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Real Estate Agents Haberfield – 2012/13 Performance
Haberfield Real Estate Agents sold 56 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 56 Haberfield houses took 79 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -9% from their initial listing price.
The best Haberfield Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Haberfield 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 Haberfield market and 17 agencies, vendors should only use those Haberfield agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Haberfield property.
With total house price growth of 19% over the last five years Haberfield agents have had a reasonably difficult market to contend with. Selling properties well in a slow market is much more difficult. Growth in Haberfield houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -1% (5yr average 4%).
Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Haberfield and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.
With Haberfield property transactions only occurring on average every 7 years, securing the best Haberfield real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.
At the end of the day choosing the best Haberfield real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.
Haberfield is a suburb in the inner-west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Haberfield is located 9 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the Municipality of Ashfield.
Haberfield sits south of Iron Cove, which is part of Sydney Harbour. It is bounded to the east by the Hawthorne canal, to the northwest by the Iron Cove Creek canal and to the southwest by Parramatta Road. Its main road is Ramsay Street and the point of land that faces Iron Cove, Dobroyd Point, is a historical locality of Sydney. Haberfield was dubbed "the garden suburb" in the early 20th century and retains its well-kept parks, tree-lined streets and fine Federation-era houses with immaculate gardens. The entire suburb is heritage-listed.
Haberfield was named by early landholder Richard Stanton, after his wife's maiden name.
Haberfield was originally home to indigenous people from the Darug tribe known variously as the Wangals or Cadigals. These people were forced off their land not long after the British established a settlement at Sydney and started dividing the land up amongst their colonists. However, the area that is now Haberfield was one of the last areas in the inner-west to be developed so, in the late 19th century it again became a home to local kooris.
Nicholas Bayly, a soldier, received the first land grant in the area in 1803 but sold it two years later to Simeon Lord who called it Dobroyde Estate. Lord gave the land to his daughter Sarah Ann and her new husband David Ramsay as a wedding present in 1825 and it stayed in the hands of the Ramsay family until the end of the century. The Ramsays developed orchards in the area and built a number of fine houses for various members of the family including Yasmar and St David's Presbyterian church. They also created four of the suburb's current streets: Ramsay Street, Dalhousie Street , Boomerang Street and Waratah Street.
In 1901, landholder Richard Stanton bought 50 acres from two Ramsay children and subdivided the area to create a garden suburb. Sydney had recently suffered outbreaks of the bubonic plague in overcrowded parts of the inner city and the garden suburb movement was a response to that, encouraging fresh air. He also claimed the development to be "slumless, laneless and publess". The houses were designed by the architectural firm Spencer, Stansfield and Wormald. Stanton named the suburb 'Haberfield', after the English branch of his family. The fact that the development started in 1901 and a number of the early streets were named after prominent federal politicians has led to the suburb also being known as 'The Federation Suburb'.
The majority of houses in Haberfield are protected under a 'heritage order', which is the main reason why so many original Victorian and Federation houses still exist in the area. Renovations and additions to both houses and properties must follow strict guidelines ensuring they stay true to the era's style. Some examples of rules include: banning the addition of second storeys unless in the existing roof space, banning the demolishing of any protected houses, ensuring a 50:50 ratio of 'hard surface' to 'soft surface' on the property, ensuring house exteriors are painted in federation colours. Houses must also have a roof consisting of terracotta or slate tiles.
One notable landmark is Yasmar, at 185 Parramatta Road. Formerly known as Yasmar Hotel, this building was built circa 1870 of dressed stone, with a verandah and iron columns. It also features French windows and extensive cedar joinery, and is set in a lush garden. It is now part of Yasmar Juvenile Centre and is listed on the Register of the National Estate.
There is currently a proposal by McDonald's to build a drive-thru outlet in Haberfield. This is being fiercely opposed by most local residents who want to preserve the suburb's unique cultural heritage. The development application was rejected by Ashfield Council, however McDonald's appealed to the NSW Land and Environment Court and an interim judgement indicates that, subject to some changes to the plans, a 12 month trial will be granted for a 24/7 restaurant.
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