Top 50 NSW Suburbs With Granny Flat Potential

October 19, 2023

New research published in major press uncovered there could be a million residential properties across the nation with the potential to accommodate a Granny Flat. Sydney, Central Coast and Newcastle were found to have the highest number of opportunities for Granny Flat development.

Top 50 suburbs that could accommodate a Granny Flat

  • Baulkham Hills
  • Castle Hill
  • Cherrybrook
  • Carlingford
  • West Pennant Hills
  • Frenchs Forest
  • St Ives
  • Epping
  • Wahroonga
  • Blacktown
  • Pymble
  • Wyoming
  • Bateau Bay
  • Terrigal
  • Turramurra
  • Winston Hills
  • Quakers Hill
  • Kellyville
  • Umina Beach
  • St Clair
  • St Marys
  • Beecroft
  • Seven Hills
  • Greystanes
  • Ryde
  • Narara
NSW Top 50 Sites for Granny Flats
  • Hornsby
  • Eastwood
  • Belrose
  • North Rocks
  • Kings Langley
  • Forestville
  • Cranebrook
  • Berkeley Vale
  • Killara
  • Bradbury
  • Strathfield
  • Ashfield
  • Glenmore Park
  • Thornleigh
  • Roseville
  • Gorokan
  • Mount Colah
  • Hornsby Heights
  • Avoca Beach
  • Doonside
  • Beacon Hill
  • Killarney Vale
  • Green Point
  • South Penrith
  • North Ryde
  • Allambie Heights

Extract of report from Based on research analysis from Archistar, Blackfort and CoreLogic, Granny Flats have the ability to quickly and affordably address some of the current housing crisis.

Granny Flat Tax Deductibility in Australia

Adding to the allure of Granny Flat investments is the fact that they are tax deductible in Australia, subject to specific conditions. This tax benefit further enhances the return on investment, making the proposition even more attractive. Read our Guide to Making Your Granny Flat Tax Deductible.


The Growing Popularity:

Property experts in Australia have noticed a growing interest in this trend. As housing stock remains tight in various states and rental prices continue to climb, more Australians are considering the benefits of incorporating a granny flat into their properties. It's not just a strategy for homeowners; it's a response to the evolving housing market.

In an era where homeownership can be financially demanding, the idea of granny flats for rental income is a promising solution. It's a trend that not only helps homeowners meet their mortgage commitments but also offers a valuable contribution to addressing housing challenges in Australia. As the property market continues to evolve, it's essential to explore innovative strategies like this to make the most of your real estate investments. Whether you're a homeowner looking for financial relief or an investor seeking attractive opportunities, the rise of granny flats as rental income sources is a trend worth exploring.

Granny Flats: A Win-Win Solution:

Granny flats, also known as accessory dwelling units (ADUs), are self-contained living spaces typically located on the same property as the main house. Historically, these units were primarily designed for aging parents or grandparents, hence the name. However, in recent years, homeowners have begun to recognize their potential as rental income generators.

Here's how this strategy works::

  1. Extra Rental Income: By renting out the granny flat, homeowners can generate an additional source of income, which can help offset their mortgage repayments. This supplementary income can significantly ease the financial burden of homeownership.
  2. Increased Property Value: Granny flats can also add substantial value to a property, potentially increasing its resale value. Buyers are often attracted to homes that offer flexibility in terms of rental income or accommodation for extended family members.
  3. Flexible Usage: These separate units are versatile and can be used to accommodate family members, friends, or tenants. This flexibility makes them highly appealing to a wide range of potential occupants.
  4. Addressing Housing Shortages: In a market where affordable housing is in high demand, offering a granny flat for rent can provide a practical solution to renters while also contributing to alleviating housing shortages in the community.
  5. Tax Benefits: Depending on local regulations and tax laws, homeowners may be eligible for tax incentives or deductions related to their granny flat rental income.

If you would like to explore whether a Granny Flat could help your financial situation, Cubitt’s offer a completely free feasibility study and quote based on detailed onsite assessments. They operate across the East coast of NSW from Taree to Moruya, west into the highlands and Blue Mountains and cover all of the ACT. Visit a showroom or call 1300 721 150.

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