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Real Estate Agents Taroona – 2012/13 Performance

Taroona Real Estate Agents sold 44 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 44 Taroona houses took 83 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -8% from their initial listing price.

The best Taroona Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Taroona 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 Kingborough council area servicing the Taroona market and 8 agencies, vendors should only use those Taroona agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Taroona property.

With total house price growth of 17% over the last five years Taroona agents have had a reasonably difficult market to contend with. Selling properties well in a slow market is much more difficult. Growth in Taroona houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -2% (5yr average 3%).

Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Taroona and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.

With Taroona property transactions only occurring on average every 7 years, securing the best Taroona real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

At the end of the day choosing the best Taroona real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.

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Suburb Overview

Taroona is a major residential suburb approximately 15 minutes drive from the centre of Hobart, Tasmania on the scenic route between Hobart and Kingston. Although on the edges of the City of Hobart, Taroona is actually part of the municipality of Kingborough.

The traditional owners of the lands now known as Taroona were the Aboriginal people of the Derwent estuary. Relatively little is known about the indigenous people's use of these lands, although some shell middens are said to have been found along the shorelines.

The first European settlement at Taroona took place in the early 19th century, when land was granted to settlers who had relocated from Norfolk Island. For the remainder of that century, the area was largely used for farming, and was sparsely populated. In the first half of the 20th century, more large and elegant residences were built, as well as beach shacks and cottages which were used for seaside holidays by the residents of Hobart. Taroona Post Office opened on 2 August 1906.

On the foreshore above Taroona Beach there is the grave of a young sailor, Joseph Batchelor, who died on the Sailing Ship Venus in the Derwent Estuary in 1810, and was buried ashore on 28 January 1810. It is reputed to be the oldest European grave in Tasmania, and it is a declared Historical site. After WWII, significant subdivision of Taroona was undertaken, and the suburb's population rapidly expanded. Having been developed mainly in the "era of the automobile", Taroona was from the beginning a commuter suburb, and it has a notable absence of commercial or retail premises.

In 1958 a public High School was established on a large parcel of land between the Channel Highway and the foreshore of the Derwent River about 300 m away. In 1960 the Taroona Primary School re-located to the same site, from an older building further south on the Channel Highway. The original primary school buildings were adapted for kindergarten and pre-school, but were burnt down in 1974. The kindergarten and pre-school was re-built adjacent to the primary school.

Together they now form the Taroona Learning Centre, which caters for grades K-10. The schools share the use of some facilities such as 2 ovals, a gym, and the Learning Centre.

Originally the high school catered for grades 7-11, but with the establishment of the separate Matriculation College system in 1962 the grade 11 students were transferred to the Hobart Matriculation College. At its maximum the enrolments at Taroona High School were about 1200 in the 1960s, with students travelling from Ferntree, South Hobart, Sandy Bay, Battery Point, Kingston, Blackmans Bay, and several centres further south.

There are now approximately 700 students in the high school. The current principal is John O'Rourke.

In February 1967, southern Tasmania was engulfed in the most vicious wildfires on record, resulting in many deaths. Taroona was the closest suburb to the city of Hobart to take the full brunt of the fires, which swept across the suburb in the mid afternoon, wreaking havoc, and destroying many homes. Children and residents fled to the river, and many people's survival was due to the refuge the safe waters provided.

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