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There are 19 real estate agents servicing Goolwa and surrounds. In 2016 they sold 45 properties. We have analysed all these Goolwa 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 Goolwa – 2016/17 Performance

Goolwa Real Estate Agents sold 45 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 45 Goolwa houses took 104 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -7% from their initial listing price.

The best Goolwa Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Goolwa 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 19 agents operating in the Alexandrina – Coastal council area servicing the Goolwa market and 7 agencies, vendors should only use those Goolwa agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Goolwa property.

With total house price growth of 11% over the last five years Goolwa agents have had a reasonably difficult market to contend with. Selling properties well in a slow market is much more difficult. Growth in Goolwa houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -16% (5yr average 2%).

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

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

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

Suburb Overview

Goolwa is a historic river port on the Murray River near the Murray Mouth in South Australia, and joined by a bridge to Hindmarsh Island. The name "Goolwa" means "elbow" in Ngarrindjeri, the local Aboriginal language.

Goolwa is approximately 100 km south of Adelaide, and is the seat of the Alexandrina Council. It is in the state electoral district of Hammond and the federal Division of Mayo. At the 2006 census, Goolwa had a population of 5,882.

Before 1837 the area was briefly considered for the site of the colony's capital;a 'special survey' was undertaken in 1839

In 1935 a permanent barrage was constructed between Hindmarsh Island and Sir Richard Peninsula on the south eastern outskirts of Goolwa. The barrage separates the fresh water of the River Murray from the salt water coming up from the River Murray mouth. The barrage was constructed to prevent the salt water traversing further up the River Murray and polluting much needed fresh water.

During 2008 and 2009 Goolwa suffered from one of the worst droughts in Australian history and the river which has sustained the town throughout its history was reduced to nothing much more than a channel and mudflats. The crisis prompted ongoing discussions with state and federal governments with the aim of releasing more water from upstream to ensure the survival of the river. In 2009 a temporary levy was constructed between Clayton and the north east side of Hindmarsh Island. The Regulator was put in place to protect the Goolwa Channel and its tributaries from the danger of acid sulfate soils. The low water level was exposing the river bed and scientific evidence warned of the devastating impact of acidification of the Lower Lakes region. The Regulator immediately increased the water level between the Regulator and the Goolwa Barrage.

In 2010 increased rainfall and water from upstream has allowed the Regulator at Clayton to be substantially removed. The rainfall has replenished much of the river and lower lakes. In late 2010 some gates on the Goolwa Barrage were opened for the first time in many years to allow fresh water to flow to the Murray Mouth. Continued rainfalls combined with flooding upstream in NSW and Victoria has led to massive flows down the River Murray and by January 2011 all the gates on the Goolwa Barrage were open.

Every odd-numbered year, Goolwa hosts the South Australian Wooden Boat Festival. The town is a popular holiday destination and home to the PS Oscar W, a paddle steamer.

Goolwa, along with its neighbouring towns of Middleton and Port Elliot and the city of Victor Harbor have in the 2000s enjoyed a nationally recognised " sea change " boom, with people moving there from more metropolitan areas for an improved lifestyle on the coast. The local councils are left with the dilemma of how to provide sufficient services for the influx of new residents, while at the same time not spoiling the character and appeal of the area that attracts newcomers.

In March 2007, Goolwa was declared a Cittaslow by visiting Cittaslow representatives. Goolwa was the first non-European town to gain Cittaslow status.

On 22 January 2010 the 4th stage of the Tour Down Under finished at Goolwa. As part of the event more than 8,000 cyclists, that participated in the preceding Mutual Community Challenge Tour, rode into Goolwa on the day.

Goolwa SA 5214
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