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Coolgardie Real Estate Agents – Choose The Best

Real Estate Agents Coolgardie – 2016/17 Performance

Coolgardie Real Estate Agents sold 12 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 12 Coolgardie houses took 61 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -14% from their initial listing price.

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

With total house price growth of 66% over the last five years Coolgardie agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Growth in Coolgardie houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at 5% (5yr average 13%).

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

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

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

Suburb Overview

Coolgardie is a small town in the Australian state of Western Australia, 558 kilometres east of the state capital, Perth. It has a population of approximately 800 people.

Although Coolgardie is now known to most Western Australians as a tourist town and a mining 'ghost town', it was once the third largest town in Western Australia. At this time, mining of alluvial gold was a major industry and supplied the flagging economy with new hope. Many miners suffered under the harsh conditions, but for a few, their finds made the hard work worthwhile. Most men, however, left poorer than they had started off, with their hopes dashed.

The town was founded in 1892, when gold was discovered in the area. Australia had seen several major gold rushes over the previous three decades, mostly centred on the east coast, but these had mostly been exhausted by the 1890s. With the discovery of a new goldfield, an entire new gold rush began, with thousands flocking to the area. By 1898, Coolgardie was the third largest town in the colony, with a population of 15,000, and another 10,000 in the surrounding region. At its peak, 700 mining companies based in Coolgardie were registered with the London Stock Exchange. The town also supported a wide variety of businesses and services, including a railway, a swimming pool, many hotels and several newspapers.

The value of Coolgardie to the colony in the late 1890s was so very significant that it was used as leverage to force Western Australia to join the Australian federation - Britain and the eastern colonies threatened to create a new state to be named Auralia around Coolgardie and other regional goldfields, such as Kalgoorlie, if the government in Perth did not agree to hold a referendum on federation. The Western Australian government reluctantly complied and a referendum was held just in time to become a founding state in the new federation. When federation did occur in 1901, Coolgardie was the centre of a federal electorate, the Division of Coolgardie. Soon after in November 1901, Alf Morgans from the state electorate of Coolgardie briefly became Premier of Western Australia. Albert Thomas, also of Coolgardie, was elected the first Member of Dundas, an electoral division south of Coolgardie.

However, the gold began to decrease in the early 1900s, and by World War I, the town was in serious decline. The federal electorate was abolished in 1913 due to the diminished population, as many of its residents left for other towns where the gold was still plentiful, and it soon ceased to be a municipality. The situation remained unchanged throughout the century, as its population slipped to around 200 and it became a virtual ghost town. An example of this decline is that, in March 1896, Coolgardie's main street was lit by an electric light, but by April 1924, the same street was lit by four Hurricane Lamps.

Despite this, many of the buildings from the town's peak were retained, which in recent years has helped start a small revival in the town's fortunes. The development of a tourist industry has once again created some employment in the town, resulting in a small increase in population. Coolgardie appears to be no longer in danger of dying.

Prospector riding 'Misery', a famous camel which travelled a record 600 mi without water, 1895

Aboriginals participate in ceremony to mark the opening of the Coolgardie Railway Line, 1896

Miners burn effigy of prospector who lied about gold discovery near Coolgardie, 1897

When the Coolgardie gold rush occurred in 1894, the Afghan cameleers were quick to move in. The goldfields could not have continued without the food and water they transported. In March that year, a caravan of six Afghans, forty-seven camels and eleven calves, set out across the desert from Marree to the goldfield. It arrived in July with the camels, carrying between 135 and 270 kilograms each, in good condition. Another fifty-eight camels for Coolgardie arrived by ship in Albany in September. By 1898 there were 300 members of the Muslim community in Coolgardie and 80 on average attended Friday prayer. Coolgardie held the main Muslim community in the colony at that time. There was not one Muslim woman amongst them, no marriages were performed and no burials, reflecting a relatively young and transient population. Similar to the other structures, simple mud and tin-roofed mosques were initially constructed in the town. All of the Afghan Muslim population eventually relocated from Coolgardie generally to Perth, the new capital of Western Australia. Racism was very common towards the Afghan cameleers, there were reports of unsolved murders and torture of Afghan owned animals.

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