Selling Houses in Woodcroft
Lin Andrews Real Estate has been selling houses in Woodcroft for the last 40 years and this office has been selling houses in Woodcroft since we opened here in 2005.
Woodcroft is unique in its style and quality of homes. It adjoins the largest suburb in the state, by population, Morphett Vale and shares the same post code but represents the best of the best of the south. Anyone who lives in those parts of Morphett Vale that adjoin Woodcroft like to boast that they are just as good as Woodcroft.
Even the Woodcroft Shopping Centre likes to borrow the prestige of Woodcroft even though it is in Morphett Vale. And Woodcroft College which boasts an international standard curriculum is also located in Morphett Vale.
Located about 22km south of the Adelaide CDB it was first permanently settled in 1869 by Robert Wright and his wife Mary. In 1896 the iconic Mount Hurtle winery was established with a homestead called Woodcroft Farm, from which the suburb is named.
In the 1970’s the majority of the land was purchased by the South Australian Lands Commission for housing estates and so the area was gradually developed into the suburb we see today.
Basic facts from the 2011 Census
Median age 37
Average children per family 1.9
Private dwellings 4,077
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,344
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,500
Median weekly rent $280
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
Whilst the median age was 37 children aged 0 – 14 years made up 21.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.8% of the population.
The most common ancestries of those living in Woodcroft were of English 34.9%; Australian 31.3%; Scottish 6.3%; Irish 5.4% and German 4.8%.
77.5% of people were born in Australia compared to the national average of 69.8%. The most common countries of birth were England 9.5%, Scotland 1.2%, Poland 0.8%, New Zealand 0.7% and Netherlands 0.6%.
Of the total population 90.7% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Polish 0.9%, Urdu 0.7%, Arabic 0.6%, Persian (excluding Dari) 0.6% and Greek 0.4%.
The unemployment rate was just 4.4%
Some Real Estate Facts
As at 30 June 2014 the median selling price for a home was $375,000 from 209 sales in the previous year, annual capital growth 5.28 % and weekly median advertised rent $338.
For those looking to sell it is worth noting that the average days on market is currently 78 days but we like to stress that if you have a good, attractive property that is well priced and well marketed you should expect a sale within 2 to 4 weeks regardless of the market. If it does not sell it may not always mean you are overpriced but you should reconsider your marketing and presentation of the property. If there are still unreasonable delays then a price correction may in fact be in order.
Selling houses in Woodcroft like anywhere in Adelaide can be seasonal. Many potential vendors will only consider putting their home on the market in the Spring around October or just after the Christmas break in January. Just remember that is what everyone else is thinking but this can result in a glut of houses available in the peak months resulting in lower buyer interest for any single house and a lot fewer homes for sale in the colder months.
The astute seller should take heed of this by considering putting their home on the market in those colder months when buyers are struggling to find what they like.
For details of what we do see our page SELLING YOUR HOME
But if you would like specific advice on your home and how to sell for the maximum possible price in the shortest possible time then ring us on (08) 8186 2777 or email us using the contact form below: