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Real Estate Agents Lara – 2012/13 Performance
Lara Real Estate Agents sold 222 properties over the last 12 months (192 houses and 30 units). On average these 192 Lara houses took 78 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -5% from their initial listing price. Lara units on average took 53 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -3% from their initial listing price.
The best Lara Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Lara 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 21 agents operating in the Corio – Inner council area servicing the Lara market and 8 agencies, vendors should only use those Lara agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Lara property.
With total house growth of 29% over the last five years Lara agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared better growing at 33%. Growth in Lara houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at 3% for houses (5yr average 6%) and below for units 4% (5yr average 7%).
Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Lara and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.
With Lara houses only selling on average every 8 years and units every 7 years, securing the best Lara real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.
At the end of the day choosing the best Lara real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.
Lara is a residential rural suburb, 15 km north-east of Geelong, inland from the Princes Freeway to Melbourne.
The explorers Hume and Hovell arrived at Lara on December 16, 1824, believing that they had reached Westernport Bay. They recorded that the Aboriginals described the bay as Jullong and land as Corago, suggesting origins for the names of Geelong and Corio.
The area was originally named Kennedy's Creek but was also given several different names including Duck Ponds, Hovell's Creek, Cheddar, Swindon and Lara Lake. The area of Lara was no more than a few farms at this time.
The railway though the town was opened in 1857 along with the local railway station, with several subdivisions then announced. A Post Office opened on March 1, 1858 as Duck Ponds. The population grew to a few hundred by 1890, and several facilities like schools and churches were built, but town water did not extend to the town until 1947.
In January 1969, 17 people were killed in bushfires which ravaged Lara. Most of the victims were trapped by the fast-moving grass fire while travelling on the Princes Highway.
Several scenes from the 1979 feature film Mad Max were shot on location around Lara.
Hovell's Creek runs through Lara and ends at Limeburners Bay, a small inlet of Corio Bay. Owing to the poor soils and low runoff coefficients inherent in Australian streams, along with the fact the region is the driest in southern Victoria because of the Otway Ranges
Lara offers education through its three primary schools;St. Anthony's Primary School, Lara Lake Primary School and Lara Primary School. The town also has the recently opened Lara Secondary College, which accommodates years 7 - 12 and the VCE since 2008. Lara is also home to Avalon college, a school for International Students preparing them for traditional schools.
In the Lara outskirts are industry parks and several prisons, the maximum security HM Prison Barwon, opened in January, 1990, the medium security Marngoneet Correctional Centre, opened 3 March 2006, and the former Pirra Girls' Home, a female juvenile detention centre closed during the 1980s.
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