"The incentive is not big enough to push people to sell or buy property," Su said. "Real demand and finance are the priorities for homebuyers in decision-making, not the tax rate."
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The nation's home ownership ratio is at 87 percent and many homeowners have more than one apartment or house, Lai said.
"The new tax measure will energize sales in the housing market and support the sector," he said.
The move also demonstrated the government's intention to lift the property sector. The positive sentiment should bolster the construction industry and optimism in the sector, he said.