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.

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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Things are heating up – Heating your home this winter

Brrrr hello, June and hello to the start of winter and the cold, cold days…. It's the time of year where most South Australians would be pleased with escaping to somewhere warmer.   But, alas life doesn't always give us what we want and often we need to tough out the...

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Living a happy and full life; It’s up to you.

Are you searching for happiness? Do you want to live a full life? These seem to be questions that often pop up in times of change personally, professionally or changes in our society economically or politically. At McGrath we want our staff to live their lives to the...

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Honey it’s cold outside

Beautiful crisp mornings after frosty cool nights are one of the hallmarks of Autumn weather in South Australia. But, with the cold mornings and clear crisp skies, we are often blessed with sun-filled days. Beautiful days to soak up the sunshiney rays.   So, whilst...

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Maximise your investment

As we head towards the end of the financial year it’s always a good time for investment property owners to look at how they can minimise their tax and maximise gains on their investment.   Tax and end of the financial year are not topics that many get excited about so...

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Just one hour can change your life

We’ve all got a lot on, there is no doubt about that. We all have full lives and should be grateful to have so much that fills our days, like people that love us and want to spend time with us, jobs that fill our pockets and projects that fill our lives with joy.  ...

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Creamy Carbonara

Is there anything better than a big bowl of delicious spaghetti pasta on a weeknight that is simple, easy to get on the table pronto, and will keep bellies full and the whole family happy?   This super easy, and yummy creamy carbonara recipe is the perfect little...

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Home improvement on a budget

It might be that you are getting ready to sell your current home, or you might on the other hand just be looking for a way to spruce up your existing space. Whatever your reason for wanting to make home improvements there might be a financial barrier holding you back...

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Egg-cellent fun!

As Easter and the school holidays approach we start thinking about how we will entertain the kidlets for a couple of weeks, and (try to) keep them away from the sweeter treats that the Easter bunny brings.   Hand-dying eggs has been an Easter tradition for many to...

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Reap what you sow

Autumn is such a beautiful time in Adelaide, and as the leaves start to turn beautiful shades of yellow and burnt orange, we are reminded again whether we like it or not that life rolls on and summer is over for another year.   Autumn is a great time to stock up your...

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