Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Stamp Duty

The decision by the State Government to remove the stamp duty home concession will flatten the struggling Queensland residential property market and cost homebuyers thousands of dollars, according to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ).

The government announced today that from 1 August the concession which non-first home buyers receive when buying a new or established home as their principal place of residence will be removed. For a median-priced house in Brisbane, homebuyers will now be hit with more than $15,000 in stamp duty – an increase of more than $7,000.

There will be no change in stamp duty for investors.

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