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There are 66 real estate agents servicing Carrington and surrounds. In 2016 they sold 44 properties. We have analysed all these Carrington 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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66 Carrington Real Estate Agents Reviewed – Choose The Best

Real Estate Agents Carrington – 2016/17 Performance

Carrington Real Estate Agents sold 44 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 31 Carrington houses took 63 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -8% from their initial listing price.

The best Carrington Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Carrington 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 66 agents operating in the Newcastle – Inner City council area servicing the Carrington market and 25 agencies, vendors should only use those Carrington agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Carrington property.

With total house price growth of 42% over the last five years Carrington agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Growth in Carrington houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at 8% (5yr average 8%).

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

With Carrington houses only selling on average every 9 years and units every 7 years, securing the best Carrington real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

Suburb Overview

Carrington is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia and is named after Lord Carrington, governor of N.S.W. in 1887 when the area was proclaimed a municipality.

Carrington was known by Aboriginal people as the place of the mud crab "wuna-r tee". Early land use by Aboriginals was for fishing and gathering oysters and mud crabs. During the settlement of 1804, it was referred to as Chapman's Island and considered as a site for a gaol.

Carrington is a testament to the white settlers' need to reshape the environment. Originally, the island was underwater at high tide and was slowly built up by ships dumping ballast and other reclamation work, which eventually saw the island grow out of the mud.

Carrington emerged as a residential suburb in the 1860s when many people moved to the island to escape the dirt and noise of the city or were forced off Honeysuckle Point as a result of land reclamation for port purposes. Early access to the island was by rowboat or punt across Throsby creek or on the Onebygamba express, a two-horse coach. There was also a footbridge from Honeysuckle at one point. Carrington was rich and progressive despite its relatively small size and was one of the few areas of Crown land close to Newcastle, the rest of the land in the area was owned by large companies or private individuals. Carrington was systematically sold off as it became more valuable.

In 1887 Carrington was constituted as a Municipality and the first council meeting was held on 1 June 1888. By 1900, the population was 2200, and Carrington had developed as a working class suburb and had a fearsome reputation. In the 1920s, steelworkers moved into the area, taking advantage of the proximity to the fledgling BHP works.

The Hydraulic Power Station, pictured, supplied power to a series of cranes which operated along 'The Dyke' loading ships with coal and other freight. This is probably the most significant surviving building from Newcastle's nineteenth century industrial past. These cranes were of the latest technology, built by Sir William Armstrong in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Great Depression hit Carrington with a vengeance. In 1933 Carrington had up to 58% of wage earners either unemployed or in part time employ. A shanty town called "Texas" sprung up during the depression and provided shelter for many homeless and unemployed.

Carrington is a mixed residential, commercial and industrial development that is physically separated from other suburbs. It is close to the harbour and CBD, services the Port and as such has expensive housing.It is accessible by Cowper Street bridge over Throsby Creek.

Carrington council chambers, built in 1888 and now in use as a community centre.

Sign out side the entrance of Newcastle Port Corporation. In the background is the ruins of Carrington Power station

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