Archive for the ‘Hunter Valley Commercial Property’ Category

AUTUMN – THE SEASON FOR STATISTICS

A quarter of another year has drifted past with the statisticians and economists rattling off
new numbers to help us understand how we are progressing. But can we understand? The St George Banks Economist Hans Kunnan at a recent breakfast says of the Hunter,  things are rosy; no worries go out and spend. Fancy a banker saying that? The Hunter  Research Foundations (HRF) Dr (I’m not an economist) Brent Jenkins basically said things  aren’t bad but why are we feeling … Read the full post »

What's Happening in the Real Estate Sector?

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Recently Newcastle was lauded for having the lowest A-Grade vacancy in Australia at (2.7%).  This is a tremendous result, but is the market really that good?  It’s my belief that the take up in A-Grade space is a clear signal that some of the mature firms around the City are looking to better their image and provide a working environment conducive … Read the full post »

An Interesting Part of Newcastle's CBD – Soon to be Sold!

Newcastle City Council are selling one of their assets.

Formerly the Newcastle School of Arts building; 182 Hunter Street is opposite the Urban Growth/GPT development site and also takes in both Wolfe and Scott Street frontages.

Listed as a heritage item of local significance, the site and the building have intrinsic links to Newcastle’s early history.

A study by EJE Heritage gives a timeline of the site stretching back to 1869 when a … Read the full post »

It seems, as Novocastrians we are forever looking forward to change…..

harbourWe looked forward to change at the last state election and the opportunities of hope for a fairer hearing in Government. Four years on and it seems we are once again looking forward to the same thing – change. Yet this time we will be reliant on a new breed of young politicians of the Labour persuasion, in opposition. Let’s hope … Read the full post »

The Hunter Region Needs Change !

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Over the past few months some of Newcastle and the Hunters’ high profile individuals have been copping a pizzling by the media. A lot of this is just cyber bullying in the name of freedom of the press. Why then are we surprised to hear of kids being cyber bullied in the playground when from the time the News starts through to the current affairs programs they … Read the full post »

Irrational Economics

KS130069 (Small)Last month one of darndest things occurred in real estate that effects just about all who are trying to lease or sell commercial property. That thing was the massive increase in price to promote property online with a publicly listed real estate portal. For instance the Newcastle CBD listing charge went from $1,950 for a (3) month campaign to $5,655.  One explanation for the increase in prices that has been … Read the full post »

Spin Doctors at Play with Novacastrians or Selling the Dream Not Reality

GHD 37 (Small)Being a real estate agent, I’m well aware of the need to be upbeat and positive with everything I’m selling or leasing. People don’t want to believe the choices they make are wrong. So a good agent finds a positive spin in everything.

From the roughest property – “Develop and Prosper”, “Renovate and Reap” – to selling a dream where just a block of land sits, an agent’s spin … Read the full post »

COMMERCIAL MARKET HOLDS UP WELL!

web1The release of Property Council figures for commercial office space in Newcastle shows that A-Grade office space has a vacancy rate of only 5%.

Alan Tonks of Raine & Horne commercial said that this is very low compared to other Australian city markets.  “Because there has been little new development in the city centre over the last 5 years the vacancy rate … Read the full post »

Expect the Unexpected

When I first started in Real Estate we were awaiting the final connection of the F3 Freeway (now the M1 Motorway). Being new to the Commercial Real Estate world, life was about to teach me another lesson.  The hype from everyone at that stage was about the number of businesses soon to be relocating up here. This freeway link would supply the Sydney market with cheap land and buildings to relocate!

That year I shifted 14 businesses back to Sydney … Read the full post »

IT’S PERFECT FOR US….…BUT WHAT ABOUT PARKING?

NH Cycleway Artist Impression (08-13) (Small)So the time has come to relocate your office space.   The space you have no longer suits as it is too small, too big, too old, too dear…..the list goes on.

You call Raine & Horne Commercial Newcastle and they show you through some great commercial premises that really suit your needs.

Your staff like the location, … Read the full post »

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