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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 […]

5 tips for owners to save on home loans

June 27, 2017


With the new financial year approaching soon, it’s important that owners pay off home loans sooner rather than later. MoneyQuest, a national mortgage broking franchise, gives five tips on how owners can pay off home loans and save some money as well. 1. Combine pay day and repayments According to MoneyQuest, the average home loan […]

Exiting times ahead for Palmerston

June 15, 2017


THE retail segment in Darwin in 2017 will experience its greatest shake-up for many years when not one, but two new regional shopping centres open their doors for business. Gateway is located on the highway on the fringe of the Palmerston CBD, 18km southeast of Darwin. This is a joint venture project between the Coombes […]

You CAN save for a house while you rent

June 4, 2017

First Home Buyer

If you’re like many Australians who currently rent but would one day like to own their own home, you’re not alone. Having to pay rent, utility bills and other expenses, whilst trying to save for a house deposit may seem unattainable, but with some discipline and commitment it can be done. Work out a budget […]

5 tips for landlords to survive tax time

May 31, 2017


With tax time fast approaching, property investors may not be prepared. One landlord insurance specialist gives some tips on how to play nice with the tax man. Carolyn Parrella, executive manager of Terri Scheer Insurance and property investor, says landlords often come under scrutiny from the ATO when lodging tax returns and it is vital they […]

10 tips on buying in an under performing property market

May 10, 2017


Now is a great time to buy a property in areas of Australia where the property market is underperforming such as Perth and Darwin. Buying property is as much about timing as it is about location, location, location. If you bought a property in Sydney when this market was underperforming during the period 2004 to […]

Wrap up of 2016

January 16, 2017


2016 will be remembered as the year that the Darwin property market underwent a large correction. It was reported by the Real Estate Institute of the Northern Territory (REINT) to have the least property transactions since they first started recording in 1999. The first three quarters of the year showed a downward trend which saw […]

The Ultimate Moving House Checklist

January 6, 2017


Moving house is no easy task, but whilst every move is different, there are a number of core things to considered beforehand that will prepare you for the journey ahead. This blog consists of a moving house checklist full of the most important advice out there when it comes to packing up and relocating around the corner, […]

Investment in Northern Australia tipped to grow following recent Darwin forum

November 12, 2016


Four tropical medicine projects and up to 10 bidders for a six-star hotel to be built on our foreshore may have been uncovered at an investment forum promoting Northern Australia. Speaking at the end of the North Australian Investment Forum, which finished in Darwin yesterday, Chief Minister Adam Giles, Federal Trade Minister Andrew Robb and […]

Hammer Time is the way to go

September 5, 2016


A DARWIN real estate expert says vendors should put their homes under the hammer if they want a sale. Braden Menzies, director of Real Estate Central, said in his experience auctions were producing better results than private treaty sales. “We’ve sold eight out of 10 under the hammer in the last month with multiple bidders,” […]

Central Market Watch Newsletter - June 2016

June 29, 2016


MARKET UPDATE – ‘Clearly time to buy’ by Belinda Tonkin – New Home Owner Incentives – ’10 Essential Tips for First-Time Homebuyers’ by Belinda Tonkin – Market Report Video by Sam Bennett COMMUNITY – An update on the Quiz Night raising funds for Total Recreation – Upcoming Charity Fun Run – Surf 2 Turf, this […]

More than 40 per cent of Darwin dwellings owned by property investors

June 21, 2016


DARWIN is the property investor capital of Australia, with two thirds of the city’s units owned by landlords according to a report released by CoreLogic. The Profile of the Australian Residential Property Investor, released yesterday, found that in Darwin, 63.1 per cent of units and 30.3 per cent of houses — or 42.9 per cent […]

December rate decision announced

December 1, 2015


The Reserve Bank of Australia has made its final interest rate decision of 2015 at its monthly board meeting. The RBA board confirmed most people’s expectations this afternoon by leaving the official cash rate at a record-low setting of 2 per cent, where it has been since May. That decision is in line with the […]

Darwin the nation's most 'exciting' city, says PM

November 21, 2015


PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull reckons Darwin is the most “exciting” city in Australia right now. At a business lunch held at Sky City yesterday, Mr Turnbull said the people of Darwin and its proximity to Asia were at a “gigantic advantage” over other parts of Australia in terms of taking advantage of economic development. “Darwin […]

RBA cash rate decision for November

November 3, 2015


The RBA has announced the results of its latest board meeting, defying market commentary in the process. The Reserve Bank of Australia has announced it will leave the official cash rate on hold following its board meeting this afternoon. The decision to keep the official cash rate at its current record-low of 2.00 per cent […]

The value of financial advice!

June 26, 2014


Many Australians leap into the world of investment, without too much thought into the risks, strategy or without an end goal in mind. Risks Whilst the biggest risk of not achieving your financial goals is ‘doing nothing’, there are many other risks that need to be considered before implementing an investment strategy. What would happen […]

3rd Annual Ladies Fishing Day

May 30, 2014


Some companies provide their employees with monthly in-office massages or vouchers to a beauty salon as recognition of a job well done but we reckon that’s just a token gesture in comparison to what the Real Estate Central Directors give their lucky staff. We get to go fishing! Last Friday was the much anticipated 3rd […]

Darwin Market View - Darwin houses prices rise over March

May 30, 2014


Latest ABS price data has revealed that Darwin house prices increased by 1 percent over the March quarter. The moderate performance over the quarter follows the stronger growth recorded over the previous December quarter last year when prices increased by a solid 2.4 percent. Darwin’s house prices have risen by 5.1 percent over the year […]

12 Simple Home Repair Jobs to Lift You Out of Wet Season Slump

April 16, 2014


Has the Wet Season doldrums got you down? Grab a screwdriver and a hammer and fight back with easy home repairs that’ll raise spirits and get your house ready for the Dry. Stuck inside during the wet season? Take advantage of your indoor time by giving your home a few quick repairs. Accomplishments — even little ones — go a long way toward […]