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Poll: Should first-home buyers get back their boost?

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Australian Broker | 03 Jul 2012, 01:15 AM Agree 0
A range of state governments are phasing out first-home buyer incentives. Tell the governments what you think of their plans!
  • Country Broker | 25 Jun 2012, 09:35 AM Agree 0
    being a regional broker in Vic , i believe it is essential tha some stimilus stay , may be not as high asit was , there is NO WAY the stamp duty reductions will keep the FHOB in the construction market , teh maths do not add up .
  • Warwick | 27 Jun 2012, 09:40 AM Agree 0
    That's the way of Government. Give a stimulus and then take it away to save money. For many first home buyers, this is the only way they can get into the market and, as the Qld Labor Governmnent's addition of $7000 stamp duty to owner occupied homes demonstrated,it will act as a damper on the housing market. The LNP sensibly reversed Labor's blunder
  • New Boy on the Block | 29 Jun 2012, 10:04 AM Agree 0
    Negative gearing gives established property owners a distinct advantage over First home Buyers, yet state Governments need to boost revenues. What's wrong with a scheme that charges no S/D to First H/B's single rate to Owner occupiers and double to investors? The investor can still claim a tax deduction on the doubled stamp duty but the field is much more level. Then you can do away with grants entirely.
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