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127 Kensington Real Estate Agents Reviewed – Choose The Best

Real Estate Agents Kensington – 2016/17 Performance

Kensington Real Estate Agents sold 181 properties over the last 12 months (46 houses and 135 units). On average these 46 Kensington houses took 67 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -8% from their initial listing price. Kensington units on average took 70 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -7% 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 127 agents operating in the Randwick council area servicing the Kensington market and 48 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 24% over the last five years Kensington agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared better growing at 41%. Growth in Kensington houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -10% for houses (5yr average 5%) and below for units 7% (5yr average 8%).

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 10 years and units every 8 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 in south-eastern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located 6 kilometres south-east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Randwick, in the Eastern Suburbs region. Colloquially, Kensington is referred to as "Kenso".

Kensington lies to the immediate south of Moore Park and west of Randwick Racecourse. The principal landmarks of the suburb are the main campus of the University of New South Wales, National Institute of Dramatic Art , and the exclusive Australian Golf Club. Kensington is also a residential suburb close to the Sydney CBD. There is a mixture of high- and medium-density housing, and free-standing homes for its 11,000 residents.

The original inhabitants of the area were tribes of Aboriginal. The Cadigal people were part of the salt-water clans, in the Darug language group and their land. The Cadigal people were known for their fishing skills and often travelled in canoes. The 1828 census showed some 50-60 clans of Cadigal people living by the Lachlan swamps of Kensington and surrounding areas. Swamps provided fruit, nectar, roots and tubers. Very few Aboriginals live in Kensington today .

The suburb now known as Kensington was once called the "Lachlan Mills Estate", "Stannumville" and then "Epsom". It became Kensington in the late 1880s, starting life as an industrial suburb. Samuel Terry, the convict who became Australia

Kensington Racecourse opened in 1893 on the site of the current University of New South Wales. It did not compete with nearby Randwick Racecourse because it held midweek meetings, pony racing and related sports like polo. The course was also used to house troops and horses during the Boer War and World War I. The land was resumed in 1950 to construct Sydney's second university .

The W.D. & H.O. Wills tobacco factory opened in the northern part of the suburb in 1902. The factory site also featured the Raleigh Park Social Club, an extensive sporting complex named after Sir Walter Raleigh who first introduced tobacco from North America to Europe. The factory closed in 1989 and was slowly converted into a high density residential neighbourhood.

The hill that dominates West Kensington is occupied by the Sacred Heart Monastery, the Australian headquarters of the Catholic Missionaries of the Sacred Heart . The monastery was designed by Hennessy and Sheerin and built in 1895. It is a large stone building in the Gothic style and features an attic storey and a prominent central tower. It also includes a brick chapel in a Romanesque-Byzantine style which was designed by Mullane and built in 1939, and which is joined to the monastery by a matching brick cloister. The monastery is a prominent landmark which can be seen from various parts of Kensington and is now listed on the Register of the National Estate.

Adjacent to the monastery is the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Convent, a brick building in Federation Free Gothic style, which was built in 1897. It was the original site for primary and secondary colleges that were established soon after the construction of the convent, but these soon outgrew the premises. It is now the base for OLSH Provincial House and St Joseph's Aged Care Facility, while Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College is situated next door. Across the road is Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Jubilee Hall and the Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School, which complete a large religious complex.

In the mid-twentieth century, the monastery was the home of the anti-Communist organiser Dr P.J. Ryan and the popular Catholic controversialist Dr Leslie Rumble.

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The line from Surry Hills to West Kensington commenced as a steam powered system in 1881. At this point the line travelled along Crown Street as far as Cleveland Street. The line was then extended to Phillip Street in 1909, Todman Avenue in 1912, and then to its final terminus down Todman Avenue, West Kensington in 1937.

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