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.

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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Getting your house in order for EOFY

Can you believe it’s approaching that end of financial year time again? It’s that time of the year when property investors should be thinking about getting their house in order to keep the tax man at bay.   We know tax time is not the most glamorous of things to talk...

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Winter Veggies and fragrant Roast Lamb

Coastal living brings warm summer days, sea breezes, and long days spent at the beach relaxing under umbrellas, swimming, and enjoying the summer rays. The cooler months are also stunningly beautiful when you live in a coastal suburb of Adelaide like Glenelg or...

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We find the rentals that fit your lifestyle

Finding a rental property is probably up there with some of those least favourite tasks, like visiting the dentist, or having your annual review with your boss.   It can take hours of trawling through properties online late at night, contacting agents that don’t...

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Invest in Bricks and Mortar

Just like a new dress, fashion trends come and go and not all fashion trends are worth following; 80’s perms and acid wash jeans, we are talking about you!   With the current trends of people investing in cryptocurrencies and shares, it is easy to get caught up in the...

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Autumn warmers

Searching for that perfect home, or preparing your home for sale can be a big task, often stressful, and an upheaval for the whole family.   Often looking after ourselves slips down the list of things to do and we stop regular exercise, eating well, and getting...

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Get your stylist on

When you are selling a home, it is incredible what the right styling can do to get your house sold quickly and have buyers fall in love with your home and want to make it their own.   It is a vital step to gain the upper hand in a competitive market and make your...

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Find a job that enhances your life

As we get older, the time seems to zip by faster and faster with each passing year. We get stuck in the day to day and sometimes forget to live our lives to the fullest. People seem to get so excited for Friday; they wait all week for it to arrive so that they can...

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Selling your home is not just financial

Selling a home can be as exciting as it is nerve-racking; a stressful time for the whole family. There is the stress of getting a house ready for sale, packing a lifetime of items carefully into boxes, finding the right buyer who will love your home as much as you...

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What are management fees for rental property?

Being a landlord is financially rewarding, but it is also a full-time job with a number of responsibilities, which is why property managers are an attractive alternative, prompting the question, what are management fees for rental property? A good property manager...

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