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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 […]

Property Watch: Wandin Valley Estate and One of the Hunter Valley's Oldest Wineries Listed for Sale

April 7, 2018

ALAN JURD Australian Property News

Two prominent estates in the Hunter Valley are being marketed by Jurds Real Estate through expressions of interest campaigns. One is Oakvale Wines on Pokolbin’s Broke Road and is expected to attract buyers around $6 million. Established in 1893, it is one of the region’s oldest wineries. Selling agent Alan Jurd said it presented a rare […]


NSW Scraps Stamp Duty for First-Home Buyers

June 13, 2017

Australian Property News

NSW  will scrap stamp duty for first home buyers on existing homes up to $650,000 from July 1 and increase the threshold for new homes to the same level, despite  a warning from former Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens  against “self-defeating” subsidies that inflate house prices . On Thursday, Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced a long awaited housing […]

NSW Farm Sales Showing Price Growth: Low Interest Rates, Confidence Fuel Sector

May 18, 2017

Australian Property News The Australian Financial Review

More than $25 million of rural property has been sold in northern NSW in the past few weeks showing further increase in land values fuelled by low interest rates and confidence in the sector. Andrew Street of Landmark Harcourts Gunnedah recently sold more than $7.9 million of property, including Lalagooli and Lalagooli West in Gunnedah. “The […]

Chinese Investment in Real Estate Grows to $32B

May 16, 2017

Australian Property News www.commercialrealestate.com.au

The figure is similar to the previous year when $46.6 billion in approvals were awarded to Chinese investors. While this puts China far ahead of the second-biggest foreign investor, the US, which has had $31 billion in investments approved, the US still owns four times more Australian assets than China does, Chinese property group Juwai.com […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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, […]


Stage 2 – Rosehill Estate Hunter Valley

October 31, 2016

ALAN JURD Australian Property News

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

Australian Property News 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 […]