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Real Estate Agents Kariong – 2016/17 Performance

Kariong Real Estate Agents sold 111 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 95 Kariong houses took 70 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -4% from their initial listing price.

The best Kariong Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Kariong 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 117 agents operating in the Gosford – West council area servicing the Kariong market and 44 agencies, vendors should only use those Kariong agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Kariong property.

With total house price growth of 7% over the last five years Kariong agents have had a reasonably difficult market to contend with. Selling properties well in a slow market is much more difficult. Growth in Kariong houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -1% (5yr average 1%).

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

With Kariong houses only selling on average every 10 years and units every 10 years, securing the best Kariong real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

Suburb Overview

Kariong is a locality of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia west of Gosford along the Central Coast Highway. It is part of the City of Gosford local government area.

Kariong was once believed to mean meeting place in the local Original language. However, records in the NSW Mitchell Library show that the name Kariong was a typographical error from old script reading 'Karrong', the second 'r' was mistaken for an 'i'. However 'Karrong' may mean 'meeting place'. When the village of Kariong was first settled, after 1901, it for a time consisted of only about fifteen families, and people were told that the name Kariong meant "place of the cold winds". Kariong was first settled in 1901 by W.H. Parry who was probably the only permanent settler for a time. It then grew after 1911 with the opening of the Mount Penang Training School for boys, most of the first inhabitants working at that school. Early resident Basil Topple had been an officer on the training ship Sobraon in Sydney Harbour, which was where all the boys came from after the Sobraon was condemned. The village was not first known as Kariong. At first it was called Kendall Heights, then Penang Mountain, and only in about 1947 was the name Kariong assigned to it. The name is listed, though with a different spelling, in F.D. McCarthy's Aboriginal place names book of 1946, which states the meaning as "place of the cold east winds" .

Referring to the coastal area and the Blue Mountains between Newcastle and Wollongong, the Frenchman Jean Clottes, one of the world's foremost authorities on rock art, stated "this area has the greatest diversity for rock art in the world". Unfortunately many of the sites are not recorded in the official National Parks & Wildlife register, which is maintained by AHIMS.

Kariong's boundaries include a considerable section of the Brisbane Water National Park to the south, and the Mount Penang Parklands, with its native gardens, which is also the location of the annual Australian Springtime Flora Festival.

Kariong is considered the entry point to the Central Coast as it borders the Sydney Newcastle Freeway. A visitor information centre for the Central Coast is located just off the Central Coast Highway, near the entry to the Mount Penang Parklands.

A "Save Sacred Kariong" anti-development protest, lead by Steve Cassar, was established to protect the biome of the endangered plant species Darwinia glaucophylla which occurs nowhere else naturally in the world. Although not solely found at Kariong it is endemnic to the Gosford area.

The Gosford glyphs are a group of approximately a hundred alleged Egyptian hieroglyphs near Karlong in an area known for its aboriginal petroglyphs. These were first reported in 1975 by Alan Dash, a local surveyor who had been visiting the area for seven years. Dash continued to visit for five years and reported that the number of hieroglyphs had increased every time that he visited and that he once saw someone inscribing hieroglyphs.

Since then the hieroglyphs have been claimed to be authentic proto-Dynastic script carved by Egyptians about 5000 years ago. Australian Professor of Egyptology Naguib Kanawati has stated that they are not authentic, with hieroglyphs within the same panels being of widely different periods and some being carved backwards. Others include such things as bells and a dogs bone.

Geologists have stated that the sandstone in which the hieroglyphs are carved erodes quickly and nearby 250 year old Aborigine petroglyphs show considerably more erosion. In 1983, David Lamber, then a rock art conservator for the National Park Wildlife Service, found some clean cut hieroglyphs which he estimated to be less than twelve months old.

In recent years, and still ongoing, the campaign by Jake Cassar and many others has been well publicised in local media and declares concern similar to Mr Gilford's "Not far from the scene of these age-old masterpieces" there is land still on sale. The State government has been urged to buy this land and add it to the national park. The matter has been subject to a considerable amount of local politics.

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