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11 Rosewater Real Estate Agents Reviewed – Choose The Best

Real Estate Agents Rosewater – 2016/17 Performance

Rosewater Real Estate Agents sold 59 properties over the last 12 months (47 houses and 12 units). On average these 47 Rosewater houses took 100 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -9% from their initial listing price. Rosewater units on average took 144 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -10% from their initial listing price.

The best Rosewater Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Rosewater 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 11 agents operating in the Port Adel. Enfield – Port council area servicing the Rosewater market and 4 agencies, vendors should only use those Rosewater agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Rosewater property.

With total house growth of 26% over the last five years Rosewater agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared better growing at 37%. Growth in Rosewater 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 -1% (5yr average 7%).

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

With Rosewater houses only selling on average every 8 years and units every 6 years, securing the best Rosewater real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

Suburb Overview

Rosewater is one of the western suburbs of Adelaide and is located 10 km north-west of Adelaide's central business district. Although mainly residential, there are many shops along Grand Junction Road and the retired "Rosewater Loop" railway line runs through the suburb. Rosewater is split in half by Grand Junction Road and bordered on the east by Addison and on the south by Torrens Road.

Originally, the area was mainly used as vegetable and dairy farmland but became more and more residential as the railway lines and Grand Junction Road were completed and as Port Adelaide grew and developed. Rosewater was also the site of the AdelaideRadio maritime radio station system from 1912 to 1963.

Prior to European settlement, the area was inhabited by the Kaurna people. They called the general area Yatala from which the nearby Yatala takes its name. Further north, the area was known as Yertabulti and Yerta Boldingga, which means 'land of sleep or death' according to John Phillip Gell.

The original subdivision of Rosewater was created in 1855 by Philip Levi, when he subdivided Section 1189. The area just south of this, between Grand Junction and Torrens Roads, had been laid out by Osmond Gilles in 1847 and was known as "Yatala". The area west of Levi's subdivision was farmland owned by William Henry Gray and was called Graytown. After Gray's death, Graytown was subdivided and sold as residential lands in 1898. Many of the streets there are named after Gray and his family;Rosetta, Edith, Alice and Jane were all family members.

The generally accepted explanation of the name "Rosewater" is attributed to Philip Levi who, it is claimed, said "The locality was a swamp, and the perfumes arising from the stagnant water were so offensive that I thought the name of Rosewater would, to some extent, act as a corrective". An alternative etymology came to light in 1945 when a Commissioner of Police report accompanying a parcel of human bone fragments discovered in Rosewater stated the following

Mrs J. Ward, the owner of the property, where the bones were found, states that her father arrived here 100 years ago and took up land and used water from a wall on the site in question, for the manufacture of sand bricks. The water in the well was so pure that it was named "rose water" and her father often remarked to her that the district derived its name therefrom".

As the population grew the area became crowded with subdivisions. The areas north and east of Levi's original "Rosewater" were called Rosewater North and Rosewater East respectively, while to the east of Evans Street were Dockville and Kingsnorth. East of these were the subdivisions of Brookesville, Ottoway and Ottoway East, which are now all part of Ottoway. East of Addison Road were Rosewater Gardens, Rosewater Gardens South and Stone's Farm. South of the "Yatala" area were Kelmscott, Everton and Pennington.

Rosewater Post Office opened around July 1877 and closed in 1982. Rosewater East Post Office on Grand Junction Road opened on 1 December 1947.

It was not until 1945 that the confusion was put to an end when the Port Adelaide Council moved to reduce the number of local district areas, combining 13 into what is now known as Rosewater.

Between the 1880s and the 1980s, Rosewater grew to become a reasonably large township with two hotels, a police and firestation, churches and many shops along Grand Junction Road. The Rosewater Gasworks was the largest local industry and many of the residents of the area worked in the timber mills, rail yards and woolsheds to the east of Port Adelaide.

Rosewater was also the site of the AdelaideRadio maritime radio station system, the sixth built in Australia and one of 19 around the country. Opened 1 October 1912 it operated from 8am to midnight every day of the week, and was one of the first points of contact for ships sailing south from Hong Kong and Japan. Apart from its major function of listening for ships' messages, Adelaide also handled traffic to and from the State telegraph system, and broadcast time signals to shipping. By 1963 the rapid industrialisation of the Rosewater area had increased electrical interference to the point where a move to a new site became necessary and the operation was moved to McLaren Vale where it operated until 1993 when it was shut down.

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