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Top 10 Home Extension Trends That Are Not to be Missed in 2021

Whether you’re building a home extension to accommodate for your growing family with more functional space, or as an investment to add value to your property, here are the top 10 home extension trends of 2021:

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How Much Does a Home Extension Cost in 2021? Here are 7 Important Factors

As your family grows, you may find yourself requiring more usable space. Planning to renovate the home you love is one of the most exciting and most personal projects a person can undertake.

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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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Everything You Need to Know Before You Build Your Secondary Dwelling in 2021

If you or your family are thinking about building a secondary dwelling on your property, then it’s crucial to consider every element of what may be involved from start to finish, and what to expect from the process.

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The 6 Best Tips on How to Choose the Right Position for Your Granny Flat

With record-low interest rates, the Government’s HomeBuilder cash grants, the potential scrapping of Capital Gains Tax on Granny Flats, and a high demand for affordable living across New South Wales and the ACT – there has truly never been a better time to invest in a Granny Flat on your property.

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Granny Flat Real Estate: Why Should You Invest During a Pandemic?

The recent COVID-19 pandemic events in New South Wales have highlighted how quickly the tides can turn, and just how crucial it is to keep family members close and safe.

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Downsizing: Granny Flat Living vs Apartment Living

Have you found the amount of ‘stuff’ in your house just keeps stacking up? Do you spend endless hours vacuuming, dusting and tidying rooms you no longer use? Is your backyard becoming too laborious and time consuming?

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5 Things to Consider Before Moving Your Parents into a Granny Flat

There is a plethora of personal and long-term financial benefits to moving your ageing parents into a Granny Flat. These include adding value to your existing property, future leasing benefits, childcare benefits, health and supervision, privacy benefits compared…

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Why the Federal Budget is a boost for Granny Flat Buyers

The most important one since World War II, the Federal Budget announcement made earlier this month has been carefully designed to accelerate the economic recovery.

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Latest Colour Trends in Building Projects

With society spending more time indoors during COVID, the home has become a haven – so how has this impacted styles and colours? If you’re planning a Granny Flat or home extension project, it may be helpful to pull inspiration from the latest trends.

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Why a Granny Flat is Savvy Investing for Millennials

Our Blog Even before the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Millennial generation already faced a considerable challenge when it comes to growing wealth. An unstable job market, flatlining wages, substantial university debt and record-breaking property prices are all significant hurdles on the path to financial growth. Yet there is a trend being seen with…

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What is a Granny Flat Agreement?

Granny Flats are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to accommodate elderly loved ones, rather than enduring the overcrowding concerns and high costs associated with aged care providers and nursing homes.

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Build Independence with Specialist Disability Accommodation

Moving out of home can be a daunting concept for young adults with an illness or disability, especially for those who are usually quite reliant on their parents. It can be an equally anxious time for parents or relatives of adults with disability, who want to see their family members learn and mature to become more independent people, but would feel more comfortable keeping their family close.

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