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6 Keelendi Road, Bellbird Heights

April 14, 2019

Newcastle Herald

A Housing Industry Association award-winning residence is expected to raise the ceiling for not only Bellbird Heights but the whole greater Cessnock area. John Edmondson and Rachael Brecht, of Jurds Real Estate, are marketing a four-bedroom home with “top quality finishes” at 6 Keelendi Road. Mr Edmondson said it was “one of Cessnock’s finest houses with […]

TripAdvisor has just named travellers’ picks for Australia’s best destinations

March 28, 2019


It’s a fairly quiet former mining town few people outside Australia have heard of — and not many Australians would think to specifically visit. But thanks to its proximity to the spectacular Hunter Valley wine region, the NSW town of Cessnock has just stumbled onto a list of Australia’s top 10 cities. TripAdvisor has just […]

Homestead Back from the Brink

March 17, 2019

Jurds www.domain.com.au

The historic Hunter Valley homestead Brisbane Grove in Paterson is up for grabs after a major restoration by John Holland senior executive Anthony Ward and his wife, government media advisor Carol Ward. The 1890-built homestead last traded in a rundown state in 2014 for $450,000 when bought as a weekender by the Sydney-based couple. The 2.8 hectare […]

The Hunter Valley's Hidden Gem

February 13, 2019


It’s been dubbed the “best-kept secret in the Hunter Valley” but the secret is well and truly out – Broke is stunning, secluded and produces an exceptional glass of wine.​ With impressive views just about everywhere you go, Broke is the quintessential rural retreat. It’s a peaceful pocket of the Valley that’s slightly off the […]


January 30, 2019


Stages 1(c) & 1(d) Averys Rise, Heddon Greta Having sold several stages and a strong demand for more land in the estate, work is now underway on the latest stages to be released. Unlocking a whole new lifestyle for most, this is country living with all of your everyday needs conveniently close by. Avery’s Rise […]



January 30, 2019


Proposed Lots 1- 14 Big Ridge Lane, Sedgefield Located only seven minutes to the Singleton CBD, Big Ridge Estate is convenient to the thriving resource opportunities further up the valley and only 35 minutes to the vineyards, restaurants and concert venues of Wine Country and only one hour to the beaches and shopping centres in […]


January 30, 2019


“The Paddock” 53 Frame Drive, Abermain – Blocks of 2000m2 to 3481m2 – this land size provides spacious lifestyle living with lots of space for children and pets to enjoy and larger sheds. Sometimes your lifestyle just won’t fit on a residential block. – Wide frontages allow flexibility to choose from a wider range of […]

Property Watch: Big Sale in Bar Beach Ends 2018

January 18, 2019

Newcastle Herald

There were multiple offers for the luxurious Bar Beach residence of Newcastle developers Melissa and Tony Calder-Mason before it was sold for $4.25 million last month after only two weeks on the market. Completed in 2016 and overlooking Empire Park in a prestigious pocket of Newcastle real estate, the residence at 46 Bar Beach Avenue had five bedrooms, […]

Chinese Investment in Australia's Wineries on the Rise

January 14, 2019

ALAN JURD Australian Property News SBS News

When FeiFei Wang came to Australia four years ago she knew almost nothing about Australian wine. Now, she and two other Mandarin-speaking staff are serving Chinese customers at Tamburlaine Organic Wines in the Hunter Valley, in New South Wales. “Right now we have a lot of Chinese customers come to our winery. We have noticed how […]


The importance of Property Presentation

November 27, 2018


The overall presentation of your property has an impact on the end result. Property presentation can make a real difference to the successful sale of your property. It helps to create the emotional link that makes a buyer fall in love with your home. Alan Jurd discusses this further in the featured video presentation.

Deck-orate with Style for Optimum Effect

September 12, 2018

Newcastle Herald

Decorating your deck or any outdoor space needs more planning than plonking a couple of chairs down. Designing the perfect outdoor space needs specific planning and forethought. You will need to take into consideration factors such as protection from the elements, how to incorporate planting as well as how you will use the space. Let’s face it, your deck […]

First-Home Buyers are Forging Ahead

September 12, 2018

Newcastle Herald

Recent statistics show that the only segment posting an increase in mortgage applications is first-home buyers. Owner-occupier upgraders and investors appear to be taking a more cautious approach as the market eases. In June 2018, as a share of all owner occupier housing finance commitments, first home buyers accounted for 18.1 per cent which was their greatest share […]

Your Home: Appeal Lies in the Classic Style

September 10, 2018

Newcastle Herald

You probably could have guessed, but now research has shown, that our style preferences become more traditional as we age. According to recent insights from Beaumont Tiles’ What’s my style quiz, Scandinavian – defined by pale colours, natural materials and minimalism at its finest – was the No.1 style choice for renovators aged 16 to 25. However, […]

The Three Strongest Property Markets in NSW

August 8, 2018

Property Observer

Most of the strongest markets in the nation are now in regional Australia.  And regional NSW is the strongest market jurisdiction in the nation. The key point is that regional New South Wales is moving in the opposite direction to Sydney.  While there are now few rising markets in the state capital, there are growth […]

Kevin Sobels Wines Property Snapped Up for $7 Million by Sydney-Based Developer

July 31, 2018

ALAN JURD Hunter Valley News

SYDNEY-BASED property developer Romeciti has paid $7.3 million to acquire the 22-hectare Kevin Sobels Wines property on the corner of Halls and Broke roads, Pokolbin. The site, at the heart of the lower Hunter Valley tourist area, contains a 13-hectare vineyard and the Sobels winery, bottling line, cellars, tasting rooms, cellar door and manager’s residence. As […]

The Hunter has recorded some of the largest house price increases in regional Australia over the past year with Port Stephens leading way with a year on year increase of 16 per cent

July 27, 2018

Newcastle Herald

The Hunter has recorded some of the largest house price increases in Australia over the past year as more people seek to move to the region in search of lifestyle options they could only dream of in capital cities. Fairfax Domain Group data released on Thursday shows Port Stephens is leading the Hunter price boom with a […]

Hunter Valley: Far from the Madding Crowd

May 15, 2018

The Australian

Seachangers from the NSW Central Coast are eyeing the wine-rich Hunter Valley as the next place for a treechange, arguing the coastal region north of Sydney is too crowded. “A lot of people from the Central Coast are now looking to relocate north to the Hunter Valley because about 10 years ago they went from […]

Four Hunter Vineyards on the Market for a Grand Total of $32 Million

May 15, 2018

ALAN JURD The Maitland Mercury

Four of the Hunter’s most iconic vineyards are on the market and are expected to fetch a combined total of $32million. Krinklewood Biodynamic Vineyard, Oakvale, Kevin Sobels Wines and Wandin Valley have all been listed with Jurd’s Real Estate Cessnock and according to owner Alan Jurd, each business is “trading solidly.” Krinklewood is tipped to fetch $10million.  […]

ON THE GRAPEVINE: Four Hunter Valley Restaurants Named in Australian Financial Review's Top 500 Restaurants for 2018

April 20, 2018

The Advertiser - Cessnock

Australia’s Top Restaurants Awards for 2018, presented by the Australian Financial Review, is now in its fourth successful year. This unique awards program celebrates the very best Australian dining at all levels. The Hunter Valley’s very own Muse Restaurant, Bistro Molines, Margan and Esca Bimbadgen have made the top 500 distinguished list. With voting exclusively done […]

Regional NSW Offers Best Investment Prospects in Country, Report Claims

April 15, 2018


The research suggested NSW’s towns and cities outside of Sydney and Wollongong led the country for growth in real estate transaction activity — a precursor to hikes in home prices. Regional markets where transactions shot up over the past 18 months included the Hunter Valley, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga and Lake Macquarie. The Queanbeyan-Palerang region on […]