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Holiday Boredom?

Yes we all know that at times over the Christmas Holidays, you get sick of hearing of old Aunty Joan’s scrap booking tales or about the bumper season of Iceberg lettuce that grandad has had in his backyard veggie garden.

So what happens then……………………..well people start to look to their computers, phones and smart devices to break the boredom or get some … Read the full post »

What’s in a name?

Photo: Carrington Shipbuilding Facility
Shakespeare’s Juliet once famously pondered: “What’s in a name?”

Through the star-crossed lover, the Bard was arguing that 400 years ago, names were secondary to where an individual  might be domiciled. But since the late 16th Century, it appears that names and locations have become increasingly important in life, business and commercial real estate.

To illustrate, a few years … Read the full post »

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 »

CAPITALISM OUT RUNS DEMOCRACY

I’ve started using Uber. Yes I have succumbed to the concept in of all places the home of Uber, San Francisco. Is it that I’m mellowing or just giving up on the tide of inevitability where big businesses can defy governments, and the laws to push their own agendas? All for what has become the seemingly sacrosanct right to preserve share holder value.

Whether it’s Uber, a large grocery chain, … 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 »

Case Study – Cross Fit Lake Macquarie – A local success story

CrossfitBack in June 2013, I was approached by a local business partnership that were looking for a premise to open their cross fit gym.

Cross fit puts a modern day spin on fitness training that focuses on core strength and conditioning programs.  It has been hugely popular worldwide and is becoming more mainstream as time goes by.

The two self-confessed cross fit addicts … 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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