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Finding a Home

Owning a Home Starting Over Finding a Home Home Loans

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Stopping the single parent disadvantage

As we celebrate International Women's day, it's a good time to think of what the finance sector can do to help women find independence after life-changing events. ... | Read More

Buying Tips Finding a Home First Home Buyer Home Loans

Friday, 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

Finding a Home First Home Buyer Home Loans

Thursday, 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

Borrowing Tips Budgeting Buying Tips Finding a Home First Home Buyer Home Loans

Tuesday, 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

Building a Home Buying Tips Finding a Home First Home Buyer Home Loans

Thursday, 7 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

Borrowing Tips Buying Tips Finding a Home First Home Buyer Home Loans

Monday, 2 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 before auction day. ... | Read More

Owning a Home Finding a Home

Thursday, 11 June 2015

What does your living room say about you?

It's called the ‘living room' for a reason - it's the room in the house that's most lived in - the place for TV marathons, slumber parties, where nights out begin and where dinner parties end up. It's also home to that extra bed you need when s ... | Read More

Saving Tips Ask the CEO Finding a Home First Home Buyer

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Fuel your deposit with petrol savings

Falling petrol prices and February's official interest rate cut have both provided some much needed breathing space for household budgets. ... | Read More

Ask the CEO Finding a Home First Home Buyer

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The truth about home ownership

It's no secret that homebuyers face significant barriers when it comes to home ownership. But a quick review of HomeStart's annual Home Truths survey paints a refreshingly positive attitude. ... | Read More

Owning a Home Buying Tips Finding a Home

Friday, 28 March 2014

Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours!

Held annually on the last Sunday in March, Neighbourhood Day is a celebration of community and a way to say thank you for being a great neighbour. ... | Read More

Owning a Home Finding a Home Insurance

Thursday, 16 January 2014

5 tips to secure your home

Nothing ruins a holiday like coming home to find your house has been broken into while you were away. You work hard to acquire and maintain your home, so anything you can do to minimise the risks is a good idea. ... | Read More

Owning a Home Finding a Home

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Painting tips to suit your home

Looking at painting your home? Your colour choices can have a big impact on not only the look and feel of your rooms, but also over your mood and behaviour as you spend time in your home. ... | Read More

Building a Home Buying Tips Finding a Home First Home Buyer Home Loans

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Real estate in South Australia

If you're looking to buy a home, it's an opportune time to do some research and learn more about the real estate in South Australia. ... | Read More

Borrowing Tips Buying Tips Finding a Home First Home Buyer

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Buying with confidence

Securing pre-approved finance could mean the difference between just finding your dream home and actually being able to buy it. ... | Read More

Owning a Home Starting Over Finding a Home

Friday, 30 November 2012

Settling into your new home

After all the excitement and anticipation of buying a new home, the big move can be daunting. There's a long to-do list once you've moved in so here are some tips to keep in mind. ... | Read More

Owning a Home Finding a Home

Thursday, 6 September 2012

5 Tips to keep the pests out of your home

Defending your home against pests is the role of any responsible home owner. Termites can destroy the structure of your home and spiders, flies, cockroaches and other pests can also affect the health of your family. ... | Read More

Owning a Home Buying Tips Finding a Home

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

5 Ways to review your home insurance

Owning a home is possibly the largest investment you'll ever make. So it's important to ensure that your insurance cover will deliver on your expectations. ... | Read More

Buying Tips Finding a Home First Home Buyer

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Finding a house

Watch Vikki, Lending Team Leader at HomeStart, discuss the questions you need to ask yourself when looking for a home. Be prepared when buying a house by doing your research, asking lots of questions, and decide what's important to you such as si ... | Read More

Buying Tips Finding a Home

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Top 5 questions to ask a real estate agent

When you attend an open inspection it's important to get as much information from the real estate agent as possible. The answers can sometimes make or break the deal, and with the right information, you can make the right decision. Here are some esse ... | Read More

Finding a Home

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

What's a building inspection?

Before you buy a house, it's important to have your new home checked out professionally so there are no nasty surprises. Organising a building inspection is essential; it could potentially save you from expensive mistakes. ... | Read More

Finding a Home

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

House hunting tips

Looking for a house? There are many ways to find just what you're looking for, so here are a few ideas to help you get started. ... | Read More

Finding a Home

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Looking for an affordable house?

Are you looking for a house in an affordable price range? The Affordable Homes Program could help. ... | Read More

Finding a Home

Monday, 26 March 2012

Tips for finding a good real estate agent

Are you looking for a real estate agent to sell your current home? If you've opted to use a real estate agent to head up the selling process, finding the right agent could help you sell your home faster and for a better price ... | Read More