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.

Toongabbie Area Rental Market Update

The rental mar­ket this month has been sim­ilar to recent months no major changes,  just still incon­sist­ent with some prop­er­ties get­ting good turn outs at open homes and oth­ers not. Our team have achieved 17 new let­tings this month. Villa burnt down earlier this month One of our Prop­erty Investors and their ten­ants were given a […]


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 […]


How Security Systems Can Save You Money

You prob­ably know how well secur­ity sys­tems work when it comes to safe­guard­ing your home and pos­ses­sions, but did you know that a proper sys­tem can also be cost effect­ive? The many advant­ages that come along with hav­ing a sound home secur­ity setup make it a smart invest­ment. Here are just some of the ways […]


Facts, house prices sky high, mortgages and government levies

The ‘it’ topic of the moment is house prices. Every­one is dis­cuss­ing the cur­rent trends in prop­erty prices, selling or buy­ing, mort­gages and everything to do with this topic. Every­one has an opin­ion but here are some of the facts relat­ing to the cur­rent state of the hous­ing mar­ket. These are also good point­ers for […]


Designing Crime Out Of Your House “Bonus Infographic & Checklist”

This check­list has been developed as a guide for assess­ing house’s res­ist­ance to crime. Answer­ing “No” to a ques­tion indic­ates areas where you could take action to improve the secur­ity of your house. House num­ber It is import­ant that your prop­erty num­ber is vis­ible from the street to help emer­gency ser­vices find the house. Fences and gates Fences […]


I Can Find A Tenant Myself I Don’t Need An Agent? REALLY…? (Case study)

You’re prob­ably ask­ing your­self “Mmm…Will I save money put­ting a ten­ant in myself” In the short term maybe, but in the long run your tak­ing a gamble on one of your biggest assets. I can under­stand land­lords try­ing to save money, as costs are always going up and DIY is all the rage.   I was […]


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 Wild Weather Warning: CHECK YOUR INSURANCE POLICY NOW!

As the dam­ages bill from recent extreme weather con­tin­ues around NSW and Toongab­bie are you won­der­ing just what their prop­erty insur­ance will cover. Was dam­age caused by a flood, or storm water run-off? The Insur­ance Coun­cil of Aus­tralia (ICA) warned that not all prop­erty insur­ance policies will cover policy hold­ers for this type of flood event and that policy holders […]


Why Landlords Should Not Try To Save Money On Property Insurance!

Being a land­lord can be an extremely prof­it­able busi­ness but without the right plan­ning it can also become very costly. TWO people had to be res­cued from a car after it smashed into house in Sydney’s west­ern sub­urbs Wed­nes­day after­noon. As a land­lord everything is fine fin­an­cially whilst you have ten­ants in a prop­erty but […]


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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