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 […]


See Your Off-The-Plan Property In Virtual Reality Now!

Want to see your off-the-plan prop­erty before it’s built? You can! We aim to show you the most hon­est rep­res­ent­a­tion of your off-the-plan prop­erty with our first-class vir­tual real­ity ser­vice. Using plans from the archi­tect, we build the prop­erty to scale, as well as offer pro­fes­sional loc­a­tion pho­tos, recre­ate the inclu­sions from the manufacturer’s spe­cific­a­tions, and […]


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 […]


The Toongabbie Area’s Past, Present and Future

The Low Down On The Toongab­bie Area (Exec­ut­ive Sum­mary) Loc­ated in the Greater West­ern Sydney region roughly 30km from the CBD, Toongab­bie is a thriv­ing sub­urb with enorm­ous poten­tial. It’s afford­able and close to essen­tial ser­vices such as med­ical facil­it­ies, child­care centres and parks, and these bene­fits have not gone unre­cog­nised by the many young […]


8 Practical Tips To Help You Budget On Your Next Renovation

Don’t move plumb­ing and elec­trics. Dur­ing a renov­a­tion pro­ject, it’s sens­ible to keep your plumb­ing and elec­trics in the same place as exor­bit­ant costs are likely to res­ult from mov­ing around your plumb­ing and elec­trical work. If you keep things in the same loc­a­tion and freshen it up, then you can cut back on costs […]


Local Market Landlord Update

In a chal­len­ging rental mar­ket our team have been busy again this month rent­ing 20 prop­er­ties – with local vacancy rates high we are proud of this effort. It is a timely reminder though to our Prop­erty Investors that if you cur­rently have a good ten­ant treat them like gold as they are sav­ing you […]


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 […]


7 Tips – How To Choose Your “Glass Alternative” Splashback

Acrylic splash­backs are becom­ing very pop­u­lar for investors. They look identical to glass, are inex­pens­ive to pur­chase, quick to install and add a wow factor. And that means higher prop­erty rents and less main­ten­ance. Glass is heavy and notori­ously easy to break. And tiles are time-consuming to install and leave grout which dis­col­ours, mak­ing your […]


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 […]

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