I have just been told that Burraneer is a new suburb as of January 2008 according to Australian Property Monitors (APM) which provides the database and statistics for the Leader’s Domain magazine, www.domain.com.au, The Sun Herald and the Home Price Guide. This means there are no sales in Burraneer as yet, sales in what we know as Burraneer are, in fact, according to APM, sales in Woolooware.
This discussion with APM came about after we noticed that the Sun Herald classified our prior to auction sale at 6 Bermuda Place, Burraneer 2 weeks ago, as a sale in Woolooware and not Burraneer as we had advised them in writing.
After several conversations with Australian Property Monitors, who provide information to agents and the public alike on sale prices and statistics, I am told that the State Government only acknowledged Burraneer as a suburb in January 2008. Therefore, until they get official word in May or August this year, our sale at 6 Bermuda Place stays in Woolooware.
Mind you, www.domain.com.au and thus Australian Property Monitors is happy to let agents advertise properties for sale in Burraneer but when the property is sold they suddenly get converted to sales in Woolooware which must be providing some very unreliable data for Woolooware.
I then checked on www.realestate.com.au and discovered that on this website you can in fact have a sale in Burraneer.
How stupid and unnecessarily complicated is this? Clearly Burraneer is a suburb and has been for quite some time. In fact in the Sutherland Shire Leader for April 3rd, 2008 there is an article regarding suburb boundary changes which states “Burraneer has greatly increased following the inclusion of dozens of streets once considered Woolooware…”, there is a map and the information was supplied by the Geographical Names Board!
In the Sun Herald’s 2008 Domain Property Guide lift out, again information supplied by Australian Property Monitors they have a photo of a property we sold last year (264 Woolooware Rd) under the heading Burraneer, and the following:
“Prices are hardly cheap. Burraneer is the place where hardworking and high flying types choose to upgrade especially to the deep waterfronts…”
I think the residents prior to Jan 2008 and after deserve to have up-to-date, accurate statistics on the sale prices of their suburb.
Beach & Bay is watching this suburb closely so if APM wants to continue with Woolooware, we hope clients will find our website more useful.
Also, to clarify, Real Estate Agents by law, have to advertise a property by what the 149 certificate classifies as the suburb for each property. The 149 certificate is a council zoning certificate.
Our contract for 6 Bermuda Pl has Burraneer as the suburb. It is against the law to advertise by anything else.