Finding a Home

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Finding a Home

Where's the best place in Australia for first-time buyers?

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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

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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

6 tips to find the right hood to call home

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02 May 2016

6 tips to find the right hood to call home

Whether you’re looking for a new place to rent or buy, finding the right suburb to live in is a big decision. And while we all have our own opinions about what makes a neighbourhood great, it pays to do your research so you can feel confiden... | 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

HomeStart heads North

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31 March 2016

HomeStart heads North

More and more first home buyers want to live North – so HomeStart has opened a new office in the Northern suburbs to help them get into their own home.  | Read more

31 March 2016

HomeStart heads North

Stopping the single parent disadvantage

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08 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

Avoiding home loan mistakes

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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

29 January 2016

Avoiding home loan mistakes

Why first home buyers want to live by the beach

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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

The frustrations of renters

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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

12 January 2016

The frustrations of renters

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

Your guide to auctions

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02 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 befor... | Read more

02 November 2015

Your guide to auctions

What does your living room say about you?

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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’... | Read more

Fuel your deposit with petrol savings

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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

The truth about home ownership

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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

Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours!

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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

5 tips to secure your home

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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

16 January 2014

5 tips to secure your home

Painting tips to suit your home

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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

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

Buying with confidence

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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

27 March 2013

Buying with confidence

Settling into your new home

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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

30 November 2012

Settling into your new home

5 Tips to keep the pests out of your home

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06 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.
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5 Ways to review your home insurance

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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.
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Finding a house

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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... | Read more

29 May 2012

Finding a house

What's a building inspection?

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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

Top 5 questions to ask a real estate agent

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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 ... | Read more

Looking for an affordable house?

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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

House hunting tips

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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

28 March 2012

House hunting tips

Tips for finding a good real estate agent

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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

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