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Homestead Back from the Brink

March 17, 2019

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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 […]

Australia Ranked Third Least Affordable Country for Housing, According to Demographia

February 11, 2018


Housing affordability in Australia has reached a ‘crisis’ point, with people paying up to almost 13 times their annual income to purchase a house, a new survey has found. Sydney and Melbourne are among the top five least affordable major housing markets in the world, according to the 14th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey. Out of […]

The Year That Was: Five Big Things That Happened in the Property Market in 2017

December 31, 2017


This year will go down as one of the most sizzling property years on record. It was the time the red-hot market finally cooled a little; when more people than ever worried about combustible cladding on their homes and when anger over Airbnb in apartments and from renters on their insecurity of tenure threatened to boil […]

More for Less: The Appeal of the Hunter Region

November 23, 2017


First-home buyers, “rentvestors” and lifestyle changers are driving strong growth in the Hunter Valley.  Local agents say former blue-collar areas, predominantly reliant on the coal mining industry, are booming given their proximity to the Hunter Expressway, while first-home buyers are looking to Australia’s oldest wine region after being priced out of the Sydney market.  Jurd’s […]

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

December 22, 2016

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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 […]

Wandin Valley Winery scores $7 million buyer from China

November 4, 2016

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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, […]