How to spot and avoid Flubot scams

In recent months you may have heard the term Flubot. This new type of scam has been targeting Australians since August 2021 and uses seemingly legitimate text messages to try and reach their targets. So, let’s discuss how to identify a Flubot scam and how to protect yourself.   What is a Flubot scam? A Flubot scam begins with a text message abou...

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Let’s break down Victoria’s Homebuyer Fund

Victoria’s state government just released the details of it’s newly announced Homebuyer Fund, designed to help home buyers get their foot in the property market. The scheme is appealing, with the government offering to tip in up to 25% of a property’s purchase price, leaving buyers with just 5% deposit to pay and no Lenders Mortgage Insurance. So, ...

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Weekend projects to increase the value of your home

Whether you’re looking to sell or simply want to get stuck into some home improvements, there are plenty of DIY projects you can do! These simple improvements can make a big difference to the look and feel of your home, as well as increasing its value.   Update your fixtures We’re talking bathroom taps, outdated lighting fixtures, and worn doork...

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Everything you need to know about the First Home Super Saver Scheme

You may have heard of the First Home Super Saver (FHSS) Scheme, a government run initiative designed to help first-home buyers leverage their super to save a house deposit. Though first introduced in the 2017-18 Federal Budget, the FHSS Scheme has been in the spotlight since the announcement that the minimum releasable amount is increasing to $50,0...

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What the Olympics could mean for Brisbane home-buyers

There is no doubt that Brisbane’s winning bid to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games will have a significant impact on the city. Infrastructure and development in the lead up to the big event will change the city landscape and leave an Olympic legacy in the years following. With all these big changes in the pipeline, many Brisbane residents...

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How energy efficiency in your home can save your money and the planet

We all know that making your home energy efficient is good for your back pocket and the planet, but what actions can you make today to help you get started? Check out our top ways you can start using less energy and save money now and in the future. Change your habits It might seem simple but being mindful of how you’re using energy around your...

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Top tips to protect your password and PIN

With scams becoming increasingly sophisticated, it's important to stay informed about how to protect your personal information. In 2020 Australians lost $128 million to scams, with new scams emerging every day. It is important that you take steps to safeguard your personal information and accounts. Here are our top tips to protect your password an...

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How to save extra pocket money these school holidays

With school holidays coming up, you might be wanting a little extra money to do something fun with your friends. Saving money can be hard when you’re a kid, but we’ve got a few ideas on how you can save a little extra pocket money these holidays!   Make a savings plan Got something in mind that you really want, for example a new bike or a concer...

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5 tips for finding a property in a competitive market

There is no doubt that Australia’s housing market is red-hot right now. The current low interest rate environment is making home ownership more accessible, and thousands of Aussies are looking to take advantage of that. As a result, the property market is becoming extremely competitive, and the prospect of securing a property is becoming more diffi...

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