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There are 32 real estate agents servicing Altona and surrounds. In 2016 they sold 170 properties. We have analysed all these Altona agents and on request within 24 hours we will send you a free, up-to-date report on their performance, sales track record and what fees you should pay. View report contents

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32 Altona Real Estate Agents Reviewed – Choose The Best

Real Estate Agents Altona – 2016/17 Performance

Altona Real Estate Agents sold 170 properties over the last 12 months (107 houses and 63 units). On average these 107 Altona houses took 85 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -8% from their initial listing price. Altona units on average took 80 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -7% from their initial listing price.

The best Altona Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Altona 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 32 agents operating in the Hobsons Bay – Altona council area servicing the Altona market and 12 agencies, vendors should only use those Altona agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Altona property.

With total house growth of 53% over the last five years Altona agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared not as well growing at 23%. Growth in Altona houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -14% for houses (5yr average 11%) and below for units -13% (5yr average 5%).

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

With Altona houses only selling on average every 12 years and units every 10 years, securing the best Altona real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

Suburb Overview

Altona is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 13 km south-west from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Hobsons Bay. At the 2011 Census, Altona had a population of 9,918.

Altona is a large suburb consisting of low density residential in the south-eastern half, with mixed industry in the north-western half. A key feature is Altona Beach on Port Phillip, which is one of only two swimming beaches in the western suburbs.

Altona takes its name from the then independent German city of Altona which is today a borough of Hamburg.

Prior to arrival of Europeans, the Altona area was home to Kurung-Jang-Balluk Aboriginal people, of the Woiwurrung clan. It is estimated at the time of European settlement, the local Aborigines numbered 40.

Altona was first permanently settled in 1842, with the construction of The Homestead by Alfred Langhorne. The name 'Altona' first appeared on maps in 1861. It was named by a German man named Taegtow, who hailed from Altona in Hamburg. Taegtow believed that coal was to be found in the area, and in 1881 he formed the Williamstown Prospecting Company. From 1886 housing in the Altona and Merton Street estates was sold, and by 1901 the Victorian Government owned an explosives reserve in the west of Altona.

On 20 February 1911 J J Hammond flew the first cross country flight between towns in Australia from Altona Bay to Geelong in Victoria, and on 23 February, also at Altona Bay in Victoria, he undertook the first powered passenger flight in Australia.

Coal mining formed the basis of the local economy from 1908 to 1919, however this was brought to an end in 1930 when open cut mining was developed in the Latrobe Valley.

By 1918 the population was sufficient to justify a Post Office which opened on 14 January 1918.

Similar to the rest of Melbourne, following the Second World War Altona embraced a large influx of immigrants, primarily from the Mediterranean, Central Europe and a smaller number from the Middle East.

From 1862 Altona was a town in the Shire of Werribee, but in 1957, the Altona Riding of the Shire, which included Altona itself as well as Altona North and Altona Meadows, was annexed, and became the City of Altona in 1968. This was merged into the City of Hobsons Bay in June 1994 under local government amalgamations undertaken by the Kennett government.

On 24 June 2010, Altona became home to Australia's first female Prime Minister. Julia Gillard, an Altona resident, who was voted by the governing Australian Labor Party as its leader, making her Australia's 27th Prime Minister.

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