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

by BN03 Jul 2012

The first-home buyer market has been propped up for some time by federal and state subsidies.

However, at the end of June, some of these state subsidies - such as in Victoria, and the ACT - are set to be replaced, or be phased out completely.

Brokers are at the coalface, and understand the challenges faced by first-home buyers.

So we are asking: Should state governments reinstate or boost first-home buyer incentives?

This is your change to tell the governments what you think of their plans. Results will be published in the Australian Broker newsletter, and in our influential print magazine.

Have your say by voting here!


  • by Country Broker 25/06/2012 9:35:04 AM

    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 .

  • by Warwick 27/06/2012 9:40:37 AM

    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

  • by New Boy on the Block 29/06/2012 10:04:18 AM

    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.