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.

How To Maximise Future Tax Deductions When Renovating

Ren­ov­ate and prosper With shows such as ‘The Block’ and ‘House Rules’ inspir­ing a wave of ren­ov­at­ors, many prop­erty investors have con­sidered whether they too should do some renov­a­tion work to their invest­ment prop­erty. Though investors know com­plet­ing a renov­a­tion will add value to their prop­erty and pos­sibly even increase the weekly rental value, they […]


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 […]


The Worst Property Selling Mistake You Can Ever Make

You must have made a ter­rible mis­take if your prop­erty has not sold, right? Com­mon sense may make you think that if a prop­erty does not sell, there must be some­thing ter­ribly wrong with it, right? Well that is true state­ment to a point. In a strong mar­ket that homes are selling, there must be something […]


What Can Go Wrong During The Sale Of Your Property

The things that can go wrong dur­ing your trans­ac­tion can cost you $20,000 on your selling price! There are a lot of things that can go wrong when selling your prop­erty, but have you ever thought of what can go wrong dur­ing your trans­ac­tion? So you’ve got a buyer and you have agreed to a […]


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 […]


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 […]


9 Ways Real Estate Agents Legally Bend The Law When Photoshopping

Spokes­man Robert Larocca from The Real Estate Insti­tute said, “Most agents com­plied with Stock and Busi­ness Agents Act.” “Agents were not sup­posed to add or sub­tract things from a prop­erty, but could play with light and lens angles to make it look more attract­ive,” Robert said. “You can put a nice blue sky behind the […]

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