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.

New rules to protect kids in high-rises

Apart­ments and multi-storey homes are about to get a little safer for chil­dren thanks to a rule change around win­dows in new build­ings. The Aus­tralian Build­ing Codes Board has ruled that all win­dows in new homes and apart­ments that are more than two metres off the ground must be either fit­ted with win­dow locks that […]


Property Investor Newsletter March – April 2012

REPAIRS, MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENTS Many land­lords often ask, “What is the dif­fer­ence between repairs, main­ten­ance and improve­ments in rela­tion to invest­ment prop­erty tax deduc­tions?” So we have taken the time to research this inform­a­tion. What are repairs and main­ten­ance? When the ATO refer to ‘repairs’, they mean work to make good or rem­edy defects in, […]


A look back on how the market performed in 2011

The real estate mar­ket will be draw­ing a sigh of relief as the year comes to an end. As we take a look back on how the mar­ket went in 2011, we saw an over­all improve­ment of up to 10 % — a heavy drop for the real estate mar­ket but a small part of the sharemarket […]


How to save a tonne of money when buying a property

Think about these tips when search­ing for a  prop­erty in a depressed mar­ket. Buy­ing invest­ment real estate when the mar­ket is down can be remark­ably luc­rat­ive. But you still have to look closely to make sure you’re get­ting a worth­while deal in a buy­ers’ mar­ket — and clever prop­erty investors won’t be so dazzled by the […]


Property Tax Time Tips

It’s tax time and prop­erty investors should show cau­tion when pre­par­ing their returns. Here are some tips: All rental income from your invest­ment prop­erty must be included in your return. Your rental property’s rates, interest, insur­ance, real estate agents fees, depre­ci­ation and cap­ital works can all be claimed as a deduc­tion. Repairs and improve­ments are […]

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