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Hobart Australia’s Frontrunner In Global Cities Index

The southern city outranked the country’s more populous capitals.

By Terry Christodoulou
Thu, Oct 7, 2021Grey Clock < 1 min

Hobart’s dramatic home price rise has lifted it to the top 20 of Knight Frank’ Global residential Cities Index – outranking all other Australian capitals in terms of growth.

While much of the headlines this year have been fixated on Sydney’s price rise, the Tasmanian capital’s 24.6% growth in home prices during the year to June lifted it to 14th place from 23rd on the global ranking of 150 cities by annual price change.

The Canadian city of Halifax topped the list with a 30.8% price rise in the last 12-months to June while other Canadian cities Hamilton and Ottawa also made the top 10 as Canadian housing supply levels hit low levels.

Sydney, not to be left out, climbed from 55 in March to finish at 28 – reflecting the city’s annual growth from 8.6% in the first quarter to 18.7% in the second.

The NSW capital’s current median value for dwellings surpassed $1 million in June and has risen another $16,500 over the month of September.

Around the country, Melbourne and Brisbane also saw ascendant moves from 70th to 89th on the index to 44th and 54th on the list respectively.

Canberra climbed the global rankings up from 17th to 15th  — just behind Tasmania – with a 23.5% lift in property values.

The report also puts the price movement of local cities in a global context and shows the slowdown affecting other markets globally.

A look back at 2016’s report shows 15 Chinese cities averaged 23% growth year-on-year when tracked by Kight Frank’s index. Today the only Chinese city to break 10% growth was Guangzhou.



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The waterfront residence is one of Port Stephens’ finest homes.

By Kanebridge News
Fri, Aug 12, 2022 2 min

In the coastal township of Salamander Bay — nearby to Port Stephens — comes a unique home crafted to take full advantage of unbroken ocean vistas across three levels.

With one-of-a-kind flair, the stunning 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 3-car garage home of 52 Randall Drive Salamander Bay is nestled on a private 577sqm plot, optimised through intelligent design to take advantage of the Port Stephens landscape and lifestyle.

Within the home sees the typically coastal textures of natural oak floor and timber feature walls take hold while stone and tiled adornments add layers of luxury.

The open plan living, kitchen and dining areas incorporate a fireplace and near floor-to-ceiling glass that opens to create a seamless indoor-to-outdoor dining and entertaining space on the home’s top floor.

The heart of this area is the kitchen, centred around a marble-topped island, state-of-the-art European appliances and an attached bar area, with built-in refrigeration, accompanied by a butler’s pantry.

Also here comes a grand outdoor spa, central to the balcony, while another outdoor entertaining area with a pizza oven is found on the middle floor.

Downstairs once again comes a second living space replete with the perfect wine cellar — cooled by the natural rock foundation of the home — offering an array of entertaining options

Of the home’s accommodation comes a private and luxurious master retreat with expansive ocean views, a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite, here, speckled with grey terrazzo tiling and timber joinery vanities.  A further four bedrooms are found throughout the home along with two family bathrooms rounding out the offering.

Less than a five-minute walk from nearby amenities of shops, restaurants, cafes and beaches the home offers the best of the Port Stephens area.

The listing is with PRD Port Stephens’ Dane Queenan (+61 412 351 819) and Erin Sharp (+61 499 912 311) and is heading to auction; prd.com.au