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Minister suggests allowing first-time homebuyers to use pension savings

Young people should be able to use their pension savings to buy a house, one Government minister has said.

But that did not mean that the housing and pensions issue had gone away. The boom in buy-to-let that was just starting to get under way was partly fuelled by older homeowners seeing investment in renting as a more flexible way of saving for retirement. But it took ministers years to see the impact on would-be first-time buyers.

If you qualify as a first-time homebuyer, you can take up to $10,000 out of your IRA account to pay for the down payment and/or closing costs to buy, build or rebuild a home.

Senator Xenophon wants Australia to explore adopting a scheme similar to Canada’s home buyers’ plan, which allows residents to withdraw funds up to $25,000 in a year from their retirement savings..

Prime minister scott morrison’s big pitch to first home buyers has been cautiously welcomed by the property industry and economists amid fears it will increase the risk of negative equity.

Speaking this morning at think tank policy exchange, the secretary of State for housing james brokenshire suggested that allowing savers to use pension savings as a deposit could help alleviate.

< Budget 2019 proposes allowing qualified first-time home buyers to withdraw a maximum amount of $35,000 (currently $25,000) from their Registered Retirement savings plan (“rrsp”) tax-free. This would be available for withdrawals made after March 19, 2019.

First-time homebuyers should be allowed to access their pension savings to help them get on to the property ladder, Housing Minister, James Brokenshire has suggested. Speaking at the Policy Exchange, Brokenshire said: "We should be looking at allowing an individual to use part of their pension pot as a deposit on a first-time home purchase.

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 · Game changer! Tax benefit of Rs 2.4 lakh to first-time home buyers. The Pradhan mantri awas yojana announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 31 gives homebuyers subsidy at different rates depending on their income. For annual income below Rs 6 lakh, the subsidy is 6.5 percentage points on a principal component of Rs 6 lakh,

But their calculation also included the expected effect of another budget measure that would allow first-time homebuyers to use up to $35,000 – rather than $25,000 – of their funds held in a.