia’s residential building boom with a mammoth 70,400 dwellings starting construction in the 12 months to September 2016, beating second-placed Victoria with 66,500 over the same period. However, as this excellent chart from the Commonwealth Bank shows, starts in both states, along with Queensland, remain well above […]

Chinese Back Amid New Hunter Valley Trophy Listings

January 24, 2017

Australian Property News The Australian Financial Review

Chinese investors are back seeking trophy vineyard properties in the NSW Hunter Valley, but are being out-muscled by quicker-acting local buyers. This is the view of veteran Hunter Valley real estate agent Alan Jurd, who has sold the famous wine region’s last two trophy vineyard estates – Loggerheads and Hungerford Hill – to Australian buyers. […]

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

Australian Property News www.domain.com.au

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

Australian Property News 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

Australian Property News www.domain.com.au

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, […]