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Real Estate Agents Semaphore – 2012/13 Performance
Semaphore Real Estate Agents sold 57 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 37 Semaphore houses took 87 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -8% from their initial listing price.
The best Semaphore Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Semaphore 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 13 agents operating in the Port Adel. Enfield – Coast council area servicing the Semaphore market and 5 agencies, vendors should only use those Semaphore agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Semaphore property.
With total house price growth of 20% over the last five years Semaphore agents have had a reasonably difficult market to contend with. Selling properties well in a slow market is much more difficult. Growth in Semaphore houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -6% (5yr average 4%).
Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Semaphore and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.
With Semaphore houses only selling on average every 6 years and units every 6 years, securing the best Semaphore real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.
At the end of the day choosing the best Semaphore real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.
Semaphore is a north-western seaside suburb of Adelaide of the LeFevre Peninsula 14km from the CBD, in the state of South Australia, Australia and falls under the City of Port Adelaide Enfield. It is adjacent to Semaphore South, Glanville, Exeter and Largs Bay. The postcode for Semaphore is 5019. It is bounded to the north by Union and Hargrave Streets, to the south by Hart Street and in the west and east by Gulf St Vincent and the Woolnough and Swan Terraces. Semaphore is essentially a residential suburb.
The Semaphore region was first surveyed for sale in 1849, at which time it was an island of sandhills and swamps. In 1851, George Coppin, a prominent publican, theatrical entrepreneur and actor, built a two-storeyed timber hotel on the southern corner of The Esplanade and Blackler Street. A very high flagpole was erected to signal to his "White Horse Cellars" hotel at Port Adelaide the approach of ships, earning the area the name Semaphore, often called "The Semaphore".
In 1856, an official government signal station was established at the intersection of The Esplanade and Semaphore Road, where officers would record the details of all vessels in Gulf St Vincent. It was also used to record information on water depth, tides and cargo loading. A Telegraph Office opened in 1856 and became a Post and Telegraph Office in March 1871. In 1875, the Time Ball Tower was erected adjacent to the Signal Station. The area was isolated from Port Adelaide by the Port River until 1859 when a wooden bridge, later replaced by the Jervois Bridge, was opened. The following year saw the construction of the jetty. The majority of early settlers in Semaphore were crewmen of boats.
The road link to Port Adelaide allowed for more convenient commuting from Semaphore to the commercial area, and contributed to increased residential development in the area, as well as churches, schools and pubs. This was further augmented by the construction in 1878 of a railway, which attracted affluent holiday-makers to the seaside. Carnivals, sideshows and open air cinemas were opened, and 1917 a tram service from Port Adelaide was built.
In the mid 1930s, the Great Depression brought a decline to Semaphore, with the tram service being closed down and the functions of the Signal Station and Time Ball Tower being moved to Outer Harbor, while the jetty was shortened due to storm damage, with repairs being unaffordable.
The Semaphore jetty, which was completed in 1860, once stood at 652 m in length, but today is 585 m. It overlooks the Fort Glanville steam train, which operates as a heritage item by the National Railway Museum. A War Memorial clock was built in 1925 after the First World War. In 1928, a merry-go-round, the largest in Australia, was constructed, driven by an electrical lift motor and gearbox, unlike the predominantly steam-driven machines of the era. An octagonal brick tower with two metre thick walls, erected in 1880 to maintain a water supply when the Jervois bridge had to be raised for passing ships, was used until being converted into a residence in 1972. The birthplace of Sir Ross Smith, the aviator who flew from the United Kingdom to Australia is preserved to this day, at 36 Newman Street.
The only school in the suburb is the Catholic Dominican Primary School. The closest public primary school is LeFevre Primary School in Birkenhead and the local high school is LeFevre High School in Semaphore South.
Semaphore's beach is possibly the busiest of those on the LeFevre Peninsula, and is serviced by a jetty and a Surf Lifesaving Club. It is also served by a council library, and a small cinema, the Odeon Star. There is a rather large number of elderly residents in the area, as evident from the four nursing homes in the suburb.
Semaphore Road contains a large number of retail stores. Some are aimed at the large number of summer visitors, with a large range of food vendors, clothing boutiques and gift retailers. Residents appreciate a butcher, bakery, fruit shop, post office, gym, newsagency, supermarkets, chemists and hairdressers.
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