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.

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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; […]


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 […]


6 Tools Property Investors Should Use To Stay Organised

Here is my top tools every prop­erty investor should be using to stay organ­ised and most import­antly on budget! A lot of prop­erty investors don’t even know they exist or under­es­tim­ate how much they can help you dur­ing the jour­ney. They may take time to set up but if your ser­i­ous about invest­ing they will double your productivity, […]


Selling Your Property? Consider Property Styling!

  Your prop­erty has to look good online and in print, but also in per­son. How can you achieve this? By cre­at­ing a mem­or­able exper­i­ence — because it’s the prop­erty they recall at the end of their busy day that will have them com­ing back to yours. Many argue that prop­erty styl­ing is just an additional […]

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