What's Selling: Cessnock sale sets new suburb record

PRICE HIGH: This renovated home in View Street was sold off market for $750,000, setting a new suburb sale record for Cessnock.
PRICE HIGH: This renovated home in View Street was sold off market for $750,000, setting a new suburb sale record for Cessnock.

Cain Beckett of Jurd’s Real Estate has registered a suburb sale record for Cessnock of $750,000 with his own house and predicted more movement in the market for the area this year.

Mr Beckett renovated a federation home in View Street believed to have been at one time the residence of Australian opera conductor Brian Castles-Onion.

“Appleporch” was a three-bedroom, three-bathroom home on 810 square metres and was named 2014 HIA House of the year for the Hunter Valley.

“I think the market in Cessnock has a fair bit of room to move,” he said. “More and more people are recognising the value for what you can buy here. The area has a lot to offer.”

The sale on December 20 eclipsed the previous suburb record of $700,000, set last year when Baird Real Estate sold a four-bedroom home in Chapman Street

VALUE FOR MONEY: This four-bedroom home on a large block with a bushland outlook in Thistle Way, Fletcher has sold for $740,000.

VALUE FOR MONEY: This four-bedroom home on a large block with a bushland outlook in Thistle Way, Fletcher has sold for $740,000.

A three-bedroom home on 199 square metres in Bishopsgate Street, Wickham “sold quickly” for $645,000, according to listing agent George Rafty of First National Newcastle City.

Dalton Partners’ John Kerr said “you get a lot of home for your dollars” at Fletcher after he recorded a sale of $740,000 for a four-bedroom, three-bathroom family home with a bushland outlook in Thistle Way.​

A three-bedroom home on 337 square metres in Victoria Street, Adamstown, was bought for $631,000.

In Berrico Avenue, Maryland, a three-bedroom house sold for $435,000.

QUICK MOVE: This three-bedroom home in Bishopsgate Street, Wickham lasted less than two weeks on the market.

QUICK MOVE: This three-bedroom home in Bishopsgate Street, Wickham lasted less than two weeks on the market.

In Birmingham Gardens, a seven-bedroom home in Fussell Street sold for $600,000 and a three-bedroom residence in Ryan Street for $555,000.

A home in Fern Valley Road, Cardiff on just over 1000 square metres sold for $570,000.

In Toronto, a two-bedroom apartment in Victory Parade went for $449,950 and a three-bedroom townhouse in Brighton Avenue for $540,000.

A two-bedroom apartment in Helen Street, Merewether within moments walk of the beach was secured for $640,000.