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Real Estate Agents Merewether – 2016/17 Performance

Merewether Real Estate Agents sold 243 properties over the last 12 months (153 houses and 90 units). On average these 153 Merewether houses took 91 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -7% from their initial listing price. Merewether units on average took 60 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -5% from their initial listing price.

The best Merewether Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Merewether 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 66 agents operating in the Newcastle – Inner City council area servicing the Merewether market and 25 agencies, vendors should only use those Merewether agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Merewether property.

With total house growth of 18% over the last five years Merewether agents have had a reasonably difficult market to contend with. Selling properties well in a slow market is much more difficult. Units have fared better growing at 26%. Growth in Merewether houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -8% for houses (5yr average 4%) and above for units 9% (5yr average 5%).

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

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

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

Suburb Overview

Merewether is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located 3 km from Newcastle's central business district with a population of around 10,000. The suburb stretches 3 km from Merewether Beach in the east to Adamstown in the west.

Merewether was originally part of the Burwood Estate, and takes its name from the owner, Edward Christopher Merewether. The Church of England parish church is St.Augustine, in Llewellyn Street, the land and cost of erection met by Mr. Edward Merewether. It became the centre of a new Provisional District in the Diocese of Newcastle in 1890. In 1891 the Census gave the population as 4,700. Merewether was incorporated as a Municipality in 1885, covering 1,110 acres and 31 km of streets. The Mayor in 1901 was David Lloyd, a funeral director who resided in Railway Street. The former Council Chambers, opposite the Post Office, are today the clubhouse of the Australian Returned Services League. In 1938 an Act of the New South Wales Parliament created a "City of Greater Newcastle", incorporating 11 municipalities into one local government area, including Merewether.

The dominant industry within the old municipality was coal mining, with the last colliery, at Glebe, not closing until 1959 due to an industry slump. This was served by a company railway which left the main Government line in the city centre, crossed the main Hunter Street, passed down the centre of Burwood Street, crossed Newcastle's Civic Park, passed under Laman Street and continued along its own permanent way through the suburb of Cook's Hill, to The Junction, past its school then up Merewether Street embankment crossing Llewellyn, Caldwell & Ridge Streets, past the telephone exchange, up Morgan Street, crossing Yule Road to the Newcastle Coal Mining Company's colliery complex. The Happy Valley Colliery , opposite Rowan Street, and worked by the Maheen family, also closed about the same time.

Coal mining also took place to the south of Merewether at Glenrock Lagoon, and Murdering Gully on Burwood Beach. That area is now part of the Glenrock State Conservation Area. Access to these collieries was via a private railway which ran from The Junction past Merewether Beach and through Australia's first 2 railway tunnels, built in 1861 & 1862 respectfully, cut under Merewether Bluff, above the Ocean Baths. Burwood Colliery at Glenrock Lagoon was a shaft;whereas Murdering Gully consisted of a number of tunnels which fed a large coal loader above the beach, and closed down during the 1949 miners' strike, never to reopen.

Merewether also once had extensive pottery works and brickyards, the last to close being Hughes' Pottery, opposite The Junction School, in the last two decades of the 20th century.

Coal-loader for Glenrock Colliery, Murdering Gully, Merewether, c1940

The last coal train leaves Glebe colliery and is about to cross Yule Road, 1959.

The suburb of Merewether includes some of Newcastle's most famous beaches. Dixon Park Beach leads south onto Merewether Beach and a little further to the more isolated Burwood Beach which leads to Glenrock Lagoon. At the southern end of Merewether Beach are the Merewether Ocean Baths, the largest ocean baths in the Southern Hemisphere. Merewether Beach is home to Merewether SLSC the oldest lifesaving club in the Hunter Region and the Merewether Surfboard Club the most successful boardriders club in Australia

In 2006, organisers of Newcastle Surfest announced that the competition would be moving from Newcastle Beach to Merewether Beach, in order to capitalise on the beaches superior surfing conditions, caused by the rock bottom of the beach, compared to the mud bottom of Newcastle Beach.

Professional Surfer Mark Richards is a resident of Merewether.

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