Record Newcastle, Hunter house prices keep climbing fast

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
December 1 2021 - 6:00pm
SEVEN FIGURES: This renovated house in King Street, Hillsborough, sold for a suburb record of $1.021 million last week after the owners paid $476,000 for it three years ago.

Property price growth in the Hunter continues to outstrip the national average, driving the median house value in Newcastle to an eye-watering $844,000.

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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.

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