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.

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 […]


Things that make you go Hmmmm — NSW Stamp Duty

One of those things that make us all think Hmmm is NSW Stamp Duty. Par­tic­u­larly the duty that is levied on our res­id­en­tial prop­erty. Our trans­fer of stamp duty is based upon a pro­gress­ive tax sys­tem where cheaper prop­er­ties incur a lower rate of tax and more expens­ive prop­er­ties incur a higher rate of tax. Some […]


Property Bubble Crew Hit The Media With Predicting A Crash?

Every time Sydney house prices increase the prop­erty bubble crew hit the media with neg­at­ive head­lines pre­dict­ing a crash. These doom­say­ers may very well be right., how­ever, we feel that there are five key trends that des­troy their cur­rent pre­dic­tions: 1. The median Sydney res­id­en­tial dwell­ing price has increased at an aver­age rate of just over […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Blacktown’s Infrastructure. Will it keep up with its property growth?

Blacktown’s Prop­erty growth may go through the roof in the next few years, but can Black­town Coun­cil keep up? The area has been call­ing for more infra­struc­ture to keep up with demand and Black­town Coun­cil may run the risk of stunt­ing it’s growth! Does Black­town Coun­cil have the answers that will help the push for property […]


Toongabbie Area Property Investor Update February – March 2013

You may be staggered to know there was 31,839 mat­ters in front of the NSW Con­sumer Trader & Ten­ancy Tribunal last year with ten­ancy dis­putes. We keep an eye on the out­comes of many of these mat­ters so we are able to provide you with rel­ev­ant advice in all areas of the man­age­ment of your […]


An Artistic Way to Sell a House With Art Exhibition By World Renowned Artist On Auction Day

TOONGABBIE, MARCH 23, 2013 PRESS RELEASE IMMEDIATE USE   Eld­ers Toongab­bie’ s Leon Giet­zmann and The Blend’s Greg Bridges have teamed up to put on a show that will delight the neigh­bor­hood. In mar­ket­ing an iconic home for sale by auc­tion in Gir­raween, Sales agent Leon Giet­zmann has invited world renowned artist Greg Bridges to displays […]

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