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

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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

Why now is a great time to buy an apartment, off the plan

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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

Regional hotspots to build your own home

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29 April 2016

Regional hotspots to build your own home

Good news for home buyers looking to buy in regional SA: the Murray Lands and Yorke Peninsula were recently announced in the top five least expensive regional markets in Australia! These hotspots are emerging as leading choices for home buyers, an... | Read more

How to pick the perfect tradie

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22 April 2016

How to pick the perfect tradie

Having a trusted tradie is like having a good hairdresser or GP – once you find one, you won’t want to let go. But how do you find the right tradesperson for the job?  | Read more

7 tips to paint like a pro

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30 March 2016

7 tips to paint like a pro

Want to paint your home but don’t want to fork out thousands to hire a painter? If you’re thinking about a DIY paint job, we’ve got some tips to get you painting like a pro. | Read more

Beach suburbs are so hot right now

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07 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

Managing your home loan

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08 January 2015

Managing your home loan

While the focus can be on getting into your own home sooner, it’s equally as important to consider how you will manage your home loan once you have one. | Read more

08 January 2015

Managing your home loan

Is your home Feng Shui?

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15 December 2014

Is your home Feng Shui?

What's Feng Shui? We'll get you started on how to use the ancient Chinese art to make your home 'feel' good. | Read more

15 December 2014

Is your home Feng Shui?

Housing boost for SA’s Mid-North & Eyre Penisula

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11 December 2014

Housing boost for SA’s Mid-North & Eyre Penisula

A $12 million HomeStart loan has helped to provide affordable housing in regional areas in northern SA. | Read more

8 Steps to your own home

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05 May 2014

8 Steps to your own home

Dreaming of owning a home? HomeStart’s John Oliver gives you a step-by-step guide to make it happen sooner. | Read more

Landscaping tips on a budget

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07 April 2014

Landscaping tips on a budget

Ever looked at your garden and wished you could add value to it without breaking the bank? These five simple tips from Dave Limburg at Online Garden Design will help you do just that. | Read more

What do HomeStart customers say?

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28 March 2014

What do HomeStart customers say?

Are you interested in what others have to say about their HomeStart experience? Then take a look right here and listen to Moira’s story. While working as a nurse and juggling single motherhood... | Read more

Use your power

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27 March 2014

Use your power

Make the commitment to take action and take better care of the planet in the year ahead. | Read more

27 March 2014

Use your power

Don’t get caught out by extra costs

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13 March 2014

Don’t get caught out by extra costs

Buying or building a home is one of the biggest financial decisions of your life, so it’s important to be aware of all of the costs involved. Let’s explore some of the less obvious costs so you can prepare and budget for them. | Read more

First home owner grants

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02 January 2014

First home owner grants

First home buyers can apply for government grants to help them into home ownership. | Read more

02 January 2014

First home owner grants

Build or buy?

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01 January 2014

Build or buy?

Have you ever wondered whether to buy an existing property or build a home? If so, here are some ideas to consider before making your choice. | Read more

01 January 2014

Build or buy?

Picking between buying or building

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05 September 2013

Picking between buying or building

Are you a first home buyer trying to work out whether to buy or build? HomeStart’s John Oliver has these top tips to help. | Read more

Real estate in South Australia

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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

Matching house and land together

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02 April 2013

Matching house and land together

Can you imagine if you could find the right house and match it to the right block of land or the reverse, finding the block of land you love to match a house design without even walking out the door? Th... | Read more

Budgeting for building a home

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27 March 2013

Budgeting for building a home

Building a home can be a cost effective way of getting in to your own place. With realistic expectations and a careful approach to managing your budget, getting a brand new place exactly as you'd like it could be within reach. | Read more

The role of the Conveyancer

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23 May 2012

The role of the Conveyancer

Conveyancers are property specialists, who handle the legal transfer of property or land. A conveyancer will provide you with services including advice about your contract, document checks, ordering Government searches and legal documentation prep... | Read more

Home buying tips

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17 May 2012

Home buying tips

Don't know what an LVR is? Weighing up the pros and cons of home ownership? Here's a series of short videos to help you find the answers to some of the most common questions about buying a home. | Read more

17 May 2012

Home buying tips

Choosing a builder

Building A Home

27 March 2012

Choosing a builder

Choosing a builder is one of the most important aspects of building a home. You’re about to make a major financial commitment to creating the house of your dreams – it pays to make sure your builder is just as committed to bringing the... | Read more

27 March 2012

Choosing a builder

Building contracts: what it all means

Building A Home

27 March 2012

Building contracts: what it all means

So you’ve found a builder and negotiated on the home you want, and now they’ve offered you a contract to sign. But what does it all mean? Here, CEO of the Master Builders Association Rob Stewart, offers some insight into what to look o... | Read more

3 tips to keep your build on track

Building A Home

27 March 2012

3 tips to keep your build on track

Once the build is underway and your property is finally being constructed, it’s important to stay involved in the project to make sure things stay on track. Here’s some tips from Rob Stewart, CEO of the Master Builders Association (MBA... | Read more

Finalising your build

Building A Home

27 March 2012

Finalising your build

It can seem like forever to get your home built, but it’s definitely worth the wait when you finally get those keys! Here Rob Stewart, CEO of the Master Builders Association (MBA) South Australia, shares the final stages of the building proc... | Read more

27 March 2012

Finalising your build

Where to start if you want to build

Building A Home

27 March 2012

Where to start if you want to build

Building a home can be a very exciting time. For most people, building a home doesn’t happen every day, so it’s important to feel as comfortable as possible along the way. | Read more

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