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The ultimate spring clean

Owning a HomeTop Story

07 September 2017

The ultimate spring clean

Follow these simple tips to declutter your home this spring. | Read more

07 September 2017

The ultimate spring clean

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

Budgeting made easy

BudgetingBuying TipsSaving Tips

18 May 2017

Budgeting made easy

Having trouble making and sticking to a budget? We’ve found 5 useful money management apps which are sure to get your budgeting back on track! | Read more

18 May 2017

Budgeting made easy

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

Renovate or buy new - what you need to know

BudgetingBuying TipsTop Story

08 May 2017

Renovate or buy new - what you need to know

It is the question many home buyers face. Should they buy a brand new or newly renovated home, or a run down property and renovate? Here are the things to consider. | Read more

Energy saving tips you need to know before this winter

Owning a HomeSaving Tips

02 May 2017

Energy saving tips you need to know before this winter

With winter only a few weeks away, it’s now more important than ever to know how to avoid an electricity bill blow out. Here are some tips to help combat soaring electricity prices. | 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

The perfect plants for your indoor space

Owning a Home

18 April 2017

The perfect plants for your indoor space

Indoor plants are a great way to transform a space and bring life to your home. Check out a few of our favourite plants for the perfect spot in your home. | 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

Property you can buy around the world for Adelaide prices

CountriesFinding A HomeHome LoansTop Story

28 March 2017

Property you can buy around the world for Adelaide prices

How much house can you buy around the world for $440,000 – metropolitan Adelaide’s median house price? Here’s the answer | Read more

Should you lend for love?

Borrowing TipsFirst Home BuyersTop Story

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 BuyersTop Story

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 BuyersTop Story

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

Rent vs buy? The evidence you can't ignore

BudgetingBuying Tips

15 February 2017

Rent vs buy? The evidence you can't ignore

It’s an age-old debate - are you financially better off to rent or buy a home? | Read more

How to buy a home when you don't earn a lot

BudgetingBuilding A HomeBuying TipsOwning a HomeTop Story

02 February 2017

How to buy a home when you don't earn a lot

There's an idea out there that you need to be a university graduate to afford a home, but it isn't true... here's how you can buy a home on a moderate to low income. | Read more

6 tips to keep your kids' room mess-free

Owning a Home

26 January 2017

6 tips to keep your kids' room mess-free

Does it feel like you spend hours putting away toys? We've got some tips to help tame the bedroom mess. | Read more

Genius K-mart hacks to style your home on a budget

BudgetingSaving TipsTop Story

24 January 2017

Genius K-mart hacks to style your home on a budget

Need to give your home decor a lift, but don't have lots of cash to play with? We've found the best K-mart hacks to give you some homes-peration, on a budget. | Read more

6 ways to pay off your home loan sooner

Borrowing TipsBuying TipsHome LoansOwning a Home

23 January 2017

6 ways to pay off your home loan sooner

Paying off your home loan doesn't need to take a lifetime. We've got some tips to reduce your loan term, and pay off your mortgage sooner. | Read more

Save thousands when buying your home

Buying TipsFirst Home BuyersTop Story

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

Who had it harder buying a home - you or your parents?

BudgetingBuying TipsSaving Tips

12 January 2017

Who had it harder buying a home - you or your parents?

Generational conflict between Gen Y and the Baby Boomers on who had it harder when it comes to buying your first home is alive and well in Australia. | 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

Buying TipsFirst Home BuyersHome LoansTop Story

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

8 tips to become an auction expert

Buying TipsSaving Tips

07 November 2016

8 tips to become an auction expert

With the spring home selling season now upon us, we’ve got some great tips to help you become a bidding expert at your next auction. | Read more

6 tips to start a killer veggie garden

Owning a Home

24 October 2016

6 tips to start a killer veggie garden

Want to start a veggie garden but not sure where to begin? We've got some great tips to get your hands dirty. | Read more

Spring cleaning – it’s more fun than it sounds

17 October 2016

Spring cleaning – it’s more fun than it sounds

Cleaning your home can declutter your mind and your house. We've got some tips to help you get started. | Read more

Using your home equity to renovate (and other things)

10 October 2016

Using your home equity to renovate (and other things)

Did you know you can use the equity in your home for home improvements, or to even fund non-housing related expenses? | Read more

HomeStart’s new TV commercial

03 October 2016

HomeStart’s new TV commercial

HomeStart has launched two new TV commercials. watch them here... | 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

Boost your retirement plans

Home LoansStarting Over

18 July 2016

Boost your retirement plans

With an average retirement age of 65 and life expectancy in the low 80s in Australia, the majority of Australians are faced with the need to fund more than 15 years of retirement solely with superannuation and savings. | Read more

Making your home cozy this winter

Owning a Home

06 July 2016

Making your home cozy this winter

While over 90% of South Australians have some form of heating in their house, it’s a good time to think about how you can make your home look, and feel warmer. | Read more

7 tips to manage your home loan like a pro

BudgetingManaging CreditSaving Tips

04 July 2016

7 tips to manage your home loan like a pro

With a new financial year beginning, now’s a good time to check up on your loan and see how you’re tracking. Here are some great tips to make your handling your home loan as well as you can. | Read more

How to furnish your home when you can’t afford furniture

Owning a Home

28 June 2016

How to furnish your home when you can’t afford furniture

Getting into your own home often means using all (or most) of your hard-earned savings. So there’s not much left when it comes to being able to furnish your new home, just as you want it. Here are some handy hints when it comes to furnishing... | Read more

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

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