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Taxes push up new home prices

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Excessive land taxes are stopping Australians from building new homes, the Housing Industry Association has claimed.

The Association’s chief economist Dr Harley Dale said there is a lot the government can do to help solve the current housing supply crisis – and now is the time to do it.

Speaking to Smart Property Investment Dr Dale said much of the nation’s housing undersupply crisis stems from the high costs and excessive taxes associated with purchasing new land.

“It has become very difficult to find an affordable piece of land to build a home on because there are a lot of taxes and charges involved,” he said.

“You pay a lot of taxes on new housing that you simply don’t pay on existing property.”

Dr Dale said until the federal government addresses these costs, home buyers and investors will continue to purchase existing property, rather than build.

“Until the government starts redressing the balance between new and existing homes, there is basically not enough incentive out there for people to build a number of homes that we actually need.

“We need a reform on the taxation in the land market, so than we can start seeing some inroads being made in correcting the shortage of housing.”

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Many investors who would have been successfully approved for finance last year are struggling now to either begin or continue their property investment journey because of the current financial climate.

In this episode of the Smart Property Investment Show, broker John Manciamelli and Momentum Media director Alex Whitlock joins host Tim Neary to discuss how APRA changes and the royal commission have resulted in a tighter lending economy and what that means for Australian investors.

They discuss what traps investors should avoid if they are trying to obtain finance, the four key growth drivers in a property market and unpacking trust structures while revealing one type of trust that you should miss.

If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on iTunes (The Smart Property Investment Show) and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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