Coastal Living

Welcome to the McGrath Real Estate blog

Welcome to our collection of blog articles. In this section of the site we share valuable information to help you get the most out of your relationship with us, your plans for real estate, and your appreciation of life here in Adelaide, especially throughout the western and coastal suburbs.

Work to live, not live to work

The end of the year brings with it a time for reflection; to look back at the year that was and decide if it turned out the way we had hoped.

Sometimes we look back with pride, other times the year hasn’t been the easiest and we look back thinking, wow that went fast!

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Planting the Spring garden

Adelaide’s coastal suburbs enjoy a temperate climate, and Springtime brings with it the sunshine to warm the soil in your garden, and the rains you need to grow those beautiful Spring garden delights.

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Summer Pavlova dessert

One of the best ways to create memories in your own home is being able to spend time baking delicious treats to share with friends and family.   Our absolute favourite warm-weather dessert is a delicious, fruit-filled Pavlova. There’s so much room to be creative with...

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Staying Safe and Happy at the Beach

Living by the coast allows many opportunities to grab the kids, the dog, or possibly both and head on down to the beach to enjoy a bit of downtime. With sand between the toes, the smell of sunscreen in the air and the clear blue ocean lapping at the shores, beach days are what dreams are made of.

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What lies ahead for Adelaide Real Estate?

Adelaide Real Estate There is often speculation about the future of Adelaide’s Real Estate market; what it will look like, where the growth suburbs will be, and when is the right time to get into the market.   With the decline in the automotive industry over the last...

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A Coastal BBQ with a twist

There is nothing better as the days start to get that little bit longer than to have those closest over for a BBQ in the sunshine.   A perfect opportunity to get together with friends, family or maybe even your neighbours, and enjoy the beautiful weather in Adelaide...

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It’s a dog’s life

Adelaide’s coastal suburbs are a great place to live if you and your furry best friend love the beach. Dogs have access to any and every beach in South Australia, but it’s important to know where you need to keep your dog on-leash and those where you can let your...

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Springtime of your life

Springtime in Adelaide brings a welcome new season of sunshine and warmer weather after some of us have spent the winter tucked away in the security of our own homes.

But with this new lease of life, comes the question of whether now is the right time for that change of scenery you’ve been longing for?

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Pack a picnic and head to the coast

If you live by the coast, you will be no stranger to making the most of the outdoors. One of our favourite pastimes is to pack a picnic and head to the beach. It is the perfect way to de-stress as you watch the waves roll, the kids play and the world pass.   And it is...

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Top tips to get to the coast

As we get those first few days of sunshine and that inkling that spring is near, our attention diverts back to the beach from the warmth of staying indoors.   If you’re over the cold and looking to make that move to beach-side living, here are our top tips to get you...

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Diversity is beautiful

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and this proves true in the myriad of different home styles, both inside and out, that we see every day.   A house starts as a blank canvas in an architect’s office, and it’s not...

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Know thy neighbour

A smile and wave from that someone who brings in the bins while you’re away, and who collects your mail when you can’t is one of those undervalued but essential relationships we make in life.   I always find it interesting that many people don’t know their neighbours....

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To Mover, or not to Mover

The excitement of moving We all know the excitement of moving into that perfect new place. You’ve found the one, it will look amazing with all your furniture, and it will be somewhere you feel happy and safe.   Be it that you’ve bought, or that you are renting, the...

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A breakfast sure to impress

If you have just bought your first home, heading out for those lazy, long Sunday brunches may be a thing of the past.   The days of avocado on toast and cold drip coffee slip down the priority list as you spend more time, energy, and investment on your home and...

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De-clutter your life, de-clutter your mind

  It is often not until we have a life event such as moving to a new house that we kick into gear to do a well overdue de-clutter and clean. If you are anything like me you will have drawers of trinkets, hair products you don’t use, and clothes that are not being...

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Adelaide, love to live

We often get a bad rap for not being as exciting as some of the Eastern States in liveability and lifestyle, however, Adelaide is proving time and time again that it is a wonderful city to live in, raise your children, and create the life you want.   We have it pretty...

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Owning a home vs Investing

Buying your forever home is a very different process to buying an investment property. The value of an investment property can be measured in dollars and cents, whereas the value of a home is often more emotionally influenced. Both are and should be long-term...

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Sushi with kids

Time, we all want more of it! Time passes so quickly; your once young children grow up and rapidly become adults and then have a family of their own. Where did the time go?   It seems only like yesterday that you were welcoming them into the world and now they are...

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The Art of owning a home

Having four walls around us and a roof over our heads is what we call having a house. Decorating a house with things that we love and things that are unique and special to us is what makes that house a home.   As I look around my own home, I notice all the things that...

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Should I stay or should I go now?

Should I stay or should I go now? This can be a tough question to answer for a lot of people. There are those who can’t wait to get out of the place they’re in for a raft of different reasons, and then there are those who struggle with the move and reset into a new...

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Slow-Roasted Pork Belly with Crispy Crackling

Brrrr, is anyone else feeling that winter chill set in? Summer is a distant memory now as the short days are upon us and we hibernate in the comfort of our homes, snuggled up by the fire, cooking home-style meals and enjoy nights in with the family by our side.   This...

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Coastal living is good for your health

At McGrath Real Estate we live and breathe the coastal lifestyle. If you are anything like us you will know that living by the sea is good for the soul and good for your health too.   Living seaside has many wonderful health benefits and in this crazy rat race that is...

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