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First Home Owner Boost Extended

Posted on May 18, 2009 by | 3 Comments
OPINIONby Shannyn HunterConveyancer Lawyers Conveyancing     The Budget has good news for first home buyers: the cut-off date for the First Home Owner Boost (FHOB) will be extended by six months. In Parliament Tuesday night, Treasurer Wayne Swan announced, “the First Home Owners Boost has supported employment and helped 59,000 Australians buy their first home. In light of the continuing global uncertainty, and the success of this initiative, tonight I announce that we will...

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First Home Owner Grant – Fraud Warning

Posted on October 16, 2008 by | 16 Comments
OPINIONby Peter Mericka B.A., LL.BReal Estate LawyerQualified Practising Conveyancer VictoriaDirector Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd Since 14 October, 2008 we have received numerous telephone enquiries from purchasers of residential real estate who want to change the date of their purchase contract in order to become eligible for the increased First Home Owner Grant. Consumers are warned that the changing of dates on a contract could constitute a serious criminal offence. What happens if a person,...

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First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) Increases

Posted on October 16, 2008 by | 4 Comments
by Shannyn HunterConveyancer shannyn@lawyersconveyancing.com.au Lawyers Conveyancing  As Australians brace themselves for the global economic shockwave, the Government has announced its “Economic Security Strategy”. The $10.4 billion dollar Government package aims to protect the Australian economy by stimulating the building industry, investment and employment. Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, believes that the housing sector is critical to Australia’s economic performance. So part of the package is a $1.5 billion dollar boost to the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG)...

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