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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 […]

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, […]

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 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 […]

$19 billion rise in Hunter land values with no end in sight

April 4, 2018

Newcastle Herald

THE Hunter’s frenzied real estate market drove land values up almost 15 per cent, or more than $15 billion, last financial year to a new regional high-water mark. Figures issued by the NSW Valuer General estimated the value of all residential land in the Hunter hit $119 billion last financial year, up from $104 billion […]

Bricks Remain First Choice

February 18, 2018

Newcastle Herald

It seems that bricks and mortar are the still the foundation of the Australian home ownership dream. A 2017 behaviour and attitudes study commissioned by industry association Think Brick Australia showed that while 64 per cent of Australians live in a brick home, even more (75 per cent) of the people surveyed are looking at choosing […]

Property Watch: Pokolbin Estate Listed for Sale with $5.5 Million Price Guide

December 20, 2017

Newcastle Herald

A “spectacular” 25-acre property right in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country with a guide of $5.5 million is being marketed as “the most talked-about listing to come to market this year”. Cain Beckett of Jurds Real Estate is marketing the property at 138 Gillards Road, Pokolbin. It features a luxurious homestead with breathtaking mountain views […]


Biodynamic Vineyard Expected to Fetch $10M

December 13, 2017

ALAN JURD Newcastle Herald

The boutique Krinklewood Biodynamic Vineyard winery in Broke has been listed for sale.   The 59-hectare property features a three-bedroom architecturally designed colonial homestead and 19-hectare vineyard and is tipped to fetch about $10 million.  The fully certified organic and biodynamic vineyard was planted by the Windrim family in 1998. The property is surrounded by animal life, […]

Regents Park Mansion in Maitland Has Been Listed for Sale

October 14, 2017

Newcastle Herald

Built for a judge complete with convict jail, a stunningly restored circa 1830 Maitland property has hit the market with a price guide of $2 million. Regents Park, set on five acres in Regent Street, Maitland, appears quite modest from the road. But stepping inside reveals a residence opulent in every way. Features of the six-bedroom, five-bathroom […]

Newcastle Rated Among Top Cities in Australia for Apartment Investments

October 8, 2017

Newcastle Herald

As Iris Capital fast-track the release of Fabric House in stage one of the East End redevelopment and Thirdi Group prepare to unveil its next project, experts have rated Newcastle among Australia’s top five cities to invest in an apartment. In a Fairfax Media article released this week, BIS Oxford Economics managing director, Robert Mellor, Domain chief data scientist, Dr. Nicola […]

Lower Hunter Property Prices on the Move

July 29, 2017

Newcastle Herald

NEWCASTLE real estate prices have been getting a lot of attention lately, and with good reason. Data issued this week reveals that regional areas are the new lands of opportunity for buyers and the Hunter is booming. It has been one of the best performing non-capital city areas in Australia for the year to May according to property […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lower Hunter housing supply falls short

March 2, 2015

Newcastle Herald

THE supply of new housing in the Lower Hunter has fallen short of government targets by more than 23,000 homes in the past decade, with the deficit set to worsen to nearly 30,000 by 2024, a report done for the Property Council says. Homebuyers will pay the price if changes aren’t made to ensure the […]