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Real Estate Agents Toorak Gardens – 2012/13 Performance
Toorak Gardens Real Estate Agents sold 47 properties over the last 12 months (28 houses and 19 units). On average these 28 Toorak Gardens houses took 107 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -13% from their initial listing price. Toorak Gardens units on average took 67 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -4% from their initial listing price.
The best Toorak Gardens Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Toorak Gardens 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 61 agents operating in the Burnside – South-West council area servicing the Toorak Gardens market and 23 agencies, vendors should only use those Toorak Gardens agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Toorak Gardens property.
With total house growth of 3% over the last five years Toorak Gardens agents have had a reasonably difficult market to contend with. Selling properties well in a slow market is much more difficult. Units have fared better growing at 77%. Growth in Toorak Gardens houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -17% for houses (5yr average 1%) and above for units 23% (5yr average 15%).
Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Toorak Gardens and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.
With Toorak Gardens houses only selling on average every 8 years and units every 10 years, securing the best Toorak Gardens real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.
At the end of the day choosing the best Toorak Gardens real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.
Toorak Gardens is a leafy, mainly residential inner eastern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, located 2 km east of the Adelaide city centre. It is characterised by tree-lined streets and detached single story villas and bungalows built in the 1920s and 1930s on allotments of around 0.25 acres.
The Toorak Gardens area was part of the then larger and now adjacent suburb of Rose Park. Between 1912 and 1917 it was named "Toorak" and subsequently "Toorak Gardens". Originally farmland owned by the Fergusson and Prescott families in the 19th century, it was subdivided and gained popularity in 1920s.
First Creek, part of the Torrens catchment, runs through the north-east corner of the suburb. Toorak Gardens is in the local government area of the City of Burnside, and is bounded to the north by Kensington Road, to the east by Portrush Road, to the south by Greenhill Road and to the west by Prescott Terrace and Warwick Avenue.
It contains the Burnside War Memorial Hospital;converted from a grand mansion in 1949, it remains Burnside's only local community hospital.
Possibilities for derivation of the name Toorak are Torrak, an aboriginal word meaning tea-tree springs, toora an Aboriginal word for coot or malleefowl and other aboriginal words of similar pronunciation meaning reedy swamp and black crow. Today's suburb of Toorak Gardens is composed of parts of the Adelaide sections of 275 and 274. Section 274 was bounded by Swaine Avenue, Portrush Road, Greenhill Road and Fullarton Road. Section 275 was bounded by Kensington Road, Portrush Road, Swaine Avenue and Prescott Terrace. The suburb of Toorak was first developed in 1912, largely on land that had previously been the eastern half of the Prescott Farm. Before its development into a village, it had been farmland up until that point with little settlement apart from the Prescott's home and worksheds as well as two large and extravagant houses.
Julia Hallett owned a spectacular mansion on Portrush Road while Benjamin Burford had a grand mansion on Kensington Road that he named Attunga. When the suburb was first planned, laid-out and named there were many objections, primarily because of the association with the elite Melbourne suburb of Toorak. The real-estate agents assigned to the suburb received many complaints due to this association, including one signed 'No Snobbery'. Extensive building restrictions were placed on development in the early suburb. After the first houses had been built, the Adelaide Mail reported on 18 May 1912
Toorak received considerable attention from real-estate businesses, the press and the community at large. The Adelaide papers paid particular notice to the suburb's developments, announcing council work on the suburb's paths and gardens. In 1912 when trees were planted on Grant and Alexandra avenues, in 1914 when flower strips were developed on the kerbs, in 1916 when a reserve was created on Giles Street;they were all quickly reported. The Toorak Bowling club was also developed in this era, it stands to this day.
Section 274 was bought by a Scottish family, the Fergussons. It was purchased along with property at Knoxville and named by the family. They had come from the village of Monreith in Wigtown County, Scotland and gave that name to their new farm. The Monreith farm was steadily developed by the family, but with the death of Alexander Fergusson in 1869, the property passed into the hands of his widow, Agnes. She sold off parts of the farm in 1883 for
Benjamin Burford's Attunga property contained the largest and most extravagant mansion built in the suburb, and with his passing it was bought in 1905 by an investor from Broken Hill, Otto Georg Ludwig von Rieben. Although living at the property for 37 years, maintaining it, and paying particular attention to the gardens, von Rieben eventually settled on a property at Mount Lofty in the Adelaide Hills. Attunga however, almost forty years after he gained it, was offered to the Burnside Council free of charge in 1944 for use as a hospital, on the condition that the house and grounds be maintained. A Council committee had previously suggested building a community hospital in August 1943, as part of its Post-War Reconstruction and Development Plan;it was to cost no more than
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