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There are 48 real estate agents servicing Barraba and surrounds. In 2016 they sold 24 properties. We have analysed all these Barraba 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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Real Estate Agents Barraba – 2016/17 Performance

Barraba Real Estate Agents sold 24 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 24 Barraba houses took 180 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -15% from their initial listing price.

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

With total house price growth of 28% over the last five years Barraba agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Growth in Barraba houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -20% (5yr average 6%).

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

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

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

Suburb Overview

Barraba is a town in the New England region of northern New South Wales, Australia. It was formerly the centre of Barraba Shire Local Government Area, but most of this, including Barraba, was absorbed into Tamworth Regional Council in 2004. On Census night 2006, Barraba had a population of 1,161 people. It is part of the Bundarra-Barraba Important Bird Area which is important for the conservation of the endangered Regent Honeyeater.

The town was the termination point for the Barraba branch railway line until it was closed.

The Kamilaroi people lived and occupied the Barraba region prior to European settlement. The first white man in area was the explorer and botanist, Allan Cunningham, in 1827. At the same time, he discovered the Manilla River, which he named Buddle's Creek. A land holding named Barraba Station, was taken up around 1837 or 1838. In July 1852, the Assistant Surveyor, J. T. Gorman mapped the future townsite.

During the 1850s, gold rushes in the region helped the growth of the township. On 1 April 1856, the first Barraba Post Office opened, with a brick post office built in 1882. A school followed, opening in 1861, in rented premises. In September 1876, there was an auction of the crown lands in Barraba. In the same year, the first St Laurence's church building was built, as well as the first bank. In 1878, the Commercial Hotel was built, and three years later, the Barraba Court House was built. On 20 March 1885, Barraba was proclaimed a town. During the 1890s, many more key buildings of the township were built, including the hospital and the Weslyan Church . In 1893, the population in Barraba reached 500;this increased to 1,164 in 1921.

A local newspaper, the Barraba Gazette was first published in 1900. The last section of the Barraba railway line from Manilla to Barraba opened on 21 September 1908 without a cerremony. The last train to Barraba ran on 21 September 1983, with the majority of the line closing on 25 November 1987. During 1933, Connors Creek dam was constructed as a water supply for the town.

In 1889, Copper was discovered at Gulf Creek, near Barraba and the first mine was established there in 1892. After mining had commenced, a village sprung up, which included a hotel, school and a post office. The Gulf Creek Post Office opened on 1 August 1897 and closed on 28 February 1966. At its peak, in 1901, the copper mine was one of the largest in the state. In July of that year, there were around 300 people living in the village.

Asbestos was first mined at Woodsreef, on a site of 400 hectares also near Barraba, from 1919 to the 1980s. The Chrysotile Corporation of Australia carried out large-scale mining at the site from 1970 to 1983. The open-cut mine produced approximately 500,000 tonnes of chrysotile, or white asbestos, from 100 million tonnes of mined material.

The mine closure left a 75-million tonne waste rock dump covering an area of approximately 117 hectares. A 25-million tonne tailings dump also remains, covering approximately 43 hectares. This tailings stockpile has an average height of 45 metres, reaching a maximum height of 70 metres.

On 13 August 2008, an episode of The 7.30 Report described growing concern that the waste left by the derelict mine could pose a health risk to locals and passing tourists. The Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia called for an urgent clean-up of the site and a ban on members of the public going anywhere near it however there is still a dirt public highway going through the dangerous site.

The 7.30 Report story led to Hunter New England Health being directed to undertake an urgent study of the health implications for the Barraba community. This report has been completed but not released, despite the efforts of the Northern Daily Leader and the ABC to have its findings made public.

According to a November 2010 report from the NSW Ombudsman, the Woodsreef site is the only known asbestos mine site in NSW that has yet to be remediated.

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