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Real Estate Agents Kensington – 2016/17 Performance

Kensington Real Estate Agents sold 256 properties over the last 12 months (145 houses and 111 units). On average these 145 Kensington houses took 43 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -5% from their initial listing price. Kensington units on average took 75 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -4% from their initial listing price.

The best Kensington Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Kensington 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 98 agents operating in the Melbourne – Remainder council area servicing the Kensington market and 37 agencies, vendors should only use those Kensington agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Kensington property.

With total house growth of 49% over the last five years Kensington agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared not as well growing at 22%. Growth in Kensington houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -2% for houses (5yr average 10%) and below for units -5% (5yr average 4%).

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

With Kensington houses only selling on average every 9 years and units every 6 years, securing the best Kensington real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

Suburb Overview

Kensington is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 4 km north-west from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its Local Government Area is the City of Melbourne. At the 2011 Census, Kensington had a population of 9,719.

Kensington was once home to one of Victoria's major abbatoirs and livestock saleyards, as well as an army ordnance depot and has a strong working-class history. The stock yards ceased operation in 1984. These areas have experienced significant urban renewal since the 1970s and while it retains some industrial sections, Kensington is now a primarily residential suburb in nature.

Sections of Kensington include reclaimed swamp land and was home to local aboriginal peoples.

The commercial and social heart of Kensington is the Macaulay Road shopping strip, which turns the corner into Bellair Street, opposite Kensington railway station. This short but lively strip has a number of cafes, restaurants and pubs, as well as local supermarkets, newsagents, real estate agents, a post office, several gift shops including a children's boutique, the Macaulay credit co-operative as well as medical services. The stretch of Bellair Street, across from Kensington Station, is a thriving cafe society, well patronised for weekend breakfasters, cyclists and cafe latte lovers.

Kensington falls within the electorate of ' Melbourne ' at federal level and ' Melbourne ' at state level, as well as the City of Melbourne at local level.

The suburb is fairly typical of an inner-city suburb of Melbourne in that it is historically a safe ALP seat, but now with Greens majority as the ALP's base has been eroded.

The suburb contained one polling booth at the 2007 Federal Election, the booth of 'Kensington' at Kensington Primary School. The ALP won a majority of the primary vote itself, with The Greens winning 22.28% and the Liberals winning 20.75%.

In a two-horse race between the two most preferred parties, the vote was split 57.91% for the ALP's Lindsay Tanner and 42.09% for The Greens' Adam Bandt. On a "two-party preferred" contest between Labor-Liberal, the vote was split 75.21% for the ALP and 24.79% for the Liberals. Clearly, as in other inner-city suburbs, the greatest contest to the ALP comes from The Greens.

Kensington's housing is primarily medium density, a diverse mix of public housing, townhouses and Victorian era semi-detached and terraced housing and flats. Streets featuring Victorian and Edwardian era houses include Ormond Street, McCraken Street, Rankins Road, Bellair Street, Lambeth Street and Parsons Street. The largest housing estate is Kensington Banks, a redevelopment of the old saleyards. There are several Housing Commission of Victoria public housing estates comprised a mixture of 12-storey high-rise towers and low-rise walk-up flats which date from the 1960s. The walk-up blocks have been redeveloped by developer Becton into a mixture of private apartments, townhouses and public housing units.

Kensington has a government primary school, a Catholic primary school and a government secondary school.

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