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How Will a Granny Flat Affect the Value of Your Home?


If you are looking to extend your property or to better utilise wasted space, building a granny flat is one option that can yield significant personal and financial benefits. In Sydney’s increasingly tight housing market, granny flats are becoming a more and more popular way to really make the most out of your available land. You might be surprised to learn that the process of gaining council approval is relatively straightforward for this type of home addition. With less paperwork to deal with, you’ll have plenty of time to consider the many ways that a granny flat can increase the value of your property. Let’s look at just a few of those now.focuz


In today’s economic climate we can all benefit from diversifying our sources of income and shoring up our assets. Putting in a granny flat is a smart investment choice that can provide you and your family with a long term and sustainable additional income stream. In fact, in some areas of Sydney you can make up to $350-450 dollars a week just by renting out a granny flat. These figures are sure to only keep growing in Sydney’s highly sought after rental housing market. As you can see, this is a great way to turn previously underused land into a very lucrative investment opportunity.

Investing in a Granny Flat – How to Build a Great Investment


According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia’s population of 23 million and counting will double and maybe even triple in the next 80 years.

Schools are becoming popular in urban areas and so is apartment living. On the city fringes, Australians are still buying up the dream of a house and a yard while in the city, blocks are shrinking as semis and second homes squeeze out front lawns and back yards.

Building a granny flat on the rural fringe or in the suburbs is an investment that meets the needs of a growing population tomorrow. It can even provide a passive income today, or function as a home office.


Rural Fringe

 The farms of Camden in Sydney’s south-west are transforming into satellite settlements of tract housing and massive shopping centres.

For the rural fringe, this represents an opportunity to customise living for the discerning buyer. Whether or not your acreage or large block has a subdivision clause on it today, chances are it’s on its way.

Building a granny flat or two on your property gives you an immediate passive income stream as you wait for the opportunity to subdivide. With some careful planning, you can even make sure the services are ready when you need them.

On acreage, plan out your block as a street or series of streets with the help of a town planner, or call one of our experts for advice on how you can start your granny flat build.


Urban Growth

Suburban blocks can accommodate smaller attached dwellings or free standing structures at the rear of a property. Whether the structures are used as a second home, an office, or an additional living space, the extra floorplan can double the value of your home. A one-bedroom granny flat not only adds a bedroom and a bathroom but another living area.

When it comes time to sell, the granny flat you’ve been using as a home office or visitor accommodation is potentially a passive income stream or home for an elderly relative.

The diversity of uses of a granny flat means it will always add value when it comes time to divest your interest. Always check the accreditation of your builder and ensure that they meet the minimum standards set out by the Master Builders’ Association in your state.


Granny Flat Laws Make it Easy

 Whether you’re building in urban areas or the rural heartland, investing in a granny flat is simple. New South Wales reviewed its legislation surrounding granny flats in 2013, making the building process easier.

In some cases, you won’t even need a development application and your granny flat may be approved to build within 20 days. This is all part of a push for affordable housing and it’s something that a discerning investor can certainly take advantage of.

Quality fixtures, appointments and durable materials are essential to your investment success. With a quality build, your second dwelling can provide a passive income, place to live, and increase the value of your property when you’re ready to sell. Consult with a master builder like DB Homes when you’re ready to invest in a granny flat.

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Accessibility Considerations for Your Granny Flat


A granny flat is a great option for families intending to look after their parents as they age. Alternatively, your parent may be receiving care from an organisation or carer but if you’d like to have them closer to you for reasons of companionship, granny flats can provide these solutions.mensclub24.ru

For those considering adding a granny flat to their property, careful consideration of accessibility requirements will ensure your parent’s new home will meet their requirements now and into the future.

Things to Keep in Mind

There are a number of accessibility factors you will need to take into account:

Ramping it Up

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Multi-Generational Households | Strategies for Keeping Your Extended Family Under One Roof


It may come as a surprise to know that the nuclear family household of two parents and their biological children is a relatively rare phenomenon in the history of humankind. The term itself only started being used in the early 20th century.

Throughout history and in cultures across the world, having more than two generations living together has been the norm.

In Australia, more than four million Australian adults live in households with their parents, their adult children or extended family. That’s one fifth of all households and the trend is likely to rise.

Economic Benefits of Multi-generational Living

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Tips for Transforming Your Small Backyard into a Granny Flat


There are a number of reasons you might be thinking of transforming your small backyard into a granny flat. You might have:dekor-okno

• A busy lifestyle that rarely lets you spend time in your backyard, letting you maximise your living space or increase the value of your property
• A teenage or adult child living with you who needs more independence and privacy, or they might be saving for a home of their own
• Elderly parents or an elderly friend of relative you would like to have closer to you
• Interests including art, craft, woodworking or writing and you need an area to pursue these

Whatever your reason, adding a granny flat to your home increases its long term value and gives you options. Here are some tips for transforming your backyard into a granny flat.

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Building Your First Home? Here’s 5 Things to Keep in Mind


Embarking on a brand new project is always exciting and few projects are larger or more exciting than new home building. Building a new home comes with a range of joys as well as its challenges. The trick to success is balancing these things, while also keeping your eye on the bigger picture. To guide you on that process, here are 5 things to keep in mind when building your first home. 

  1. Set a Strong Budget

Understanding your strengths and limitations is always the key to success, and this is no different with new home building. Before you even begin the process of building a home, examine your income and your expenses and determine what you’re willing to spend. 

Having a strong budget and an upper spending limit will better guide your decisions in regards to land, design, home fixtures and much more. 

  1. Seek Financial Advice

5 Unique Home Designs to Inspire You


The first stage in building your own home is choosing the right design for your needs. This may sound simple but with the staggering amount of different designs to choose from it can become a complicated process! Are you and your family going to be more comfortable in a single storey house or a split-level home? How many bedrooms and bathrooms will you need? Do you need additional space to grow or could you be happy with a more compact home?

These days there are many options for home builders to consider. The end result is limited only by your budget and your imagination! Given the sheer amount of possible floor plans and house designs, it can be best to start off by simply deciding on the type of home you wish to build. Today we have collated 5 of the most popular modern home designs. We hope that you’ll be inspired by our choices and find the right home for you and your family!


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