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McGrath Report 2022

In 2021 we saw Australian house prices rise at their fastest rate in more than 17 years as reported by property research firm CoreLogic.  


While the world navigates its way out of the COVID-19 and together we embrace the silver linings that have risen from the pandemic, what is clear is the value of the Australian property market. 


What lies ahead? What changes to the way we live, work and play will we continue to see? And where do we think the opportunities for investors, buyers and sellers across the East Coast of Australia are? 


Look no further - download The McGrath Report 2022 now as we look at four emerging property trends as well as a deep dive into the performance of the East Coast of Australia’s real estate markets, whilst also sharing John McGrath’s infamous property market hotspots.

What you will find in the McGrath Report 2022


  • Four key property market trends as a result of COVID and a review of opportunities for buyers
  • Analysis of the residential property market in Sydney and surrounds, Melbourne and surrounds, Brisbane and surrounds and Canberra
  • John McGrath’s property hotspots in the

    • Sydney property market
    • Melbourne property market
    • Brisbane property market
    • Canberra property market 


Button: Download the must read McGrath 2022 report now

Property Market Trend 1: Return to the neighbourhood


How will the pandemic change the way Australian’s live, play and work?

There are clear legacies emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. Here we explore how sociologists and researchers expect our workplaces, our homes and communities to change as we come out the other side of a once in a 100-year crisis.

We explore:

  • How has the central point of our urban life has changed and question whether it has changed for ever?
  • What do the experts predict for the workplace and how are some companies already evolving?
  • How will communities and neighbourhoods feature in our lives and in our town planning?

Button: Download the McGrath 2022 Report and find out

Property Market Trend 2: Millennials impact on the property market

Millennials are the first truly mobile generation.  They shop and socialise online, embracing all that a digital native life has to offer.

It’s therefore no surprise they do things differently to previous generations and in this trend, we explore how the largest portion of Australia’s population:

  • Think about homeownership
  • Tackle the challenge of affordability
  • How they have reset the boundaries of property search and what’s important
  • Plan on being able to provide their family the same luxuries they enjoyed

Button: Read more in the McGrath 2022 Report 


Property Market Trend 3: Will the holiday home replace the holiday?

How has the shift to blended working and strict international travel restrictions impacted the holiday rental and holiday home market?

In this trend we take a deep dive into:

  • The rise of the digital nomad and workcations
  • The surge in domestic tourism and where holiday rental demand is centred
  • How the perfect storm of low interest rates, deferred mortgage repayments, remote working and a desire to be safe and outside infection zones, has ensured growth in regional areas has outpaced the city. 

Button: Get all the insights in the McGrath 2022 Report 


Property Market Trend 4: The Value Buy: Inner City Apartments 

With our international borders closed, it brings an unprecedented opportunity for local owner occupiers and investors. 

But where is this opportunity for home buyers and property investors? 

Here we examine the radical change Australia’s cities have undergone as a result of COVID. What the current decentralisation of our key cities means and how long will it stay this way. We unpack what the experts are predicting, and we look at the time limited opportunity buyers have before life returns to pre-pandemic levels of normalcy.  


Button: Download the McGrath Report 2022 to find out more


Brisbane Property Market and Surrounds Spotlight & John McGrath’s Top Picks 

“Beautiful one day, perfect the next” is a slogan that resonates with many interstate buyers with Queensland seeing a population uptick since the start of COVID.

The inflow of new homeowners has sparked a development boom and has pushed property prices up to unprecedented levels. In fact, there are nearly as many million-dollar suburbs in Brisbane’s surrounding regional areas as its CBD.

But where are the good opportunities for property buyers in Brisbane and surrounds? 

Find out here as John McGrath shares his top picks for those in the property market.

Button: Find out where the Brisbane property market hot spots are here

Melbourne Property Market and Surrounds Spotlight & John McGrath’s Top Picks 

What has fuelled the Melbourne property market and the regional Victorian property market growth since the beginning of 2021? 

The fear of a property slump has been surpassed by record property listings, auction clearance rates and an optimism that is driving demand and strong market revival. 

But what saved the Victorian property market from the impact of the pandemic? Who has benefited from the upswing, where are the big areas of market growth and where do the opportunities lie for savvy buyers and investors?

Find out this, and checkout the top picks on where John McGrath sees opportunity for future property market buyers. 

Button: Find out where the Melbourne property market hot spots are here


Local experts powered by an australian network

With a growing rural network spanning from the Victorian Alps to Southern QLD, McGrath Rural combines the passion and expertise of our local agricultural experts with a network founded on 30 years of delivering record sales. 

McGrath’s scale gives you access to our wide ranging specialists, our unparalleled technology and marketing systems in combination with the personalised, results focused experience you’ve come to expect from our highly skilled local teams. 

We believe our job is not just to sell your livestock or property, it’s about selling it for a premium price. In the process we aim to create relationships that last a lifetime.
Michael Burke




McGrath Rural Locations

OUR growing rural footprint

  • Albury, NSW
  • Alstonville, NSW
  • Ballarat, VIC
  • Berridale, NSW   
  • Bowral, NSW
  • Camden, NSW
  • Central Tablelands, NSW
  • Coffs Harbour, NSW
  • Cooma, NSW
  • Jindabyne, NSW
  • Hawkesbury, NSW
  • Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Leeton, NSW
  • Mansfield, VIC
  • Molong, NSW
  • Muswellbrook, NSW
  • Narrandera, NSW
  • Orange, NSW
  • Temora, NSW
  • Upper Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Wagga Wagga, NSW




Our team of local specialist and agricultural real estate agents offer unrivalled connections and insights into their regions. Combine this with the power of the McGrath network, and a sales system founded on over 30 years of delivering record sales and you can expect the exceptional.


McGrath Rural combines passion, experience and high achieving local teams with the power of our networks’ renowned sales and marketing system. Refined over many years and leveraging industry leading technology and digital platforms, our goal for every client is to achieve a premium price for the sale of their property.


McGrath Rural offers you the best local experts with the power of a results focused network behind them and what that means for you is, exceptional results, from exceptional teams. 


Realise more when you sell with McGrath.






With over four decades of combined experience selling livestock in the Upper Hunter region and managing well over 30% of weekly sales through the Scone Saleyards, the McGrath Livestock team is your high performing, results focused partner, to buy and sell your stock right across the eastern states of Australia. 

With sales run through premium Hunter Valley saleyards and across the powerful AuctionPlus online platform, our clients get maximum exposure to generate maximum competition. It’s this competition that drives our exceptional results for our clients. 

Our highly experienced and networked team understand the market trends and developments in livestock supply chain and production and are the perfect partner to help advise, market and sell your livestock. 

Expect the exceptional with McGrath Livestock