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There are 40 real estate agents servicing Carrum Downs and surrounds. In 2016 they sold 354 properties. We have analysed all these Carrum Downs 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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40 Carrum Downs Real Estate Agents Reviewed – Choose The Best

Real Estate Agents Carrum Downs – 2016/17 Performance

Carrum Downs Real Estate Agents sold 354 properties over the last 12 months (276 houses and 78 units). On average these 276 Carrum Downs houses took 71 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -5% from their initial listing price. Carrum Downs units on average took 70 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -4% from their initial listing price.

The best Carrum Downs Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Carrum Downs 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 40 agents operating in the Frankston – East council area servicing the Carrum Downs market and 15 agencies, vendors should only use those Carrum Downs agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Carrum Downs property.

With total house growth of 41% over the last five years Carrum Downs agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared not as well growing at 30%. Growth in Carrum Downs houses over the last year has been above the five year annual growth rate, coming in at for houses (5yr average 8%) and below for units 1% (5yr average 6%).

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

With Carrum Downs houses only selling on average every 8 years and units every 5 years, securing the best Carrum Downs real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

Suburb Overview

Carrum Downs is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 34 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Frankston. At the 2006 Census, Carrum Downs had a population of 17,213.

Prior to December 1994 the majority of Carrum Downs was within the City of Cranbourne. However, after statewide local government reform, the suburb was moved to be part of a new, larger City of Frankston

In late 2006, RealEstatesource compiled a list of the top ten performing suburbs in Melbourne, Carrum Downs was ranked fourth with property showing a 94.4% median value increase since the real estate market's 'peak' of 2001. In January 2008, the 'Your Investment Property' periodical published an article on Carrum Downs, predicting an increased demand for residential and commercial property in the area, following the completion of the Eastlink project in June 2008.

Before European settlers arrived at Port Phillip, Aborigines resting after the stiff climb of Oliver's Hill, Frankston, and looking north along the bay would have viewed a long ribbon of sandy beach shaped vaguely like a boomerang. The area was called Karrum Karrum, or as some of the early squatters interpreted it, Garem Gam, meaning "Boomerang". The swampy marshland behind the sand dunes was a rich hunting ground teeming with wildlife.

The Carrum Swamp measured approximately 15 km from north to south, and averaged about 5 km across from east to west. It was up to 8 km wide at the northern end. The high lands visible in the swamp were the Isles of Wannarkladdin, now Chelsea Heights. The swampland with its dense growth of swamp tea-tree and other vegetation was covered for the most part by the waters from the Dandenong, Eumemmerring, and other smaller creeks, with a total catchment area of approximately 430 km

The Carrum Swamp together with the larger Koo-Wee-Rup Swamp made a formidable barrier against the early explorers and land seekers in the early days.

The first survey of the Carrum swamp was made by T. E. Rawlinson, and completed by 2 January 1866. The only sign of European habitation reported by Rawlinson was a fisherman's cottage occupied by John Watkins and his family near the present Watkins Grove, Aspendale. The survey between the swamp and the sea resulted in Mr Callinan, the State

The land sold on the swamp side was bought by Hugh Brown who built his home "Pine Vale" near the site of the Mordialloc High School which was part of his property. He was 40 years a Councillor of the Shire of Dandenong and served as President of the Shire. He was famous for his "Carrum" potatoes which were sent to several States. When Hugh Brown started farming there were still wild cattle roaming the swamplands from the original squatting days of the later 1830s to the 1850s.

During the Great Depression, the Brotherhood of St Laurence built a settlement at Carrum Downs to provide food and shelter to suffering families. After World War II, the suburb was gradually redeveloped as a Village for aged persons.

A small section of Carrum Downs is sometimes referred to by locals as "Botany Park", based on the name of a housing estate built during the late 1970s and early 1980s. In the first major development of its type in the area, land was subdivided into generous lots between the southern and northern perimeters of Ballarto and Hall Roads. The generous land allottments, affordability and proximity to Frankston attracted families to the suburb. Development was conducted by AV Jennings, which financed and built prominent signage reading 'Botany Park' on the corner of Ballarto Road and Lyrebird Drive. The signage remains, although weather degradation and graffiti have degraded its appearance. During the early 1990s, the South Western quarter between Ballarto and Frankston-Dandenong Roads was known as 'Botany Bush'. The area was redeveloped into housing during the late 1990s.

The suburb is a mixture of modern low scale dwellings with generous garden frontage and low scale fencing. During the 1990s, a large catchment of land remained as public park space, although this has subsequently been developed into housing. Housing construction continues in the suburb.

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