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.

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 […]


Snapshot Of The Australian Real Estate Market

Look­ing at the real estate mar­ket from the buyer’s point of view is a very import­ant key to under­stand­ing the mar­ket. I came across a snap­shot of the real estate mar­ket from a buyer’s point of view info graphic the other day and found it quite inter­est­ing. The info graphic shows that first home buy­ers are out […]


Toongabbie West Holds It’s 5th Annual Halloween Carnival

Press Release Imme­di­ate use TOONGABBIE, octo­ber 14, 2013     Toongab­bie West Pub­lic School Holds It’s 5th Annual Hal­loween Car­ni­val   Toongab­bie West  pub­lic school puts on a show for the undead on Sat­urday, 2nd of Novem­ber. This is becom­ing a fast-growing tra­di­tion for Toongab­bie, where every zombie/monster in the local area comes out to feed, dance […]


Designing Crime Out Of Your House “Bonus Infographic & Checklist”

This check­list has been developed as a guide for assess­ing house’s res­ist­ance to crime. Answer­ing “No” to a ques­tion indic­ates areas where you could take action to improve the secur­ity of your house. House num­ber It is import­ant that your prop­erty num­ber is vis­ible from the street to help emer­gency ser­vices find the house. Fences and gates Fences […]


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 […]


Have Fixed Rates Hit The Bottom Of The Cycle?

I have noticed an inter­est­ing pat­tern in one of the recent interest rate charts. This is slightly dan­ger­ous ter­rit­ory because the past is obvi­ously not a pre­dic­tion of future rate dir­ec­tions. How­ever, this pat­tern does seem to apply at least since the begin­ning of 2009 (when this data series com­menced). The 3 year fixed rate […]


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 […]


How To Increase Depreciation Deductions for Co-ownership Property

Over half of the depre­ci­ation sched­ules cre­ated are for prop­er­ties that have been pur­chased by more than one owner. Last year, just over half of the depre­ci­ation sched­ules com­pleted by BMT Tax Depre­ci­ation for investors, were for prop­er­ties that had been pur­chased by more than one owner. It’s not sur­pris­ing that prop­erty co-ownership is becom­ing pop­u­lar in and […]

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