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Real Estate Agents Wallaroo – 2012/13 Performance

Wallaroo Real Estate Agents sold 65 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 65 Wallaroo houses took 125 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -11% from their initial listing price.

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

With total house price growth of 47% over the last five years Wallaroo agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Growth in Wallaroo houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at 4% (5yr average 9%).

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

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

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

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Suburb Overview

Wallaroo is a port town on the western side of Yorke Peninsula in South Australia, 160 kilometres north-northwest of Adelaide. It is one of the three Copper Triangle towns famed for their historic shared copper mining industry, and known together as "Little Cornwall", the other two being Kadina and Moonta. At the 2006 census, Wallaroo had a population of 3,053.

The name "Wallaroo" comes from the Aboriginal word 'Wadlu Waru' meaning wallaby urine. The early settlers tried to copy the aboriginals by calling it Walla Waroo, however they found this too big to stamp on the wool bales, so they shortened it to Wallaroo.

Prior to European Settlement, Wallaroo was occupied by the indigenous tribe of Narungga. Matthew Flinders was the first European to visit the location;on 15 March 1802 when he sailed by he recorded that "the immediate coast... which extends several leagues to the north of the point, is low and sandy, but a few miles back it rises to a level land of moderate elevation, and is not ill-clothed with small trees."

Wallaroo was first settled in 1851 by a sheep grazier, Robert Miller. In 1857, Walter Watson Hughes purchased the land and named it "Walla Waroo". The name was subsequently shortened to "Wallaroo".

Copper was discovered in the Kadina area in 1859, and in Moonta in 1861. Confusingly, there were no copper mines at Wallaroo itself. The so-called Wallaroo Mines were actually at Kadina, for which the port of Wallaroo provided smelting and export facilities. The first copper smelter, which also smelted gold and lead, was lit in 1861 at Wallaroo.

Wallaroo settlement was established on Wallaroo Bay by 1861 and was proclaimed as a town in 1862. By 1865 the population was 3,000, and peaked at 5,000 in 1920. It was Yorke Peninsula's largest and most important port until 1923 when copper production ceased, and the largest and most important on Spencer Gulf until the Port Pirie smelters were established in 1890.

Wallaroo was connected to Kadina by horse-drawn tramway in 1862 and to Moonta in 1866. A connection to Adelaide was completed by 1880.

Trading prospered, and a jetty was built in 1861 for ships to bring in coal, timber, food and mining equipment. The first load of refined copper was shipped in 1862, and by 1868 over 100 tons were produced each week. Distilled sulphuric acid was also produced and superphosphate was manufactured between the 1890s and 1920s.

The Narungga had a healthy population during the early years but the population has since dwindled. The smelters were closed down in 1923 due to low copper prices.


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