Here’s how the 2017 budget has changed the rules in the housing game

By Chris Pash    Business Spectator   9 May 2017 The 2017 budget has changed the playing field around the housing game, making it easier to save for a home deposit, encouraging older Australians to move to smaller places and taking out some of the perks which make negative gearing such a lucrative way to…

How the government wants young people to use superannuation to save for a home

By Sam Jacobs   Business Spectator  9 May 2017 The Turnbull government will launch a tax break for people saving for their first home, in the form of voluntary contributions to superannuation. The First Home Super Savers Scheme will come into effect from 1 July this year. Savers will be able to make additional contributions…

Are Incentives for elderly to downsize homes coming?

DAVID CROWE Political correspondent Canberra @CroweDM The Australian  11 March 2017 The federal government will move within weeks to break down barriers that discourage older Australians from “down­sizing” to smaller homes, in a bid to release more property to the market and help tackle housing affordability for younger families. Retired Australians would gain new incentives…