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Brokers Fight to Keep the Market Competitive For You

February 5, 2019


On Monday 4th, Commissioner Hayne, heading up the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, released his report. It was a disappointing afternoon. We thought the Commission’s recommendations would address the underlying and systematic issues of misconduct by the Big Four Banks – they did not, instead, the Commissioner went hard […]

Positive signs for the property market

October 25, 2018


There’s been an increase in both demand and prices across Darwin this last quarter — according to a report released today by realestate.com.au. But there are a handful of suburbs that are leading the way for the city. Across Darwin, the most in demand suburb for houses is Nightcliff, and Fannie Bay is attracting the […]

Styling your home before sale "a non negotiable"

September 17, 2018


Having homes styled before sale is becoming increasingly popular, with both stylists and real estate agents strongly recommending it to anyone looking at selling their home. Kahlia Cordony, director of Cordony Designs recommends styling, paintwork and a general refresh before going to the market. She told WILLIAMS MEDIA the emphasis used to be more on […]

Karama named Australia’s top cash flow suburb

September 17, 2018


IN addition to the country’s highest capital city rental yields, new research has also shown that Darwin is home to the nation’s top cash-flow suburb. According to property analysts ‘Propertyology’, Darwin’s Northern suburb of Karama is Australia’s best capital city cash flow suburb. With a median house price of only $392,000, Propertyology head of research […]

Renovation while under a home loan? Yes, it is possible…

September 14, 2018


Whether the needs of your family have changed or it’s time to repair some of the wear and tear your home has endured over the years, there are several reasons for wanting to renovate a property. However, most people end up delaying renovations while they are still paying off their home loan. Getting the money […]

No better time to buy in Darwin

July 5, 2018


A slowdown in house prices around the country has improved the prospects for some first home buyers but the improvements are slight and in one major market it’s taking even longer to scrape together a deposit. First home buyers in Sydney need to save for an average of almost seven years, twice as long as […]

The time to invest is now

April 30, 2018


FOR years, people from all over the nation have been buying investment properties in Darwin. It has always been well-known among investors that the Territory’s capital is home to fantastic rental yields and just this week, new CoreLogic data revealed that Darwin’s rental yields are the highest of any Australian capital city at 5.8 per […]

5 ultimate value-adds when renovating your home

April 24, 2018


Are you looking to unleash the potential of your home? Knowing which renovations to invest in for the best return can be one way to work your way up the property ladder. Whether you’re a homeowner looking to make a good profit or a first-time investor, choosing the right renovations to add value and impact […]


March 20, 2018


Disaster assistance for people affected by Tropical Cyclone Marcus in the Northern Territory has now been activated.  Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-Territory Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security Angus Taylor said this has been a powerful category 2 cyclone that has had a […]

The biggest interior design trends of 2018

January 31, 2018


The year that was was defined by millennial pinks, terrazzo tiling and resort-style living. But the design-savvy are predicting a shift in the way we’re set to decorate our homes in 2018. Those who followed our interior advice in 2017 will be happy to hear that marble, jewel tones and understated luxury are here to stay, but […]

The year that was

January 31, 2018


Buying property in Darwin hasn’t been this affordable in a very long time. Only 4 years ago Darwin briefly overtook Melbourne and sat 2nd only to Sydney for the highest median property price in the country. The top ends capital is now on the verge of becoming 2nd only to Hobart for the lowest median […]

Auctions the way to go for Darwin property sales

January 3, 2018


AUCTIONS are becoming an increasingly popular way to sell property in the Top End, Darwin real estate professionals say. One local business proving private treaties aren’t the way Darwin properties are selling is Real Estate Central. The Darwin-based team are hosting a “Christmas Clearance In-Room Auction” on Saturday where a total of 22 properties will […]

Investors bussed in to Darwin

October 30, 2017


Australia’s largest wealth creation organisation ‘Property Club’ has labelled the Territory’s capital as a “future property hot spot” and its members are already taking advantage of the city’s affordable homes, units and apartments on offer. Earlier this year, the club hosted a bus tour of properties for sale in Darwin which attracted about 50 members […]

5 tips to beautify your backyard

September 4, 2017

Renovation Renovation & Styling

Your outdoor space can play many roles. It may be an extension of your home and its living space, or it may be a relaxing oasis designed for peace and quiet. Perhaps you picture your backyard as a space for your children to play, or large enough that you can entertain all your family and […]

Darwin Residential Property Overview

August 10, 2017

Darwin Investment

Buying property in Darwin hasn’t been this affordable in a very long time. Only a few years ago Darwin briefly overtook Melbourne and sat 2nd only to Sydney for the highest median property price in the country. The top ends capital is now on the verge of becoming 2nd only to Hobart for the lowest […]

A great time to invest in Darwin

July 24, 2017


Buying at the bottom of the market, when prices, competition and confidence is low, could be a lucrative strategy. You’d be able to cherry-pick the best property at a rock-bottom price and then ride the upward swing in prices. Todd Hunter, buyer’s agent and founder of wHeregroup, says it’s the only way to invest. “When […]

Australian Government Restricts Investment Lending 

July 6, 2017


If you have listened to any news lately, you would be well aware that there have been many changes in the Investment Lending world. One major change is Lenders have been restricted to how much they can grow their investment portfolio year on year, and they face large penalties from the regulator if they do […]

Tax depreciation: What investors need to know

July 6, 2017


When selling property, something that can differentiate a good agent from a great agent is their general understanding of the financial aspects that add value to an investment, writes Bradley Beer of BMT Tax Depreciation. One of these aspects is depreciation which can make a significant difference to the cash flow position an investor attains […]

Census data shows Darwin fastest growing capital city in Australia

June 28, 2017


Darwin is the fastest growing capital city in Australia, according to the Census. During the past five years Darwin’s population grew 13.5 per cent to 136,828, Litchfield 26.4 per cent to 23,528, and family-friendly Palmerston 22 per cent to 33,695. Australian Bureau of Statistics indigenous statistics and social information director Tony Grubb said the high […]

Luxury touches to upgrade your bathroom

June 27, 2017


Are you in the midst of planning a bathroom renovation and left wondering how you can include a little extra luxury? We have put together a few of our designer’s favourite luxury touches to add to your bathroom renovation plans. Shower heads Gone are the days of selecting the one traditional overhead rain shower. Our […]