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Home Buyer Education

Home Buying Process

Read HomeSeeker SA's home buying guide, including information about organising your finance, finding properties, engaging professionals, making an offer and settlement.

It's About the House

Consumer and Business Services has provided this helpful guide to buying or selling a home.

Rights and Protections When Home Building

Information about your rights and how you can exercise them during the building process.

Alternative Ways to Buy a Home

There are many different ways to buy a home or land including auctions, private treaties, rent to buy and buy-now/build-later options.

Retirement Living

A number of aged care and retirement living options are available, including residential aged care and lifestyle villages.

Costs of Buying a Home

Use this calculator to determine the costs associated with buying a home.

Stamp Duty in SA

Use this calculator to determine the stamp duty costs associated with buying a home.

Mortgage Calculator

Use this calculator to input your interest rate and see how much your repayments could be. Also work out how much you can borrow and how you can repay your home loan sooner.

Saving for a House Deposit

Start saving towards your home deposit by working out how much you need and how long it will take.

Budget Planner

Create your own budget using a quick and easy budgeting tool.

Negotiating with Real Estate Agents

Information about real estate agent obligations, and how to recognise false or misleading claims.

Information for Migrants

Information for people who have recently moved to South Australia and want to buy a home.

Settling in Australia

Housing Information from the Australian Government's Department of Home Affairs

Home Buying Seminars

HomeStart offer free home buyer seminars for first home buyers and existing home owners.

Home Buyer Ready

This free interactive program offered by HomeStart Finance will step you through all of the important aspects of buying your own home, such as how to budget and save for a deposit, understanding the costs involved and how to work out how much you can borrow and what your repayments might be.

Avoiding Mortgage Default

Help is available if you are struggling with home loan repayments.

National Debt Helpline

Free advice on how to manage your mortgage, credit card bills and energy bills and other debts.

Mob Strong Debt Help

Free legal advice and financial counselling service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.