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Starting Over

Not a first home buyer? Learn how to get back into the market

Starting Over

Buying Tips Home Loans Managing Credit Starting Over

Thursday, 8 May 2014

How to borrow more

If you've found the home of your dreams, but reality says you can't borrow enough to buy it, don't give up hope yet. Here are a few tips to consider that could get you the keys to that door sooner than you thought. ... | Read More

Budgeting Home Loans Saving Tips Starting Over

Sunday, 30 March 2014

How single parents can get started

Being a single parent is a tough job and can really stretch the budget, but that doesn't mean you can't buy a home of your own. We've got some tips to help single parents on the path tow home ownership. ... | Read More

Ask the CEO First Home Buyer Starting Over

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Top tips for single parents

Starting again as a single parent can really stretch the budget, but that doesn't mean you can't buy a home of your own. HomeStart's John Oliver has these tips to help. ... | Read More

Home Loans Starting Over

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Buying after a split

The end of a relationship is a tough time for everyone, but it doesn't have to mean the end of your relationship with home ownership. If you're facing the prospect of having to leave your home due to a relationship breakdown, here's a few things to k ... | Read More

Borrowing Tips Home Loans Owning a Home Starting Over

Friday, 28 March 2014

Use your equity to suit your lifestyle

Home owners over 60 years of age can take advantage of HomeStart's Seniors Equity Loan to fund a range of activities including home renovations. Watch how Cheryl and Allen got started on their dream renovations. ... | Read More

Borrowing Tips Buying Tips First Home Buyer Home Loans Managing Credit Starting Over

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Why your credit report matters

Your credit history is an important element of consideration for your home loan approval. It can indicate to your potential lender your previous history with credit commitments, including any defaults, missed repayments or history of bankruptcy. ... | Read More

Home Loans Owning a Home Starting Over

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Unlock your home’s equity with the Seniors Equity Loan

If you're over 60, HomeStart's Seniors Equity Loan can help you unlock your home's equity. ... | Read More

Ask the CEO Borrowing Tips Starting Over

Friday, 17 January 2014

Helping divorcees get back on their feet

While the emotional strain of divorce is well recognised, the financial stress and impact on housing can have a more lasting impact, particularly for mothers with dependent children. ... | Read More

Budgeting Buying Tips Owning a Home Saving Tips Starting Over

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Switch to save

Have you ever considered switching a bad habit for a good one to help you save money? ... | Read More

Buying Tips Owning a Home Starting Over

Monday, 25 March 2013

Getting the most out of your agent

Real estate agents come with a wealth of knowledge that will help them sell your home, but they also come at a price. To get the most out of your agent... ... | Read More

Borrowing Tips First Home Buyer Home Loans Owning a Home Starting Over

Thursday, 21 March 2013

What is equity?

If you're just getting started in the property market, you'll hear the word ‘equity' come up frequently. So, what is it? ... | Read More

Budgeting Saving Tips Starting Over

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Kid’s fun on a budget

Are you looking for savings tips to help your family into a home of your own? Then saving on entertaining the kids could help you get started sooner. Here are some ideas that could help. ... | Read More

Owning a Home Starting Over

Monday, 17 December 2012

5 tips to improve the value of your home

Once you're a home owner, it's important to look after the value of your home. It also doesn't have to be a major project or expense for you to see the benefits. ... | Read More

Finding a Home Owning a Home Starting Over

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

Buying Tips Home Loans Owning a Home Starting Over

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Buying for a second time

Just because you're not a first home buyer doesn't mean buying a home is simple or straight forward. Re-entering the market can be just as involved as the first time around, and becoming a home owner again can seem like an impossible goal. ... | Read More

Home Loans Starting Over

Sunday, 1 April 2012

An insider’s guide to refinancing your home loan

There are lots of things to consider when you're thinking about refinancing your mortgage. Get an insider's tips on getting started with the right loan. ... | Read More

Buying Tips Home Loans Starting Over

Sunday, 4 March 2012

5 tips for buying after a divorce

Buying a home after a divorce can be challenging. Here are five tips to help you get started on the right track. ... | Read More