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Real Estate Agents Kurri Kurri – 2012/13 Performance
Kurri Kurri Real Estate Agents sold 138 properties over the last 12 months (114 houses and 24 units). On average these 114 Kurri Kurri houses took 72 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -6% from their initial listing price.
The best Kurri Kurri Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Kurri Kurri 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 40 agents operating in the Cessnock council area servicing the Kurri Kurri market and 15 agencies, vendors should only use those Kurri Kurri agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Kurri Kurri property.
Growth in Kurri Kurri houses over the last year has been satisfactory, coming in at 11%. Agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market.
Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Kurri Kurri and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.
With Kurri Kurri houses only selling on average every 9 years and units every 6 years, securing the best Kurri Kurri real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.
At the end of the day choosing the best Kurri Kurri real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.
Kurri Kurri is a small town in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Cessnock LGA. At the 2006 census its population was 5,644. The combined population of Kurri Kurri and the adjoining suburbs of Stanford Merthyr, Pelaw Main and Weston was 10,428.
Kurri Kurri's name comes from the local Awabakal language where it has a meaning similar to "the beginning" or "the first".
The town's economy today is based on its aluminium smelter and the surrounding wineries.
Kurri Kurri was founded in 1902 to service the local Stanford Merthyr and Pelaw Main collieries and mining communities. The town was named by District Surveyor T. Smith who chose the name because he believed it meant 'hurry along' in a local dialect. The town and suburban land of Kurri was proclaimed on 25 October 1902 and the first lots in the new development were sold on 10 June 1903. By 1911 Kurri Kurri had a population of 5,885 residents.
The Kurri Kurri Hotel is one of several built during the era of mining prosperity in the early 20th century. It is an impressive three-storey building featuring prominent verandahs with cast-iron lacework. The Empire Tavern was also built during this period. Kurri Kurri has numerous small miners' cottages from the same period.
Mining at the South Maitland Coalfields began at East Greta in 1891, after an 1886 exploration by Sir Edgeworth David, a government geological surveyor, uncovered the potential of the Greta coal seam. More mines were opened in the early 1900s, supplanting those older pits at Newcastle where the Australian Agricultural Company enjoyed almost a monopoly. During this period there were a number of accidents including the death of six miners at the Stanford Merthyr Colliery in 1905, which is commemorated by a monument in the Kurri Kurri cemetery.
Richmond Main Colliery, also in the Kurri Kurri vicinity, was once the State's largest producer, at 3,400 tons per day, and which reputedly had the deepest shaft permitting access to two separate coal seams, the Scholey shaft, named after its founder, John Scholey. Following the serious slump in the coal industry Stanford Merthyr Colliery closed in 1957, Pelaw Main in 1962, and Richmond Main in 1967.
The power station at Richmond Main Colliery, which provided the electricity for Kurri Kurri and surrounding districts, remained in operation for some years after the mine's closure, until the entire district was attached to the National Grid.
Kurri Kurri was served by the South Maitland Railway and originally had two passenger stations - one at Stanford Merthyr, and one on the main SMR line at North Kurri Kurri . A new red-brick station building and platform was built at Stanford Merthyr and opened in January 1909. It was renamed Kurri Kurri Station on 3 June 1922. However, with the closure of the SMR's branch line from Aberdare Junction to Stanford Merthyr, due to subsidence, North Kurri Kurri station was renamed Kurri Kurri in the mid-1930s. The station at Stanford Merthyr fell into disuse although the line from the colliery which passed through it was still in operation via the Richmond Vale Railway to Hexham. While passenger services on the South Maitland Railway have ceased, the line is still in use for coal haulage. A new bridge is to be constructed to relocate the railway line to allow construction of the Hunter Expressway.
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