McGrath expands Illawarra footprint with an office in Thirroul

Staff reporterJuly 31, 20200 min read

The real estate group, McGrath Estate Agents, has reaffirmed its commitment to the Illawarra region announcing the opening of a new office in Thirroul.

It is under the auspices of its longtime franchise partner, the McCarthy/Sutherland Shire & Illawarra Group led by Patrick McCarthy.

John McGrath said McCarthy and his team had established their south coast market presence over eighteen months ago.

"So opening in Thirroul will be a value-add to their community of buyers and sellers alike.

“Thirroul itself offers low density beachside living that is increasingly appealing to both Sydneysiders wanting an escape as well as those who are attracted to his wonderful lifestyle, amenity, and its proximity to Sydney and the regional cities of Wollongong and Canberra,” Mr McGrath added.

Last December Jeremy Hodder, joined the group and will now be partnering with Vanessa Denison-Pender, former director of One Agency Thirroul, to open the new office.

Vanessa has been in the industry for 17 years and has been a principal in the area for eight years. 

Mr Hodder believes that the affordability of the area is particularly attractive and in reach of first home buyers and empty nesters as well as the WFH commuter.

McGrath Thirroul speciality suburbs include Thirroul, Austinmer, Wombarra, East Corrimal, Coledale, Towradgi, and Bulli.

“The out of area migration from Sydney is becoming increasingly popular," Vanessa said.

Thirroul is only 80kms from the south of Sydney and many more people are becoming comfortable with this commute to put themselves in a better financial position.

“Since the onset of COVID-19, we have experienced a large number of enquiries from Sydney not only for relocation opportunities but also for investment options, this includes weekenders and beach holiday homes”.

With an average median house price for Thirroul is $1,225,000; Vanessa Denison-Pinder has achieved some sales results in the last six months including: 

  • 11 The Grove Austinmer – A street record for a 4 bedroom home sold for $2,925,000

  • 21 The Grove Austinmer – A 3 bedroom home sold for $1,600,000

  • 28 The Waves Thirroul – A street record for a 5 bedroom home sold for $1,465,000

  • 686 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Coldale – A Beachfront 4 bedroom home sold for $2,410,000

Recent sales by Jeremy in the last six months include: 

  • 10a Toxteth Avenue, Austinmer – Brand new 3 Bedroom home sold for $2,350,000

  • 3 The Breakers, Thirroul – A 4 bedroom home sold for $2,325,000

  • 347-349 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Clifton – Set a new suburb record for Clifton sold for $3,375,000








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