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The smart and easy way to buy property in Newcastle.

Whether you’re a first home buyer, homeowner or an investor, Select Property Finder can help you buy, sell or increase the value of your property. We’ll manage the entire process on your behalf, saving you time, money and worry! Select Property Finder works with you personally to secure a property that suits all your needs and manages all stages of the development.

10+ years experience buying properties in Newcastle & the Hunter region.
Here at Property Select Finder we offer Personalised services.
Established relationships with tradespeople, builders and town planners.
Personal experience in development, development applications, renovations.

Who We Are

Select Property Finder is the specialist property agency in Newcastle. Founded by  Judith Taylor, a well-respected property investment educator.

Judith Taylor Principal

MBA, Master Marketing, Cert IV Property (Real Estate), JP

Services & Expertise

Full Service Buyer’s Agent
Find the right property at the right price
Buy A Family HomeThe perfect place to raise your family
Auction BiddingSecure the property of your dreams
Project ManagementIncrease the value of your property
Development Assessment Manage the development on your behalf
Find The Right Seller’s Agent Oversee the selling process
Full Service Buyer’s Agent
Find the right property at the right price
Buy A Family HomeThe perfect place to raise your family
Auction BiddingSecure the property of your dreams
Project ManagementIncrease the value of your property
Development Assessment Manage the development on your behalf
Find The Right Seller’s Agent Oversee the selling process

Select Property Finder offers personalised services, tailored to your every need. We provide expert advice, property management, representation and liaison with real estate agents, town planners, builders, solicitors and more on your behalf.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Newcastle a good place to invest?

Newcastle is the 7th largest city in Australia and second to Sydney in NSW. Historical growth in Newcastle tends to be steady and does not tend to show the signs of the extreme highs and lows of other locations. This can be attributed to growing infrastructure, low unemployment, diversity of industry, close proximity to Sydney and a closely located airport to access other Capital Cities quickly and easily. Vacancy rates are low and population growth indicates a shortage of future housing.

Entry price is affordable, especially when compared to Sydney prices. Newcastle is a great place to live, with world-class beaches and relaxed lifestyle against the backdrop of Australia’s busiest working harbour.

Is Newcastle a good place for Development?

The low entry price for properties with development potential in Newcastle and the Hunter make development an attractive option. Population growth forecasts suggest that there will be a future shortage of housing in the Newcastle area. There is a shortage of available land supply in a close radius of the CBD and as a result, the Council is favourable to increasing density on existing lots. Council Contribution fees are quite low in the region, particularly for properties located in the Newcastle City Council area.

How do I know what strategy to use?

Buying a property is no different to buying a dress – there is no such thing as one size fits all. We discuss with you your property background, experiences and a basic idea of what your expectations are with owning property. Some people love painting, while others don’t want to touch anything. It’s a case of working through some examples so that you can find something that resonates.

What strategies are possible in the Market?

There are a number of different strategies available to investors in the Newcastle area. The best starting point is to buy a property and add value in some way. The quickest and easiest way to add value and increase rent is with a cosmetic renovation or sometimes just a quick tidy up of the property is sufficient. Granny flats are a popular way of increasing rental return. It is important with this strategy to build a granny flat that suits the style of the existing dwelling and also provides privacy and preferably car access to the granny flat while leaving the front house with useable yard space.

A larger block can offer the possibility of building another house at the rear, known as a dual occupancy. Once built, the land can be subdivided enabling the options to sell or keep one or both. A house in poor condition on a large block can provide the opportunity of knocking down the existing dwelling and building new townhouses or villas on the site. All of these options require research and due diligence to determine the suitability of the site, cost estimates and end values to ensure that the project is viable.

How do I find the right Property?

Newcastle is identified as an area with a history of sound growth. Whether your goal is to onsell, use the property as an investment or your own home, it is important that the property is located near schools, transport and shops and in a good part of the neighbourhood. When doing research, it helps to gain a feel of the different suburbs, the different neighbourhoods and the different streets within your affordable price bracket.

It is helpful to see examples of what other investors have done/are doing in the location. Explore the possibilities with the property – is it suitable for renovation, granny flat or development. If so, conduct a feasibility study to compare other similar projects and determine estimated end values.

When a possible property is found, a Comparative Market Analysis will identify other properties that have sold in the area to help determine the right purchase price. Once a property is selected, the property is negotiated to be secured at the best possible price and terms.

How do I manage a project if I don’t live in Newcastle?

Whether it’s a renovation or a development, you will either be given guidance and good contacts to manage your own project or, if you wish, we can manage the any or all of the processes for you including the Development Application, Construction Certificate or the Building Process.

I want to buy a new family home?

This can be a difficult process, balancing finding a place of happiness but also ensuring that it’s a good investment decision at the same time. It’s also often difficult knowing the right price to pay and understanding if there are any obvious defects with a property. Finding a new home can be time-consuming, we love working closely with the client to find “the one”. For local buyers, this can mean attending open inspections together and for distance buyers, providing detailed photos and comments to show what is not obvious on the website and gain a better understanding of the “feel” of the property. We find it so rewarding to help someone secure the home of their dreams.

What if I want to sell a property?

We can provide assistance to help you find the most appropriate agent to sell your property. We conduct in-depth research in terms of the agent’s reputation, experience in the area and style of property, marketing methods used and fees. This is called Sellers Advocacy and is at no cost to you.

The agent who is ultimately selected pays a referral from their standard fee. Best of all, it eliminates the need for face to face meeting with multiple agents.

What We Do

We work with you personally to find, secure and develop the property of your dreams. We work to increase the value of your property, allowing you to onsell in the future if you wish.

Case Studies

Hunter Valley Air BnB
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Kotara
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We’ve worked on some amazing projects and helped so many clients achieve their property goals. Check out some of our work!

The Process

01.

Initial consultation

We want to understand your needs and expectations, so we can find a suitable property that ticks all the boxes for you.

02.

Search and analysis

We locate and analyse properties that meet your criteria, conducting comparative research and evaluating the potential of each property.

03.

Brief and selection

We will present you with a list of suitable properties for you to review

04.

Negotiation and settlement

Once you select a property, we will negotiate on your behalf to secure the property at the best price and begin the settlement process ensuring favourable conditions for you.

05.

Additional services

After settlement, we can coordinate any renovation work or odd-jobs to be completed prior to occupation.

06.

Value-adding options

If you wish to develop your property, we can project-manage the process and provide expert suggestions and feedback on the possibilities.

At Select Property Finder, we understand how complex, time-consuming and stressful the buying process can be. We aim to make it as easy and simple as possible. You can read more about our in-depth process here.

Client Testimonials

We’ve helped heaps of families, couples and individuals from Newcastle and beyond find the property of their dreams and expand their investment portfolios. See what some of our wonderful clients have to say.

“My head was just spinning with excitement and all the possibilities for our new home. It took me until yesterday to come back to earth.”

Sandra and Jeff
Tamworth

“A luxury to employ a buyer’s agent but well worth the expense too. Being 3 steps back from the sorting, shifting and shaking of house buying, and the energy needed to obtain a good buy.”

Heron
Northern Coast NSW

“Judith was fantastic in all aspects of buying my dream home. Her knowledge and understanding of the issues pertaining to the purchase was unquestionable.”

Sandy
Newcastle

“Thanks for your help Judith, in negotiating our purchase of a house in Newcastle. You made it easy for us even though we were in Brisbane.”

Mike and Jenny
Brisbane

Ready to get started? Contact us today!

If you’re searching for the right property, expert auction representation or value-adding developments, look no further because Select Property Finder is here. Contact Select Property Finder today to save time, money and stress!