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Homestar Star Essentials Home Loan

The details shown below are for an owner occupier taking out a principal & interest loan between $150,000 and $850,000 with an LVR below 80%

The details shown below are for an owner occupier taking out a principal & interest loan between $850,001 and $1,000,000 with an LVR below 80%

Choose the version of this loan that suits you best

  • Owner Occupier (Principal & Interest)

    LVR < 80%

    Loan: $150,000 $850,000

  • Owner Occupier (Principal & Interest)

    LVR < 80%

    Loan: $850,001 $1,000,000

Rate
2.39% p.a.
Comparison Rate*
2.42% p.a.
Service fee
$0.00
Upfront fee
$515
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Rate
2.59% p.a.
Comparison Rate*
2.62% p.a.
Service fee
$0.00
Upfront fee
$515

Mozo editorial review Homestar Star Essentials Home Loan

Last updated: 1 August 2020.

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What's hot
  • Variable rates from 2.39% p.a. (2.42% p.a. comparison rate*)
  • Free extra repayments and redraw facility
  • 2020 Mozo Experts Choice Award
What's not
  • Valuation fee from $248.08
  • Legal fee from $264
Mozo snapshot

With a number of handy features including free extra repayments, a free redraw facility and variable rates starting low from 2.39% p.a. (2.42% p.a. comparison rate*), the Homestar Star Essentials Home Loan gives owner occupiers plenty to get excited about. Speaking of excitement, the Star Essentials Home Loan was also named a 2020 Mozo Experts Choice Award winner for Best Low Cost Home Loan!

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Key features

The Star Essentials Home Loan is available for owner occupiers and comes with two rate tiers. If you’re borrowing less than $850,000, rates start from as low as 2.39% p.a. (2.42% p.a. comparison rate*). If you plan to borrow between $850,000 and $1,000,000, you’ll receive a slightly higher variable rate of 2.59% p.a.(2.62% p.a. comparison rate*). Both come with a maximum LVR of 80%, so you’ll have to have been saving diligently for that deposit.

You’ll have a lot of say when it comes to how you’ll pay off your Homestar Star Essentials mortgage. Repayments can be made weekly, fortnightly or monthly, and you can make free extra repayments if you want to pay off your loan faster. If you ever need those funds back you can easily retrieve them with the free redraw facility.

There is a valuation fee, a legal documentation fee and discharge fee at the end of your loan to budget for.

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Who is it good for

With a rate this low, it's hard to go wrong, but this loan is mainly suited to owner-occupiers who want a mortgage with a few of the key features that could help save money, without all the bells and whistles of a full-feature loan.

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Any catches

Both rate tiers come with an LVR of 80%, meaning that you’ll have to have at least 20% of the property’s value on hand for the deposit. 

Details

Rates and fees information correct as at 10 August 2020. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
Rates
  • 2.39% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • 2.42% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

Fees
  • $0.00

  • $265.00

  • $250.00

  • $0.00

  • n/a

  • $0.00

  • $535.00

Other financial bits
  • $150,000

  • $850,000

  • none

  • 80.00%

Features
  • Owner Occupier

  • Principal & Interest

  • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

  • yes - free

  • no

  • yes - free

  • $0.00

  • yes

  • no

  • none

  • $535 discharge fee waived if the loan goes to full term.

  • Refinances receive up to $1,500 cashback or upfront fees waived on purchases for applications received by 30 September 2020 and settled by 31 December 2020.

*WARNING: This comparison rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan. The comparison rate displayed is for a secured loan with monthly principal and interest repayments for $150,000 over 25 years.

Details

Rates and fees information correct as at 10 August 2020. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
Rates
  • 2.59% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • 2.62% p.a.

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

  • n/a

Fees
  • $0.00

  • $265.00

  • $250.00

  • $0.00

  • n/a

  • $0.00

  • $535.00

Other financial bits
  • $850,001

  • $1,000,000

  • none

  • 80.00%

Features
  • Owner Occupier

  • Principal & Interest

  • Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

  • yes - free

  • no

  • yes - free

  • $0.00

  • yes

  • no

  • none

  • $535 discharge fee waived if the loan goes to full term.

  • Refinances receive up to $1,500 cashback or upfront fees waived on purchases for applications received by 30 September 2020 and settled by 31 December 2020.

*WARNING: This comparison rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan. The comparison rate displayed is for a secured loan with monthly principal and interest repayments for $150,000 over 25 years.

Customer Reviews

How are Homestar home loans rated by the Mozo community?

Overall customer rating
6.8/10
Price
7.7/10
Features
6.7/10
Customer service
7.2/10
Convenience
6.2/10
Trust
6.5/10
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About Homestar

Homestar is a Sydney and Melbourne based company that offers home loans Australia wide, due to Homestar being a web and phone based non-bank lender that works to save you money. Homestar has been providing low rates on its home loans since 2004.

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