August 17, 2018

Property Watch: Double offer in Dudley as landmark Merewether home returns to market

A property in Dudley which features an 1897 miner’s cottage as well as a separate garage with loft accommodation will be sold through expressions of interest due to its “unique” nature.

McKiernan Real Estate are marketing the 404 square metre property at 5 Gardner Street and interest is expected to be varied at its first open home at 11am on Saturday.

“We always talk about unique properties but this one definitely is that and that’s why we’re running expressions of interest,” agent Andrew McKiernan...


May 18, 2018

Relaxed Coastal Living

Dudley’s Thomas Street broke the million-dollar mark for the first time last month and another home just listed is expected to continue the trend.

There was strong interest, both local and from out of town, before McKiernan Real Estate sold a “character cottage with a modern extension” for a street record $1.125 million.

Now, the agency has listed a contemporary two-storey residence with a price guide of $1 million.

Selling agent Andrew McKiernan was expecting similar interest for 4 Thomas Street as that received...


April 14, 2018

Property Watch: Home in Thomas Street, Dudley set to break $1million mark

Homes like the one on a large corner block in Dudley’s Thomas Street “don’t come up very often”, according to Andrew McKiernan.

McKiernan Real Estate is marketing the renovated three-bedroom residence on a block which is over 600 square metres in size with two street frontages.

It has been listed with a price guide of $1.1 million and is expected to become the street’s first million-dollar home.

A renovated three-bedroom house in Thomas Street on 341 square metres sold for $805,000 in December...


February 09, 2018

What's Selling: $900,000 sale of Speers Point home sets new street record

A lakeside home with a heritage order on it lasted just two weeks before it was secured for a street record $900,000.

The 1920s residence at 66 Speers Street, Speers Point, was marketed by McKiernan Real Estate and was set for a February 25 auction with a price guide of $800,000 to $880,000.

Agent Andrew McKiernan said the first open home was well-attended with close to 30 groups through and interest was both local and from out of town with a buyer from...


February 03, 2018

Charlestown Growth Tipped to Continue

The continued growth in Charlestown is no surprise to Andrew McKiernan, who grew up in the Lake Macquarie suburb, and he cannot see it slowing down yet.

“It already has had good growth because the inner city is so expensive, so areas like Charlestown and Cardiff are proving popular,” Mr McKiernan, of McKiernan Real Estate, said.

According to Australian Property Monitors, Charlestown experienced growth of 14.3 per cent last year, the biggest increase since 2004.

For 189 sales, there was a median sale price of $620,000. In...


December 08, 2017

Property Watch: A new suburb sale record Kotara South

A renovated rainforest retreat set on nearly 2000 square metres has sold for $1.09 million, setting a new suburb record for Kotara South.

But it may already be under threat with another unique listing hitting the market through the week that is expected to also fetch over $1 million.

Serial renovators Kristin Hughes and partner Ben Street, who own business Rockscape Unique Outdoor Designs, bought a 1884 square metre property at 37 Stuart Avenue in 2012 and slowly renovated.

The finished product was a...


November 20, 2017

Article from Lake Mac Today - Property Prices Strong In Warners Bay

Newcastle/Lake Macquarie’s newest real estate team, Andrew and Renee McKiernan (McKiernan Real Estate) staged their first auction on Saturday at Warners Bay.

After just four weeks in their new property partnership the family team was delighted when auctioneer Gavan Reynolds dropped the hammer down on 79 Yorston Street for $790,000, well above the expected return for the 2 Bedroom house with a 1,000sqm yard.

“The house was listed at $680,000 to $740,000, but the competition...