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There are 87 real estate agents servicing Gwelup and surrounds. In 2016 they sold 48 properties. We have analysed all these Gwelup 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 Gwelup – 2016/17 Performance

Gwelup Real Estate Agents sold 48 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 48 Gwelup houses took 76 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -7% from their initial listing price.

The best Gwelup Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Gwelup 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 87 agents operating in the Stirling – Coastal council area servicing the Gwelup market and 33 agencies, vendors should only use those Gwelup agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Gwelup property.

With total house price growth of 9% over the last five years Gwelup agents have had a reasonably difficult market to contend with. Selling properties well in a slow market is much more difficult. Growth in Gwelup houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -7% (5yr average 2%).

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

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

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

Suburb Overview

Gwelup is a suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, and is located 12 km north of Perth's central business district along the Mitchell Freeway. Its Local Government Area is the City of Stirling.

The name "Gwelup" refers to a small swamp located within the southern portion of the suburb. It was derived from the Noongar word "Gwelgannow" meaning "to shift position". Hence, Lake Gwelup was referred to as "the lake that shifts position". The name first appears in Lands Department records in 1878 as "Gwelup Swamp".

Situated on the western side of the suburb of Gwelup, lies the remainder of the once broader Lake Gwelup and accompanying bushland nature reserve. As one of the few wetlands that has a mostly intact native bushland, Lake Gwelup is home to a wide variety of local and visitor birds as well many frogs, reptile species. Native flora in the bushland include Marri, Jarrah, Flooded Gum, Tuart as well as at least four species of Banksia, many annual wildflowers and fungi. One of the most spectacular species of visiting birds is the Rainbow Bee-eater.

Throughout the wetland regions, aboriginals hunted for kangaroo, emu, snakes, tortoise, mudfish, gilgies and water birds and their eggs, to name a few food sources. Aboriginal sites are known to have existed in a few locations in the Gwelup-Balcatta region.

Land near Lake Gwelup was first granted to Thomas Mews in 1831. It passed through several owners before being acquired by Henry Bull of Sydney in 1891. Gwelup was subdivided by Henry Bull during 1898 and 1899;however, development was relatively slow and the land was used mainly for market gardens in the early years. In the 1960s, the area which presently accommodates The Willows Estate also offered a 6 hectare peat deposit which was mined for local agriculture. From the 1970s, Gwelup transformed from a rural area to a modern residential suburb. Only a few market gardens along North Beach Road remain as a reminder of earlier times. The Mitchell Freeway 's extension to Erindale Road in 1984 and to Ocean Reef Road in 1986-87 facilitated the area's development.

The triangle bounded by Lake Gwelup, Porter Street and North Beach Road is the oldest residential section, having been opened up by the Metropolitan Region Planning Authority in 1967 for urban development - other parts were built and settled in the late 1990s when the swamps were drained. Controversy has arisen as to the effect of both the draining and of some building practices on the groundwater in the catchment region.

Gwelup is bounded by Lake Gwelup, the Mitchell Freeway to the east, Old Balcatta Road to the north and Karrinyup Road to the south. Due to Gwelup's swampy nature and the Lake Gwelup Reserve, considerable tracts of land remain undeveloped. Peaty soils around the lake region that have been reclaimed, now feature the highest concentrations of dissolved arsenic in the world - some 25000 ug/L. It is well known among scientific communities that disturbance of acid sulphate soils causes the release of As, iron sulfides and other chemicals. In the previous 32 years prior to 2000, the lake was recorded to dry out twice, since that year the lake barely remained wet once over the summer in 2005/2006. The lowered water tables can be blamed on reduced rainfall and over consumption of regional scheme waters.

At the ABS 2006 census, Gwelup had a mostly white middle-income population of 3,239 people living in 1,102 dwellings. The type and style of residential dwellings contained within Gwelup varies considerably, ranging from early market garden cottages to recently designed two-storey developments. New subdivisions, including Karrinyup Waters, Settlers Green and The Willows, contain modern architecturally designed homes. Along North Beach Road, there are remnants of older, rural-style housing. These character homes are gradually being renovated or replaced by new developments.

Gwelup is a residential suburb, with the Gwelup Plaza neighbourhood shopping centre which meets daily shopping needs. Nearby Karrinyup Shopping Centre provides other services. The suburb contains Lake Gwelup Primary School, originally opened in 1914 in two wooden school buildings which are now heritage-listed, and currently new buildings being built, Gwelup falls within Carine Senior High School 's catchment area.

Gwelup Shopping Centre cnr Beach Road and Wishart Street, Consisting of A Supa IGA, Fresh Produce store, Butcher, Travel Agent, Australia Post, Liquorland, Chemist.

Gwelup has significant areas of public open space scattered throughout the residential area, offering meeting places and recreational opportunities for the local and wider community. Lake Gwelup, a 75-hectare reserve vested in the City of Stirling and centred on the 25 hectare Lake Gwelup Wetland, preserves a significant part of the natural environment, while allowing passive recreation. There are also tennis courts and cycle paths located on the Lake Gwelup Reserve.

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