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Rents Across Australia Rise Over The First Quarter Of 2019

May 13, 2019

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The first CoreLogic Quarterly Rental Review for 2019, which tracks median rents and rental yields across Australia, shows that national weekly rents have risen by 1 per cent during the first three months of the year. “This seasonally strong first quarter has delivered the highest increase in weekly rents since the corresponding first quarter a […]

Australia’s Population Becoming More Diverse

May 13, 2019

ACT Region Brisbane Region Building Canberra Region Central Coast Region Greater Sydney Region Hunter Valley Region Melbourne Region New South Wales Newcastle Area Property and Investment News Queensland Strategy Victoria

Migration data which was recently released by the ABS showed that as of June 2018, an estimated 17,650,130 residents of Australia were born in Australia. While this may seem like a high number, it shows that 29.4% of residents were born overseas. Based on data from the ABS which dates back to 1996, this is […]

Maitland's new $43 million civic precinct will include the iconic Town Hall Cafe building

May 10, 2019

Building Government Infrastructure Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Newcastle Area Property and Investment News Strategy

One of the city’s oldest commercial buildings will be incorporated into Maitland City Council’s $43 million civic precinct development which will include significant improvements to the town hall and the construction of a new administration building. General Manager David Evans and Mayor Loretta Baker announced yesterday that council had lodged a development application for the […]

Yet Another Happy SMSF Client!!

April 30, 2019

Dual Occupancy Happy Clients Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Newcastle Area Positive Gearing Property and Investment News SMSF Strategy

More Happy Clients have found their perfect investment with Koala Invest’s assistance Koala Invest has helped another of its client in finding the perfect Investment home through SMSF. Our client was searching for a dual occupancy under $650k with a block size of at least 600m2. We presented a range of options in the Newcastle […]

$350m private hospital & medical precinct announced

March 31, 2019

Central Coast Region Government Infrastructure New South Wales Newcastle Area Property and Investment News Strategy

A major new private hospital and health precinct is earmarked for Racecourse Rd, Gosford, and should be up and running within a few short years. A joint project by AA Crown Holdings and Northside Group, the $350m Northside Private Hospital and medical precinct will deliver world-class medical services to complement Gosford’s existing public hospital. It […]

$780 MILLION TO REDEVELOP JOHN HUNTER HOSPITAL

March 25, 2019

Government Infrastructure Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Newcastle Area Property and Investment News Strategy

Families across the Hunter region will benefit from the redevelopment of John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle. As the major teaching and referral hospital for our region, this $780 million investment in John Hunter Hospital will also ensure locals can receive essential healthcare closer to home. Patients and staff will have access to the latest in […]

Yet Another Happy Client!!

March 21, 2019

Dual Occupancy Happy Clients Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Newcastle Area Positive Gearing Property and Investment News Strategy

Koala Invest has helped another of its client in finding the perfect Investment home. Our client from Melbourne was searching for a dual occupancy under $600k with a block size of at least 600m and garages for both units. We presented a range of options in the Newcastle region that offered excellent rental yields. Our […]

The leading regional economy in Australia:THE HUNTER REGION NSW

March 10, 2019

Government Infrastructure Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Newcastle Area Property and Investment News Uncategorized

The Hunter is the largest regional economy in Australia, ranking above Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory in terms of economic output. It drives around 28 per cent of regional NSW’s total economic output and is the largest regional contributor to the State’s gross domestic product. The region has an estimated 322,000 jobs […]

Vacancy rate creeps back up in Sydney, down in regional NSW

November 22, 2018

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The October 2018 edition of the REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey showed metropolitan Sydney vacancy rates were down 0.1 of a percentage point over the month to 2.1 per cent. Leanne Pilkington, president of the REINSW, said there was a slight slowdown for those looking for rental accommodation in Inner and Middle Sydney as its vacancy rate increased, […]

Parramatta Council wants to slam brakes on ‘density grab’ by developers in Epping

June 12, 2018

Building Greater Sydney Region Newcastle Area Property and Investment News

Epping has “reached crunch point” where even the simple task of residents driving out of their streets to get to the shops has become a daily struggle. Since the state government flagged Epping as a priority precinct in 2012, the population and number of homes built in the suburb have far exceeded original forecasts. Long-term […]

Doma Group Unveils Plans for $200m Redevelopment of Newcastle’s The Store

May 1, 2018

New South Wales Newcastle Area Property and Investment News

The Doma Group has been selected to undertake a $200 million redevelopment of Newcastle’s iconic Store site by the New South Wales government.   The existing building will be demolished later this year and make way for two 90 metre residential towers and mixed-use space. The building’s heritage-listed facade is unlikely to survive. Artist impressions […]

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

April 9, 2018

Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Newcastle Area Property and Investment News Strategy

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 the year before. […]

Sydney to Newcastle rail line to be a business case for faster services

March 8, 2018

Central Coast Region Government Infrastructure Hunter Valley Region New South Wales Newcastle Area Property and Investment News

REDUCING travel time between Newcastle and Sydney from three to two hours could be a “game changer” for the Central Coast. Straighter tracks, removal of level crossings and increased speeds over 120km will be explored with a view to shorten the journey on the Coastal rail line. The Newcastle to Sydney line, which more than […]

Investment in Newcastle is Booming!

November 20, 2017

New South Wales Newcastle Area Property and Investment News

Growth in Newcastle has been spectacular in the past 18 months, the median house price, which is only slightly over the $600,000 mark, is still about half that of Sydney. Growth rates were as high as 25 per cent at their peak per year. Luke Berry, sales and marketing director for the Thirdi Group, which […]

Draft Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan Outlines future changes for Newcastle Region

November 7, 2017

Government Infrastructure Hunter Valley Region Newcastle Area Property and Investment News

The NSW Government has released a Draft Greater Newcastle Metropolitan Plan which sets out urban strategies to 2036 for Newcastle City, Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Maitland and Port Stephens. The plan was released on 30 November by NSW chief planner Gary White. It is at this stage a draft plan, with the NSW Government’s Department of […]

Newcastle is the next big thing to boom

February 22, 2017

Government Infrastructure New South Wales Newcastle Area Property and Investment News

STEP aside Sydney.   Huge investments in transport, the rejuvenation of the city foreshore, a revitalised central business district, an upsized university and a $6.5 billion investment from the NSW Government make it the new boom town. “Newcastle is on the cusp of transitioning from a great regional city to an emerging global city and […]

Another Happy Client

January 24, 2017

Happy Clients Newcastle Area Overseas Investment Overseas Investor Property and Investment News

Koala Invest recently found a perfect investment property for one of our overseas investors. We assisted with the purchase, construction and Foreign Investor requirements for our client to provide a simple investment process.Our first step was work with our client to find a set of criteria that are suitable for their investment needs. Our client […]