Seven Hills Real Estate and news for the local area

This blog is here to give you first hand local information about real estate and local issues in the areas of Seven Hills with a special focus on Toongabbie and Kings Langley.

Tenants Performing DIY Maintenance On Your Property, Good Idea?

Now With all the D.I.Y. shows on TV every­body thinks they can do a pro­fes­sional job and a lot of people under estim­ate the skill and pro­ces­sion that trades­men put into their work. not to men­tion the expens­ive tools. Many land­lords think it saves money to have ten­ants per­form main­ten­ance at the prop­erty. How­ever, many times it […]


The 10 Most Common Critical Mistakes When Leasing Your Property

If you’ve been con­sid­er­ing rent­ing out a house you own, or buy­ing a house to rent out, there’s a lot for you to con­sider before mak­ing the decision. While own­ing a rental can be a good way to make some extra money, there are con­cerns that should be taken very ser­i­ously. You need to take […]


Property management update MAYJUNE 2013

DO YOU HAVE A PROPERTY WITH GARDENS, LAWNS ORPOOL? Do you ever worry about the care of your prop­erty? The external present­a­tion of a prop­erty is equally import­ant as the internal care. To offer peace of mind to prop­erty own­ers (land­lords) we can include garden, lawns and pool care in the weekly rent when a […]


Feeling Tired And Worn Out? What About Your Investment Property?

We can all feel this way at dif­fer­ent times, but have you thought about your invest­ment prop­erty lately? Your invest­ment prop­erty can start to get worn and tired look­ing over time. For that reason it needs reg­u­lar main­ten­ance to keep it look­ing at its best. Some­times land­lords rent out the prop­erty and for­get about it once […]


Property Under Siege! & What You Need To Know About Replacing Appliances

A REAL LIFE STORY Last month on the Gold Coast in Qld a rental prop­erty was sur­roun­ded by police, an ambu­lance, fire trucks and spe­cial forces for more than 30 hours when a ten­ant was allegedly threat­en­ing to blow up him­self and his ren­ted house, res­ult­ing in nearby res­id­ents being evac­u­ated. As part of the stand-off […]


Toongabbie Area Property Investor Update February – March 2013

You may be staggered to know there was 31,839 mat­ters in front of the NSW Con­sumer Trader & Ten­ancy Tribunal last year with ten­ancy dis­putes. We keep an eye on the out­comes of many of these mat­ters so we are able to provide you with rel­ev­ant advice in all areas of the man­age­ment of your […]


How Safe Does Your Property Have To Be?

We have had sev­eral cases over the past couple of months in Seven Hills NSW where ten­ants with young chil­dren have moved into a two-storey prop­erty to then dis­cover that there are no secur­ity screens or screens at all on the second-level win­dows. One ten­ant repor­ted that their two year old was climb­ing on the […]


Property Investor Update January – February 2013

Happy New Year to all our val­ued cli­ents, we hope you enjoyed any time you may have had off dur­ing the fest­ive sea­son. Our vacancy rate has fallen this month and we have been busy rent­ing prop­er­ties, how­ever unfor­tu­nately some prop­er­ties are still suf­fer­ing from exten­ded vacancy peri­ods even fol­low­ing rent adjust­ments. This is a […]


Are You Missing Out On $5,000 Worth Of Investment Property Negative Gearing Deductions?

We have many own­ers ask us about what invest­ment prop­erty neg­at­ive gear­ing deduc­tions they can claim. Well The Aus­tralian Tax Office (ATO) has cla­ri­fied neg­at­ive gear­ing for rental prop­er­ties as tens of thou­sands of Aus­tralian prop­erty investors sub­mit their annual tax returns. Accord­ing to the ATO, when investors com­plete their tax return for the rel­ev­ant year, they may […]


5 Investment Property Safety Tips That You Should Know That Could Save You $10,000

Safety for prop­erty investors is an issue that has more expos­ure today than ever before! As a prop­erty owner, it is import­ant that a rental prop­erty is provided as safe and secure as pos­sible. In the next sev­eral weeks, we will look at some ways you can improve the safety in your invest­ment. Tip 1 […]


Why Do I Need A Real Estate Agent If I Can Manage The Property Myself ??

Many land­lords have chosen to rent the premises them­selves to save money, how­ever they come out the other end dis­ap­poin­ted and dis­il­lu­sioned with rent­ing and in a worse fin­an­cial pos­i­tion than they would have been with an agent. New research shows Land­lords who use the ser­vices of a Prop­erty Man­ager are 15% more likely to […]

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