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Real Estate Agents Ashfield – 2012/13 Performance
Ashfield Real Estate Agents sold 412 properties over the last 12 months (91 houses and 321 units). On average these 91 Ashfield houses took 70 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -9% from their initial listing price. Ashfield units on average took 64 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -6% from their initial listing price.
The best Ashfield Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Ashfield agents are in our free report
Importantly it is the performance of the individual real estate agent rather than the agency used that matters. With over 45 agents operating in the Ashfield council area servicing the Ashfield market and 17 agencies, vendors should only use those Ashfield agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Ashfield property.
With total house growth of 45% over the last five years Ashfield agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared not as well growing at 42%. Growth in Ashfield houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at 2% for houses (5yr average 9%) and below for units 4% (5yr average 8%).
Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Ashfield and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.
With Ashfield houses only selling on average every 10 years and units every 9 years, securing the best Ashfield real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.
At the end of the day choosing the best Ashfield real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.
Ashfield is a suburb in the inner-west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Ashfield is about 9 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district and is the administrative centre for the local government area of the Municipality of Ashfield. The official name for the Ashfield Local Government Area was changed to Ashfield Council in November 2011. Ashfield's population is highly multicultural. Its urban density is relatively high for Australia, with the majority of the area's dwellings being a mixture of mainly post-war low-rise flats and Federation -era detached houses. Amongst these are a number of grand Victorian buildings that offer a hint of Ashfield's rich cultural heritage.
Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the area now known as Ashfield was home to the Wangal people. Their territory was believed to be centred on modern-day Concord and stretched east to the swampland of Long Cove Creek . The land was heavily wooded at the time with tall eucalypts covering the higher ground and a variety of swampy trees along Iron Cove Creek. The arrival of the First Fleet in 1788 had a devastating effect on the local people, mainly from the introduction of smallpox, to which the indigenous people had little resistance.
By 1790, a rough track had been built between the colony's two settlements at Sydney Cove and Parramatta. This route later became the main artery of the expanding Greater Sydney and, as the northern boundary of what is now Ashfield, dictated early British settlement in the area. The first land grant in the area was made to Rev Richard Johnson in 1793 and all of it had been granted by 1810. By the 1820s, all the grants had been amalgamated into two large estates: Ashfield Park and Canterbury Estate . Ashfield Park was named by Robert Campbell, whose father was the laird of Ashfield in Scotland.
In 1838, Elizabeth Underwood, then owner of Ashfield Park, subdivided part of her land to form the village of Ashfield between Liverpool Rd and Alt St. Part of the subdivision was the building of St John's Church in Alt St in 1841. This is the oldest surviving building in Ashfield. By 1855, the village had about 70 houses and 200 residents. However, the opening of the Sydney-Parramatta railway line that year, with Ashfield as one of its six original stations, led to a population explosion. In 1872, there were enough residents for the area to be granted a municipal council. By 1890, the population had grown to 11,000.
During this time, Ashfield was seen as a highly desirable location compared to the city, which had become crowded and pestilent. Many grand Victorian houses were built in the latter part of the 19th century. But by the time of World War I, the suburb had fallen out of favour and the rich residents had mostly headed for the North Shore. Many of the grand homes were knocked down in the 1920s and 30s and replaced with small art deco blocks of flats or semi-detached houses. A few remain, however, and are listed in the Landmarks section.
By the 1950s, the population of Ashfield had begun to fall, as it had in many surrounding suburbs, as people moved to newer houses on larger blocks of land on the urban fringe. The Council's response was to start approving large blocks of flats, many of which were built during the 1960s and 70s but which also continue to be built today. There is, however, recognition of the area's heritage with many buildings in the suburb protected by heritage orders.
While never a noted industrial suburb, Ashfield has had a couple of significant industries. On Parramatta Rd near Frederick St was the Australian Six motor car factory which opened in 1920. The site later became an AWA factory producing radio valves and other components. The site has since been turned into a commercial and residential development. On the other side of Frederick St was the Peek Freans biscuit factory, the tower of which was a familiar site to passing motorists on Parramatta Rd. However, this factory is also no longer industrial, serving today as a large hardware store.
The main shopping precinct is located along Liverpool Road south of Ashfield railway station. Along this strip, there are a few medium-sized office blocks, many street-level shops and Ashfield Mall, a shopping centre containing supermarkets, a discount department store and specialty shops. This commercial area also extends into Charlotte Street and Elizabeth Street on the northern side of the station. A second commercial precinct is located along Parramatta Road consisting mostly of automotive-related retail and light industry.
According to the 2006 census, the most common way of getting to work from Ashfield was by car followed by train . Ten per cent of people used buses for all or part of their journey while six percent walked and one percent rode a bike. The total patronage of public transport is more than double the rate for Sydney overall.
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