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Boost your retirement plans

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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

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

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

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?

Taking a single minded view

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27 June 2014

Taking a single minded view

For single parent households on one income, factors compound and make it a struggle to find money to pay the rent, let alone to buy a home of their own.
 

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3 things to ask about shared appreciation

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22 June 2014

3 things to ask about shared appreciation

Shared appreciation loans can help you borrow more, so you can buy the home you want or stay in the one you’ve already got. Here’s three questions to help work out if it’s the loan for you. | Read more

How to borrow more

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08 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

08 May 2014

How to borrow more

Sharing the benefits of home ownership

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01 May 2014

Sharing the benefits of home ownership

With house prices continuing to rise, one of the big challenges facing homebuyers today is being able to afford the home they want on the income they have. | Read more

Top tips for single parents

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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

How single parents can get started

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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

Buying after a split

Home LoansStarting Over

30 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... | Read more

30 March 2014

Buying after a split

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

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

Why your credit report matters

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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

Unlock your home’s equity with the Seniors Equity Loan

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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

Helping divorcees get back on their feet

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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

Borrow more with shared appreciation

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23 October 2013

Borrow more with shared appreciation

Got a small deposit and think you can’t afford that more expensive home in the area you want? HomeStart CEO, John Oliver has these top tips to help you get there. | Read more

Switch to save

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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

22 October 2013

Switch to save

Getting the most out of your agent

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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

What is equity?

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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

21 March 2013

What is equity?

Kid’s fun on a budget

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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

29 January 2013

Kid’s fun on a budget

5 tips to improve the value of your home

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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

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

Buying for a second time

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13 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 imposs... | Read more

13 April 2012

Buying for a second time

5 tips for buying after a divorce

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04 April 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

An insider’s guide to refinancing your home loan

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01 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

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