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21 Kew Real Estate Agents Reviewed – Choose The Best

Real Estate Agents Kew – 2016/17 Performance

Kew Real Estate Agents sold 375 properties over the last 12 months (210 houses and 165 units). On average these 210 Kew houses took 96 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -7% from their initial listing price. Kew units on average took 73 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -7% from their initial listing price.

The best Kew Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Kew 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 21 agents operating in the Boroondara – Kew council area servicing the Kew market and 8 agencies, vendors should only use those Kew agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Kew property.

With total house growth of 49% over the last five years Kew agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared better growing at 49%. Growth in Kew houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -14% for houses (5yr average 10%) and below for units -2% (5yr average 10%).

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

With Kew houses only selling on average every 11 years and units every 9 years, securing the best Kew real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

Suburb Overview

Kew is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its Local Government Area is the City of Boroondara. At the 2011 Census, Kew had a population of 23,876.

Formerly a city in its own right, Kew City Council, Hawthorn City Council and Camberwell City Council were amalgamated in 1994 to form the City of Boroondara. The suburb borders the Yarra River to the west and north, with Hawthorn to its south and Balwyn to its east.

Kew is one of Melbourne

Prior to the establishment of Melbourne, the area was inhabited by the Wurundjeri peoples. In the 1840s European settlers named it the Parish of Boroondara

In 1838 the Melbourne Advertiser reported bush-rangers in this area and they probably outnumbered women.

John Hodgson established a squatters run at Studley Park, on the eastern bank of the Yarra River, in 1840. Studley House, also known as Burke Hall, built in 1857, was named after Hodgson's birthplace of Studley, Yorkshire and the house is now on the Register of the National Estate. The house was built in the Victorian Period Italianate Revival style. Modifications were made to the house in 1875 and 1919. The house was also owned by former bookmaker, ALP lobbyist, influential Irish-Catholic and millionaire, John Wren and was donated to Xavier College by the land developer T. M. Burke. It illustrates the importance of a residence in indicating success and status in nineteenth and early twentieth century Melbourne society. The nearby Villa Alba, built before 1863, is open to the public.

In 1851, Crown land sales occurred in the area. One of the purchasers, Nicholas Fenwick, subdivided his land and named the region Kew, based on the thought that Kew in England was near Richmond. He also notably named its streets after British statesmen. The area quickly became a sought-after suburb for the well-to-do in Melbourne. Access to Kew was originally via Bridge Road in Richmond, crossing the Hawthorn Bridge to Burwood Road, until the privately owned Studley Park Bridge opened in 1857, connecting Church Street Richmond with Studley Park.

The commercial precinct known as Kew Junction began to take shape in the 1850s. The first store was opened by Mr. J. J. French in August, 1853 and the first post office on 6 October 1856, however, it was not till towards the end of the decade that many shops appeared in High Street. The Kew Hotel opened in 1855, the Prospect Hill Hotel in 1857, the Council Hotel about 1860, the Clifton in 1869 and the Greyhound in 1874. The fine block of civic buildings comprising the former post office, the former court house and the former police station were built in 1888 as was the National Bank, at the corner of Walpole and High Streets.

In 1856 a site was reserved for a mental asylum next to the river. By 1871 Kew Lunatic Asylum, now known as the Willsmere apartments, was completed. The Kew Cottages for children were added in 1887. The hospital was built despite objections by residents and the Kew Borough Council and provides an historical example of NIMBYism. Kew Cottages and Willsmere Hospital are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

Various churches opened in the 1850s, with the first school opened by the Anglican Church in 1856. In 1875 Sacred Heart Primary School was opened. More private schools were opened in 1878, including Ruyton Girls' School and Xavier College. Other private schools soon followed, including Methodist Ladies' College in 1882, Genazzano FCJ College in 1889, Trinity Grammar School in 1903, and Carey Baptist Grammar School in 1923. Preshil, The Margaret Lyttle Memorial School, was opened in the early 1930s. By 1990, Kew had six government campuses and twenty-eight non-government campuses, the highest concentration of education institutions in the Western world.

A railway branch line to Kew from Hawthorn Station opened on 19 December 1887 and was officially closed on 13 May 1957. Kew was proclaimed a town on 8 December 1910, and a city on 10 March 1921. The population of the area tripled between 1910 and World War II.

Kew VIC 3101
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Kew East VIC 3102