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We do real estate, but smarter.

Offering a 7-day service, we specialise in residential and small acreage real estate sales and leasing in Singleton and surrounding areas.

Priding ourselves on our customer-centric focus, we provide a personalised service, with a belief in honest, same day communication. We understand the working relationship and strive to make your real estate experience memorable for all the right reasons.

The Dunn family have been selling Singleton real estate out of 220 John Street since 1976, trading as Mick Dunn Real Estate until 1997 when Peter bought the business and rebranded to Peter Dunn Real Estate.

With over 40 years in business, we offer unparalleled market knowledge, expertise and professionalism supported by the very latest marketing, procedures and systems. So, if you’re looking for your dream home, next investment or are selling or leasing we look forward to being of service to you.

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With over 70 years of Singleton real estate experience, our team are experts in their field.

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Jun 6, 2024

Winter Market Update

Winter Market Update Winter has arrived and the Hunter Valley is looking terrific, green from the coast to inland as a result of the rain throughout late May. We have seen continued stablility throughout the 2330 postcode over the past 3 months, with a 1.5% growth in housing values. The 'days on market' remains around that 60 day figure, with little change from the beginning of Autumn. The strongest growth conditions are currently seen throughout the lower quartile (more affordable homes). Duplexes and neat smaller homes continue to attract great interest. Singleton's perceived housing affordability and strong rental returns continue to catch the attention of Sydney and Newcastle buyers. The continuation of strong sale results throughout the 2330 postcode in Autumn are all positive signs as we head into the second half of the year. Winter provides a wonderful opportunity for those selling as many gear up for a spring sale. Those homes available throughout Winter sit in a less crowded marketplace and with features such a fireplaces and cosy rooms taking centre stage. Some of our highlight sales throughout Autumn: - 4 The Glade, Gowrie which SOLD for $1,070,000 after receiving multiple offers on the property. - 1 Park Street, Singleton which SOLD for the full sale price of $620,000 after a successful 3 week campaign. - 1/79 Wattle Ponds Road, Hunterview which SOLD for the full sale price of $535,000 before going to market to a buyer from our buyer database. We are offering a $10,000 discount on all lots at Bella Ridge if exchanged before June 30! There are only 16 lots left in this boutique residential release off Gardner Circuit. Prices start from an appealing $349,000 (accounting for the $10,000 reduction). If you're looking to build in 2024, get in touch today! We have some exciting new listings coming on in Winter, including a standout 6 bedroom near new home on 1 hectare with mountain views in Branxton, and one of Singleton's grand old residences fully restored to its former glory. In amongst these will be the release of Stage 6 Bridgman Ridge, set right on the edge of The Retreat with incredible views South toward the Brokenback Ranges. All current available properties - CLICK HERE Latest leased properties: - 42 Robinson Way, Singleton Heights - $620 per week - 3 Acacia Circuit, Hunterview - $600 per week - 4/9 D'Arbon Avenue, Singleton Heights - $530 per week Our average weekly rental currently sits at $462 per week. Click on the link below for your 2024 Winter booklet with more information! Winter booklet 2024...

Mar 7, 2024

Autumn Market Update

Autumn Market Update Most were glad to see the back of a very hot summer, with it closing out on February 29 after a hot 42-degree day with a huge electrical storm. The market took a month to warm up in 2024, after a relatively quiet January. This was then followed up by a busy February which consisted of 33 transactions. Rental demand remains strong, always a good litmus test for the selling market, and investor enquiry has returned. With talks of easing interest rates mid-year, there are encouraging signs for the remainder of 2024. Similar to most NSW markets, ours remains stable, with a 0.8% increase in housing values throughout Summer in the 2330 postcode. The strong interest continues on properties up to $800,000 and we have seen excellent demand in the duplex market which sits around the $500,000+ mark. The continued activity of the first home buyer and the emergence of the retiree looking to downsize are playing major roles in driving the duplex and low maintenance residence demand. Further positive signs, with investors back looking at vacant land for duplex development. Some of our highlight sales throughout Summer: - 4 Carroll Street, Singleton which sold for a street record $1,320,000! One of the largest residential sale prices in Singleton's history. - 6 Eyre Close, Singleton Heights which sold for $775,550. $7550 above the listing price after 7 inspections and 2 offers. - 1/5 Lambkin Street, Hunterview which sold to a first home buyer for $540,000 after only 1 day on the market. We were also appointed to sell Stage 2 Bella Ridge A cul-de-sac residential release off Gardner Circuit near the pre-school of just 22 lots. We now offer both major residential land offerings in the Heights and Hunterview. Prices start from an appealing $359,000 at Bella Ridge and just a few remain from $410,000 in the impressive Bridgman Ridge Stage 8. If you're looking to build in 2024, get in touch today! All current available properties - CLICK HERE Latest leased properties: - 59 Hambledon Hill Road, Gowrie - $700 per week - 90 Gardner Circuit, Singleton Heights - $640 per week - 6 Robinson Way, Singleton Heights - $550 per week Our average weekly rental currently sits at $462 per week, up from $450 at the beginning of Summer. Click on the link below for your 2024 Autumn booklet with more information! Autumn Booklet 2024...

Dec 5, 2023

Summer Market Update

Summer Market Update Incredibly, 2023 is drawing to a close. The year has seen a stable real estate market that has eased over the last few months. The average 'days on market' has increased from 56 to 69 over the last 3 months. However, our office average sits well below this figure and currently sits at 53 days. The ongoing strength and growth within the mining industry along with the major infrastructure projects (Golden Highway flyover & Singleton Bypass) continue to provide stability and constant rental demand. Looking ahead, interest rates appear to be close to their peak which should return some certainty. With limited housing stock and a well documented tight rental market, prices in the established property market are expected to remain stable. Singleton still provides plenty of value for the investor. Some of our highlight sales throughout Spring - 1/35 Sinclair Avenue, Hunterview which sold for $21,000 above the asking price, within 5 days on the market, after 4 offers. - 12 Woodward Avenue, Singleton Heights which sold for $9,000 above the asking price after 18 days on the market. - 125 Casey Drive, Hunterview which sold for $900,000 after 21 days on the market. We listed some of Singleton's premier properties throughout Spring including: - 'Carinya' - 4 Carroll Street, Singleton, an architecturally designed 4 bedroom family home set privately off the street on 2544 square metres. - 8 Ardersier Drive, Singleton, a privately positioned 5 bedroom family home with a rural aspect and 1750 square metre block. - 15 Gas Street, Singleton, a spectacular 4 bedroom Singleton family home being offered for just the second time in 100 years. All current available properties - CLICK HERE Latest leased properties - 38 Brucedale Avenue, Singleton - $480 per week - 5/40 Cunningham Parade, Singleton Heights - $420 per week - 10 Lambkin Street, Hunterview - $680 per week Our average weekly rental currently sits at $450 per week, up from $410 this time last year. Click on the link below for your 2023/24 Summer booklet with more information! Summer booklet 2023-24 ...

Nov 24, 2023

Discovering Singleton

Introduction: Nestled in the heart of the Hunter Valley, Singleton emerges as a hidden gem with a unique blend of history, community spirit, and modern amenities. As a long-standing Singleton real estate agency, we are excited to showcase why many are proud to call Singleton home. [caption id="attachment_9242097" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Rawcliffe Street[/caption] Geography and Location: Located approximately 2 hours from Sydney, less than an hour from Newcastle city and airport, and on the doorstep of Lake St Clair and the Pokolbin/Broke wine country, Singleton enjoys a prime position in the Hunter Region. The area provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. For those who appreciate a scenic drive, the picturesque landscapes surrounding Singleton make for a delightful day out. With direct expressway access from both Newcastle and Sydney, and major infrastructure projects such as the Golden Highway fly over and Singleton by-pass, Singleton is becoming increasingly connected. [caption id="attachment_9242099" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Rose Point Park + Sundial[/caption] Lifestyle and Amenities: Singleton is more than just a place to reside; it's a community that offers plenty. It boasts an array of amenities Including: parks and sporting facilities, cycleways, cafes and restaurants, pubs and clubs, shopping centres, the John Street shopping and event precinct + much more. With a local government focus on improving and creating green space, parklands and cycleways over the last decade, there are certainly plenty of options. Families can enjoy quality time at Rose Point Park, adjoining John Street or visit Townhead park that boasts a visitor centre, café, art gallery and extensive children's playground. 'The Valley Markets' (located at Townhead Park every second Sunday of each month) and local cafes such as 'Worn Out Wares' also add to the appeal of Singleton, creating a welcoming atmosphere for residents and visitors alike. There are plenty of options when it comes to education with 3 high schools, 5 primary schools and a TAFE college. [caption id="attachment_9242100" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Townhead Park Precinct[/caption] Community and Culture: Beyond its physical beauty, Singleton thrives on a strong sense of community. There are many active sporting clubs including the Singleton Strikers (Soccer), Singleton Greyhounds (Rugby League), Singleton Bulls (Rugby), Singleton Roosters (AFL) and a strong netball competition. Singleton is also home to community clubs including the Singleton Lions Club, Rotary Club, Singleton Men's Shed, Singleton Country Club + much more. Residents come together to celebrate local events such as The Singleton Show, Singleton Firelight and Christmas on John Street. Some other notable events include: The Broke Village Fair, SATS theatre productions, Singleton Lolly Run, Hunter Valley Wine Show and the Singleton Art Show. The warmth and friendliness of the community contribute to making Singleton a true home for its residents. [caption id="attachment_9242101" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Singleton Lolly Run[/caption] Real Estate Market Overview: Property prices have been stable throughout 2023 off the back of the strong industry and relative affordability when compared to markets east of Singleton. Our market still provides great value, with the median suburb house prices below (as of November 2023): - Singleton $565,930 - Singleton Heights $599,591 - Hunterview $711,945 - Gowrie $1,017,207 - Wattle Ponds $1,017,570 Nearby Markets: - Cessnock $551,453 - Lochinvar $670,388  - Greta $722,247 - North Rothbury $780,273 - Branxton $798,204 - Pokolbin $1,245,956 - Lovedale $2,129,534 Real Estate Opportunities: Singleton provides diverse real estate offerings, catering to varying preferences and needs. From the suburban living of Singleton, Singleton Heights and Hunterview to the charm of lifestyle properties at Wattle Ponds, Gowrie and Sedgefield, there is something for everyone. Bridgman Ridge estate also continues to provide the benchmark for people looking to build in a quality neighbourhood. Close in proximity to schools, shopping centres, playgrounds, and sporting facilities, it is the perfect spot for the growing family. Our agency is dedicated to assisting you in finding the property that perfectly aligns with your lifestyle and preferences. Client Testimonials: Don't just take our word for it - hear from satisfied clients who we were able to help find homes in Singleton. Great Experience: "I've heard people say that buying your first home is stressful, I didn't have that kind of experience with Lorna at all. I found Lorna to be very knowledgeable, friendly and always available to answer any questions." - Purchaser of 2 Sturt Avenue, Singleton Highly recommend: "We recently bought an investment property without knowing the area Lorna was extremely helpful. Her knowledge of the area made our experience extremely easy." - Purchaser of 1/59 Wattle Ponds Road, Hunterview These experiences showcase the personalised service our agency provides. We take pride in helping our clients achieve their real estate goals. [caption id="attachment_9242103" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Happy Buyers[/caption] Conclusion: In conclusion, Singleton stands as a testament to the beauty of regional living, combining modern conveniences with a strong sense of community. Whether you're drawn to its real estate opportunities, or the welcoming atmosphere, Singleton has much to offer. Explore the unique charm of Singleton and consider making it your next home. For more information on available properties or to discuss your real estate needs, give us a call on (02) 6572 4000, we are available 7 days a week....