Advantage Plus Property are specialist Buyer’s Agents in our chosen regions. We have extensive local knowledge of these areas and the ability to be on the ground almost immediately to capture any and all opportunities we uncover.

Below you will find a high-level overview of the areas we cover and the driving economic forces that support the local property markets. This is general information only and is not to be used in isolation for the decision to purchase a property.

Advantage Plus Property recommends restraint before blindly purchasing a home in any of these areas. As with every property market, there are good pockets and bad pockets. Please ensure proper and adequate research and due diligence is completed before making any decisions based on the information found below.


Newcastle is a growing economic powerhouse with more people calling Newcastle home than Canberra, Hobart and Darwin which are all capitals of their respective states and territories. It has the second largest population of people in NSW and seventh-largest across the country. Once a working-class area of heavy industry and manufacturing, Newcastle has transformed into a place for professionals and office workers alike. Coupled with the world’s largest coal exporting harbour, Newcastle has a job for everyone. Newcastle’s relaxed and highly valued lifestyle is a major driver of domestic immigration for people and business. Having always offered some of the best beaches in Australia, it is now also a culinary and artistic hot-spot as an ever-improving city.

All over Australia and around the world, if you mention the Hunter Valley, people automatically think about the world-famous wineries, Acclaimed restaurants and luxurious hideaways. From the mountains to the rivers, it’s magnificent and natural beauty is rare yet extensive. A large and diverse economy, the Hunter is powered by coal mining, manufacturing, agriculture, viticulture, tourism, horse breeding, electricity production, dairy farming, beef cattle farming, and associated service industries. The Hunter Valley offers a wide range of properties and living options for everyone. Whether you want to live in a regional centre with proximity to everything you need, or on a sprawling rural acreage coving hundreds or thousands of hectares, the Hunter Valley has something for everyone.

Just 90minutes north of Sydney and next door to Newcastle, Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake offers something for everyone. As one of NSW largest and fastest-growing cities, Lake Macquarie is powered by key industries including Timber, Agriculture, Water and Minerals with knowledge and technology-based industries exhibiting strong growth. Lake Macquire leverages the professional work environments of its surrounds and delivers waterside living and recreational enjoyment for everyone.

Rich with History, this charming area just two hours from Sydney and 40minutes from Newcastle posses an emerging food scene, thriving arts community and a packed events calendar. Though Maitland is a self-supporting economy with a population exceeding 78,000 as per the 2016 census it is also able to leverage the best of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley region through its close proximity and easy access to jobs and recreational activities. This provides Maitland and it’s surroundings a unique advantage and enhances the overall appeal and opportunity for the region.

An easy 2.5 hours drive from Sydney, Port Stephens with its beautiful beaches, stunning sand dunes, coastal walks, national parks, pristine waters and laid back lifestyle offers many great reasons for owner-occupiers and investors to get excited. With over 85% of the Port Stephens population living in towns or suburbs that reside on or near the water, it is easy to understand why people want to live in Port Stephens. From an economic standpoint, Port Stephens is powered by the Newcastle Airport, Australia’s premier Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) pilot training facility, robust manufacturing sector, tourism and a vibrant business community with various commercial centres.

Comprising localities such as Gosford, Wyong, Terrigal, Avoca, Wamberal, the central coast spans from the north of Sydney to Lake Macquarie. The area is the third-largest urban area in New South Wales and the ninth-largest urban area in Australia. With many Sydney siders preferring the relaxed and affordable living of the central coast with easy access to Sydney and the city for work, it is easy to see why many are choosing to call the Central Coast home. The major economic drivers for the area include agriculture, tourism and hospitality. Lifestyle features expand from the stunning shorelines and beaches to nature parks, camping and adventure activities.


Located on the mid-north coast of NSW, Port Macquarie is the southern gateway to the North Coast and has a diverse and high-quality environment. The area has a diverse and vibrant economy as a result of ongoing investment in the health, education, agriculture and aviation sectors. A thriving cultural and civic centre, accommodating a distinctive mix of retail, commercial, tourism, entertainment and cultural activities provides both local jobs and lifestyle options aplenty.

The administrative centre of the North-Western region of New South Wales, the National Equine Capital of Australia and The Country Music Capital, Tamworth is the regional city of titles. But to get a title, you need to earn it and Tamworth has done that. Their Country Music Festival is the second largest in the world and if you want to talk big, how about the ‘Big Golden Guitar’. Tamworths economy is underpinned by Aviation, Agriculture, Equine, Tourism and Retails Services.

From the Great Lakes to the beautiful Manning Valley, Forster and it’s surrounding areas offer exceptional beaches and waterways and stunning wilderness to behold. Forster is predominately supported by tourism and offers a lifestyle that appeals strongly to many retirees and holidaymakers.

You will be forgiven for thinking that Dubbo is a zoo. In fact, it is the largest population centre in the Orana region and possesses a strong economy supported by agriculture, Medical services, Tourism and retails services. Dubbo provides a highly affordable opportunity for those seeking something different.

A popular move for tree-changers or anyone looking for acreage at an affordable price. Mudgee has long been a favourite with tourist thanks to its fresh food and wine and now, the continued economic growth supported by agriculture, mining and viticulture has put Mudgee on the property map and in the front of our minds. With plans for resource and energy projects as well as residential development, things haven’t ever looked better for Mudgee.

Situated on the banks of the Macquarie River in the Central Tablelands Region of NSW, Bathurst was the site of the first gold discovery in Australia and where the first gold rush occurred. Today, Bathurst is a regional services centre with a rich and vibrant cultural heritage. Powered by education, tourism and manufacturing Bathurst also presents a lifestyle rich in sport and art.

An evolving regional centre with a strong and diverse economy. Not only does the food and wine make Orange a popular weekend escape for Sydney siders, but Orange also offers a great lifestyle with affordable housing. Supported by education, agriculture, health, manufacturing and resources, there are many reasons to love Orange and many reasons why we love buying good properties in Orange.

Gunnedah is the hub of one of Australia’s richest agricultural regions – the Liverpool Plains in North West New South Wales, with 80% of the surrounding shire area devoted to farming. The Gunnedah area is a significant producer of cotton, coal, beef, lamb and pork, and cereal and oilseed grains. Gunnedah offers opportunity and lifestyle to anyone looking for a rural change.

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