Live like a local

Live like a local

What does community mean to you? It might mean knowing that you live somewhere safe, somewhere you know your neighbour’s first name or maybe it’s somewhere you can get involved with the local surf lifesaving club?   Community means something different to each and...
The year of the Pig in Adelaide

The year of the Pig in Adelaide

There are 12 animals used in the Chinese Zodiac, and 2019 is the year of the Pig.   In Chinese culture, pigs are symbols of wealth, and their big ears and chubby faces are signs of good fortune as well.   Chinese New Year, otherwise known as Lunar New Year is a...
Smashed Avocado on a Budget

Smashed Avocado on a Budget

At McGrath, we love seeing people move into their first home and helping them to get in there.   The joy on their faces as proud new homeowners eagerly grab the keys and open the door for the first time is just priceless for us and is a big part of our “why” we do...
Planning for change

Planning for change

  It’s always interesting to see how different people go about deciding on which house to buy, particularly for owner-occupiers as they can have a far more complex set of priorities than investors who are looking mainly for cash flow and returns.   People are...
Make the most of your Australia Day!

Make the most of your Australia Day!

With Australia day just around the corner, our minds wander to the ever-important question of what do we cook for our guests on Australia day that will have everyone at the party feeling happy, healthy, and patriotic?   For us, there’s nothing quite like the good old...
The other side of the investment bubble

The other side of the investment bubble

There’s been more stringent regulation in recent times in the property investment market. The financial regulators have been cracking down on the banks’ previous habit of lending far more than they should to people wanting to invest in property, and their willingness...
Is 2019 time for a sea change?

Is 2019 time for a sea change?

The beginning of a new year is usually that time when people take a minute to reflect on the year that was, where they are now, and where they want to be for the new year and beyond.   This often leads to questions about how happy we are in our jobs, whether our...
The Post-Christmas Ham

The Post-Christmas Ham

Christmas is a time of giving, and of receiving, but what do you do when you’ve bought a Christmas ham, your cousin who’s come to visit has gifted you one, and the kind old neighbour next door has dropped one off??   Well, you get creative of course!   The lovely...
Christmas treats

Christmas treats

For most of us the holiday season is a time of fun, a time of joy, and most of all a time to spend with our loved ones; many of whom we may not see throughout other parts of the year.   We love the people around us and we want to give them things that make them feel...
The other side of the Festive season

The other side of the Festive season

For many, the festive season is a time of excitement, anticipation, and winding down after a long year of work.   It’s a time for fun-filled catch-ups with friends, family and loved ones, lots of eating and drinking, and if you’re lucky maybe a getaway to somewhere a...
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