Newcastle house prices crash through $700K barrier

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated July 19 2021 - 3:45am, first published June 1 2021 - 6:00am
View of suburban rooftops in Merewether and The Junction. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

The Newcastle median house price has surged past $700,000 for the first time and the city's annual growth rate is outstripping rises in all state and territory capitals.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.