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Real Estate Agents Thornlie – 2012/13 Performance

Thornlie Real Estate Agents sold 399 properties over the last 12 months (388 houses and 11 units). On average these 388 Thornlie houses took 78 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -7% from their initial listing price.

The best Thornlie Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Thornlie 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 48 agents operating in the Gosnells council area servicing the Thornlie market and 18 agencies, vendors should only use those Thornlie agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Thornlie property.

With total house growth of 9% over the last five years Thornlie agents have had a reasonably difficult market to contend with. Selling properties well in a slow market is much more difficult. Units have fared not as well growing at -3%. Growth in Thornlie houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at 1% for houses (5yr average 2%) and below for units -7% (5yr average -1%).

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

With Thornlie houses only selling on average every 9 years and units every 9 years, securing the best Thornlie real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

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Suburb Overview

Thornlie is a large outer suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located 18 kilometres south-east of Perth's central business district. It is part of the City of Gosnells local government area. The Canning River runs through the northern side of the suburb. Since the 1950s the suburb has developed in approximately five stages;north-east Thornlie, south Thornlie, Crestwood, Castle Glen and Forest Lakes.

Captain Peter Pegus was the original settler of the area which is now known as Thornlie, however back in 1829 when Pegus was granted the land, he called it 'Coleraine'. Prior to this the area would have been used by the indigenous Noongar population. In 1834 his premises and belongings were burned in a fire that was to prove the end of his settlement.

The name Thornlie came about when Walter Padbury financed a farm known as "Thornlie Park". This farm was established in 1884 by Frank and Amy James, Amy being a niece of Walter Padbury.

The James family subsequently sold the estate which had been a productive dairy farm, in 1937 to the mine-manager and investor, Nat Harper. When Harper died in 1954, the 1,715-acre Thornlie estate was put up for auction in two lots. 228 acres of Lot 1 were purchased by D. and M. O'Sullivan and by June 1956 the Gosnells Roads Board had provided approval for the development of the area. By March 1957 40 houses had been completed and by May 1958 there were 100 occupied homes. Thornlie thus as a residential suburb was established in the late 1950s as a housing estate aimed mainly at middle-income earners and inner city dwellers.

The first homes in the area included a section of residences constructed in the 1950s and early 1960s which lie to the north of the intersection of Thornlie Avenue and Spencer Road, and residences lying to the south of Thornlie Avenue between Spencer Road and the Canning River which were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s. During this time Thornlie development focus was on a getting out of town. It was aimed at inner city dwellers who might want to live in the more spacious surround that a semi-urban rural setting could offer. It is one reason why Thornlie has typically large quarter-acre blocks and is often described as one of Perth's

The more up-market Crestwood estate, which was an experiment in providing fully integrated facilities and services to home-owners, was established from the early 1970s in the southern part of Thornlie;the experiment did not lead to these provisions becoming common on the part of land developers in Perth. From the 1980s the newer Castle Glen and Forest Lakes housing estates, which were at that time to some extent in competition with one another for land purchasers, were established in the remaining land in the western and south-western portions of Thornlie.. The focus of these developments was on providing affordable housing for new home buyers, often couples with families.

Some semi-rural land in the western portion, mainly utilised for horse agistment and chicken-farming, was developed in the early 2000s. At one time there were several industrial activities taking place in the north-western portion. The last of these to close, about 2004, was the Ingham chicken-processing factory, the site of which is currently being redeveloped as the Yale residential estate which will begin land sales in early 2006.

Thornlie is primarily a dormitory suburb with strong transport links to employment elsewhere in the metropolitan region. Albany Highway connects the suburb to the CBD, Roe Highway links it the regional road network, bus services are fairly frequent and a passenger rail service terminates at Thornlie railway station. Retail services are provided through local and neighbourhood centers the largest of which is Thornlie Square Shopping Centre and the Forest Lakes Forum. A range of sporting facilities are available for community usage include lawn Bowls, tennis courts, a skate park, swimming pool, gyms and ovals for cricket and football. Barbagello Park, built in 2007, is the home of Perth Heat, a team in the Australian Baseball League.

Thornlie has two local papers distributed fortnightly, The Comment News and the Gosnells Examiner. 107.3 Heritage FM is a volunteer run Radio station for Thornlie and the Shire of Gosnells as a whole. Community programs include the annual Safe City awards including the Community Initiative Award, the Constable Peter Ball Memorial Youth Award and the Community Kids Award.


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