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.

Tenants Feeling Misled? The True Costs Of Self Managing Landlords

Some ten­ants are feel­ing misled by land­lords who are try­ing to max­im­ise their profit by hir­ing a real estate agent only to advert­ise their prop­erty, pre­fer­ring to self man­age from there on. As a land­lord, there’s noth­ing wrong with try­ing to max­im­ise your profit depend­ing of course on how you do it. You may feel that […]


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 […]


Are Real Estate Agents Available On Weekends?

So are real estate agents avail­able on week­ends, well yes and no! it all comes down to the qual­ity of the agent and how hard they’re will­ing to work there money. If you can find a real estate agency that has great sys­tems to sup­port their com­mu­nic­a­tion and has the avail­ab­il­ity on week­end is just the cherry […]


Got Mould In Your Property? Find Out How To Remove It Yourself

Got mould in your prop­erty? Here is a step by step guide on how to pro­fes­sion­ally remove it for good!   Mould detec­tion in your prop­erty is usu­ally by one of two means; visual or smell. It occurs due to mois­ture prob­lems and poor vent­il­a­tion and is detec­ted as a musty smell or on first appear­ance a speck­ling of […]


Spring Has Arrived And Here Are 7 Tips For All Maintenance Around The Home

Spring has arrived in Sydney, and it prom­ises to be a won­der­ful sea­son, after all the rain we have had through­out winter.  But that rain – and the cold weather – has meant that many homeown­ers stayed indoors, ignor­ing all but the essen­tial main­ten­ance tasks in the garden and the house. So now it is time to […]


Alert Scam Letters “Non-resident landlord scheme”

Alert to Prop­erty Man­agers regard­ing scam let­ter headed “Non-resident land­lord scheme” Applic­a­tion to receive Aus­tralia rental income without deduc­tion of Aus­tralia tax We wanted to inform and warn you of a scam which is cur­rently being faxed to Real Estate Agents and land­lords. See let­ter below. It is in the form of a fax/letter appar­ently from The […]


Tribunal Concerning Lucretia Road Seven Hills NSW 2147 Australia

NSW Civil and Admin­is­trat­ive Tribunal (NCAT) NOTICE OF ORDER  julie@elderstoongabbie.com.au File No: RT 12/45196 (Quote in all enquir­ies)   Applic­a­tion to the Tribunal con­cern­ing Lucre­tia Road Seven Hills NSW 2147 Aus­tralia   Applic­ant  Mr WU Respond­ent  Name with­held   On 02-Oct-2012 the fol­low­ing orders were made:   1.         The ten­ant is to pay the land­lord, Mr WU, C/- Elders […]


I Can Find A Tenant Myself I Don’t Need An Agent? REALLY…? (Case study)

You’re prob­ably ask­ing your­self “Mmm…Will I save money put­ting a ten­ant in myself” In the short term maybe, but in the long run your tak­ing a gamble on one of your biggest assets. I can under­stand land­lords try­ing to save money, as costs are always going up and DIY is all the rage.   I was […]


Tenants Performing DIY Maintenance On Your Property, Good Idea?

Now With all the D.I.Y. shows on TV every­body thinks they can do a pro­fes­sional job and a lot of people under estim­ate the skill and pro­ces­sion that trades­men put into their work. not to men­tion the expens­ive tools. Many land­lords think it saves money to have ten­ants per­form main­ten­ance at the prop­erty. How­ever, many times it […]


The 10 Most Common Critical Mistakes When Leasing Your Property

If you’ve been con­sid­er­ing rent­ing out a house you own, or buy­ing a house to rent out, there’s a lot for you to con­sider before mak­ing the decision. While own­ing a rental can be a good way to make some extra money, there are con­cerns that should be taken very ser­i­ously. You need to take […]


Property management update MAYJUNE 2013

DO YOU HAVE A PROPERTY WITH GARDENS, LAWNS ORPOOL? Do you ever worry about the care of your prop­erty? The external present­a­tion of a prop­erty is equally import­ant as the internal care. To offer peace of mind to prop­erty own­ers (land­lords) we can include garden, lawns and pool care in the weekly rent when a […]

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