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.

The No B.S. 2017 Property Market Outlook

Here are the key factors influ­en­cing the mar­ket in 2017 without the B.S. I hope you enjoy read­ing it, as much as I had mak­ing it. China Chinese interest in Aus­tralian homes fell in the third quarter of 2016, which is under­stand­able after Aus­tralian banks star­ted increas­ingly scru­tin­ising over­seas buy­ers. This increased scru­tiny has res­ul­ted in […]


5 Secrets to Renovating Ugly Houses

Ugly House Secret No: 1 You make money when you buy. One of the biggest mis­takes ordin­ary folk make is not doing their home­work BEFORE pur­chas­ing and embark­ing on a renov­a­tion. To under­stand how much money you can afford to spend on your home, you need to know how much your home is worth. Edu­cate yourself […]


What is the Difference between a Solicitor and a Conveyancer?

Con­vey­an­cing is the pro­cess of trans­fer­ring own­er­ship of real prop­erty from one per­son or entity to another.  When you are buy­ing or selling prop­erty, you will usu­ally need to decide between hir­ing a Soli­citor or a Con­vey­an­cer. It can be con­fus­ing to decide between the two types of pro­fes­sion­als who appear to do the same […]


Loose-Fill Asbestos Found In Parramatta & Hills Council Homes

Dur­ing the 1960s-70s in Aus­tralia, loose-fill asbes­tos was com­monly sold as ceil­ing insu­la­tion for Par­ra­matta and Hills Coun­cil res­id­en­tial and com­mer­cial prop­er­ties. It was seen as a mater­ial that was dur­able and provided effi­cient insu­la­tion, and this res­ul­ted in it being installed in ceil­ings around the coun­try. In the 1980s, the dangers of asbes­tos and […]


10 Things to remember when buying a property in Parramatta

West­ern Sydney is an extremely attract­ive area of Sydney with its lus­cious green parks, diverse neigh­bour­hoods, upcom­ing sub­urbs and new hous­ing devel­op­ments. All these things make West­ern Sydney an attract­ive place to buy a prop­erty how­ever some buy­ers and investors alike get so wrapped up in the excite­ment of buy­ing a prop­erty that they make […]


The Mistakes Renovators Make When Buying To Profit

We see many ren­ov­at­ors buy­ing prop­erty in Seven Hills try­ing to make a quick buck but many fail and some don’t even real­ise it. Ever since the hot prop­erty mar­ket has been in the main­stream media and TV shows glor­i­fy­ing renov­at­ing with crazy profits, we have seen a spike in investors buy­ing run down prop­er­ties. Tip; […]


Mortgage Update — The Investor Market Is In For A Shock

Keep your eyes on the ball! Whether the sport is cricket, soc­cer, rugby, ten­nis, Aus­sie rules or any other ball sport, keep­ing your eyes on the ball is of utmost import­ance. The same concept applies to home loan interest rates. The second you take your eyes off your home loan you could find your­self mak­ing a […]


How To Get Onto Real Estate Agent’s Hot List

We are not all dodgy and sell all the good deals to our friends. It is a com­mon per­cep­tion that real estate agents are not trust­worthy and will do any­thing to get a deal across the line. First of all this is not true but because of this per­cep­tion we are the most heav­ily legislated […]


8 Tools Every Searching Property Investor Should Be Using

Here are the top 8 tools every prop­erty investor should be using when search­ing for a prop­erty. I find a lot of prop­erty investors are doing things the hard way by not keep­ing up with tech­no­logy. I see real estate agents do the same such as using card sys­tems rather than mod­ern cloud data­bases. I am […]


Tips for Preparing A Budget To Buy A Property

Intro­duc­tion Ima­gine buy­ing a house without pre­par­ing a budget? Under­stand­ing your own fin­an­cial pos­i­tion is crit­ical when plan­ning such a large cap­ital out­lay. Your fin­an­cial pos­i­tion is unique, so you need to take time in pre­par­ing a budget. This will give you a true pic­ture of your fin­ance situ­ation. Don’t rely on estim­ates from Bankers […]


8 Tips to understanding Cash Flows in Investment Properties

Buy­ing an invest­ment prop­erty is a big step in your over­all wealth cre­ation pro­cess. Like any other decision, a lot or research is required to ensure the invest­ment fits in with your cur­rent fin­an­cial plans. Most people look at invest­ment prop­er­ties to achieve some of the fol­low­ing:- Long Term Cap­ital Growth An Income Stream in […]

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