Buying or renting a property
Provides information about buying a home such as what to do before you buy, appointing an agent, getting finance, selecting a suitable home, making an offer, the sale and paying off your mortgage.
Provides information about some useful resources to assist those considering the purchase of a home in Tasmania.
Buying your first home is both exciting and nerve-wracking. It is a major decision that takes lots of planning and research, and careful budgeting. Follow the MoneySmart tips to help you get started.
A brief outline of Australia's foreign investment policy in relation to residential real estate.
Provides links to information on things to consider when buying a house in Victoria.
Provides links to resources such as First Home Owner Grant, calculators, home owner assistance and the Land Title Office.
Provides links to advice for home buyers and sellers, including understanding buying and selling processes, getting finance, selling your home and making an offer.
Provides information on topics to consider before buying property such as getting finance, buying at an auction, contracts and deposits, and making an offer.
australia.gov.au page listing state duty calculators for duty payable on land and business transfers.
Concessions are available to eligible holders of a concession card such as seniors, people with a disability, carers, veterans, sole parents, widows and students.
The Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) is a non-statutory body that advises the Government on foreign investment policy and its administration. The Board examines proposals by foreign interests to undertake direct investment in Australia and makes recommendations to the Government on whether those proposals are suitable for approval under the Government's policy.
MoneySmart website explaining how to go about insuring your home and contents; and how to make a claim.
The MoneySamrt mortgage calculator shows how much you can afford to borrow and what your home loan repayments will be. It can also show your repayments if interest rates change.
Your home is generally exempt from tax. If you have an investment property, build or renovate for profit, or use a property in the running of a business, there may be implications for income tax, capital gains tax and goods and services tax (GST).
Topic page of the Australian Capital Territory Government providing links to information including ACT Office of Rental Bonds, asbestos awareness, community housing, home energy advice and the Renting Book.
Provides links to information including rental application, lease agreement, rights and responsibilities, bond, disputes and Guide to Renting booklet.
Provides information including rental guides, bond and lease information, workshops, forms and publications.
Provides links to information for tenants including the Rental Guide and forms.
Provides links to information including renting guide, bonds, renting costs, sharing a rented home, repairs and maintenance and tips for problem free renting.
Topic page providing links to information including Aboriginal housing, boarders and lodgers, bonds and rent payments.
Topic page providing links to information including common problems renters face, finding a place to rent, being a tenant renting privately and Specialised rental housing and support.
Tips for private renters and information on RentConnect and the National Rental Affordability Scheme.