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.

Tips for working from home

Have you been thrust into working from home recently? And possibly having your children at home as well doing their lessons remotely? Working from home, especially if the whole family is home can be a challenge. You can get easily distracted and you might be feeling a...

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A little scone love

In these unprecedented times that we find ourselves in, you may want to look at ways to take your mind off all the seriousness in the world and find something a bit more soothing, therapeutic and that will help you get through it all. Baking might be just...

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10 things to remember through trying times

The state of the world news, your Facebook feed or the conversations going on around the water cooler at the moment can be enough to make your head spin. With so much uncertainty in the world right now from bushfires, to COVID-19 to it can be helpful to try and put...

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Should you rent to people who have pets?

If you have a pet, you will know that trying to find a rental property can be a bit of a nightmare. And with new laws coming into states such as Victoria making it easier for people with pets to secure rental properties, it's time for landlords to consider the pros...

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Healthy Banana Bread

Somehow, we always end up with 3 to 4 very ripe bananas just sitting on the counter. Bananas that are too ripe to eat but are perfect for baking. This healthy banana bread is everything you want in banana bread. It’s moist and dense and full of flavour and great to...

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10 Tips for achieving anything you want in life

Have you ever had the feeling of being stuck in life? It might be that you are not challenging yourself, or you don't know what step to make next. The thought of going after what you want can be scary, and a lot of people let their fear get the better of them. So how...

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Our top tips for saving for your first house deposit

Are you looking to buy your first home this year or invest in a second property? It’s an exciting time, looking to spend your hard-earned cash on a new home or expand your current portfolio. And you might be looking at ways that you can save some more dollars to make...

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Whole baked snapper with crispy potatoes

In South Australia, we are blessed with delicious and locally sourced seafood on offer. You might be looking to add some healthy fish into your cooking roster or get a good hit of Omega-3 fats into your diet. Adding fish into your weekly meal planning can have...

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How to not sweat the small stuff at work

You might be well into your working year, or just starting back afresh after summer holidays with the family. Possibly you might have slid into the end of 2019, a bit burnt out and tired and now that a new year is upon us you might be looking to make some...

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A Summer Declutter

Years of beautiful memories can often turn into your worst nightmare as you walk into a spare room, office or your garage. The thought of starting the process to declutter and sorting through your lifetime of items can be hard, and it can often be emotional as you let...

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Pasta with white wine and mussels

As beautiful summer nights roll on, we are blessed in South Australia with delicious and fresh seafood at our disposal. This pasta dish is the perfect date night dish with your loved one for a special treat, or maybe to celebrate Valentine’s Day next month.What you’ll...

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Moving with your pets

A new year can often bring with it a move into a new home, to a new city or even overseas for a fresh start. If you have a much-beloved family pet, moving with them can be as nerve-racking as settling your child into a new school. Moving to a new house can be...

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Tomato Frittata

A New Year often brings with it new health and fitness goals. And it might mean that you are looking to ditch the takeout eating and do some more cooking at home this year. This recipe for a tomato Frittata is easy to make and will leave you with some...

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Set intentions instead of resolutions this New Year

As we enter into a new year, many of us look to set resolutions for change. And even in spite of the very mixed track record of New Year’s resolutions working, we make them again and again, somehow hoping this time will be different. Often, they fall by...

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Spinach and chicken summer salad

As the weather warms up, you will be looking for easy to prepare recipes. You might be looking to use some leftover roast chicken from Christmas day, or add in a healthy salad option after a little bit of overindulgence. Either way, this recipe is delicious and will...

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5 Ways to give to others this holiday Season

As Christmas is fast approaching your mind may be turning to how you can give in small but significant ways to those around you. Here are some lovely ideas on how to pay it forward this holiday season. They don't have to be grand gestures. Sometimes, it's the little...

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Perfect weeknight fish tacos

Now that the silly season is well and truly upon us you might be looking for some easy, delicious and nutritious recipes for a weeknight feed for the whole family. This fish taco recipe is sure to be a winner in your home.What you’ll need: Fish Taco Ingredients:...

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How to find a great house sitter

Are you heading away for the summer months for a family vacation? You might be looking to find a reliable house sitter, who can look after your garden, pets and home like you will. So how do you find that someone? Here are our top tips. Decide what you need from a...

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Vegan Key Lime Pie

Do you have a family member, friend or your son’s new girlfriend joining you this Christmas who has just told you they are vegetarian or vegan? If so, you might be starting to panic as to what to serve them this Christmas. Or, you might just be looking to add some...

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How to pick the right Real Estate Agent to sell your home

Selling your home can be a nerve-racking and emotional time. And finding the right Real Estate Agent with local knowledge, professionalism and drive to get your house sold can be a daunting task. So how do you pick the right Real Estate Agent to sell your home? Here...

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Healthy, and delicious feel good dinner

Are you trying to add some fish to your diet each week? Salmon is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet and has a bunch of health benefits such as good Omega 3's and is a great source of protein. It is also high in B vitamins, a great source of potassium, and...

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Young professionals – Should I rent or buy?

It is an age-old question of should I rent or should I buy? With property prices on the increase and the dream of owning your own home seeming at times an impossible dream, many young professionals are choosing to rent instead of buy. So, what are some of the...

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Change your work, change your life

As the alarm goes off at 6am on Monday morning are you jumping out of bed ready to get into the day or is it more of a drag to get motivated? With the inevitable number of hours that we spend in the workplace from day to day, week to week it really is important to...

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