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  • Household items you probably didn’t know were flammable

    23 July 2020

     

    While it’s almost impossible to completely fire-proof your home, experts have said that being aware of any fire risks and mitigating them is key to survival in an emergency situation.

    It’s said that while modern houses and its contents habitually burn faster and at a higher intensity than older homes in previous decades, careful pre-planning can make all the difference to the safety of you and your loved ones. <Link to article>

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  • Easy Street delivers significant mortgage saving to front-line heroes

    28 July 2020

     

    Courageous community support workers who represent the last line of defence against the insidious COVID-19 pandemic can now secure a home faster thanks to a cost-saving mortgage initiative from Easy Street. 

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  • Get a $25,000 boost to your home renovation or build budget

    22 June 2020

     

     

    The Australian Government is currently offering eligible homeowners a $25,000 grant to renovate or build a new home. If you’ve been planning to build your dream home, or renovate your property to turn it into the home of your dreams, now could be the perfect time.

    Under the new HomeBuilder scheme, homeowners will need to spend a minimum of $150,000, up to a maximum of $750,000, on their renovation or build project. The value of the property must be less than $1.5 million to qualify for the grant. 

     

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  • Are you road ready?

    22 June 2020

     

     

    With restrictions lifting many people are getting out and about. Whether it’s part of their daily routine, such as driving to work, driving to buy groceries or driving on a long road trip, it’s always a good idea to have your vehicle in tip-top condition. Here are a few ways to get your car road ready.

    Pay attention to your vehicle

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  • Top tips when working from home

    21 May 2020

     

    At Community First, you can rest assured that your money is safe, but during uncertain times, your money isn’t the only thing you need to look after. If you have found yourself working from home as a result of the current pandemic, you may be finding a new set of daily challenges. Making sure you keep your health and wellbeing in check during this time is important, which is why we’ve put together our top tips to look after yourself when working from home.

    1.  Get those endorphins pumping

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  • Get prepared: 5 top tips to survive the COVID-19 crisis

    21 May 2020

     

    The Coronavirus pandemic has turned our lives upside down. From lockdowns to layoffs, things just aren’t what they used to be. But some simple steps can help your finances weather the storm.

    It’s fair to say that few of us saw the pandemic coming. That means most Aussies didn’t have time to prepare. However, it’s not too late to take action. Check out our five top tips to keep your finances in the best possible shape during these challenging times.

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  • Cyber Security tips when working from home

    20 May 2020

     

    As a key measure to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, many of us are now working from home. However this can present cyber security challenges, particularly if it is the first time you are working remotely.

    In the workplace, people are often able to rely on their organisation’s cyber security to help keep them safe online. As we move to the home environment, we can’t always pay the same attention to the cyber security of our personal devices.

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  • Fixed vs variable - which home loan is right for you?

    18 May 2020

    Whether you’re looking for your first home, or you have an investment property , the fixed versus variable home loan debate makes it hard to choose.

    With interest rates at an all time low, and price being influenced by more than just the RBA cash rate, it’s anyone’s guess as to when rates will move and by how much. As a result, borrowers may be feeling uncertain as to which type of loan is best for them in the long and short run – fixed or variable.

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  • Beware of unsolicited callers

    20 May 2020

     

    Recent months have seen an increase in unsolicited calls from scammers calling people at home and raising a false alarm that they are at risk of their computer containing a virus or NBN issues. They claim that your computer has been hacked or infected with malware and it is threatening internet infrastructure.

     

    How this scam works

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  • We're here for you

    07 April 2020
    We're here for you during these uncertain times. 
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