Tenant Holiday Checklist

What do to before you leave your rental property to take holidays by Janeen Toner-Wasil, McGrath Orange Property Management To ensure you enjoy your holiday, we recommend you consider the following tips as part of your planning. • Let your property manager know that you will be away, and your expected date of return - you can call us on 02 7903 0753 • Depending on the length of your holiday, temporarily stop mail and newspaper delivery • Make plans for care of pets, or kennelling pets. We can recommend some places to consider if you call our office • Prepay rent and other bills that... View article »
Posted in Uncategorized on 11th January, 2022

Is Summer the time to sell?

With more than 12 million people looking to buy this time last year, this Summer may be the perfect time to list your property. Read our reasons why you should consider selling in Summer here. Lock in your obligation free property appraisal with your local McGrath agent now. View article »
Posted in Sell on 13th December, 2021

Orange raising the roof with the rest of NSW

Article from  Builders in Orange and across NSW will stop constructing homes with dark-coloured roofs and will raise energy efficiency standards for houses, under plans outlined by Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes.  In an address that moved the focus of achieving net zero carbon emissions away from new technology and on to changes in existing behaviour, Mr Stokes said the 10-star Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) rating requirements for new residential dwellings would rise from 5.5 stars to 7 stars.  Under a separate Net Zero Cities Action Plan being developed by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, all new housing would be... View article »
Posted in Uncategorized on 24th November, 2021

Property Market Update West Orange

McGrath Orange is your area specialist for Wentworth, Poplars and Ploughmans Hill Estates. To read our third quarter report, click on the link below. Q3 Market Update | West Orange Wentworth, Poplars and Ploughmans Hill Estates, Orange NSW View article »
Posted in Uncategorized on 29th October, 2021

The McGrath Report 2022

Read The McGrath Report 2022 - Get The Latest Property Trends & John McGrath's Top Picks. Review Our Analysis On The Australian Eastern Seaboard Residential Property Market. Simply click on the link to read. View article »
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

McGrath Sets Chef’s Table at Market

  The iconic Orange Farmer’s Market educational event, Chef’s Table will launch again this Saturday after a 17-month departure thanks to generous support from real estate agency McGrath Orange.   Held at the Naylor Pavilion at the Orange Showground during the cooler months, the Orange Farmer’s Market has offered essential grocery shopping continuously throughout the COVID pandemic.  “We always promise to hold the market rain, hail or shine on the second Saturday of every month,” Orange Farmers Market committee president Richard Dowling said. “Thanks to funding from Newcrest Mines, and the support of Rotary Daybreak we are able to work towards introducing grocery pre-ordering on our website and implement all the important COVID safety measurements to keep the markets going.   While the market continued monthly, the popular Chef’s Table events were... View article »
Posted in Uncategorized on 12th August, 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