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Real Estate Agents Hepburn Springs – 2016/17 Performance

Hepburn Springs Real Estate Agents sold 19 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 19 Hepburn Springs houses took 184 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -18% from their initial listing price.

The best Hepburn Springs Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Hepburn Springs 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 13 agents operating in the Hepburn – East council area servicing the Hepburn Springs market and 5 agencies, vendors should only use those Hepburn Springs agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Hepburn Springs property.

With total house price growth of 34% over the last five years Hepburn Springs agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Growth in Hepburn Springs houses over the last year has been above the five year annual growth rate, coming in at 12% (5yr average 7%).

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

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

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

Suburb Overview

Hepburn Springs is a resort town located in the middle of the largest concentration of mineral springs in Australia. It is in Victoria, 48 km northeast of Ballarat. At the 2006 census, Hepburn Springs had a population of 601 and Hepburn had a population of 375. Total population of Hepburn-Hepburn Springs is 976 and the Daylesford-Hepburn Springs area has a population of 3071. The town is named after Captain John Hepburn who was an early squatter of central Victoria.

Hepburn and Hepburn Springs are twin towns which are often badged together under the Hepburn Springs name. Hepburn Springs was originally known as "Spring Creek" and Hepburn as "Old Racecourse". Old Racecourse is the location of the recreation reserve and "new racecourse" is Victoria Park in nearby Daylesford. Both Hepburn and Hepburn Springs were located on the Jim Crow Diggings and the towns were settled by miners in the 1850s, predominantly from China, England, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and France. The Hepburn Post Office opened on 1 January 1854 and closed in 1964. Later, the Hepburn Springs Post Office opened on 1 October 1908

Today the village is known as a tourist destination spa town where visitors can sample the local mineral waters, and has spa and massage retreats, three cafes, six restaurants, four food takeaway venues, two pubs, a live music venue, three bars, a general store, shops and galleries.

Hepburn Springs is predominantly Edwardian architecture unlike the Victorian architecture of nearby Daylesford. This is due to the devastation of the 1906 bushfire which destroyed most buildings in the settlement.

Hepburn Springs is located in the Wombat State Forest between former volcanoes - Mt Franklin and Wombat Hill. The prevalence of mineral water in the area is related to the distance from the great dividing range and the volcanic nature of the geology.

In the 1864 its citizens met at the Savoia Hotel and petitioned the government to protect the mineral springs from mining - the water was rated above gold and the Hepburn Mineral Spring Reserve was created in 1865. Many of its residents came from 'spa' areas in Italy, Germany and England and appreciated its value. A Bathhouse was created in the 1890s which has been remodelled several times. The latest remodelling opened in 2008. Several springs exist in the main reserve - Soda, Sulphur, Pavilion, Locarno and Wyuna. Golden Spring, Hendersons and Lithia Spring are located in the vicinity.

The influence of the Swiss Italians of Australia - Italian speaking Swiss from the cantons of Ticino and Grison and the northern Italians is still present in the township - through the names of its residents, the names of its springs and buildings and the annual Swiss-Italian Festa.

The heart of the Italian speaking community was the area around the Savoia Hotel and the Macaroni Factory. The Savoia is named after the royal family of the unified Italy. An Italian reading library was located at the hotel and pasta was made opposite in Lucini's Macaroni Factory which was also home to the Democratic Club. Lucini's moved from Lonsdale Street, Melbourne in 1865, where they had set up as the first pasta factory in Australia in 1864. Vanzetta's bakery supplied bread and Crippa, Perini and the Gervasoni's produced wine.

A local delicacy is bullboar which is a sausage made from beef, pork, garlic and spices. In 2005 Daylesford Secondary College came second in ABC's Young Gourmet's by making bullboars from the Gervasoni and Sartori recipes which gained much media attention over the fate of Charlotte the pig, with little concern for the steer involved! The Bullboar has been named an endangered recipe by the Slow Food Movement.

A book on the Swiss Italians in the region entitled Bullboar Macaroni and Mineral Water by Clare Gervasoni details the influence of the Swiss Italians on Hepburn Springs.

In 2007 the Melbourne Immigration Museum featured a display entitled Wine Water and Stone reflecting the Swiss and Italian heritage of the area.

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