October 12, 2016

Getting excited as more #SpringFlings are released!

An update from husband and wife real estate team Renee and Andrew McKiernan. Hope you are all well and getting excited about this year’s Spring Fling auction event on November 6th 2016!


We thought we would give you an update on Spring Fling, and perhaps start with a general hello from us. We are settling in really nicely here at First National Newcastle City. It is good to work for a...


October 07, 2016

Our first Spring Fling properties are released!

It has been a great few weeks in the office here at First National Newcastle City. Spring is in the air and with it, auction registrations for our Spring Fling has exceeded our expectations. 

We are now at 95% capacity in terms of properties registered to go under the hammer on November 6th 2016, with vendor registrations concluding this coming Monday. What excites us is the breadth of the homes going for auction. You might have seen our social media updates...


September 30, 2016

Wakey wakey, its Auction season!

Not everybody loves auctions. They can be quite daunting processes; poker face with big sunglasses or wear your best clothes in an attempt to scare away the competition? Here are some tips on how to help you prepare to buy at auction:


1. Prepare and stick to your guns.

Don't let anyone rush you or get caught up in keeping up with other people's bidding. Do your own homework, have your bidding strategy clear and know...


September 22, 2016

Why Spring is the best time to sell

From time to time we get the question; what time of year should we sell? Of course, as real estate agents we would say NOW. But don’t take our word for it - there is actually a bit of science behind this claim.

Purple flowers

Spring is the best time of year to sell.

According to recent research from RealtyTrac, the best season is Spring. And the best day of the week is Monday. And the...


September 16, 2016

Spring Fling - a unique auction event

George Rafty and First National Newcastle City are proud to present Spring Fling!

Spring Fling is a unique auction event held on November 6th 2016 at 36 Kemp Street in the Junction. We will be using the area in front of our offices in the heart of the Junction to host what is set to be an exclusive opportunity to showcase and purchase homes this Spring.  

With our clearance rate being over 90% and with a significant marketing campaign in the...


September 08, 2016

Ten tips if you are selling your home this Spring

Spring has just arrived and it is a good time to prepare if you’re looking to sell this season.

Taking steps to get your home ready now will help you make an impact once your property hits the market. We have gathered some tips based on our experience in selling real estate. We hope this benefits you!

Ten tips to maximise sales results:

1. Simplify

Nothing makes a better impression than a sense of space in every room.

Clear out all clutter and remove items you...


August 31, 2016

August – a big month for real estate

By Principal of First National Newcastle City, George Rafty.

Residential sales have been strong in August for First National Newcastle City. We have had some exciting properties on the market that have all achieved incredible results.

The Junction

Starting with Kenrick street in the Junction, you might have seen this high quality duplex being marketed over the past couple of weeks. Both dwellings have now sold, one before entering the market, both achieving record prices of $2.1 million each.


August 25, 2016

Newcastle, we are on the map!

There’s definitely something about Newcastle these days. Something in the air, a buzz, a change - I’m not sure if it’s the cranes in the CBD or the constant influx of new businesses, cafes or ever evolving art-scene. All I know is that Newcastle is thriving.

We here at First National Newcastle City have benefitted from activity in the residential property market, because as businesses thrive so do residential sales. Newcastle is becoming an increasingly appealing option for investors and those...


August 22, 2016

The Parry Precinct

The Parry precinct. Have you heard of it? If you haven’t you will, its Newcastle’s answer to Surry Hills. Boutique living, shopping and dining. The talk among architects, town planning consultants and developers is that Newcastle is buzzing, that there is optimism about the future of the city. And that the Parry Precinct is becoming a sought-after residential precinct.

Of course we all knew that Newcastle is awesome. And if we think about it, of course it makes sense that inner...


August 16, 2016


Introducing Parry Grande, 31 brand new apartments located in the central location of Newcastle West. Apartment living is reimagined with these spacious boutique apartments perfect for couples, families and those looking to downsize.


Parry Grande is the first of its kind; situated amongst beautiful open surroundings and ideally located close to shops, eateries, parks and sporting grounds. Evolve with Newcastle and take advantage of a brand new and unique opportunity in...


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