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NSW real estate: Foreign home buyers to bear cost of first-home buyer bonus - dailytelegraph.com.au

FIRST home buyers in NSW will no longer have to pay stamp duty on both new and existing homes worth up to $650,000. Stamp duty discounts will also apply to properties worth up to $800,000 as part of a major housing affordability package announced by ...and more »

Capital city house prices fall 1.1 per cent in May - NEWS.com.au

STAMP duty has been slashed for first homebuyers as house prices in Australia's capital cities fell 1.1 per cent in May. Frank Chung@franks_chung · news.com.auJune 1, 20172:38pm. Video; Image ...and more »

Pointless or helpful? NSW's first home buyer stamp duty sweetener gets mixed reactions - SBS

First home buyers in NSW have mixed reactions to the state government's announcement it will scrap stamp duty for existing homes under $650,000, as industry argues that the threshold should be lifted. Updated Updated 1 June 2017. By Rashida Yosufzai.and more »

NSW scraps stamp duty for first-home buyers - The Australian Financial Review

The government will scrap stamp duty on first home buyers on existing and new homes up to $650,000. Daniel Munoz. Share on twitter. by Misa Han. NSW will scrap stamp duty for first home buyers on existing homes up to $650,000 from July 1 and increase ...and more »

NSW doubles foreign home buyers tax to 8pc - The Australian Financial Review

NSW will double its foreign investors stamp duty surcharge to 8 per cent as part of a series of tax changes designed to make housing more affordable for Australian residents. The annual land tax surcharge on foreign home owners will also increase to 2 ...and more »

Housing affordability package benefiting NSW first-home buyers to be announced - ABC Online

First-home buyers are set to win but foreign investors may lose in a new housing affordability package to be announced by the NSW Government today. The package will include hundreds of millions of dollars to increase supply and a variety of measures to ...and more »

Premier Gladys Berejiklian announces housing affordability reforms - The Sydney Morning Herald

First home buyers will be helped into the property market with more than $1 billion of stamp duty concessions and measures to level the playing field with investors under reforms unveiled by Premier Gladys Berejiklian to tackle housing affordability ...and more »

First home buyers to have edge over investors under NSW housing affordability package - ABC Online

First home buyers could save up to $34,000 under the NSW Government's new suite of housing affordability measures, according to Premier Gladys Berejiklian. The Premier said the measures were designed to give first home buyers a competitive edge when ...and more »

NSW slugs foreigners to help first home buyers - The Australian Financial Review

NSW will double the stamp duty surcharge on foreign investors to 8 per cent and cut some taxes on first home buyers as part of a package designed to improve housing affordability. But former Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens, who advised ...and more »

Gladys Berejiklian's bizarre failure to address affordable rental housing - The Sydney Morning Herald

Like an elephant without ears, the absence of a specific initiative for renters in Gladys Berejiklian's housing affordability package could hardly have been more conspicuous. But – but – but ... this is a package for home buyers, the Premier insisted ...and more »