The McGrath Report 2022

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Posted in Uncategorized on 5th October, 2021

New tunnel drives property predictions

Making the state and federal governments announcement that an historic Blue Mountains tunnel is a step closer, with the contract awarded for the environmental assessment to build Australia's longest road tunnel between Blackheath and Little Hartley, McGrath Orange director and sales agent Josh Fitzgerald sees a positive future for home owners and investors across the Central West.  "The tunnel will make journeys between the Central West and East Coast more time efficient and safer," Josh said. "While the property market is buoyant at the moment, we can predict that it will increase once construction starts on this project."  Initial construction work is scheduled to start in late 2022, with... View article »
Posted in Sell on 28th September, 2021

Mums awarded for first time at Mumfest 2021

Having celebrated its inaugural event two years ago, Central West Mums presents Mumfest returns in November promising to be even bigger with the The Central West Mummys Awards now open, and sponsored by McGrath Orange. Two years ago, the first Mumfest event took place with more than 300 females celebrating friendship, community and a shared love of motherhood. On Saturday 6 November, Central West Mums Mumfest returns with the additional highlight of the Central West Mummys Awards, paying tribute to the outstanding businesses that support everyday mums, and the people who make us proud to live in the Central West. Event host, and... View article »
Posted in Uncategorized on 15th July, 2021

Get The Best Price For Your Home With Property Styling

Director of McGrath Orange, Josh Fitzgerald has eight years experience in the real estate industry and, with the rise in premium properties hitting the market in the region, he has also seen the increase in property styling opportunities in preparation for sales. “The digital age is a big influence on presenting a property at its best,” he said. “People are online viewing Pinterest and Instagram pictures of beautifully decorated homes and well-edited images, and they expect the same from real estate agencies. McGrath Orange is fortunate to have access to some of the best photographers and production teams in the country with... View article »
Posted in Uncategorized on 30th June, 2021

How to get finance before an auction

By Jack Aumuller, sales agent, McGrath Orange I recently spoke to mortgage broker Amanda Gleeson from Compari Finance Solutions about the necessary preparation required before bidding at an auction. Here’s the advice she gave. What do you need to do if you’re purchasing a property for auction? It’s certainly an exciting time and due diligence is the most important thing to ensure you’re fully prepared to take part in an auction. Here are three things you need to do.   Engage in a mortgage broker – a mortgage broker will go through your income, perform a credit check and review your capacity to complete the... View article »
Posted in Uncategorized on 15th June, 2021

Meet Jack Aumuller

There’s something to be said for tenacity and drive outweighing youth when it comes to prime examples like Jack Aumuller.  At the age of 23, he may be the youngest real estate agent in the Central West, but he has already carved out a successful career. “I spent about 18 months in property management where, after learning all about the field, I moved into an assistant role where I have since progressed into a sales agent. It’s hard to gauge, but, according to Rate My Agent I sold $16.1m worth of property in a 12 month period, and 27 of those sales... View article »
Posted in Uncategorized on 10th March, 2021


Molong is set to be the next of Orange’s neighbouring villages to witness increased real estate activity thanks to the recent economic confidence, positive season and influx of tourist interest.  Nestled between golden poplars and the rolling green hills of the Macquarie Ranges, the picturesque town of Molong is just four hours from Sydney and a mere half hour from regional city Orange.   The name Molong is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning ‘place of many rocks’. It is surrounded by rich agricultural land known for its production of fine wool, wheat, orchards, vineyards and cattle. Explorer Sir Thomas Mitchell’s indigenous tracker, Yuranigh... View article »
Posted in Uncategorized on 10th March, 2021

Suburb Spotlight – Orange CBD

SUBURB SPOTLIGHT - ORANGE CBD A buzz can be felt in the heart of this regional city brimming with cafes, restaurants, pubs as a myriad of world cuisines. Summer Street, the city’s main street, houses some of the country’s most established store brands and two shopping centres, while its side streets hold the best of Orange’s boutique retail therapy. Lord’s Place, Anson Street and Sale Street in particular provide incredible finds. Commercial real estate in the CBD is in high demand, and residential property consists of large heritage homes that are tightly held. For most who live in Orange, the CBD offers... View article »
Posted in Uncategorized on 23rd February, 2021

CWAR Support

Our aim to help every pet find a home In Australia, an estimated 250,000 healthy but unwanted dogs and cats are killed in Australian municipal pounds each year because they no longer have a place to call home.  The team at Fitzgerald Estate Agents are passionate about finding every client a home but they also want to ensure every animal is part of a family home. For that reason we were unanimous in our decision to support Central West Animal Rescue, a small but highly active not-for-profit animal rescue based in Orange.  After opening in 2017 and have expanded to now service Central West... View article »
Posted in Uncategorized on 23rd February, 2021

Bidding Guide

NSW Government Fair Trading Bidders Guide  With auctions becoming more common in Orange due to the growing demand for real estate, we’re providing as much information as we can to help you bid like a boss and secure the property of your dreams. The NSW Government of Fair Trading has prepared a Bidders Guide that gives you the information required to confidently bid on a property. Read the guide below and get ready to win that auction!  Residential and rural property auctions You will not be able to bid at an auction of residential and rural property in NSW unless you give the selling agent... View article »
Posted in Uncategorized on 23rd February, 2021