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Media Releases

Here you will find a range of media releases about what’s happening at HomeStart. Media queries can be directed to our media contacts.


15 March
Aussie Home Loans expands its lender panel to include HomeStart Finance

25 January
HomeStart supports more women into home ownership


17 October
Annual Report - HomeStart helps more South Australians into home ownership


1 December
Annual Report - HomeStart leads the nation as a launch-pad into Great Australian dream

24 July
Netball SA announces new sponsorship to expand its South Australian footprint


19 December
Strong results reinforce HomeStart's value in tough housing market

24 November
First home buyers go low-tech on home loans 

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

11 October
Adelaide's fringe suburbs draw first home buyers

6 October
Mount Barker emerging as housing hotspot for first time buyers

3 October
Finding customers revealed as brokers' biggest challenge

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

13 September
Home buyers turn to brokers for the best deal

2 September
Government backed home loans hold the key to housing affordability crisis

29 August
Grants program provides $31.2 million benefit to disadvantaged South Australians

17 August
Parents shouldn't shoulder the housing affordability burden

21 July
Index reveals growing confidence for South Australian home buyers

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

12 May
Young South Aussies building to beat the affordability crisis

7 March
Tme to stop keeping mum on single parent disadvantage

19 January
Low interest rates little help for first home buyers

7 January
Renters air their frustrations



21 December
Living inner-city still a dream for first home buyers

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

15 November
ARIA award winner plays at housewarming for lucky couple

12 November
Government-backed finance shapes as answer to housing crisis

6 November
South Australian model leads response to national housing crisis

23 September
Housing the key to stopping SA's brain drain

3 August
SA First homebuyers turn-away from housing construction

22 July
Finding customers revealed as brokers' biggest challenge

26 June
Costly insurance catching homebuyers unaware

20 May
HomeStart heads south as housing demand drives growth

5 May2
HomeStart assisted inner-city development wins national property award

9 April
Low-income households have 40 million resons to dream

21 April
HomeStart's PLAN to boost broker lending

31 March
Negative gearing rethink needed to help first homebuyers

16 March
Homebuyers back super idea

10 February
SA property prices out of reach for first homebuyers

8 January
Support for HomeStart customers affected by the SA bushfires


28 December
Adelaide's north tops list for hottest first homebuyer region

10 November
Customer first focus hits the mark for brokers

2 November
HomeStart's strong results open doors for more SA homebuyers

22 October
Door opens for 170,000 South Australians to graduate into home ownership

24 September
65,000 reasons to celebrate HomeStart's 25 years

28 July
SA housing model leading the way

22 July
Don’t give up – Adelaide still the best place to buy a home

19 June
Homebuyers seek niche products from brokers in tough market

17 June
Bhutanese battlers find home away from home in Adelaide’s north

1 May
Seniors tap into home equity

16 April
Loan system gets home buyers started sooner

31 March
Supporting the state’s young achievers

26 March
Migrant influx can boost flagging SA housing market

12 March
Housing boost for SA’s Mid-North and Eyre Peninsula

15 February
$45,000 advantage for South Australian homebuyers


29 November
HomeStart broadens focus on back of strong 2012-13 results

11 November
SA first home buyer activity bucks national trend

25 September
More first-time buyers make Playford home

12 August
HomeStart cuts interest rate

22 July
Making dreams a reality - Habitat for Humanity

11 June
CEO sleeping rough to raise funds for homelessness

27 May
Bhutanese refugees building communities in SA

27 May
HomeStart appoints Maria Palumbo to its Board of Management

27 May
Over one month left for Lakeside buyers to take up $8,500 grant

14 May
First home buyer families the biggest winners in SA housing grant reforms

8 May
HomeStart Finance cuts rates by 0.25%

6 May
Say goodbye to LMI

10 April
On their own two feet

22 March
HomeStart congratulates 2013’s Young Achiever

12 February
HomeStart charges less to get started



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