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.

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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Salmon poke bowls

If you are looking to add some healthy options to your weeknight cooking rotation, or some super easy lunch ideas that are both delicious and fun to make, you might want to try adding a poke bowl or two. Poke bowls are relatively easy to make, and they are also great...

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How to look after your coastal property

If you are lucky enough to have a home by the sea, you will enjoy the many benefits of being able to walk out your front door, down the road and hopefully be at the beach within minutes. And in summer this means, skipping the parking rat race and the crowds and you...

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Yummy prawn Rice paper Rolls

Rice paper rolls are an easy weeknight snack, a delightful canape for parties or something to keep small mouths and bellies full as the second week of school holidays roll on. You can add any type of meat to rice paper rolls, it doesn’t have to be prawn, but these are...

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Tips to make a room appear bigger

No matter how big your home is, there is always that one room that you wish was that little bit bigger. It could be your lounge room, your third bedroom or a children's room. It might be in selling your home that you are looking to increase a space or just making it...

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School Holiday Fun

As the Spring school holidays are fast approaching, you might be thinking what I am going to do with the little ones this year? There are heaps of activities on this school holidays; The Big Wedgie will be back at Glenelg for another season, there are museums to...

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Styling your Property to sell

Heading into the warmer months, you might be looking to sell your primary home or your investment property, and you will be looking to get your house in a tip, top shape for open inspections. Selling a home can be an emotional time at best, but there can also be the...

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Spring Lamb

Spring has officially sprung; the days are starting to get a little bit longer, the weather is heating up ever so slightly, and we are ready for beach days down here at Glenelg. It is also time to pull out some of your spring favourites in the kitchen. And what better...

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Spaghetti and meatballs

A delicious big bowl of pasta is exactly what the doctor ordered as we make it through that last little bit of cold nights.   And who doesn’t love whipping up a traditional spaghetti and meatballs to enjoy with the family, friend or just for yourself.   The great...

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Eco-friendly at home

  With single-use plastic in the spotlight, people making a more conscious decision about where their food comes from and trying to give our environment and the world that we live in a fighting chance, you may be looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly in...

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Zest for pie

With the citrus season in full swing, you might be lucky enough to have trees in your backyard brimming with lemons, limes and oranges.   And you are probably wondering what you do with all the excess citrus while it's in season and ripe for the picking.   This orange...

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Tips for painting your home

So, you've decided that it's time to give your home a fresh lick of paint? As we head towards the end of the winter months and into Spring, many people start to look at what home improvements they can do to brighten their home for the summer months or possibly to...

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Easy at-home bread recipe

Are you looking to bake your own bread instead of buying the store-bought options?   Baking bread can be an excellent weekend exercise and can often be a much healthier alternative to the store-bought loaves of bread available.   This no-knead bread recipe can be...

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Picking a Cook’s kitchen

If you are a foodie, or love to entertain, picking a kitchen that is going to tick all the boxes for preparing culinary delights or entertaining might be high on the list of priorities when choosing a new home. But, with everything in life, there is often compromise....

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Comfort cooking

Comfort cooking is essential to get you through the middle of winter. Throwing together a delicious pizza can be really fun and an easy dinner, and if you are trying to keep kids entertained this school holidays, pizzas can be a great way to get them helping you in...

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Winter school holiday guide

  With school holidays fast approaching in Adelaide, it’s time to start thinking about keeping those little minds active.   The July school holidays can be a bit more challenging than the summer holidays in keeping the little ones busy.   It's often wet and wild...

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Chicken soup

Brrr it’s cold outside. One of the joys of winter is cooking up a big batch of delicious and warming soup on a Sunday afternoon to devour for an evening meal or pack and take to work as a lunchtime treat.   And if your office has a cold circulating, this can be a...

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How to brighten your home during the winter months

We all know that when we feel good in our surrounding, we are more comfortable, more relaxed and happier.   Having a dark and dreary home can put a damper on our days and our mood, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Pardon the pun! By making some slight...

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Weeknight Enchiladas

Easy weeknight meals that keep the kids happy and fed, get some veggies into them and are delicious for the adults too are the goal of many households.   Especially in winter when the days seem shorter and with the sun setting a lot earlier in the day, it seems to be...

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