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Understanding the Impact of the 2024 Federal Budget on Tasmania's Property Industry

The recently announced Federal Australian Budget brings both opportunities and challenges for the property sector, particularly in Tasmania. Let's delve into the initiatives and changes that will affect property owners and investors in the region.

1. First Home Buyer Assistance:

  • The extension of the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme is excellent news for aspiring homeowners in Tasmania.
  • Eligible first home buyers can now purchase properties with a deposit as low as 5%, without the need for Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI).
  • This initiative lowers barriers to entry into the market, potentially increasing demand from first-time buyers, particularly in affordable areas such as outer suburbs and regional towns.

2. Infrastructure Investment:

  • Tasmania is set to benefit from an investment of $2.2 billion over the next 10 years as part of the national $16.5 billion additional funding for infrastructure projects.
  • This injection of funds will improve regional connectivity, stimulate economic growth, and create job opportunities.
  • Property values in areas benefiting from these developments may see an uptick, presenting potential investment opportunities for our clients.

3. Housing Investment:

  • The $6.2 billion investment in new housing, along with additional funding to help states and territories build more homes, is promising for Tasmania's housing market.
  • These initiatives could alleviate pressure on housing availability and affordability, addressing the key issue of housing supply in the state.
  • Increased construction activity may lead to more options for both renters and buyers.

4. Commonwealth Rent Assistance Increase:

  • The budget allocates $1.9 billion to increase Commonwealth Rent Assistance by a further 10 percent.
  • Nearly 1 million households will benefit from this increase, potentially providing relief to Tasmanian renters facing housing affordability challenges.

5. Energy Cost Savings:

  • All households will receive a $300 rebate on energy bills, and 1 million small businesses will receive relief.
  • This initiative aims to ease the cost of living for Tasmanians, reducing financial pressure on households and businesses.

The 2024 Federal Budget presents several opportunities for the property industry in Tasmania. From assisting first home buyers to stimulating infrastructure and housing investment, these measures can positively impact property owners and investors across the state.

At MIX Property Group, we are committed to keeping our clients informed about these developments and helping them navigate the evolving landscape of Tasmania's property market.