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Hi I've been told that 1st time home buyers do not pay any stamp duty in WA? Can anyone confirm if this is correct or have i been led up the garden path?:skeptical:


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think it's nationwide, but not sure


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Another saving we can make then, we budgeted for paying stamp duty.:smile:


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I also believe you can get upto $7000 back from the government if your a first time buyer....

 

http://www.firsthome.gov.au/

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Hi I've been told that 1st time home buyers do not pay any stamp duty in WA? Can anyone confirm if this is correct or have i been led up the garden path?:skeptical:

 

 

as long as the house costs $500,000 or below

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Yup, that's a genuine rule that has interestingly put many first time buyers into deep thought. Apart from that there are pretty much less places where the Government has allowed or more accurately granted the conveniency of saving some bucks. I must say this is indeed quite a rare thing to be found in the real estate industry.

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I also believe you can get upto $7000 back from the government if your a first time buyer....

 

http://www.firsthome.gov.au/

 

7k on a 400 k plus isn't ot , if you don't build , expect a 20% deposit or pay mortgage insurance

 

 

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as long as the house costs $500,000 or below

 

Also apparantly you must never have owned a house anywhere in the world. Thats what we got told last week wit a mortgage broker


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Is it the same for Victoria (incidently in Victoria you get 7k plus another 13k bonus plus $6.5k for not being int Greater melbourne) and its irrelevant that we own to properties in the UK (Im so looking forward to escaping real estate rental agents)

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That's some amount of money, might reconsider and think about Victoria:biggrin:


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