2023-24 Federal Budget measures that could support you

The Treasurer announced the 2023-24 Federal Budget which included a range of measures to help tackle the cost of living and improve housing affordability.

Whether you’re just starting your home buying journey, are looking to upgrade your home, or build a new one, these measures could support you:

  • The Home Guarantee Scheme criteria will be expanded to enable more people to qualify. Permanent residents, non-couple joint applications, previous home owners and more single guardians will be able to access some of the home guarantee schemes on offer from the new financial year.
  • A Household Energy Upgrades Fund to support home upgrades that improve energy performance and save energy. This includes $1.0 billion in funding to the to provide 110,000 low-cost finance and mortgages in partnership with private lenders for home upgrades that save energy.
  • For eligible new build-to-rent projects where construction commences after 9 May 2023, the government will increase the rate for the capital works tax deduction (depreciation) to 4 per cent per year and reduce the final withholding tax rate on eligible fund payments from managed investment trust (MIT) investments from 30% to 15%.

You can read more about these initiatives, as well as some other measures aimed at home buyers and owners  here.

To understand your options when it comes to purchasing or refinancing property, please feel free to contact us.

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