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There are real estate agents servicing City and surrounds. In 2016 they sold 94 properties. We have analysed all these City 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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City Real Estate Agents – Choose The Best

Real Estate Agents City – 2016/17 Performance

City Real Estate Agents sold 94 units over the last 12 months.

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

With total unit price growth of 25% over the last five years City agents have had it reasonably easy selling into a appreciating market. Growth in City units over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -3% (5yr average 5%).

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

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

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

Suburb Overview

The central business district of Canberra, Australia 's capital city, is officially named City. However it is also referred to as Civic, Civic Centre, City Centre, Canberra City and Canberra.

Canberra's City was officially established in 1927, although the suburb name City was not gazetted until 20 September 1928. Walter Burley Griffin 's design for Canberra included a "Civic Centre" with a separate "Market Centre" located at what is now Russell. However Prime Minister Stanley Bruce vetoed this idea and only the Civic Centre was developed;the idea of the "Market Centre" was abandoned.

Some of the earliest buildings constructed in Canberra were the Sydney and Melbourne buildings which flank Northbourne Avenue. The buildings house many shops, bars and restaurants, including Mooseheads on London Circuit, which is the longest established bar and night club in Civic, having opened in 1990. Fletcher Jones, an Australian clothing brand, has operated its Canberra store in the Sydney building since 1962.

The Canberra Centre, a three-storey shopping complex is Civic's main shopping precinct with a retail presence from the national chains David Jones, Myer, Big W and Target department stores. Nearby is Glebe Park, a picturesque park near the centre of the city with elm trees and oaks from early European settlement before the city was founded. Civic also is home to the Canberra Theatre, Casino Canberra, Canberra Museum and Gallery and the National Convention Centre.

Garema Place and City Walk are open areas of Civic for pedestrian traffic with many outdoor cafes. One of the longest running cafes in Civic is Gus's Cafe on Bunda Street.

A local bus interchange predominantly used by ACTION, the ACT government-operated bus service, is located on East Row, Alinga Street, Mort Street and Northbourne Avenue. On the western side of Northbourne Avenue is the Jolimont Centre, which is the bus terminal for Greyhound Australia and Murrays.

Unlike many cities, Canberra has very strict planning rules including height limits on buildings: the maximum height of the office tower blocks in Civic is 13 floors, giving Canberra a "small town feel" to many visitors.

Before the development of the City of Canberra, there was no clear commercial centre for the area, other than nearby Queanbeyan. Murray's store, considered the area's first retail store, operated from a house built in 1874 on the glebe of St John the Baptist Church, within the present boundaries of Commonwealth Park, to the east of what is now Nerang Pool. It burnt down in 1923.

Griffin's plan separated the national centre, the administrative centre of the city, now the Parliamentary Triangle, from the Civic Centre, the principal commercial area. The commercial centre was planned to be on what Griffin described as the Municipal Axis which was projected to run north-west from Mount Pleasant. Variations from Griffin's plan that affect City include the abandonment of a city railway and a reduction in the widths of some streets, including of London Circuit which was planned to be 200 feet and was reduced to 100 feet. Griffin's civic focus on Vernon Knoll, now known as City Hill, has not materialised mainly because of the way city building has progressed.

The first major buildings planned for the commercial centre were the Melbourne and Sydney Buildings. Construction began in 1926 and they were finally completed in 1946. Immediately after World War II, the Melbourne and Sydney buildings still comprised the main part of Civic and the Blue Moon Cafe was the only place to go for a meal apart from the Hotel Canberra and the Hotel Civic.

Up until the 1960s, Canberra shoppers found the retail environment frustrating. Many did their weekly shopping in Queanbeyan, where the central business district was more compact. Major purchases were made in Sydney. In 1963, the Monaro Mall opened. It included a branch of the David Jones department store.

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