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.

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 […]


Why Investors profit with Acrylic Splashbacks

If you’re like most investors then everything comes down to the num­bers. Every dol­lar you spend has to earn its keep. Either in reduced costs or increased rents. Or ideally – both. Many investors are using acrylic splash­backs in their prop­er­ties because they do both at the same time. How do they increase rents? As you know, […]


Don’t forget to depreciate when you update

One of the most investor com­mon enquir­ies received by spe­cial­ist Quant­ity Sur­vey­ors is the ques­tion ‘what hap­pens to the depre­ci­ation deduc­tions that can be claimed if you decide to remove an asset and replace it with a new one?’ There are a couple of rules and recom­mend­a­tions a renov­at­ing for profit investor must fol­low to ensure […]


Repairs & Possible Outcomes If Not Completed In Timely Manner

Repairs & Pos­sible Out­comes If Not Com­pleted In Timely Man­ner Whilst we know some prop­er­ties in Seven Hills seem to have a never-ending run of repairs it is still very import­ant to know the import­ance of not com­plet­ing cer­tain repairs in a timely man­ner. Under the Res­id­en­tial Ten­an­cies Act 2010 and Res­id­en­tial Ten­an­cies Reg­u­la­tion 2010 […]


Long Term Tenant Property Investment Strategy

Never under estim­ate the value of a long term ten­ant to your Prop­erty invest­ment strategy! As we have entered sum­mer it is a reminder to all our Prop­erty Investors not to under­es­tim­ate the value of a long term ten­ant to the cash flow of your invest­ment prop­erty. If you have a ten­ant for an extended […]


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 Find A Bad Agent To Buy Off

After look­ing for invest­ment prop­er­ties myself, in such a tough mar­ket, I real­ised I needed to start think­ing more cre­at­ively when it comes to get­ting a good prop­erty deal to ren­ov­ate. My plan was; To buy under mar­ket value Some­thing I could add value to A prop­erty with the prob­lem that can be eas­ily solved for little cost […]


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 […]


5 Tools All Property Renovators Should Be Using

If you want to be a full-time ren­ov­ator you need to be effi­cient and on time with your pro­jects. I see many ren­ov­at­ors not focus­ing on  stream­lin­ing the man­age­ment of the jobs involved. Just like a nail gun or Gerni, a good man­age­ment tool and know­ing how to use them can make all the difference […]


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 […]

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