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Buying a home

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State Government First home buyers (FHOG and FHBB)
Overview of the taxation, grants and rebates that apply to the purchase of a first home, including details of the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) scheme and First Home Builder Boost (FHBB). Application information, forms and guidelines are provided
State Government First home buyers' forms
Department of Treasury and Finance application forms for first home buyers, including the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) application forms (established homes, and new homes)
Commonwealth Government Home and Contents Insurance
Australian Securities and Investments Commission practical guide to home and contents insurance
State Government HomeShare scheme
Details of the Tasmanian Government's HomeShare shared equity scheme, which provides up to $50,000 to eligible homebuyers to help them bridge the gap between the cost of a home, and the maximum amount they can afford to borrow. Under the scheme, Housing Tasmania becomes a co-owner of homes purchased with its assistance
State Government Land Titles Office
Information on the responsibilities and services of the Land Titles Office, the administrative office of the Recorder of Titles. The Office administers the system of land titles, registers changes of interest in land, holds survey records, provides access to records, and provides title and cadastral related services
State Government Real estate (Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading)
Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading information on a range of real estate matters, including on buying a house, the rights and obligations of auctioneers and real estate agents, and conveyancing
State Government Strata living in Tasmania
Information on strata schemes, with a link to the publication, Strata Living in Tasmania (2nd edition, February 2008)
State Government Streets Ahead Incentive Program
Information on the program which provides incentives to Tasmanians on low incomes to assist them to buy a house from Housing Tasmania. Includes eligibility details, and a link to properties available for sale

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