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Tuesday, 8 March 2022

Boost your borrowing power and buy the home you want

Struggling to find a home in your price range? Boost your borrowing power with HomeStart's Shared Equity Option, which allows you to borrow up to 25% of the purchase price as an interest-free or repayment-free loan. ... | Read More

Saving Tips Budgeting Building a Home

Monday, 20 December 2021

Backyard blitz on a budget

With many spending a lot of time working on the insides of their homes, combined with more time indoors recently, it's no surprise that our gardens and outdoor areas may have become a little neglected over the colder months. ... | Read More

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Monday, 20 December 2021

Homemade Gifts they will love

Stay on top of your savings this festive season by gifting some homemade presents to your loved ones. For those that are crafty, or simply want to add a personalised touch, we have put together some handcrafted present ideas. ... | Read More

Owning a Home Borrowing Tips Budgeting Home Loans

Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Is it time for a Financial Health Check?

With the new financial year underway, now is a good opportunity to check in on your finances, and revisit financial goals to ensure you're still on the right track. ... | Read More

Borrowing Tips First Home Buyer

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Upfront costs explained

Imagine this: You work so hard to save a deposit, only to fall just short due to some unexpected upfront costs. ... | Read More

Owning a Home

Friday, 27 August 2021

Wellbeing begins at home

The current lockdowns across Australia may have left many feeling overwhelmed as we rebalance work, family, and other life responsibilities. So, here are a few changes that you can make straight away in your own home to improve your mental health and ... | Read More

Borrowing Tips Budgeting Buying Tips First Home Buyer

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Lending for love

If you were asked who the top 10 lenders in Australia are, you would be forgiven if you did not think to include Mum and Dad. But, should parents be lending for love? ... | Read More

Borrowing Tips Budgeting Building a Home Finding a Home First Home Buyer

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Should you buy or build your home?

The journey when buying established or building your own home can be quite different, and both have much to consider. So how do you know which option is right for you? ... | Read More

Saving Tips Budgeting

Thursday, 11 February 2021

14 ways to save money this Valentine's Day

Rather than ditching the romance this Valentine's Day, we have come up with a list of gift and date ideas so that you can celebrate the love without parting from your savings... ... | Read More

Saving Tips Budgeting

Monday, 23 November 2020

How to get your finances ready for Christmas

While the festive season brings with it family time, after-work parties and Christmas movies, many often forget the ‘debt hangover' that follows well after the holidays end. ... | Read More

Saving Tips First Home Buyer

Monday, 23 November 2020

You've graduated, now what?

What do you do once you have handed in your final assignment and sat your last exam? ... | Read More

Saving Tips Budgeting

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

How to make the most of your tax return

Filing your annual tax return may not be your favourite task, even if you do have an accountant on board to help. However, spending just a little bit of time getting your financial ducks in a row at the beginning of the financial year can pay dividen ... | Read More

Owning a Home Saving Tips Budgeting

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Budget friendly ways to enhance your home this Winter

When the days get colder and the nights get shorter, we know that Winter is well and truly here. Whilst some love the idea of curling up inside next to the heater - book and cup of tea in hand - many of us are simply waiting for the warmer days to re ... | Read More

Owning a Home Buying Tips

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

How to update your home décor for autumn

Transform your home without breaking the bank ... | Read More

Saving Tips Budgeting

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

How to get your finances back on track after Easter

The Easter break, coupled with school holidays can leave us exhausted - physically, and financially. After several weeks of outings, now's the time to take a breath and make a plan to get your savings back on track. ... | Read More

Owning a Home

Monday, 6 May 2019

How to start a countertop veggie patch

You don't need a huge backyard to create a veggie patch. Armed with the right information, you can create a thriving veggie patch on your countertop. Here's how. ... | Read More

Budgeting Buying Tips

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

What you need to know about ‘pay later’ options

Do the maths: Can you really handle pay later plans? ... | Read More

Home Loans Insurance

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

The benefits of loan and mortgage protection insurance

Take the worry out of repayments ... | Read More

Owning a Home Starting Over

Monday, 14 January 2019

Styling your home for Summer

Redecorating your home can be a fun task, especially when you can do it without breaking the bank. Here are some cheap ways to style your home this summer. ... | Read More

Saving Tips Budgeting

Monday, 7 January 2019

Three financial goals to set for 2019

With the New Year upon us, now is the perfect time to set some financial goals. Below are our top three tips to help you spend less, save more and manage your money better during 2019. ... | Read More

Ask the CEO First Home Buyer

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Choosing the right broker

Brokers have become one of the most popular ways for home buyers to source a home loan. But how do you choose a broker that is right for you? John Oliver shares some tips to get you started. 1. ASK your friends and family for recommendations. Many ... | Read More

Owning a Home Buying Tips First Home Buyer

Monday, 12 November 2012

SA mortgage repayments under national average

New 2011 Census figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show South Aussies' mortgage repayments are 20% below the national average of $1,800 a month. ... | Read More

Owning a Home Buying Tips Finding a Home

Tuesday, 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. ... | Read More