Stamp Duty Calculator
Mortgage House partners with you when finding the best loan for you ensuring you know of all necessary costs, saving you money and worry. Calculate an estimation of your stamp duty by entering your details below.
Our stamp duty calculator will tell you the breakdown of fees associated with stamp duty and give a total estimated cost, so that you know what to expect from your stamp duty.
Important Disclaimer: This is intended as a guide only. Values used in the calculations are subject to change.
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What is stamp duty and why do I pay it on my property?
How does a Stamp Duty Calculator work?
At Mortgage House we want to provide you with the best tools and resources we can to help you find a suitable home loan for your property goals. Our Stamp Duty Calculator is one of those tools. It is easy to use and can help ease any worries you have about extra fees and charges that can often surprise you when you are applying for a mortgage. Stamp duty is calculated from the value of the property you are buying, not how much you borrow. Most of our other mortgage calculators ask you to enter your loan amount, but not our Stamp Duty Calculator. Once you have entered the property value, it is important to make sure you select the state you are buying the property in. This is one of a few selections you will make with our Stamp Duty Calculator that are really important.
This is because different states have different levels of stamp duty, and have different policies around what type of buyer pays full price, which buyers get a discounted rate and which ones pay nothing. That is also why selecting whether you are buying the house to live in, or as in investment, is also important. In some states, buying an investment property attracts a higher stamp duty amount. The type of property you intend to buy can also effect how much stamp duty you pay. For example, in New South Wales, buying a vacant block or a property off the plan, if it is not your first home, will see you pay no stamp duty at all.
Is transfer duty different to stamp duty, and how much will I pay?
Transfer duty is another name for stamp duty, and how much you pay depends on the factors outlined above. Once you have entered the information in our Stamp Duty Calculator as accurately as you can, it will give you a breakdown of fees associated with stamp duty for your specific purchase. The fees are estimates, but they are a good indication of what you can pay. As mentioned above, different states have different stamp duty policies, with some states giving discounts or exemptions to different kinds of purchasers, such as first home owners or those buying off-the-plan from large developments. If you are buying a house and land package, for example, you will only pay stamp duty on the land portion, providing the house has not yet been built. How much you pay also depends on the cost of the property. As a rule, stamp duty is calculated on how much you paid for the property, if it is greater than the advertised value. So, how much you pay depends on where you buy the property, how much the property costs and the type of property you buy.
What is Mortgage Duty?
Mortgage Duty is separate from stamp duty, and was a fee charged on each mortgage. Most states and territories have abolished it, however there is still a nominal fee of $5 on transfer of mortgages in Queensland.
What about other types of mortgage calculators?
Our Stamp Duty Calculator is not the only mortgage calculator Mortgage House customers can have in their toolkit. We have a range of other calculators that can help you find a suitable home loan. Our Mortgage Repayment Calculator allows you to find out how much your repayments can be, and shows you how much interest you can pay over the life of your loan. You can also use our borrowing calculator to give you a guide as to what size loan you may be approved for, given your current income and expenses. You can find out exactly what those expenses are with our Budget Planner Calculator. It can help you get on track to save for a deposit, budget for repayments, find extra funds or simply keep your spendings in check. Our Best Rate Mortgage Calculator can help you compare Mortgage House loans to find an interest rate you are looking for, and also help you compare the repayments of all of our loans. We also have a calculator that can help you make a decision whether or not to switch loans. This calculator can show you the repayment difference between your current loan and a new one, and whether or not making the switch will save you money. It’s important to understand that these calculators are purely guides, but can give you a good indication of the information you are after.