Stamp Duty

In addition to the cost of the property, there are additional costs to consider when purchasing a property. In many countries, by far the greatest additional cost is Stamp Duty, and this can vary between states and varies depending on whether the purchaser is a resident investor or a non-resident investor. Make sure you understand the cost implications of buying both domestically and offshore. Many investors will find that it is far more cost-effective to buy offshore rather than domestically.