Real Estate Agents in Townsville

Cityscape of illuminated Townsville and ocean at dusk Australia

According to statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and published by the Real Estate Institute of Australia, roughly 16,573 estate agents do business in the state of Queensland, working for 9,199 real estate establishments.

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Modern real estate in Townsville

The 2016 census found that Townsville is made up of 81,044 private dwellings. The majority of these (82.8%) are separate houses, with 8.6% and 7.1% of these being semi-detached houses and flats or apartments respectively.

Townsville has an emerging real estate market, and the infrastructural developments that have recently been proposed for the area could signal a rise in residential development and in real estate sales.

Commission structures in Townsville can be divided into fixed or tiered commission, according to the terms that are negotiated with the agent. The agent commission rate in Townsville is 2.82% on average, but commission rates may vary.

A veranda at the edge of the continent

“We are not sea people by way of being great mariners, but more of a coastal people, content on the edge of things. We live by the sea not simply because it is more pleasant to be a lazy nation, but because of the two mysteries the sea is more forthcoming; its miracles and wonders are occasionally more palpable, however inexplicable they be. There is more bounty, more possibility for us in a vista that moves, rolls, surges, twists, rears up and changes from minute to minute. The innate human feeling from the veranda is that if you look out to sea long enough, something will turn up… The beach, in Australia, is the landscape equivalent of the veranda, a veranda at the edge of the continent.”
– Tim Winton, A Coastal Memoir

Sporting a population of close to 230,000 people, Townsville is often called the second capital of the state of Queensland. Townsville is located on the northeastern coast of Queensland, very close to the central section of the Great Barrier Reef. This natural wonder, together with Magnetic Island, sees tourists flock to Townsville annually, and the tourism industry is a significant economic driver in the region.

After its declaration as a municipality in 1866, Townsville developed into a major service centre and a port for Etheridge, Ravenswood, Gilbert, the Cape River and Charters Towers Goldfields. Wool, sugar, copper, hides and meat are popular exports.

Facts about Townsville

  1. The Great Barrier Reef isn’t the only UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the vicinity of Townsville. The tropical rainforest that is the Paluma National Park, and the Paluma Village located within, is another.
  2. In 2011, a local Texas Longhorn steer named JR was certified by the Guinness as holding the world record for the longest horns measured tip to tip.
  3. Townsville spans an area of 696.2 square kilometres.
  4. Townsville and its dry tropic climate spoils residents with more than 300 sunny days a year.
  5. The city was named after Robert Towns, a Sydney businessman and entrepreneur, who agreed to provide ongoing financial assistance after his first and only three-day visit to the town.

Architecture in Townsville

Townsville has a number of heritage-listed buildings, among these the imposing Queen’s Hotel, located in the CBD. Built in 1902, the hotel is currently vacant, but still worth admiring. The Perc Tucker Regional Gallery is another spot worth visiting if you’re an art and architecture buff. This beautiful building holds over 2,000 artworks, as well as regular touring national and international exhibits.

Anzac Memorial Park at The Strand is another heritage-listed memorial and park in Townsville. It was built in 1912 and is home to a war memorial and other sculptural elements adhering to a classical architectural style.

A recently approved project called The Hive aims to “give Townsville a national identity from a cultural, tourism and aquatic research and stewardship perspective”, according to planners. It entails the redevelopment of a key city block for commercial, civic, retail, tourism, research, educational, and residential land uses.

Finding the right real estate agent in Townsville

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