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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


How Security Systems Can Save You Money

You prob­ably know how well secur­ity sys­tems work when it comes to safe­guard­ing your home and pos­ses­sions, but did you know that a proper sys­tem can also be cost effect­ive? The many advant­ages that come along with hav­ing a sound home secur­ity setup make it a smart invest­ment. Here are just some of the ways […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 Investment Property to Tenants: Dos and Don’ts

Selling to ten­ants: a good idea or a big mis­take? I have had some land­lords ask me: “Should I sell my prop­erty to my cur­rent ten­ants? They have taken great care of the prop­erty and treas­ure it”. Though this may seem the rational thing to do, but will the ten­ants pay a premium price for your […]


8 Tips to understanding Cash Flows in Investment Properties

Buy­ing an invest­ment prop­erty is a big step in your over­all wealth cre­ation pro­cess. Like any other decision, a lot or research is required to ensure the invest­ment fits in with your cur­rent fin­an­cial plans. Most people look at invest­ment prop­er­ties to achieve some of the fol­low­ing:- Long Term Cap­ital Growth An Income Stream in […]

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