Moving To Darwin, Northern Territory? Reasons Why You Should
Considering moving to the Top End of Australia?
SEEN across the nation as the country’s last wild frontier, Darwin can rightly claim to be a magical spot. But what makes it so special, so unique? Peter Kafkas has only spent 31 years in Darwin so he's come up with some reasons he reckons every Darwinian should feel incredibly proud to call the city home and why you should be moving to Darwin.[caption id="attachment_1542" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Sunrise from SOHO 18th Floor Looking East
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Darwin and its suburbs spread in an approximately triangular shape, with the older south-western suburbs—and the city itself—forming one corner, the newer northern suburbs in another, and the eastern suburbs, progressing towards Palmerston, forming the third.
The older part of Darwin is separated from the newer northern suburbs by Darwin International Airport and Royal Australian Air Force Base. Palmerston is a satellite city 20 km (12 mi) south of Darwin that was established in the 1980s and is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia. The rural areas of Darwin including Howard Springs, Humpty Doo and Berry Springs are generally experiencing strong growth.
Mitchell Street in Darwin CBD
Darwin's central business district is bounded by Daly Street in the north-west, McMinn Street in the north-east, Mitchell Street on the south-west and Bennett Street on the south-east. The CBD has been the focus of a number of major projects, including the billion dollar redevelopment of the Stokes Hill wharf waterfront area including a convention centre with seating for 1500 people and approximately 4,000 square metres (43,000 sq ft) of exhibition space. The development will also include hotels, residential apartments and public space. The city's main industrial areas are along the Stuart Highway going towards Palmerston, centred on Winnellie. The largest shopping precinct in the area is Casuarina Square.
The most expensive residential areas stand along the coast in suburbs such as Larrakeyah and Brinkin, despite the slight risk these low-lying regions face during cyclones and higher tides. The inner northern suburbs of Millner and Coconut Grove and the eastern suburb of Karama are home to lower-income households, although low-income Territory Housing units are scattered throughout the metropolitan area. The suburb of Lyon was an addition to the Northern Suburbs. Development and constructor took place in 2009 and 2010 and became home for a number of affluent Darwin residents and local/recently posted military families above the rank of Sergeant or Flying Officer.
Still Not Sure About Moving?
The Northern Territory’s vibrant economic growth and a raft of multi-million and multi-billion dollar developments position the region as one of Australia’s fastest-growing, with a prosperous future. Thousands of jobs are expected to come on line for professionals and skilled tradespeople along with new opportunities for business entrepreneurs.
Facts about Darwin, Northern Territory:
- Population (Darwin): 132,000 (approx)
- Population (Northern Territory): 244,000 (approx)
- Unemployment rate in Darwin: 3.34%
- Median Home Price (Overall Darwin): $516,250 (Q4 2016)
- Median Household Income: $80,000
- Average Commute Time: 16 minutes
Darwin Real Estate
Drones Used In Darwin Real Estate
Aerial photography and videos can sell a lifestyle that standard pictures can’t.
Cliche descriptions of homes with “stunning views” and “a stone’s throw away” to parkland no longer suffice in a competitive market where iProperty NT agents are using drones to take their marketing to new heights.
Technology is changing every aspect of our life so it’s little wonder it’s also changing the way we look at real estate.
Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are increasingly being used to provide a better overview not just of the property, but also of the surrounding area.
iProperty NT's owner Peter Kafkas said drone footage provided prospective buyers a better idea of a property before the inspection, and were 75 per cent cheaper than helicopters that cost about $1500 to hire for an hour.
Peter Kafkas presents amazing drone footage of this custom design property which is ideal for those seeking a no fuss move to the country lifestyle surrounded by pure serenity.
Will it work for your property?
Selling a house can be a stressful process at the best of times, so add in an extra layer of technology and there’s a chance you could tip over the edge.
Hamlet says vendors should weigh up whether drone photography will help profile their particular property.
“Drone photography is great for many property shapes and sizes, and we have also produced aerials for apartment towers, town houses, and farms.
“When considering aerial photography you need to keep in mind any visual obstructions from trees or power-lines that could prevent clear visuals.”
Tips for engaging a drone video to sell your home
- Ensure the drone operator is properly licensed by the relevant authorities
- Ask to see examples of their work to ensure you’re happy with the quality
- Inform your neighbours you’ll be filming and work through any issues they may have prior to starting
- Agree on what aspects of the property/local area you want to focus on before you start
iProperty NT – Darwin’s Most Innovative Agency
Recognised by industry leaders as one of Australia’s most innovative and forward thinking brands, our dynamic approach toward real estate is breaking the traditional mould to cater for the buyers of today.
At iProperty NT we aspire to be innovative. We take pride in our professionalism and integrity, and being an independent boutique agency
“We are social media heavy”
A proud independent agency – we have developed a solid understanding of the ways in which local real estate is conducted.
Why Choose iProperty NT
We like to challenge the status quo of traditional Real Estate, we embrace change and we do things differently to give you the edge by making your property stand out
COMPLETE REAL ESTATE SERVICES DIVISION WITH PERSONALISED MANAGEMENT APPROACH
The hard work has been done for you
Our complete services division offers a huge advantage to our clients. We understand that many people do not have enough time to research affordable and quality service providers that may be required throughout the leasing & management process.
We have built a relationship with trusted and affordable local businesses, ensuring your property is professionally maintained. Additionally, the discounts we have secured as an agency are passed on to you.
Take confidence from our award winning reputation! iProperty NT is Darwin’s most innovative boutique agency adopting the latest property management software keeping you informed at all times.
Maximum of 50 properties per manager!
We adopt a boutique style approach to managing your investment. It is not uncommon for a property manager to be looking after 250 properties or more individually. Our property management quota per agent is capped at 50 properties. This is to ensure that our property management team is able to facilitate the delivery of a world-class service at all times.
2016 REINT PUBLIC NOMINATED SALESPERSON OF THE YEAR – PETER KAFKAS
We are delighted to advise the recipient of the REINT 2016 Award for professional excellence for salesperson of the year from iProperty NT is Peter Kafkas for a second year in a row!!!!
Peter took home the prestigious award at the 2016 REINT Awards for Professional Excellence, on Saturday 5th of November.
Held at the Darwin convection centre, the annual event was in honour of the Territory’s most outstanding performers in the Real Estate Industry
The win brings Pete four REINT awards in a row, in recognition of his ongoing commitment to innovate the Darwin real estate industry, with his use of social media and unique video marketing strategies that have only been adopted by a select few around Australia.[caption id="attachment_1424" align="aligncenter" width="474"] REINT awards 2016 at the Convention Centre, Darwin. November 5[/caption]
REINT 2015 & 2016 Real Estate Agent Of The Year!
NT’s number 1 agent - iProperty NT's Peter Kafkas
Only agent in NT to sell OVER $15 Million Dollars using video marketing
REINT 2016 Public Nominated Salesperson Of The Year REINT 2015 Public Nominated Salesperson Of The Year 38% of Homes SOLD have achieved OVER THE ASKING PRICE REINT 2014 & 2013 Innovation Award Winner 82% of his clients see a SOLD SIGN REINT 2014 Salesperson Of They Year nominee Over 350 Properties Sold in NT Over $500 Million Dollars worth of Real Estate SOLD Social Media & Video Markting Elite Agent
Winner of REA’s Best Agent Profile In NT
I often say that our marketing is successful because we’ve made every mistake in the book. The key is we’ve learned from those mistakes and it’s rare — if ever — that we make the same one twice.