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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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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 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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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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Grey Nomads Travel: Why a Granny Flat is The Perfect Home Base for You

Undoubtedly one of the great Australian dreams for Baby Boomers and mature age citizens is to hit the open-road, living the grey nomads travel lifestyle. In 2019, the 55-plus age group accounted for a whopping 43 per cent of all overnight caravan or camping stays across Australia. If you are approaching retirement, wanting to downsize and explore Australia’s backyard at your own pace, yet still want to spend time with your family and grandchildren, read on – we reveal why a granny flat is the perfect home base for you.

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Multigenerational Living: A Checklist for Moving in With Your Family

One increasing trend being witnessed in Australia is multiple generations of the same family (grandparents, parents and children) choosing to live together on the same property. In fact, as many as one in five Australians live in multigenerational households, according to a recent study by the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

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Granny Flat Tax in 2021: Make Sure You Know These Tips and Traps!

In Australia, Granny Flats are becoming an increasingly popular investment and versatile asset to add to existing homes. As families change over time and parents get older, Granny Flats provide an ideal lifestyle for parents who want to avoid overcrowded and expensive aged care facilities and instead be close to family and their grandchildren.

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Granny Flat Cost

It’s one of our most frequently asked questions. At Cubitt’s, we get asked the question “How much is a granny flat?” almost every day.

The answer is, that really depends on a few things. What you want, what your budget is, and what can be built on the designated land.

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Granny flat agreement

If you’re in the process of building a granny flat, you would’ve heard the term “granny flat agreement” been thrown around a few times. This is because it is an important part of the granny flat process.

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What is a granny flat?

A granny flat is a self-contained housing unit located on the same block as a family home. It is often designed for one or two people to be living inside, and usually is built for aging parents or for adult children who still want to stay close.

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What you need to know before building a granny flat

So, you’re wanting to build a granny flat?

These days, who isn’t? Many Australians are choosing to make the most out of their space at home by building a granny flat. Whether it be to keep your loved ones close, extending your own home or you’ll be using it as an investment, it’s always a good idea to build a granny flat.

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Granny flat interior design ideas

If you are in the process of building or have already built your granny flat, you must now be thinking about the interior design of the home now too. Building a new space is always exciting, especially if it’s as a home extension.

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