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.

Property Investor Newsletter March – April 2012

REPAIRS, MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENTS Many land­lords often ask, “What is the dif­fer­ence between repairs, main­ten­ance and improve­ments in rela­tion to invest­ment prop­erty tax deduc­tions?” So we have taken the time to research this inform­a­tion. What are repairs and main­ten­ance? When the ATO refer to ‘repairs’, they mean work to make good or rem­edy defects in, […]


The essential DIY painting guide

It’s one of the quick­est ways to give a home a facelift, but paint­ing like the pros requires patience, atten­tion to detail, a steady hand and yes, tedi­ous pre­par­a­tion. It’s a messy busi­ness, with lots of bend­ing, twist­ing and nego­ti­at­ing lad­ders, and inev­it­able dither­ing over the cru­cial col­our scheme. Decide up front who lands the […]


Number of Home Loans Falls

Home loans by value fell in Octo­ber and remained flat over the year, sug­gest­ing the hous­ing sec­tor remains stag­nant. The Aus­tralian Bur­eau of Stat­ist­ics (ABS) said on Monday that total hous­ing fin­ance by value fell 2.5 per cent in Octo­ber, sea­son­ally adjus­ted, to $20.458 bil­lion. The ABS data also showed that the value of home […]


A look back on how the market performed in 2011

The real estate mar­ket will be draw­ing a sigh of relief as the year comes to an end. As we take a look back on how the mar­ket went in 2011, we saw an over­all improve­ment of up to 10 % — a heavy drop for the real estate mar­ket but a small part of the sharemarket […]


Property of the Week – 6 Wagner Place Seven Hills

Offers Over $550,000 A Fam­ily Home To Be Treas­ured A prop­erty of strik­ing style and impress­ive pro­por­tions, this uniquely designed home dis­plays pitched roof with tim­ber raked ceil­ings adorned with nat­ural light. Enjoy the vast liv­ing areas and take time out to relax in the numer­ous enter­tain­ing areas or enjoy the quiet, exec­ut­ive life­style avail­able. The […]


self-managed super funds now allowed to renovate investment properties

  Prop­erty investors are now allowed to ren­ov­ate there prop­er­ties in their self-managed super­an­nu­ation funds. The ATO (Aus­tralian Tax Office) has scraped the rul­ing that pre­ven­ted the usage of money had been loaned to buy an invest­ment prop­erty.   Self-managed super­an­nu­ation own­ers have always been per­mit­ted to main­tain their invest­ment prop­er­ties, but they were for­bid­den from changing/renovating them […]


How to save a tonne of money when buying a property

Think about these tips when search­ing for a  prop­erty in a depressed mar­ket. Buy­ing invest­ment real estate when the mar­ket is down can be remark­ably luc­rat­ive. But you still have to look closely to make sure you’re get­ting a worth­while deal in a buy­ers’ mar­ket — and clever prop­erty investors won’t be so dazzled by the […]


10 Free ways to go Green

Here is the next top five tips to help you go green without break­ing the bank. 6. Think, Green Kris Kringle We’ve all heard of Kris Kringle right? The hol­i­day sea­son group gift swop­ping game with a max­imum limit of lets say $50 on how much you can spend per present. For a Green Kris Kringle, […]


10 Free ways to go Green

It can some­times feel like mak­ing eco-friendly decisions means spend­ing much more money.  Well, the great news is that going green doesn’t have to empty your wal­let. With a little cre­at­ive think­ing, it’s very easy to skip the high prices of trendy earth products and go eco-friendly at no cost. Here are the first 5 of our top […]


Property of The Week – 13 Budgeree Road Toongabbie

          13 Budgeree Road Toongab­bie Pre Auc­tion Inspec­tion Times Open for Inspec­tion 1:00pm — 1:30pm Sat­urday, 22 Octo­ber 2011 Great Oppor­tun­ity — Open House Sat­urday, 22/10/2011 at 1:00–1:30pm The experts say it’s all about loc­a­tion so how could you go wrong with the per­fectly posi­tioned home set on 809m2 block with 15.4m […]


Vehicles of the future maybe fueled by recycled newspapers

Next time you fill up your recyc­ling bin with news pagers, fill your car up instead. Some very smart people at Tulane Uni­ver­sity in the USA who have iden­ti­fied a new bac­terial strain that can con­verts ordin­ary paper into butanol, which can be used a bio­fuel and a sub­sti­tute for pet­rol. The research team from Tulane […]

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