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How to pet proof your new home

First Home BuyersOwning a Home

19 September 2018

How to pet proof your new home

Keep your home free from pet destruction with these quick and simple steps | Read more

19 September 2018

How to pet proof your new home

HomeStart's new TV commercials

Home LoansOwning a Home

09 April 2018

HomeStart's new TV commercials

HomeStart has launched two new television commercials to live within our current ‘Future You’ campaign. | Read more

What is CPI and how does it affect your loan?

Home LoansOwning a Home

28 March 2018

What is CPI and how does it affect your loan?

Have you seen this acronym pop up, but have no idea what it means? We’ll explain what CPI actually is, and how it can affect your loan. | Read more

The ultimate spring clean

Owning a Home

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

Energy saving tips you need to know before this winter

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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 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

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

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

6 ways to pay off your home loan sooner

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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

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

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

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

How to pick the perfect tradie

Building A HomeFirst Home BuyersOwning a Home

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

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

7 tips to paint like a pro

Building A HomeOwning a Home

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

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

Getting arty in your home

First Home BuyersOwning a Home

10 January 2016

Getting arty in your home

Artwork is a great way to bring a room to life, adding interest and beauty to your home. But where do you start when trying to choose art? Don’t stress. We’ve got you sorted!    | Read more

10 January 2016

Getting arty in your home

Home ownership makes perfect cents

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04 January 2016

Home ownership makes perfect cents

Turns out that the majority of young South Australians believe that buying a home is one of the best financial decisions they will ever make. Well, aren’t you glad you bought your own home!  | Read more

How to throw a killer garage sale

First Home BuyersOwning a Home

03 January 2016

How to throw a killer garage sale

The start of the New Year is a good time to rid your home of clutter and make some extra cash to boost your savings. And a great garage sale is the perfect way to do it. Here are some tips to get you started.  | Read more

6 housewarming presents people actually want

First Home BuyersOwning a Home

01 November 2015

6 housewarming presents people actually want

Do you have a housewarming party coming up and no idea what to bring as a present? We’ve got you sorted with this fun, quirky and actually useful list of gift ideas. | Read more

The key to succulent success

Owning a Home

05 October 2015

The key to succulent success

If your gardening thumb is a little more brown than green, succulents could be the answer. They’re extremely low maintenance, forgiving and gorgeous (the perfect companion, right?).  | Read more

Home owners: breathe a sigh of relief

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05 October 2015

Home owners: breathe a sigh of relief

It is a well-known fact that breaking into home ownership is a growing challenge for young South Australians. However, more unknown is how the challenge of entering the housing market has impacted the mindsets of young homebuyers in the state.  | Read more

What does your garden say about you?

First Home BuyersOwning a Home

02 August 2015

What does your garden say about you?

For some people, gardening is a hobby, while for others, it’s an art form. Styling your garden is a way to channel your passion and imagination, and add value to your home at the same time. | Read more

What does your living room say about you?

Finding A HomeOwning a Home

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

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

It's our 25th birthday!

First Home BuyersOwning a Home

29 September 2014

It's our 25th birthday!

To celebrate 25 years and helping 65,000 households into home ownership, HomeStart went back to where it all began and spoke with its very first customers from 1989. | Read more

29 September 2014

It's our 25th birthday!

Spring into action!

First Home BuyersOwning a Home

29 September 2014

Spring into action!

Spring has sprung, so get out the elbow grease and give your house a thorough spring clean to give some love back to your home, as well as your investment. We’ve got some tips on where to start... | Read more

29 September 2014

Spring into action!

Think twice before loaning for love

First Home BuyersOwning a Home

02 September 2014

Think twice before loaning for love

With today’s cost of living, there is a huge amount of pressure on parents to help their kids get a financial leg up in life – particularly when it comes to entering the housing market. | Read more

Loan repayments explained

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12 July 2014

Loan repayments explained

Home loans come with different types of loan repayments. It’s important to understand the different options, so you can chose the repayment type that best suits you. | Read more

Owning your piece of the puzzle

Buying TipsFirst Home BuyersOwning a Home

03 July 2014

Owning your piece of the puzzle

There are two forms of joint ownership so it’s important to know the difference to be able to choose what’s best for you. | Read more

Putting money in your home

Buying TipsFirst Home BuyersOwning a Home

26 June 2014

Putting money in your home

HomeStart’s John Oliver looks at some of the many features that add value to your home whether you are looking to buy or sell.  | Read more

Landscaping tips on a budget

Building A HomeBuying TipsOwning a Home

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 equity to suit your lifestyle

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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

Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours!

Buying TipsFinding A HomeOwning a Home

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

Use your power

Building A HomeOwning a Home

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

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