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How a shared equity home loan can work for you

Borrowing TipsBuying TipsFirst Home BuyersStarting Over

16 November 2018

How a shared equity home loan can work for you

Compromise and buying a home go hand-in-hand. Finding a house that ticks all your boxes, including location and size, can seem impossible... | Read more

What you need to know about property inspections

Buying TipsFirst Home BuyersTop Story

19 October 2018

What you need to know about property inspections

A building inspection can not only save you money by working out what improvements your potential new home needs, it can also be the factor which decides whether or not you go ahead and buy. Noel Flounders from Adelaide Property Inspections provid... | Read more

How to pet proof your new home

First Home BuyersOwning a Home

19 September 2018

How to pet proof your new home

Keep your home free from pet destruction with these quick and simple steps | Read more

19 September 2018

How to pet proof your new home

A survival guide for living with your adult children

Buying TipsFirst Home BuyersSaving Tips

03 May 2018

A survival guide for living with your adult children

Your child is officially grown up – they’re over 18, can vote, drive a car and are studying or working towards becoming a self-sufficient member of society. In every sense of the word, they’re an adult. | Read more

Terms busted for first home buyers

Buying TipsFirst Home Buyers

30 November 2017

Terms busted for first home buyers

The terms you need to understand when buying your first home. | Read more

What comes first - the baby or the first home?

BudgetingFirst Home BuyersHome LoansSaving Tips

24 August 2017

What comes first - the baby or the first home?

In the 70s the ‘norm’ was to marry, buy your first and for women to have a baby in their early 20s. But times have changed! | Read more

How to buy your first home without a large deposit

BudgetingFirst Home Buyers

29 May 2017

How to buy your first home without a large deposit

You don’t need 20% deposit to buy a home. Here are several ways to buy your first home without a large deposit. | Read more

First home buyers guide to the Federal Budget

BudgetingFirst Home Buyers

12 May 2017

First home buyers guide to the Federal Budget

Find out the Federal Budget measures that will impact first home buyers in Australia. | Read more

The up and coming Adelaide suburbs for first home buyers

Buying TipsFirst Home Buyers

21 April 2017

The up and coming Adelaide suburbs for first home buyers

Here are the Adelaide suburbs first home buyers should be looking at. | Read more

Where's the best place in Australia for first-time buyers?

Finding A HomeFirst Home Buyers

11 April 2017

Where's the best place in Australia for first-time buyers?

Where you live has a huge impact on how easy it is to break into the housing market. So where is the best place in Australia for first-time buyers? | Read more

Should you lend for love?

Borrowing TipsFirst Home Buyers

10 March 2017

Should you lend for love?

Should parents lend to first home buyers and what are the risks of this act of love? | Read more

Home or wedding – what would you choose?

BudgetingBuying TipsFirst Home Buyers

01 March 2017

Home or wedding – what would you choose?

Buying your first home and getting married are two of the biggest financial commitments a couple can make together. What would you choose? | Read more

The five home truths every parent should share

BudgetingBuying TipsFirst Home Buyers

21 February 2017

The five home truths every parent should share

We have the top five pieces of home buying advice every parent should teach their children. | Read more

Save thousands when buying your home

Buying TipsFirst Home Buyers

23 January 2017

Save thousands when buying your home

When buying a home, the lower the interest rate on your home loan the better - right? | Read more

Want your own home in 2017? Start planning now!

Buying TipsFirst Home Buyers

02 January 2017

Want your own home in 2017? Start planning now!

If your heart is set on buying a home in 2017 we’ve got some advice on how to realise your dream.   | Read more

What AFL and media stars think about buying a home

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16 December 2016

What AFL and media stars think about buying a home

South Australian AFL and media stars share their first-time home buying tips and what they would do differently.
 
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The fastest way to buy a home

Borrowing TipsFirst Home Buyers

14 December 2016

The fastest way to buy a home

So you’ve decided it’s time to buy a home and take that important step towards becoming a financially responsible adult. You jump online and run the sums. Reasonable income – tick. Houses in your price range – tick. Savings... | Read more

7 tips on where to get your home loan advice

Buying TipsFirst Home BuyersHome Loans

15 August 2016

7 tips on where to get your home loan advice

There’s a lot of information out there about home loans. But where to start? We’ve got some tips to help you know your options when it comes to getting advice about home finance. | Read more

Why now is a great time to buy an apartment, off the plan

Building A HomeBuying TipsFirst Home Buyers

11 August 2016

Why now is a great time to buy an apartment, off the plan

With the extension of stamp duty concessions, there’s never been a better time for first home buyers to get into their own off-the-plan apartment. | Read more

What would you do with $20,000

First Home Buyers

02 August 2016

What would you do with $20,000

If you were handed $20,000 in cash, how would you use it? That was the question put to 250 South Australian home buyers in our First Home Buyer Confidence Index. | Read more

The sometimes-forgotten costs of buying a home

Buying TipsFirst Home BuyersHome Loans

05 May 2016

The sometimes-forgotten costs of buying a home

The first thing we think about when we’re saving to buy a home is the deposit. But there are some extra costs to keep in mind when you’re buying a property. Check out our list so you know what you’re saving for.
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8 tips to get ready for a home loan

Borrowing TipsFirst Home BuyersSaving Tips

03 May 2016

8 tips to get ready for a home loan

Are you thinking about buying a home. but feeling a little daunted about taking on a mortgage? Being prepared is the key to feeling confident, so we've got some tips on how you can get yourself financially prepared for a home loan. | Read more

6 tips to find the right hood to call home

Buying TipsFinding A HomeFirst Home Buyers

02 May 2016

6 tips to find the right hood to call home

Whether you’re looking for a new place to rent or buy, finding the right suburb to live in is a big decision. And while we all have our own opinions about what makes a neighbourhood great, it pays to do your research so you can feel confiden... | Read more

How to pick the perfect tradie

Building A HomeFirst Home BuyersOwning a Home

22 April 2016

How to pick the perfect tradie

Having a trusted tradie is like having a good hairdresser or GP – once you find one, you won’t want to let go. But how do you find the right tradesperson for the job?  | Read more

Applying for a home loan

First Home BuyersHome Loans

04 February 2016

Applying for a home loan

The application process to buy your own home can be pretty overwhelming. Don’t stress. We’ve got some handy tips to get you on your way.  | Read more

04 February 2016

Applying for a home loan

Making the most of renting (before you buy your own home!)

Buying TipsFirst Home BuyersHome LoansSaving Tips

01 February 2016

Making the most of renting (before you buy your own home!)

Renting can really suck. And our survey explains what annoys renters the most! But while you’re saving for your own home, here’s some tips to help you make the most of your rental situation.  | Read more

Avoiding home loan mistakes

Buying TipsFinding A HomeFirst Home BuyersHome Loans

29 January 2016

Avoiding home loan mistakes

Applying for a home loan can be really confusing, and it’s easy to make mistakes along the way. We’ve got some tips to help you avoid the bad stuff when it comes to your home loan.  | Read more

29 January 2016

Avoiding home loan mistakes

Why first home buyers want to live by the beach

Finding A HomeFirst Home BuyersHome Loans

28 January 2016

Why first home buyers want to live by the beach

Everyone has that ‘dream suburb’ they would love to live in, and we wanted to know what they were for first home buyers.  Turns out the beach is where it’s at.  | Read more

The frustrations of renters

Borrowing TipsBudgetingBuying TipsFinding A HomeFirst Home BuyersHome LoansSaving TipsStarting Over

12 January 2016

The frustrations of renters

If you have ever rented a home before, you’ll know that it comes with limitations. We asked home buyers and homeowners what their biggest frustrations with renting have been.  | Read more

12 January 2016

The frustrations of renters

Getting arty in your home

First Home BuyersOwning a Home

10 January 2016

Getting arty in your home

Artwork is a great way to bring a room to life, adding interest and beauty to your home. But where do you start when trying to choose art? Don’t stress. We’ve got you sorted!    | Read more

10 January 2016

Getting arty in your home

Beach suburbs are so hot right now

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07 January 2016

Beach suburbs are so hot right now

HomeStart research shows that buying a home within Adelaide’s beachside suburbs tops the wish list for homebuyers.     | Read more

Home ownership makes perfect cents

Buying TipsFirst Home BuyersHome LoansOwning a Home

04 January 2016

Home ownership makes perfect cents

Turns out that the majority of young South Australians believe that buying a home is one of the best financial decisions they will ever make. Well, aren’t you glad you bought your own home!  | Read more

How to throw a killer garage sale

First Home BuyersOwning a Home

03 January 2016

How to throw a killer garage sale

The start of the New Year is a good time to rid your home of clutter and make some extra cash to boost your savings. And a great garage sale is the perfect way to do it. Here are some tips to get you started.  | Read more

Your guide to auctions

Borrowing TipsBuying TipsFinding A HomeFirst Home BuyersHome Loans

02 November 2015

Your guide to auctions

Auctions can be pretty daunting for first home buyers, particularly with all the excitement and expectations about getting into your own home. Don’t stress – we’ve got some tips for you to consider, and help get you started befor... | Read more

02 November 2015

Your guide to auctions

6 housewarming presents people actually want

First Home BuyersOwning a Home

01 November 2015

6 housewarming presents people actually want

Do you have a housewarming party coming up and no idea what to bring as a present? We’ve got you sorted with this fun, quirky and actually useful list of gift ideas. | Read more

Don’t fear your finances

BudgetingBuying TipsFirst Home Buyers

05 October 2015

Don’t fear your finances

If a fear of your financial state is making you want to avoid opening your bills or looking at your bank statement, you’re not alone.  | Read more

05 October 2015

Don’t fear your finances

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