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Our media hub has the latest HomeStart announcements, published news items and annual reports.


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Lender unveils new loan to combat credit crunch

Australian Broker - 08/07/19


A state government owned lender has launched a new loan program to help address the barrier to home ownership presented by upfront costs, and feels that other regions across the country may have something to learn from its approach... View the full article.


New loan prgram to support even more South Australians into home ownership

Media release - 07/07/19


Innovative construction lending options

SA Builder - 03/04/19 

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HomeStart Finance recently featured in the Autumn issue of SA Builder magazine, the communication outlet for Master Builders SA, to discuss the benefits of HomeStart’s construction lending options...
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HomeStart’s Dean Knayfati named state finalist at MFAA’s Excellence Awards

Media release - 12/04/19


Prospective home buyers encouraged to attend free Eyre Peninsula seminar

Media release - 12/04/19


Lender is attracting interest

The Advertiser -  09/04/19

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STATE Government-owned lender HomeStart Finance says it continues to field global interest in its range of lending products, on the eve of Asia's largest housing affordability conference in Kuala Lumpur...
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Mortgage broker welcomes affordability-focused lender

Australian Broker - 21/03/19

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Last week, a leading mortgage broker announced it was adding a new lender that specialises in affordability to its lending panel... View the full article.


Extra loan help for homebuyers as lenders create new chances - 19/03/19

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MODERN twists to mortgages are giving first home savers and low-income buyers a better chance of getting a foot in the door... View the full article.


SA lender joins Aussie

The Advertiser - 18/03/19

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Aussie Home Loans has announced the appointment of a new lender to its panel, providing its brokers with a new range of mortgage products for South Australian clients... View the full article.


Aussie Home Loans expands its lender panel to include HomeStart Finance

Media release - 15/03/19


Rent Trap

9 News Adelaide - 13/03/19

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Experts say while it's becoming harder for young people to get into the housing market, there are ways to get into your own home sooner... Watch the full story.


Discover Adelaide's top 10 suburb for first homebuyers

The Advertiser - 02/02/19

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When it comes to buying homes, more South Australan women are going solo... View the full article.


HomeStart supports more women into home ownership

Media release - 25/01/19


Homeownership rates rise among new migrants in South Australia

The Advertiser - 02/01/19

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Buying their first home was a dream come true for Indian migrants Manpreet Kaur and Amarjit Singh, who says it took years of saving and good fortune ro make their property dreams come true... View the full article.



HomeStart seminar for South East buyers

The Naracoorte Herald - 14/11/18

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HomeStart Finance will host a free Home Buyer Seminar in Mount Gambier on Tuesday, November 20...
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Brokers 60 per cent share of lender's loans

Australian Broker - 25/10/18

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Brokers made up 60% of new lending at state government-backed HomeStart over the last financial year...
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Government lender cashing in on stricter credit environment

Australian Financial Review - 23/10/18

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Stricter regulations around Australia’s $1.6 trillion mortgage market is having a positive flow-on effect for the business of government-backed lender HomeStart Finance... View the full article.


Could this model be the solution to Australia's first home buyer crisis - 12/09/18

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As WOULD-BE first home buyers grapple with soaring prices, this innovative scheme could be the model to solve Australia's housing crisis... View the full article.


Let's shut the Bank of Mum and Dad

The Advertiser - 23/07/18

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The Bank of Mum and Dad is being urged to consider turning off the money taps with an increasing range of mortgage products helping young homebuyers get a start... View the full article.


2017-18 Annual Report


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HomeStart leads the nation as a launch-pad into Great Australian dream

Media release - 01/12/17


Netball SA announces new sponsorship to expand its South Australian footprint

Media release - 24/07/17



Strong results reinforce HomeStart's value in tough housing market

Media release - 19/12/16


First home buyers go low-tech on home loans 

Media release - 24/11/16


Low interest rates lock young first home buyers out of the housing market

Media release - 14/11/16


Adelaide's fringe suburbs draw first home buyers

Media release - 11/10/16


Mount Barker emerging as housing hotspot for first time buyers

Media release - 06/10/16


Finding customers revealed as brokers' biggest challenge

Media release - 03/10/16


Listen to your own advice in HomeStart's new ad campaign

Media release - 22/09/16


Media release - Home buyers turn to brokers for the best deal

Media release - 13/09/16


Government backed home loans hold the key to housing affordability crisis

Media release - 02/09/16


Grants program provides $31.2 million benefit to disadvantaged South Australians

Media release - 29/08/16


Parents shouldn't shoulder the housing affordability burden

Media release - 17/08/16


Index reveals growing confidence for South Australian home buyers

Media release - 21/07/16


Size still matters as first home buyers chase the great Australian dream

Media release - 20/07/16


Young South Aussies building to beat the affordability crisis

Media release - 12/05/16


Time to stop keeping mum on single parent disadvantage

Media release - 07/03/16


Media release - Low interest rates little help for first home buyers

Media release - 19/01/16


Renters air their frustrations

Media release - 07/01/16



Living inner-city still a dream for first home buyers

Media release - 21/12/15


Booming northern suburbs the place to call home for first home buyers

Media release - 24/11/15


ARIA award winner plays at housewarming for lucky couple

Media release 15/11/15


Government-backed finance shapes as answer to housing crisis

Media release - 12/11/15


South Australian model leads response to national housing crisis

Media release - 6/11/15


Housing the key to stopping SA's brain drain

Media release - 23/09/15


A First homebuyers turn-away from housing construction

Media release - 03/08/15


Finding customers revealed as brokers' biggest challenge

Media release - 22/07/15


Costly insurance catching homebuyers unaware

Media release - 26/06/15


HomeStart heads south as housing demand drives growth

Medai release - 20/05/15


HomeStart assisted inner-city development wins national property award

Media release - 05/05/15


Low-income households have 40 million resons to dream

Media release - 09/04/15


HomeStart's PLAN to boost broker lending

Media release - 21/04/15


Negative gearing rethink needed to help first homebuyers

Media release - 31/03/15


Homebuyers back super idea

Media release - 16/03/15


SA property prices out of reach for first homebuyers

Media release - 10/01/15


Support for HomeStart customers affected by the SA bushfires

Media release - 08/01/15


Adelaide's north tops list for hottest first homebuyer region
Media release - 28/12/14

Customer first focus hits the mark for brokers
Media release - 10/11/14

HomeStart's strong results open doors for more SA homebuyers
Media release - 02/11/14

Door opens for 170,000 South Australians to graduate into home ownership
Media release - 22/10/14

65,000 reasons to celebrate HomeStart's 25 years
Media release - 24/09/14

SA housing model leading the way
Media release - 28/07/14

Don’t give up – Adelaide still the best place to buy a home
Media release - 22/07/14

Homebuyers seek niche products from brokers in tough market
Media release - 19/06/14

Bhutanese battlers find home away from home in Adelaide’s north
Media release - 17/06/14

Seniors tap into home equity
Media release - 01/05/14

Loan system gets home buyers started sooner
Media release - 16/04/14

Supporting the state’s young achievers
Media release - 31/03/14

Migrant influx can boost flagging SA housing market
Media release - 26/03/14

Housing boost for SA’s Mid-North and Eyre Peninsula
Media release - 12/03/14

$45,000 advantage for South Australian homebuyers
Media release - 15/02/14


HomeStart broadens focus on back of strong 2012-13 results
Media release - 29/11/13

SA first home buyer activity bucks national trend
Media release - 11/11/13

More first-time buyers make Playford home
Media release - 25/09/13

HomeStart cuts interest rate
Media release - 12/08/13

Making dreams a reality - Habitat for Humanity
Media release - 22/07/13

CEO sleeping rough to raise funds for homelessness
Media release - 11/06/13

Bhutanese refugees building communities in SA
Media release - 27/05/13

HomeStart appoints Maria Palumbo to its Board of Management
Media release - 27/05/13

Over one month left for Lakeside buyers to take up $8,500 grant
Media release - 27/05/13

First home buyer families the biggest winners in SA housing grant reforms
Media release - 14/05/13

HomeStart Finance cuts rates by 0.25%
Media release - 08/05/13

Say goodbye to LMI
Media release - 06/05/13

On their own two feet
Media release - 10/04/13

HomeStart congratulates 2013’s Young Achiever
Media release - 22/03/13

HomeStart charges less to get started
Media release - 12/02/13



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