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The State of New South Wales…Literally

The City of Sydney and The State of New South Wales are both projected to grow by huge amounts in the coming years. As Australia’s largest state, and indeed the only one in recession, such growth could perhaps be the state’s saving grace and is certainly a rare bit of good news. 63% of NSW […]

New South Wales Investment Property Boost

Investing in the residential property market in NSW could become a more attractive prospect following a review currently being conducted into the state’s Residential Tenancy Act.A change that would make it easier for landlords to evict tenants who are behind in their rent payments is perhaps the most controversial of more than 100 recommendations contained […]

The Future of Newcastle – Thanks to GPT

After years (at least 20 – maybe even 30) the money to revitalize the city of Newcastle is on the way. After the Newcastle Earthquake in 1989 there were as expected – losers and winners. Hamilton did well although the movement of shops into shopping malls outside the city in the suburbs didn’t assist the […]

Luxury Homes: The Untapped Lifestyle Opportunities of Newcastle, NSW

It’s not often that a property is so unique, unknown, well positioned and tightly held. Newcastle, the second city of Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, is just two hours by car, 45 minutes by regular air travel, and now 25 minutes by Sea Plane with a regular service from Rose Bay to Newcastle […]

The Great Australian Tax Grab

How’s this for short-sightedness: The New South Wales Government’s infinite wisdom to increase taxes by $3.6 billion AUD to compensate for their years of inept mismanagement of states coffers will have a huge impact on the property sector at a time when it can least afford it. NSW Labor Premier Nathan Rees and Treasurer Eric […]

WISE GUY: John McGrath, What Planet Are You On?

I read an article today on the Domain blog in Australia (owned by Fairfax Media) and I cannot believe the total rubbish it conveyed to people. I am so disappointed that I feel forced to discuss it. We can all recognize that someone has done well for themselves – we can praise and applaud that […]

Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents Continues Its Expansion in Australia

SEATTLE – Luxury Real Estate’s Board of Regents announced today its continued expansion in Australia with Marquette Turner Luxury Homes, which will be the exclusive representative of the New South Wales, Australia territory. is the most-viewed luxury real estate Web site in the world, featuring more than 66,000 high-end properties in 106 countries. Marquette […]

The Latest MTLH e-magazine: Nov 14, 2008

With news that Germany is now officially in recession, is the domino effect in full swing?  Can Australia resist – maybe, maybe not – hopefully New South Wales is not the trendsetter.  As the only Australian state in recession, the hapless State government has decided that the best way to stimulate growth and kick-start the […]

I Have A Dream: NSW Stamp Duty Slashed

Over the last month or so I have had numerous discussions with people from all around the world about the level of Stamp Duty we pay in Australia on property transactions. In my opinion it acts as a huge disincentive for people to transact and puts additional and unnecessary barriers in place for buyers and […]

The Who’s Who…

Marquette Turner Luxury Homes has been named the World’s Most Outstanding Luxury Real Estate Agency (less than 2 years old). Awarded by The Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate at a ceremony held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Philadelphia on Monday October 13, our company became the first non-American firm to win the award. […]

Luxury Home: Grand And Elegant

This magnificent home in Woollahra in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs is a fabulous example of 19th century architecture. Grand with period features throughout this freestanding home has been carefully restored and renovated and boasts a full complement of modern technology. The home was originally built for the family of Sir James Martin, a former Chief Justice […]

The latest “real estate radar” e-magazine

It has certainly been a huge past week with the turbulence of the world’s stock markets still being digested by many.  When George W Bush spoke of “shock and awe” in relation to the Iraq war, who’d have thought his words would so aptly apply to his handling of the American economy. Regardless of whom […]

Michael Marquette’s View from the Bridge: the wash-up and the melt down

Australian interest rates have fallen, consumer confidence is up, unemployment is down, and the Australian share market has hit its lowest point in 2 ½ years.  Furthermore, the Australian dollar is hovering around US80 cents and oil has now fallen below $92 a barrel. The US stock market has just had its largest fall in […]

Michael Marquette’s “View from the Bridge”: the Springtime interest rate cut is a breath of fresh air

After the comments both Simon Turner and myself made earlier in the week both predicting and welcoming the Reserve Bank of Australia’s cut to interest rates by 25 basis points, I have received many thoughts from vendors, buyers, agents and other consumers all agreeing that such respite is indeed welcoming. One response, however, stuck out. […]

Marquette Turner’s “Real Estate Radar”

Marquette Turner’s real estate radar® hones-in on property news to keep your finger on the pulse, and with interest rate cuts on the cards, our news couldn’t be more timely! A report conducted by the Real Estate Institute of Australia in June 2008 has showed that housing affordability has fallen across every Australian State and […]

Donald Trump Provides the Future for Sydney!

Donald Trump is moving his focus to Australia with Sydney as the city set to benefit. Having just released his Palm Beach property from his book, he is planning to move by the end of the year and real estate throughout the Harbour city is set to be changed forever. Property in Sydney is set […]

Mosman Council slowest to process development applications

Mosman Council on Sydney’s North Shore has been ranked the slowest in the New South Wales for processing development applications. A new report card released by the Planning Department shows it took the council an average of 174 days to determine applications in 2006-2007. Holroyd Council, in Sydney’s west, came in second and Ashfield, in […]

Luxury Homes

You can view Marquette Turner Luxury Home’s latest listings simply by clicking on the links below: Luxury Sales – Australia Luxury Sales – International Luxury Rentals SEATTLE (Nov 14, 2008) – Luxury Real Estate’s Board of Regents announced today its continued expansion in Australia with Marquette Turner Luxury Homes, which will be the exclusive representative […]

About Us

Michael Marquette & Simon Turner 2008 Winner’s of the World’s Most Outstanding Agency Under 2 Years Old by the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate Commencing operations on Australia Day 2007 (January 26, 2007) Marquette Turner Luxury Homes specializes in the sale of Luxury property in Australia with a particular focus on the cities of […]

Easter “Marquette” Update

It’s hard to believe that Easter is here already. The year is flying through and we are all coming to terms with the economic conditions that are upon us. Rental properties are extremely scarce and returns for landlords have increased significantly. This is bad news for tenants and the new reality is causing pain for […]