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.

Old Toongabbie Area Rental Market Update

You need to stay com­pet­it­ive! The rental mar­ket is def­in­itely still chal­len­ging in our mar­ket­place at the moment. There is a large amount of prop­er­ties for rent in the local vicin­ity and whilst we are in most cases get­ting groups attend­ing our open homes we are only receiv­ing min­imal applic­a­tions due to the choice ten­ants have, […]


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 […]


Attitude Adjustment Needed For Greystanes Creek “A Dump”

A site at Toongab­bie is a beau­ti­ful zone of Hol­royd Coun­cil Grey­stanes Creek Walk­way Clean Up — is just one of those suc­cess stor­ies Les Saville is a proud res­id­ent of Seven Hills and a next door neigh­bour of Toongab­bie. He is a leader and pas­sion­ate about Toast­mas­ters Inter­na­tional,  a world­wide organ­isa­tion that builds your confidence […]


How to prepare for buying a house

No mat­ter what the pro­ject ahead involves, pre­par­a­tion is always the key. This is so true when buy­ing a house as there are so many issues to under­stand and a range of ser­vice pro­viders to deal with. There are basic­ally 2 options avail­able to you as far as pre­par­a­tion goes:- 1.    You engage a Buyers […]


Lalor Park is changing and it’s not in the way you think

When you hear the word Lalor Park what comes to mind; Is it hous­ing com­mis­sion? Graf­fiti? Or is it crime and burnt out cars?   Well I’m about to let you know about what is really hap­pen­ing within Lalor Park and it is chan­ging for the bet­ter through the sweat, blood and tears of every­day com­munity volunteers. […]


How to get the family having fun when selling your property

Mov­ing home can be an emo­tional time for all the fam­ily. Pack­ing up memor­ies, say­ing good­bye to friends, and the daunt­ing task of mak­ing new ones. How­ever there are some ways to make this a fun and excit­ing time in your family’s life. I will share with you some tips, activ­it­ies, and mind­sets to help you […]


Lalor Park Cafe Reviews — Common Groundz Community Cafe

The Cof­fee The Cof­fee isn’t overly import­ant when it comes to review­ing a cafe like this. Their cof­fee beans are impor­ted and are cer­ti­fied fair trade beans. If I rated this cafe only on the qual­ity of the cof­fee I would have missed what makes this cafe so spe­cial. I would have to rate the […]


Digital Antenna Changeover Update For Landlords and Tenants

As you are prob­ably aware, by the end of this year, Ana­log TV sig­nals will be switched off around Aus­tralia. This means that Aus­tralian TV will be broad­cast using digital-only sig­nals and to access this, your prop­erty will need to be digital ready or their ten­ants will lose their access to free-to-air TV. If […]


Snapshot Of The Australian Real Estate Market

Look­ing at the real estate mar­ket from the buyer’s point of view is a very import­ant key to under­stand­ing the mar­ket. I came across a snap­shot of the real estate mar­ket from a buyer’s point of view info graphic the other day and found it quite inter­est­ing. The info graphic shows that first home buy­ers are out […]


Sydney house prices are depressing.….. (part 2)

1.       Life style. How you want to live? House or shoe box? Some people have said “Embrace apart­ment liv­ing. The time of afford­able detached houses is over. I would def­in­itely live in a shoe box with my wifey and some cats,” but oth­ers say “I want a garden and a chook run Not sure I’d be […]


Sydney house prices are depressing…? (Part 1)

Think of the Gen­er­a­tions: Will they be able to afford a home? I see many people com­ment­ing on for­ums say­ing “Sydney as a whole is way over­priced for what is selling” and oth­ers said “I really feel for young­sters (I’m in my late 50s) just start­ing out who want to buy, and may never own a […]

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