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Journalists can direct their media enquiries to our media contact:

Simon Hatcher
Hughes Public Relations and Communications Counsel
M: 0419 780 071 T: 08 8412 4100
Address: Level 1, 187 Rundle Street, Adelaide SA

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New 2% deposit loan unlocks property market for more first home buyers

19/02/2024 HomeStart Media Release

South Australian first home buyers building a home will save thousands with a new 2 per cent deposit home loan available through HomeStart.

A Labor election commitment, it’s the latest in a suite of measures to help more South Australians enter the property market.



HomeStart loans hit 10-year high

11/12/2023 InDaily

Treasurer Stephen Mullighan says the state government-owned home lender HomeStart supported 1394 first home buyers with new loans in the most recent financial year – the highest number in a decade.


The changing profile of SA home owners

28/09/2023 The Bunyip Newspaper

There is no doubt that South Australians’ desire to own their own home is still very much alive, but it is also clear that home ownership rates, particularly among young South Australians, are falling. Recent data from HomeStart shows how home ownership has become harder to achieve, with many South Australians experiencing more barriers to home ownership than ever before. 

Article written by The Bunyip Newspaper

Record year for HomeStart as stamp duty relief continues momentum

11/07/2023 HomeStart Finance Media Release

The value of loans issued by government lender HomeStart surpassed $800 million for the first time ever for the 2022-23 financial year.

More than 2000 South Australians purchased a home financed through HomeStart over the past 12 months, a 33% increase on the average for the past decade and the highest number of loans since 2010.


South Australians can soon buy their first home with low deposit on HomeStart loans

07/08/2022 ABC online

Owning a home could soon become a reality for more South Australians with a state-government backed lender lowering their minimum deposit requirements.

Eligible graduates will be able to apply for a home loan with HomeStart Finance with as little as 2 per cent deposit.


HomeStart Finance take over as the Official Member Partner of the Adelaide 36ers

13/07/2022 Adelaide 36ers

The Adelaide 36ers are thrilled to announce HomeStart Finance will continue their support of the Club ahead of NBL23.

Their support will increase from Community Partner to take over as the Official Member Partner of the Adelaide 36ers for the 2022-23 season. 


Shared equity helps thousands enter property market

26/06/2022 The Australian

More than 10,000 home buyers around Australia are taking advantage of shared equity loans to buy their first property, using similar schemes to those recently announced by the federal and NSW governments.

HomeStart: The benefits of a Shared Equity Loan

30/05/2022 FIVEaa

In this podcast, HomeStart CEO Andrew Mills explains how shared equity can give customers increased buying power to get into the housing market without over-stressing the household budget; while PointData CEO and founder George Giannakodakis explains how using artificial intelligence can help users understand trends and pricing  in residential real estate. 

What to consider with Shared Equity Loans

28/05/2022 The Advertiser

Learn what a shared equity loan is and how you can use it to your advantage 


HomeStart announces new CEO

13/10/2021 Australian Broker

Andrew Mills has been appointed as the new CEO of HomeStart Finance, taking over from John Oliver who will retire in December.



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Lender is attracting interest

09/04/2019 The Advertiser


STATE Government-owned lender HomeStart Finance says it continues to field global interest in its range of lending products, on the eve of Asia's largest housing affordability conference in Kuala Lumpur...

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Innovative construction lending options



HomeStart Finance recently featured in the Autumn issue of SA Builder magazine, the communication outlet for Master Builders SA, to discuss the benefits of HomeStart’s construction lending options...

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Mortgage broker welcomes affordability-focused lender



Last week, a leading mortgage broker announced it was adding a new lender that specialises in affordability to its lending panel... View the full article.

Extra loan help for homebuyers as lenders create new chances



MODERN twists to mortgages are giving first home savers and low-income buyers a better chance of getting a foot in the door... View the full article.

SA lender joins Aussie



Aussie Home Loans has announced the appointment of a new lender to its panel, providing its brokers with a new range of mortgage products for South Australian clients... View the full article.

Rent Trap



Experts say while it's becoming harder for young people to get into the housing market, there are ways to get into your own home sooner... Watch the full story

Discover Adelaide's top 10 suburb for first homebuyers



When it comes to buying homes, more South Australian women are going solo... View the full article

Homeownership rates rise among new migrants in South Australia



Buying their first home was a dream come true for Indian migrants Manpreet Kaur and Amarjit Singh, who says it took years of saving and good fortune ro make their property dreams come true... View the full article


Let's shut the Bank of Mum and Dad



The Bank of Mum and Dad is being urged to consider turning off the money taps with an increasing range of mortgage products helping young homebuyers get a start... View the full article