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How Australian Capital Cities Grow

The urbanites among us know all too well the continuous growth of our capital cities. We’re exposed to the factors of growth on a daily basis; whether it is upgrades to our transportation systems, property development, or even new cultural initiatives to drive tourism to the area. On a social level, we must also consider […]

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Luxury Real Estate News: 20 August 2010 Marquette Turner Luxury Homes eMagazine

The 20 August 2010 edition of the Marquette Turner Luxury Homes eMagazine comes to you from London, where we are busy with a whole host of exciting ventures. In this issue we feature the World’s most expensive apartment, recently purchased in London, as well as the plans for the World’s tallest hotel which will be located in Hong Kong. There’s also the stunning Plus House in Japan, and a curious feature on floating staircases. And as always there’s many wonderful properties for sale throughout the world.

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Image of Newcastle Harbour from Quigley House, Stockton circa 1900

It’s not often in Australia that houses over 100 years old are still standing, but that’s the case for Quigley House, an elegant, Victorian estate built by the Catholic Church in 1897 as a Convent. That’s what makes this photo from circa 1900 all the more special. Taken from the upstairs verandahs of the front of the property you can see tall-ships galore in Newcastle Harbour, which themselves would now more likely to be found in a maritime museum.

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Sydney Real Estate and Infrastructure: Michael Marquette’s “View from the Bridge”

Sydney real estate, Sydney Infrastructure and New South Wales infrastructure are topics very close to Michael Marquette, the renowned luxury real estate agent that heads up Marquette Turner Luxury Homes. He comments that the regional rail transport is aging, is unreliable and is slower than it was 20 years ago. Surely there is a major problem that needs urgent resolution.

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Queensland Real Estate Report: Positive Population Growth

Queensland real estate is looking positive. Luxury real estate agent Michael Marquette explains that The Gold Coast has grown faster than any other area in Queensland with a population of 497,800 people – growing by more than 110,000 (3.7% annually) in the last 7 years. The Gold Coast is now the 6th largest city in Australia, passing Newcastle, NSW which has grown by only 7,000 in the same period

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Michael Marquette’s “View from the Bridge”: High Speed Trains for Australia

Sydney real estate agent, Michael Marquette, looks at the vital need for the Federal Government to build high speed trains in Australia. If public debt is necessary, particularly during the credit crisis, at least fund infrastructure. Growing household debt, often for real estate as a consequence of the First Home Owners Grant, is a crisis that will not go away.

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Sydney Real Estate Agent: Michael Marquette Moves from Newcastle to Sydney (Expose part 7)

EXPOSE (part 7) – My move to “The Big Smoke”: My first permanent Sydney home was at the Wharf in Woolloomooloo – I remember the day we moved in and the day we moved out. The building is stunning but not an easy one to move furniture in and out of – the joys of moving!

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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 […]

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