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.

A third man has been charged for an armed robbery at a Seven Hills bank.

All 3 men have been charged for an armed rob­bery at a Seven Hills bank which happened in June 2012. Black­town police executed a search war­rant at a home in Marks Ave, Seven Hills, and arres­ted the 29 year old. Rob­bery and ser­i­ous crime squad detect­ives have today arres­ted and charged a third man over a Western […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


How Real Estate Agents Legally Bend The Law When Photoshopping Photos And Why They Do It!

How prop­erty agents leg­ally bend the rules when it comes to pho­to­graphy. I have been read­ing up on for­ums about how home buy­ers are out­raged when it comes to real estate agents Pho­toshop­ping pho­tos: adding “views” out the win­dows, blue sky, lush green lawns, and as I read on they are even more infuri­ated by […]


What Do Real Estate Agents Really Do For Their Money?

I see a lot of people on online prop­erty invest­ment for­ums pos­ing ques­tions such as “I would like to know what Real Estate Agents actu­ally DO to earn their com­mis­sion on the sale of a prop­erty?”                     The answers given by respond­ents are gen­er­ally mixed. Some […]

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