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Gaining Approval for your Granny Flat in NSW

The idea of building a Granny Flat is exciting and it can be easy to get carried away, however it’s important to carry out the appropriate research before getting started. Be sure to consult both your local council and state government laws, as these will vary depending on your area.

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How to make the most out of your Granny Flat

Looking for an investment, flexible accommodation or a future rental property? Granny Flats are a practical and cost-effective investment that can be designed to suit any use, whether you’re wanting a pool house, teenagers retreat or Airbnb.

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Requirements for Secondary Residences in the ACT

Granny Flats are known as ‘secondary residences’ in the ACT and are required to comply with regulations that are slightly different to those in NSW, hence why it is so important to refer to your local and state laws in the planning stages.

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Researching and Planning a Granny Flat? Here’s Why The Greater Sydney Lockdown is The Perfect Time!

At Cubitt’s, we get it – Cubitt’s understand your needs. With maximizing your property’s space whilst keeping family close such a hot topic, we wanted to give you a strong outline of why a Granny Flat is the perfect solution to plan for now. Now that we are in a lockdown, there has never been a better time to plan for your Granny Flat.

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Items to Consider When Buying a Property to Build a Granny Flat in ACT

Try to purchase a block that is rectangle, with house to the front and plenty of rear garden. It is best if the house is square on the land not on an angle….it gives you more room for privacy from the house and the granny flat.

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5 Points to Consider Before you Begin your Home Extension

You may need to vacate your home while the extension is being built. All first floors, or areas beneath works need to be vacated during construction. Legally, no one is allowed to be beneath construction works during the construction hours of 7am to 4pm or until sheet flooring has been installed.

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4 reasons why a renovation project is your best option in Sydney

Feel like a change of scenery? If you’ve been living in the same Sydney location for a while and find yourself less and less enamoured with your existing home design, you might be thinking about moving to a new suburb or location.

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The Benefits of Hosting Christmas with a Granny Flat

The Australian Christmas Season is a special time of year to celebrate with those you love. However, if you are hosting Christmas celebrations on your property, it can be exhausting having to organise your family and prepare the main house. We reveal how owning a Granny Flat can help you host the best Christmas yet

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How To Choose A Builder For Your Home Extension

So, you’ve finally saved enough for that home extension you’ve always wanted. Whether you need more space for a growing family or simply need more room for entertaining, working from home and everyday living, a home extension project is bound to improve your overall quality of life.

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Renovate or rebuild: What’s the best option for you?

Feel like a change of scenery? If you’ve been living in the same Sydney location for a while and find yourself less and less enamoured with your existing home design, you might be thinking about moving to a new suburb or location.

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6 alfresco extension ideas to make your summer sizzle

Want to spend more time in the Great Outdoors this summer? There’s no better way to do it than with a stunning alfresco area. Built using premium timber and treated to prevent weather damage, a polished alfresco area can add value and style to your home while you enjoy the fresh air.

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Construction Boom: Why Demand for Home Extensions is at an All-Time High?

This week, at their Annual 2021 Construction Outlook event, Housing Industry Association Chief Economist, Tim Reardon identified Home Extensions and Renovations at an all time high, superseding the previous heights on 2003/2004

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How to Financially Gain with a Granny Flat at Any Stage of Your Life

Feel like a change of scenery? If you’ve been living in the same Sydney location for a while and find yourself less and less enamoured with your existing home design, you might be thinking about moving to a new suburb or location.

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Why Now is the Perfect Time to Invest in a Granny Flat

There is no doubt we are living in strange times – dramatically affecting how we work, how we socialise, our living arrangements and more. As Albert Einstein once famously said, “in the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity”, and with so much change afoot, many Australians are wondering how we can best prepare ourselves for the near future and beyond.

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Your Warm, Cosy Cubitt’s Granny Flat – Quality Products we Use to Keep You Warm

Do you find your home struggles to keep warm in winter? With such high energy costs, keeping cosy during the winter months is an important consideration for many Australians looking to downsize or invest by building a Granny Flat.

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How to Beat the Ticking Property Time Bomb

Have you been thinking about buying a bigger property to finally get that forever home you’ve always been dreaming about? Or perhaps you love your home but feel like your family has outgrown it and you need more space? We get it.

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Is Your Living Space in Need of Decluttering?

Do you find you are constantly losing things in your home? The endless searching for your phone, keys or glasses can be frustrating. Or perhaps you’ve recently noticed the copious amounts of dusting and cleaning required lately – which seems to take longer and longer each time! If either of these scenarios sounds familiar, it could be a sign that your life will benefit from some serious home decluttering.

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What is a Granny Flat Agreement and How Does it Avoid a Dispute?

Are you starting to plan for your retirement? Or perhaps you want to keep a closer eye on your elderly parents? Building a Granny Flat on your property is an excellent option to provide personalised support and care for your loved one while adding value to your home.

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Granny Flat Investment: Student Renters as an Additional Source of Income

As the focus on further education for young people grows, combined with the inability to have an overseas gap year, there are more and more Australians enrolling in University courses. In fact, a University of Sydney spokeswoman recently described demand for places from local students has been “higher than ever”.

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The Australian Property Market in Financial Year 2022: 5 Trend Predictions

There is no doubt the Australian property market has been a hot topic in 2021, with properties in every state rising to record-breaking prices. Where to from here? Will house prices drop due to lack of housing affordability? Will historically low-interest rates keep prices rising even further?

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