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Mortlake Real Estate Agents – Choose The Best

Real Estate Agents Mortlake – 2016/17 Performance

Mortlake Real Estate Agents sold 16 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 16 Mortlake houses took 131 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -12% from their initial listing price.

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

With total house price growth of -4% over the last five years Mortlake agents have had a reasonably difficult market to contend with. Selling properties well in a slow market is much more difficult. Growth in Mortlake houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -5% (5yr average -1%).

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

With Mortlake property transactions only occurring on average every 7 years, securing the best Mortlake real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

Suburb Overview

Mortlake is a town in the Western District of Victoria, Australia on the Hamilton Highway, 50 kilometres north-east of Warrnambool. It is in the Shire of Moyne local government area and the federal Division of Wannon. At the 2001 census, Mortlake had a population of 941. At the 2006 census, Mortlake had a population of 996.

Mortlake is situated at the foot of Mount Shadwell, formed 25,000 years ago. It is believed that it last erupted about 5,000 years ago. The large ejected rocks are called volcanic bombs. They are often egg shaped because they cooled as they were being thrown through the air. These bombs can contain olivine, a green crystal also known as peridot, the birthstone for August. Self-proclaimed as the Olivine capital of Australia, it is also known for its bluestone buildings, with several fine examples dating back to the 1850s visible from the Hamilton Highway.

The Mortlake area was probably first surveyed by Major Thomas Livingston Mitchell when he passed through the area in 1836-37. The town is based at the foot of a mount, as are many towns across the volcanic plains. The mount, Mount Shadwell, was named after his friend Major Thomas Henry Shadwell Clerke, and the nearby Hopkins River was named after Major John Paul Hopkins.

The first white settlers to arrive in Mortlake were probably David Fisher and his party in 1839, who set up a station which was left under the charge of Thomas Anderson. Establishment of Mortlake as a settlement occurred in the 1850s and 1860s.The Post Office opened 2 February 1859.

Many of the original bluestone buildings include those in the Shaw Street Bluestone Precinct, such as The Mill, The Old Mortlake Courthouse, and The Old Shire Offices.

In the late 1870s, an area of swamp was drained and established as the Mortlake Botanical Gardens, which at its height covered nearly 50 acres. As a present to the township in 1988 a new lake was constructed by the State Government. This lake is now known as Tea Tree Lake.

A branch railway line connected Mortlake with Terang from 1890 until 1977.

There are two schools in Mortlake, both co-educational. The largest school is the government school Mortlake P-12 College, with approximately 300 students ranging from Prep to Year 12. There is also a Catholic primary school, St. Colmans, with around 30 students. There is a pre school.

Mortlake is located between two major agricultural districts: Hamilton to the north-west for the wool industry, and to the south-east, the dairy industry. Farms in the area exploit the rich volcanic soil for both farming practices.

One of the town's most famous industries, Clarke's Pies, which made pies for distribution all over Victoria, announced in January 2007 that the company had been sold to Patties Foods and that production would cease in early March 2007, leaving around 50 people out of work. Clarke's regularly featured in the top 10% of pie-makers in Australia. As of April 2007, Clarke's have begun producing the original square pie, on a smaller scale, and delivering within the local area. In 2008 it was announced that an export boning room would commence production mid-year in the premises of the old Clarke's Pies factory. It was planned to employ up to 100 employees with specialised skills.

On 4 July 2008, the Origin Energy Board announced it would construct a $640 million 550 megaWatt gas-fired power station located 12 km west of Mortlake. The power station is being constructed on approximately 20 hectares of land with an extensive buffer zone around it. Although approvals have been gained for approximately 1,000 MW, the Mortlake Power Station will be built in two stages adjacent to the existing Moorabool to Heywood 500 kV high voltage transmission line. The plant will be supplied with natural gas via a 83 km dedicated underground natural gas transmission pipeline from the new gas processing plant being built near Port Campbell, as part of the offshore Otway Gas Project.

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