Property 101: Has the election delayed purchasing of property?

Property 101: Has the election delayed purchasing of property?
Property 101: Has the election delayed purchasing of property?

A poll by the property agency iBuyNew found by a narrow margin that 54 percent of respondents said the election was not influencing their decision on whether to purchase a property.

Some 46 percent of respondents to the online survey said they would wait until after the July 2 election because they wanted to weigh up the policies which will impact the real estate sector.

iBuyNew CEO Mark Mendel said one of the main concerns was the proposed removal of negative gearing on established properties by the Labor Opposition as well as the halving of the CGT discount for assets held longer than 12 months from 50 percent to 25 percent. 

Mark Mendel predicted prices will rise after the federal poll.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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